Wilburrr the Adjustable Snowman Amigurumi


In this lesson we’ll be crocheting an adjustable amigurumi snowman! We’ll be learning how to make a snowman in any size you want, and how to make a variety of body parts and clothing to add to your amigurumi snowman to make it even more unique!

Louie Mensinger

Created by

Louie’s Loops





~ 3 hours

What you'll create

What you'll learn


Snowman Body


Carrot Nose


Eyes and Details


Rudolph Nose

What you'll need

Worsted Weight Yarn



Crochet Hook

Size G6 / 4.00mm


Size .5 - 1"

Darning Needle


Pipe Cleaners

Color unimportant


Other Useful Info


5 Rnds and 4 sts per 1” 
Finished piece is about 4” tall

Worked in the Round:

Unless otherwise stated

Useful Tutorials:

The Lesson


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Important Info

The base body pattern for this snowman is designed to be made in whatever size you want, from tiny snowminis, to giant snowmonsters, with minimal sewing by making the head and body attached.

Follow along using these notes to help understand when and where to do increases and decreases, and use the pattern below either directly to make Wilburr, or as a guideline to design your own snowman.



[All in White] Magic loop

Rnd 1

sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2

inc in each st (12)

To make your snowman larger or smaller, simply continue doing increase rounds on the head to a size you want

Rnd 3

[sc 1, inc 1] 6 times (18)

Rnd 4

[sc 2, inc 1] 6 times (24)

Rnd 5

[sc 3, inc 1] 6 times (30)

Rnd 6

[sc 4, inc 1] 6 times (36)

Then, continue with a series of single crochet (sc) rounds to make the head as tall as you’d like.

Rnd 7 – 13

sc in each st (36 x 7)

After you have your head’s height, decrease down for a round by replacing the last round of inc with a round with invdec’s

For example: Rnd 6: [sc 4, inc 1] 6 times (36)

Rnd 14

[sc 4, invdec 1] 6 times (30)

After decreasing down, do a round of Single Crochets in the BLO (back loops only).

Rnd 15

working in the BLO, sc in each (30)

Repeat your last inc round but working into FLO (front loops only) from both the previous Rnd and the Rnd before that simultaneously. This is what I call the “Seamless Seam” because it looks seemed together, making a sharp angle, but really you’re just continuing in the same piece.

Rnd 16

working into the FLO from Rnds 15 and 14, [sc 4, inc 1] 6 times (36)

After that, make sure to increase up at least one more Rnd so that the body is bigger than the head, and then you can choose to increase additional rounds after to make it even larger. I try to increase up slowly by doing 2 rounds with 3 inc stitches spread out instead of 6 inc stitches

Rnd 17

[sc 5, inc 1] 6 times (42)

Rnd 18

[sc 13, inc 1] 3 times (45)

Rnd 19

[sc 14, inc 1] 3 times (48)

Now, continue with a series of single crochet (sc) rounds to make the body as tall as you’d like.

Rnd 20 – 27

sc in each st (48 x 8)

Now decrease down by 6 stitches for one round to bring the body in slightly

Rnd 28

[sc 6, invdec 1] 6 times (42)

You can now perform another Seamless Seam to continue to another layer of the body by repeating the steps from Rnds 15 – 28, but adjusting the stich counts to make the new layer slightly larger.

Personally, I like my snowmen with only 2 layers, so I finish up by doing a round of Slip Stitches (slst) in the FLO of the last round, and then cutting and hiding the end.

Rnd 29

working into the FLO, slst in each st (42)

Cut the yarn, pull through and hide the end. Stuff the head and body fully.

Adding Details

After completing the body of your snowman there are a variety of different parts you can add to make your snowman truly an individual!

The following additions are optional, but most are pretty highly encouraged. I also suggest making some of these pieces (after the main body additions like a carrot nose and eyes) to be free floating, and storing them inside your snowman when they’re not being worn. This will let you dress your snowman up for different occasions like Mr. Potato Head!


