Bootsie the snowball by Phoeny

Bootsie the snowball

by Phoeny
September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern is a Christmas 2014 freebie from Phoenixknits – enjoy :O)

Bootsie’s body is 5 inches/12.5cm high to the top of his hat and 10 inches/25.5cm in diameter. His arms and legs can be as long or short as you wish, my Bootsie has arms – including mittens 5inches/12.5cm long and legs including boots, are 7 inches/18cm long. I have left him pretty basic, so you can add your own personal touches.
At the end of the pattern you will find a printable ‘Happy Holiday’ banner if you wish to use that.

Materials needed

DK/8ply/11wpi yarns in the following colours and quantities.
White – less than 25g
Red – less than 10gr
Green – less than 10g
Scrap of black
Pair of 3mm/US 3 needles
Pair of 4mm/US 6 needles
Crochet hook (for threading through arms and legs)
8mm plastic toy eyes (optional) these could be embroidered
Clear multipurpose glue
Powdered red rouge or red colouring pencil (optional)


k = knit
p = purl
k2tog/p2tog = knit/purl the next
two stitches together (decreases 1
Ss = stockinet stitch (knit one row,
purl one row)
Gs = Garter stitch (knit every row)
st/sts = stitch/stitches
inc1 = (increase) by knitting into
front and back of same stitch.
PLEASE NOTE: if you use any other
method of increasing, than this, your stitch count will not work out.