Remember how it was fun to roll in childhoodhuge snowballs and sculpt them snowmen, and then paint them with watercolors? With this master class, I suggest you go back to childhood and tie a cute snowman to Stepu. This is not a simple snowman, he is a postman. In his purse you need to put a letter on which you wrote a cherished desire. And he will deliver it to Santa Claus. And the desire will certainly come true. Do not believe me? And let's try together. For knitting we will need:
- white and blue acrylic thread. (50 g - 80 m);
- orange threads "Iris" - for a spout-carrot;
- blue and red thread for embroidery of the mouth and eyes;
- hooks No. 1 and 4;
- a needle with a large eye;
- sintepon or cotton wool;
- two buttons;
- letter with desire.
Knit our snowman, we will be the simplestway - columns in which there are no crochets. And it will consist of 5 balls of different sizes. The beginning of all the balls-lumps will be the same. It consists of a chain, connected in a ring. In the chain - 4 air loops. Now we need to increase the number of loops in half. To do this, we will connect the 8 columns to the initial ring. The third row will again double the number of loops. From each column again we will tie off on pair - all in a row we will receive 16 columns. Further we will not need such strong increases. In the fourth row, we increase the amount by only half. To do this, from the first column we will fasten one bar, and from the second - two. And so on along the row - from each odd bar we will knit one, and from each even - two bars. There should be 24 bars in total. In the next row, let's skip two bars - that is, we knit so - a column, a column and two bars from one. A total of 32 loops will be released. Further we reduce the number of increases. In this row we will pass 3 columns, and in each fourth we will connect a pair of columns. 40 bars in a row. In the next row, let's skip 4 columns, make an increase in every fifth. 48 columns. While it should turn out a beautiful dense even circle. The next row will increase the number of loops to 54. To do this, we will again make increments, letting in on 5 bars, and in the sixth, tying two. We tie a series without additions - again we will repeat 54 loops. The next row will be the last one next to the increments. There will be 60 loops in it. To do this, make 2 columns in every eighth column of the bottom row. 60 loops are the basis for the largest, lower ball. Next we will knit 9 more rows (10 in total) without changing the number of columns in the row. Approximately through 3-5 rows a "cup" will begin to form. With each series it will become more and more profound. That's what knitting should look like if you fold it in half. All 10 rows without deductions and increments we tied. In folded in half, knitting should resemble a semicircle. Now it will loosen loops. We will do this exactly as we added it. This is necessary to ensure that the balls are as round as possible. In the first row, which will contain the deductions, we will bind 8 and 9 loops together. At the end of the series there should be 54 loops. The next row again does not change the quantity, we again fasten the 54 columns. It is better to do the following: we introduce a hook into the 8 loop and pull out the working thread. After this, without tying the bar, you need to enter the hook in the 9th column, pull out the thread again and now you'll be able to tie both bars together. In the next row we sew 6 and 7 loops together. The loop should be 48. Then 5 and 6 - already 40 loops in a row. Next 4 and 5 - in the row will be 32 loops, 3 and 4 - 24 loops. Now it is necessary to fill the ball with cotton wool or sintepon. And we will continue knitting - 2 and 3 - this is 16 loops. Next, we make adjustments constantly - 1 and 2 - 16 loops. Again the first and second - 8 loops. And once again we make the adjustments by tying together 1 and 2 loops - we get 4 loops. The last row we sew all 4 loops together. Let's finish knitting. Pull and cut the thread. We will hide the thread inside our snowball. For this, somewhere from below or from the side, we will pierce the ball with a hook and tighten the thread inside. You can cut off the excess. The first ball is ready. Next we will knit a second ball. It will be blue. We knit it in the same way as the first, biggest ball. That is, we knit 4 air loops, 8 columns, 16, 24, 32, 48, 48 and 54. We stop at 54 loops. And we knit another 7 rows of 54 loops (total 8). Then we start the adjustments. We knit together 6 and 7 loops - we get 48 loops. We make two rows of 48 loops. 