Carrot Nose

[All in Orange] Magic loop

Rnd 1

sc 4 into the magic loop (4)

Rnd 2

[sc 1, inc 1] 2 times (6)

Rnd 3

sc in each (6)

I personally like to stop here and have a somewhat stumpy nose, but I have included a few additional rounds to make your nose longer and slightly larger if desired.

To finish off your Carrot Nose, slst 1, cut the yarn and pull through. Sew this onto the face wherever you’d like the center to be.

Rnd 4

[sc 2, inc 1] 2 times (8)

Rnd 5

sc in each st (8)

Rnd 6

[sc 3, inc 1] 2 times (10)

Rnd 7

sc in each st (10)


Eyes and Details

To add eyes, either sew on buttons around the nose, or use safety bead eyes for a similar effect. I personally like using two different sized buttons as eyes. I feel like this gives my snowman a much more hand-crafted feel.

To add body ‘buttons’ I like to simply embroider X’s down the body using Black yarn. I feel this also gives it a more handcrafted feel and doesn’t clash with the button eyes.


Part 4

Cut a brown pipe cleaner in half. Fold this into a tall M, then fold the sides into each other and twist down to the bottom to form a Y shape. Now put a needle into the tip of one of the Y branches, and twist the branch up leaving a large enough loop so that a needle can still fit through. Repeat for the other Y branch.

Thread a long strand of Brown yarn onto a needle, line up down from the branch in the Y, and then begin wrapping up the Y working around the pipe cleaner leaving about half an inch of bottom of the pipe cleaner exposed. Wrap up each branch, and when you get to the loop, use the needle to go into the loop and around it a few times to fully cover the tip of the pipe cleaner. Then proceed to wrap back down the body.

Hide and secure the tail end by wrapping a few times around the needle and the pipe cleaner simultaneously with the needle pointed down. Then pull the needle out and pull tight to secure.

Cut both ends of the yarn close. Poke into the body through a stitch to add, or unwrap the ends of the pipe cleaner and fit through two different stitches, then re-twist on the inside to secure it to the body.

[Starting in Black] Magic loop

Rnd 1

sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2

inc in each st (12)

Rnd 3

working into the FLO, sc in each st (12)

Rnd 4

working in both loops and back loops from Rnd 3, sc in each st (12)

Rnd 5 – 6

sc in each st (12 x 2)

[Change to Red / Black]


For the cleanest color changes see

Rnd 7

sc in each (12)

[Change to Red]

Rnd 8

sc in each (12)

[Change to Black]

Rnd 9

working into the FLO, [sc 1, inc] repeat 6 times (18)

Working in both loops, sc in first st from Rnd 9, in next st, cut yarn, pull through and hide the end.



[All in Beige] Magic loop

Rnd 1

sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2 – 3

sc in each st (6 x 2)

For small antlers (to sew onto the long antler, make 2), slst 1 in next st, cut the yarn and pull through. Sew this to the side of the long antler.

Continue for long antler…

Rnd 4 – 7

working into the FLO, sc in each st (6 x 5)

Slst 1 in next, cut the yarn and pull through. Sew on the small antler to the side of a long antler.

Cut a pipe cleaner in half and fold in half again. Twist all the way down and stuff into the long antler leaving a bit sticking out. Bend at the tip and stuff the end into the side of the head.

I personally don’t like sewing these on so I can make them removeable, but you can sew onto the side of the head now if you’d like.


Rudolph Nose

[All in Red] Magic loop

Rnd 1

sc 6 in the magic loop (6)

Rnd 2

[sc 1, inc 1] 3 times (9)

Rnd 3

sc in each (9)

Rnd 4

[sc 1, invdec 1] 3 times (6)

Slst 1 in next, cut the yarn and pull through. Sew this around the front loops of each st around. You can either fasten this to the carrot, or just slide it on so it’s removable.

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