How to Make a Snowman Treat Bag – Free Crochet Pattern

Needing a quick last minute gift for those holiday parties? Here’s a fast and easy Snowman Treat Bag that can also be used as a crochet gift card holder! Make a Snowman Face or a Snowman Belly!

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I absolutely LOVE gift card holders! Gift cards make the best (and let’s be honest, easiest) gifts because the recipient can choose their own gift and you know they will actually like it! 

But, this treat bag can be used for so much more and the handle is perfect for hanging directly on the tree!

Plus it’s fun to customize the colors of the Ear Warmers or Scarves!

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Snowman Treat Bag Free Crochet Pattern – Snowman Face

OTHER VERSIONS

Santa Belly Treat Bag
Christmas Tree Treat Bag
Christmas Candy Treat Bag
Halloween Pumpkins Treat Bag
Valentine Kisses Treat Bag
Valentine’s Day Mini Treat Bags

Here are some other items that fit perfectly inside these bags: 

1. Candy (I was able to fit 10 mint discs. I’m sure more could fit, but it does start to get heavy)

2. Lip Balm

3. Mini Lotion

4. Travel Shampoo & Conditioner

5. Deck of Cards (Cribbage anyone?)

6. Ring Box (Christmas proposals are the sweetest!) 

7. Crochet Hooks (Fits 5-6 Clover Amour hooks!)

8. Gift Cards

9. Event Tickets

10. Cash (because who doesn’t love that?!!)

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Here’s how to make your own Snowman Treat Bag:

Materials

Worsted  Weight Yarn (#4)

  • White – 55 yards
  • Scarf Color – 10 yards
  • Ear Muffs Color – 10 yards
  • Black – 10 yards
  • Orange – Scraps

H/8/5.00mm Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun/Sticks

Gauge

Not important for this project

Size

4” wide from trim to trim

3.75” tall from top to bottom of trim

3.5” x 3.5”  panels, no trim

Stitch Guide

arnd = around

ch = chain

dec = single crochet decrease

sc = single crochet

sl st(s) = slip stitch(es)

st(s) = stitch(es)

Skill Level

Easy

Written in U.S. Terms

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Notes

  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches
  • Where asterisks appear, repeat the instructions between them.

Instructions

SNOWMAN FACE

PANEL (Make 2)

With White,

R1. Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (12)

R2. Ch 1, sc across, turn (12)

R3-14. Repeat row 2

With White,

Hold Panels together, attach yarn to top left corner, working through both layers,

R15. Ch 1, sc in same space as join, sc in end of each row down the side, each st across the bottom, and end of each row up the other side, Switch to Ear Muff Color: ch 25, sl st to the top corner of the opposite side; Fasten. (40 sc, 25 chs)

EYES / MOUTH (Make 7)

With Black,

R1. Make magic ring, ch 1, 4 sc in ring; Fasten. (4)

CARROT NOSE

With Orange,

R1. Ch 3, sc in back bump of 2nd ch and in next ch, turn (2)

R2. Ch 1, sc across, turn (2)

R3. Ch 1, dec, turn (1)

R4. Ch 1, sl st; Fasten. (1)

EAR MUFFS (Make 2)

With Ear Muff Color,

R1. Make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring (6)

R2. 2 sc arnd (12)

R3. *2 sc, sc* arnd; Fasten. (18)

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SNOWMAN BELLY

PANEL (Make 2)

With Scarf Color,

R1. Ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn (12)

R2-3. Ch 1, sc across, turn (12)

With White,

R4. Ch 1, sc across, turn (12)

R5-14. Repeat R4

Starting with Scarf Color,

Hold Panels together, attach yarn to top left corner, working through both layers,

R15. Ch 1, sc in same space as join and in the end of the next two “Scarf” rows, switch back to White, sc in end of each row down the side, each st across the bottom, and end of each row up the other side to the “scarf”, switch back to Scarf Color, sc x 3, ch 25, sl st to the top corner of the opposite side; Fasten. (40 sc, 25 chs)

SCARF TAILS (Use Scarf Color)

SMALL (Make 1)

Ch 5, sc in back bump of 2nd ch and across; Fasten. (4)

LARGE (Make 1)

Ch 7, sc in back bump in 2nd ch and across; Fasten. (6)

BUTTONS (Make 3)

Make magic ring, ch 1, 6 sc in ring; Fasten. (6)

Finishing

SNOWMAN FACE

  • Attach eyes to front center panel over rows 6 & 7, leaving 3 stitches between them. 
  • Attaching mouth: middle circle to front center over rows 13 & 14, one circle on each side over rows 12 & 13, and one circle on each end over rows 10 & 11.
  • Attach carrot nose to front center over rows 8-10.
  • Attach Ear Muffs over rows 1-5, so half of the circle is on the panel and half is off the edge.
  • Hide all strings.

SNOWMAN BELLY

  • Attach buttons to the front center over rows 5-7, 9-11, and 13-14.
  • Add fringe to the bottom of the scarf tails using the larks head knot method. Optional: fray the ends to make them fuller.
  • Attach scarf tails to the left of the buttons.
  • Hide all strings.

Voila! A Snowman Treat Bag!

Check out the other versions of this pattern: Christmas Candy Treat Bag, Christmas Tree Treat BagSanta or Elf Belly Treat BagsValentine’s Day Treat Bag, and the Halloween Pumpkin Treat Bag.

Look for another easy gift card holder? You may like my Fete Gift Card Holder pattern!

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5 thoughts on “How to Make a Snowman Treat Bag – Free Crochet Pattern”

    • Hi Eunice!
      You don’t chain to make a magic ring. The magic ring (aka adjustable ring) is used in place of chaining. You essentially start a slip knot, but instead of pulling it tight to create the first loop to begin chaining, you work your stitches into that loop.

      -Sonya

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  1. Instead of making two pieces, I just doubled the rows then folded it together and sewed it together since I was making 3. It saved time and still turned out the same!!!

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