5 and 6 - 40 loops, 4 and 5 - 32 loops, 3 and 4 - 24 loops. We begin to fill our ball. We knit together 2 and 3 - get 16 loops. Then we bind all the sticks together in pairs - 8 loops, 4 loops in a row. Finish the same as the first ball. Next we knit a white ball - this is the head of a snowman. We start to take the same. 4 loops, 8 pillars, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48 pillars. We stop the increase. We will connect 8 rows (total) for 48 columns. And further we do the adjustments - together we will fasten the 5 and 6 loop - 40 loops. 4 and 5 - 32 loops. We fill our head with cotton. We knit with discounts - 3 and 4 loops, we get 24 loops. Then we continue to knit, reducing the loops, 2 and 3 together - we will get 16 loops. 1 and 2 - eight, again 1 and 2 - 4 loops. Finish the same as the previous two balls. Three balls for the torso of the snowman are ready. Now we knit the cap on the head of Steppe. To do this, dial 48 loops (the maximum width of the snowman's head). We connect the first and last loops. We will knit the cap in a spiral, gradually loosening the loops. To give the cap a pattern, we will only bind all the posts for one wall (back). The first row - 48 columns. The second row - we will link 11 and 12 loops together - we will get 44 loops in a row. In the third row - together we will fasten 10 and 11 a loop - we will receive 40 loops. Then - 9 and 10 - in the row there will be already 36 loops. Let's try a cap on the head of a snowman. Let's use 8 and 9 together to get 32 loops in the row. We tie another row into 32 loops - no penalty. Then we'll reduce it by tying together 15 and 16 loops, 31 and 32 - we get 30 loops in a row. Now we'll reduce it in two rows of 2loops. But in order that the allowances were not constantly in the same place (this will be noticeable and not very nice), we will shift. To get 28 loops in the next row, we'll tie 4 and 5 together, and then 18 and 19. For 26 loops, 6 and 7, 20 and 21. In the next row, 12 and 13, 25 and 26, we get 24 loops. Further we knit also, making 2 adjustments in a row. We knit together 3 and 4, 14 and 15 = 22 loops. 5 and 6, 15 and 16 - we get 20 loops. 9 and 10, 19 and 20 - we will receive 18 loops. We will tie together 3 and 4, 11 and 12 - we will leave on 16 loops. 5 and 6, 12 and 13 are 14 loops. Next, we knit with the discounts, until there are 4 loops left. We will tie them all together - our cap is almost ready. Now decorate it. To do this, make a little pompom. To do this, it is very convenient to use a regular table fork. We make a few skeins around the fork. We'll tie the thread in the middle. Remove from the plug and cut at the sides - it will turn out a little pomp. We will fasten it to the cap with the same thread, which was connected with the middle. Now we'll tie the hands to the snowman. We start knitting just like the previous balls. 4 loops, 8 posts, 16 and 5 rows of 24 loops. Then again 16. We fill, 8 loops, 4 and finish. You need to connect 2 of these balls. Now it is necessary to do a carrot-spout. For him, we will collect 8 small loops with a thin orange thread and connect them to a ringlet. Further we will connect 3 rows with columns without additions and additions. And then we will make a reduction - 2 in each row, until there are 2 loops left. We'll tie them together. The spout is ready. Sew our nose to the head, while filling it with cotton. Hide the thread in the nose. We sew eyes and mouth to our snowman. Now we'll put it all together. Sew to the first ball of the second, and to the second - the third. To the middle ball, sew on the sides of the handle. We decorate our snegovichka embroidering snowflakes on a jacket (blue balls) and cap. And sew buttons. Now put on the bag and send it to Santa Claus. We knit the bag as a rectangle of 10 air loops at the base and 20 swivel rows. Then we sew the bag on two sides. We fix the handle from the air loops.