The holiday’s are creeping up on us! If you are looking for ways to fill your Christmas stockings to the brim Oriental Trading has a fun assortment of small toys that are perfect for stocking stuffers, classroom gifts, party favors, and more! They have a 50 piece assorted toy set or a 250 piece set that is full of cute winter-themed items like snowflake pencils, stamps, yo-yo’s, bouncy balls, plush penguins, polar bear figurines, squishy and boingy toys (as my 4-year-old likes to call them), and much more! Very holiday neutral if you need something for school parties. I created Crochet Snowman Gift Sacks to hold all the goodies and will give each of my kids a sack to open on Christmas! But I have soooo many little toys leftover (a HUGE box full) that I plan on using them for classroom gifts as well. I am providing the pattern for the Snowman Sack below for all my fellow crocheters!
You can find these Assorted Toy sets on Oriental Trading.com.
I also snagged a pack of Cheery Winter Spiral Notepads to add to my gift sack (only $5.25 for a set of 48!)
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Snowman Stocking Stuffer Gift Sack:
– Chunky White Yarn (I used Loops & Threads Woolike Chunky found at Michaels Craft Stores)
– Worsted weight yarn in green (or any color you want for the beanie), and orange for the nose. A small strand of black yarn is also needed for the mouth.
– Size H crochet hook
– Tapestry needle
– 1/8 inch ribbon (optional)
– Large snowflake button (or any button you want)
– Two 1/2 inch black buttons for the eyes
Magic Ring, Chain 1 and make 10 SC in ring, join, pull tight, chain 1
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (20 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next, repeat around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (30 SC)
Round 6: 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next 2, repeat around, join, chain 1 (40 SC)
Round 7-15: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1 (40 SC)
Attach green worsted weight yarn (or whatever you color you want the beanie to be)
Round 16: SC in each stitch around, join, chain 1
Round 17-19: Front Post SC, Back Post SC, repeat around, join, chain 1 (this creates the ribbed rim of the hat)
Round 20-25: SC in each stitch around, join, fasten off and weave in ends. (40 SC)
With a thin strand of ribbon (I used 1/8 inch wide) OR a strand of yarn, attach yarn pom-pom to one end. With tapestry needle, weave strand over and under the last SC stitches made in round 25. Attach a large snowflake button to the other end of your strand of ribbon. When pulling tight, only pull on the side of the strand with the snowflake. This allows the pom pom to sit on to of the hat when top of sack is closed!
with orange yarn
Chain 5, SC in second chain from hook, HDC in next 2, DC in last. *SC around the back of the DC stitch, continue to slip stitch on the bottom edge of the nose and join to point. *this part is optional.
Stitch nose to front of sack. Add button eyes and sew on a half smile mouth with black yarn and your tapestry needle.
Thank you to Oriental Trading for providing me with the assorted toy products seen in this post.
I was not compensated for this post and all opinions about the products are my own.