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Free Pattern: Frosty Snowball Scarf

I am a little addicted to snowmen. We finally got a little snow in Utah and I started thinking that “snowballs” could make cute polka dots. I think they added a cute, whimsical touch to my scarf. Of course, this scarf would be really pretty without them too. The texture is created with basic sts and is easy to do. I hope you will enjoy this project.

Frosty Snowball Scarf Pattern

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Materials and Details

  • Yarn: 250-350 yards worsted weight yarn in color(s) of choice
    • Sample: Red Heart Super Saver Cherry (250-300 yards), White, Small amount of Pumpkin (orange)
  • Crochet Hook: G (4.5mm), I (5.5mm)
  • Miscellaneous: yarn needle, sewing needle, black thread, black embroidery floss
  • Sizes: One Size. Length can be adjusted to fit Children to Adult
  • Measurement: 4.75”-5” wide x desired length
  • Gauge: not needed for this project


  • Stitch counts remain the same unless noted at end of row.
  • Substitute colors as desired.


1. With an I hook and ww yarn (red in sample), ch 18, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (17sts)

2. Ch 2, turn, hdc in same st, *sk 2, (sc, hdc, dc) in next st*, repeat until 1 st remains, hdc in last st.

3. Repeat previous row until scarf is desired length.

4. Ch 1, turn, sc in same st and in each st to end of row. Finish off and weave in ends.

Cut several pieces of yarn 8” long. You will want to have at least 68 pieces (2 pieces per st across the bottom of both ends).

Pull the middle of each strand through a st in one short end of the scarf tail. Pull the yarn tails through the middle loop and tight against the scarf tail. Repeat for each st at both ends of the scarf tail piece.

Small Snowballs (make 6 or more)

1. With a G hook and white yarn, start with a magic circle of 6 sc sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 6 sc sts). Pull closed and place marker to keep track of beginning of round. (6sts)

2. 2sc in each stitch to end of round. (12sts)

3. *sc, 2sc in next st*, repeat to end of round. (18sts) Finish off, leaving a yarn tail for sewing in place.

Nose:  With a G hook and orange yarn, start with a magic circle of 4 sc sts (or preferred method for starting a circle of 4 sc sts). Pull closed and slip st to join. (4sts) Finish off, leaving a tail for sewing in place. With a yarn needle, use the yarn tail to sew the nose in the middle of the snowball.

Eyes and Mouth: With a yarn needle and black yarn, stitch the eyes and mouth in place.

With a yarn needle, use the snowball’s yarn tail to sew the outer edge of the snowball in place. Lightly stuff the snowball before closed.