Knit the adorable Abominable Snowman from “Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer” using a set of round knitting looms or round needles size 10 or the letter “I”. Provided are the instructions for using three round knitting looms but the same thing is accomplished by knitting cylinders using the same cast on count and knitting one row then pearling the next. Follow the length guidelines and the finishing process.
Things You’ll Need:
Large, medium and small round knitting loom
Size “O” crochet hook
White yarn (Any type of fuzzy white yarn works great for this project)
Optional: Black 1/2-inch buttons
4 to 6-inch doll making needle
Button hole thread
½ to 3/4-inch giggly eyes
Hot glue gun and glue
Suggestion: Locate a picture of the Abominable Snowman for placing facial features.
Step 1 – Cast on 36 stitches of white yarn to fill the large (green) knitting loom. Continue going around the loom until the tube is 6-inches long. Cast off the cylinder and pull the top together tightly. Secure and tie off. This is the body.
Step 2 – Cast on 31 stitches of white yarn to fill the medium (red) knitting loom. Continue going around the loom for two inches. Switch yarn color to blue and do 15 stitches. Switch back to white and continue around the loom. Switch back to blue and do 15 stitches. Continue this process for two inches. Finish two more inches with all white yarn. Note: Don’t worry about the cross over inside the cylinder from changing color. The head will be stuffed and sewn to make the face. This is the head.
Step 3 – Cast on 24 stitches of white yarn to fill the small (blue) knitting loom. Continue going around the loom until the tube is 4-inches long. Cast off the cylinder and pull the top tightly. Secure and tie off. Repeat this process for a total of four cylinders. These are the two arms and legs.
Step 4 – Optional! Cast on 24 stitches of white yarn to fill the small (blue) knitting loom. Continue going around the loom until the tube is 3-inches long. Cast off the cylinder and pull the top tightly. Secure and tie off. A small stocking cap is created to put on the Abominable Snowman.
Step 1 – Stuff the body, head and arms with polyfill. Thread a needle with white yarn. Thread the needle through the open end and pull shut tightly. Attach the head to the body. Attach the legs and arms in the appropriate place.
Step 2 – Thread the 4 to 6-inch doll making needle with 4-feet of button hole thread. Double and tie a knot at the end. Start at the back of the head and place the needle through the head to the outside of the eye socket. Bring the needle back down through the opposite side of the eye. Push the needle through the head and pull tightly to form the eye socket. Repeat the process with the other eye.
Step 3 – Thread the darning needle with 18-inches of black yarn. Sew the nose at the bottom edge of the blue stitching. Make the nose ½ to 1-inch wide. Place 3 – 5 strands of yard side by side to create the nose.
Step 4 – Thread the darning needle with 3-feet of blue yarn. Stitch the upper and lower lip of the Abominable Snowman in the appropriate place.
Step 5 – Hot glue giggly eyes to the eye sockets or sew in black 1/2-inch buttons.
Step 6 – Optional! Stitch through the fingers and the toes with white button hole thread. Thread the darning needle with blue yarn and stitch the blue fingers and toes in place.
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