I feel as if I'm really late in the season to get this out but I had an awful time getting a good picture of him. Today it was a high of 57 so I took advantage of it. I took some pictures of the snowman out side and I was finally happy with the results.
Size 10 cotton thread
Steel hook size 7
(or two doilies, one that is 7 inches and one that is 8 or 9 inches)
Your choice of starch
2 black 1 inch buttons
6 black ¼ inch buttons
3 brown 1 inch buttons
Old flannel scraps
Thick jewelry wire
24 wooden beads
Leaf stitch: Chain 5 *yo two times insert hook into 5th chain from hook yo and pull through, yo pull through two loops twice [you should have 2 loops on the hook]* repeat once (3 loops), yo and pull through 2 loops 2 times.
Picot: Chain 4 slip stitch into tr just made.
Tr3tog: *Yo two times insert hook into desired stitch, yo and pull through, yo pull through two loops twice* repeat two more times. You should have four loops on the hook, yo and pull through all four loops.
Round 1: Ch 6, slip stitch into beginning ch to form a ring, ch 8, *Tr, ch 4 in ring* repeat 6 more times, slip stitch into 4th ch at beginning. 8 Tr and 8 ch 4 spaces.
Round 2: Slip st into ch four space, ch 1, *5 sc in ch four space* repeat till end, slip stitch into first sc. 40 sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, *leaf stitch twice (one will be on top of the other) skip 4 sc, and sc in next stitch* repeat around to end, ending with 2 leaf stitches, slip st into beginning sc. 16 leaf stitches.
Round 4: Ch 5, *leaf stitch, tr between two leaf stitches of previous row, picot, leaf stitch, Dtr in sc,* repeat 6 times, end with leaf stitch, tr between two leaf stitches, picot, leaf stitch, slip st into 5th chain of beginning stitch. 16 leaf stitches.
Round 5: Chain 8, *(tr3tog, chain 3 in picot of previous row) repeat 2 times. Dtr in dtr of previous row, chain 3* repeat 6 times, tr3tog, chain 3 three times, slip st into fifth chain at beginning. 24 tr3tog.
Round 6: Ch 8, (tr in tr3tog of last round, ch 4,) repeat 2 more times, *tr in dtr of last round, (ch 4, tr in next tr3tog) Repeat 2 more times* repeat to end. Slip st. into forth ch of beginning stitch. 32 tr.
Round 7: Ch 1, slip st into ch space, *3 sc, 4 ch, 3 sc in each ch 4 space* repeat around. Slip st into beginning st. Finish off.
Round 1: Ch 10, sl st in first ch to make a ring, ch 3 (counts as dc here and though out), make 23 dc around loop. (24 dc)
Round 2:* Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, sl st into next dc* repeat around (12 starts to petals)
Round 3: Sl st up the first ch 3 of previous row, ch 4, tog3tr in the next 4 dc completing the petal,* ch 10, tog4tr in next four dc* repeat around to last petal, ch 5, tr in first ch 4.
Round 4: Ch 1, sl st into ch 10 sp, *(6 sc, ch 4, 6 sc) in ch 10 sp* repeat around, sl st in first sc
Round 5: Sl st in next 5 sc and into the ch 4, (ch 4, tr, ch 4, 2 tr) in ch 4 sp, *ch 7, (2tr, ch 4, 2 tr) in next ch 4 sp* repeat around to last ch 4 sp, ch 3 dc in first tr.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 4, (2 dc, ch 3, 2dc) in ch 4 sp of previous row, ch 4,* sc in ch 7 sp, ch 4, (2dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch 4 sp of previous row, ch 4* repeat around sl st in to first sc.
Round 7: Ch 6, tr in same space, ch 1, (2 dc , ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch 3 sp, ch 1,* (tr, ch 2, tr) in next sc, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc), ch 1, repeat around, sl st into first tr.
Round 8: Sl st into ch 2 sp, ch 1,* sc in ch 2 sp, ch 3, 7 dc in ch 3 sp, ch 3* repeat around sl t into first sc. Finish Off