Hey! Are you a snow lover or a snow hater? I love it for about the first 2 days, then it gets old pretty quickly! Still, there’s always something magical about those first fluffy snowflakes falling from the sky. So just for you I’ve written down my free crochet snow cloud pattern and now you can always have that magical feeling, whatever the weather outdoors!
How was your Christmas this year? I hope you had exactly the Christmas you wanted, whether that was a quiet one at home or a social one with all your friends and family! Do you get snow where you live? We rarely do, but it’s so special when it does happen! And snow clouds are somehow so different to other clouds that you can tell it’s going to happen ages before it does. Plenty of time to get excited! What do you think? Sally the crochet snow cloud loves spending time with his friends Claude the Cloud, Roger the Rain Cloud, Sandra the Sun & Rowena the Rainbow. Why not make the whole gang?!
Premium Pattern for Sally the Snow Cloud
Because one of my main goals is to spread as much happiness as possible throughout the world this version of Sally the Snow Cloud’s pattern is published completely free!
However, if you need a little bit more help then don’t worry – you can find a premium version of her pattern (complete with Santa hat!) on LoveCrafts, Etsy & Ravelry that comes as a completely ad-free PDF file, with with 60 step-by-step photos!
Not bothered about the extra help and just want the bare bones? No problem, just keep reading!
Tools & Materials
2.5mm – (You can use whichever hooks you have to hand but I like to use the Clover Amour hooks – they’re lovely to hold and super light so that you can keep crocheting for longer without your hands getting tired!)
Ricorumi 033- Light Blue – 25g (1 ball)
Ricorumi 001 – White – 25g (1 ball)
Ricorumi 011 – Pink – Approximately 2m – (Since you only need a tiny bit of this colour yarn, if you have any left over from a previous make then feel free to use than instead of buying a whole new ball!)
Alternative Yarns & Colours:
If you prefer to use a different yarn then go right ahead and use whichever you like! Just remember, that using a different yarn will probably result in your cloud turning our at a slightly different size to mine.
If you want your cloud to look as close as possible but can’t get hold of Ricorumi then I’ve listed the colour alternatives for Sirday Happy Cotton and Scheepjes Catona here. The colours won’t be an exact match, but they are pretty close!
Ricorumi 033 (Light Blue) = Sirdar Happy Cotton 765 (Bathtime) = Scheepjes Catona 509 (Baby Blue)
Ricorumi 001 (White) = Sirdar Happy Cotton 762 (Shower) = Scheepjes Catona 106 (Snow White)
Ricorumi 011 (Pink) = Sirdar Happy Cotton 760 (Flamingo) = Scheepjes Catona 238 (Powder Pink)
For the mouth:
A small piece of white felt
Small amount of Anchor Stranded Cotton in shade 0001 or DMC Stranded Cotton in shade 0027 (White)
Small amount of Anchor Perle Cotton No. 5 in shade 403 or DMC Pearl Cotton No. 5 in shade 310 (Black)
10mm safety eyes
1 inch/25mm pompom maker
sc – Single Crochet
inc – Increase
dec – Decrease (using the invisible decrease is the best option for amigurumi)
*….* rep x … – Repeat the instructions between the stars the stated number of times
(number) – Number of stitches in the round
The Crochet Snow Cloud Pattern!
Step 1 – Sally the Crochet Snow Cloud’s Body
Make 1 in your light blue yarn
Round 1 – sc 6 in Magic Circle
Round 2 – *inc* rep x 6 (12)
Round 3 – *inc, sc 1* rep x 6 (18)
Round 4 – *sc 1, inc, sc 1* rep x 6 (24)
Round 5 – *inc, sc 3* rep x 6 (30)
Round 6 – *sc 2, inc, sc 2* rep x 6 (36)
Round 7 – *inc, sc 5* rep x 6 (42)
Rounds 8-11 (4 rounds) – sc 42
Round 12 – sc 10, *dec, sc 2* rep x 6, sc 8 (36)
Round 13 – sc 36
Round 14 – sc 13, *inc, sc 1* rep x 6, sc 11 (42)
Round 15 – sc 16, *inc, sc 1* rep x 6, sc 14 (48)
Round 16 – sc 19, *inc, sc 1* rep x 6, sc 17 (54)
Round 17-25 (9 rounds) – sc 54 Mark stitch 17 in round 18 & stitch 18 in round 24 with some scrap yarn.
Round 26 – sc 18, *dec, sc 2* rep x 6, sc 12 (48)
Round 27 – sc 15, *dec, sc 2* rep x 6, sc 9 (42)
Round 28 – sc 12, *dec, sc 2* rep x 6, sc 6 (36)
Round 29 – sc 36
Round 30 – sc 15, *inc, sc 1* rep x 6, sc 9 (42)
Round 31-35 (5 rounds) – sc 42
At this point add the safety eyes through the stitches that you marked in rounds 18 & 24. Once the eyes are secured stuff up to the current point firmly before continuing.
Round 36 – *dec, sc 5* rep x 6 (36)
Round 37 – *sc 2, dec, sc 2* rep x 6 (30)
Round 38 – *dec, sc 3* rep x 6 (24)
Round 39 – *sc 1, dec, sc 1* rep x 6 (18)
Now finish stuffing the remainder of the cloud.
Round 40 – *dec, sc 1* rep x 6 (12)
Round 41 – *dec* rep x 6 (6)
Cut the yarn leaving a short tail then pull through the final stitch. Close the small hole that’s left (if you need a tutorial for this step click here) and finish off by threading the yarn end into the body.
Step 2 – Closing Up the Body
Cut the yarn leaving a short tail then pull through the final stitch.
Close the small hole that’s left (if you need a tutorial for this step click here).
Finish off by securing the yarn end, then thread the yarn end into the body and cut off any excess.
Step 3 – Sally the Crochet Snow Cloud’s Snow Balls
Make 3 pompoms using your white yarn with your pompom maker. Wrap the yarn around the maker until there is no more room for any further yarn – if you don’t use enough then your pompoms will be thin rather than nice and fluffy! Keep going for longer than you think!
Sew all 3 of these pompoms in a row along the bottom of your cloud.
Step 4 – Embroidering the Pink Cheeks
Using your yarn needle with the pink yarn embroider a small horizontal line just below each eye, with the two cheeks slightly wider apart than the eyes.
Step 5 – Embroidering the Smile
Cut out a rectangle of white felt and use an embroidery needle to whip stitch it onto your cloud’s face centrally below the eyes, using your white embroidery thread.
Next use your black thread to sew teeth onto your cloud.
Finally for an extra perfect finish sew around the mouth with your black thread to give the mouth a clear outline.