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Winter Buddy

Winter Buddy

Winter Buddy is a cute, simple little snow fellow made from the most basic of basic crochet techniques. He's very helpful too, because you can just use scrap yarn and leftover buttons to make him. You could even skip the buttons entirely and just stitch his features on if you want.


For filling you can use roving, poly-fil, yarn/fabric scraps, rocks, a baggie full of sand, whatever you have on hand. The only thing I caution against is using beans, rice, etc., because bugs and critters will be more attracted to your little snow person if you fill him full of food-stuffs. (And nobody wants that!)


This is a super easy intro pattern for anyone wanting to dip their toe into making amigurumi-style stuffed crochet toys. What makes amigurumi different from other types of crochet projects is the fact that you are just working around and around and around without adding any extra chain stitches at the beginning of each round. (If this sounds like a foreign language to you, no worries. Just know that Amigurumi is the easiest form of crochet, hands-down. So you've got this.)

  • Notes

    Pattern includes links to relevent tutorials. Tutorials are also posted to the the YumiYarns Tutorials page.

  • Sizes

    One Size - about 10" (25 cm) tall

    Easily adjusted by changing yarn weight and hook size.

  • Yarn


    MC: Approximately 300 yds (275 m)

    CC: Approximately 100 yds (92 m)


    Sample Used:

    Red Heart Super Saver

    100% Acrylic

    364 yds (333 m) / 5 oz


    In the Colorways:

    MC: White

    CC: Monet

  • Hook

    US E(3.5 mm) or size to obtain gauge

  • Notions

    • Small Buttons
    • Stitch Markers
    • Scissors
    • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitches Used

    (Visit the Tutorials page for Photo & Video Tutorials)

    • Chain

    • Magic Ring

    • Single Crochet

    • Single Crochet 2 Together

  • Digital Download & Copyright Info

    This pattern will arrive as downloadable PDF through a link that will be emailed to the address you provide at check-out. This is for personal use only, not for print or distribution without prior consent from the author. Link will expire after 30 days, please contact me if you need a refreshed link.


    If you would like to use this pattern as a teaching resource, please contact me at so we can discuss options.


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