Squirrel Picnic

Handmade with Love and Stuff

New Winter Banner: Snowsquirrels and Snowacorns


Winter 2014 by Squirrel PicnicIt seems like it’s snowing all across the U.S. this weekend, so I thought what better way to pass the time indoors than to crochet some snowsquirrels and snowacorns like those on our new winter banner. Read on to discover how you can make snowsquirrels and snowacorns out of yarn (in case you’re just not in the mood to make them out of snow).

P.S. It’s been brought to my attention that the New Year’s video didn’t show up in the email last Wednesday, which is a shame because it really is rather cute. If you’d like to see how Hodge and Podge and the fatimals rang in 2014, you can view the short film on the website. Sorry about that.


To make snowsquirrels, use this snowman pattern by The Dapper Toad. To make a snowman into a snowsquirrel you’ll need a tail and ears too.

For the tail, make another snowman but replace “Rows 11-13: sc around” with “Rows 11-15: sc around.” Then continue pattern as written. Stuff lightly. As you’re stuffing the tail, rework the shape by flattening the bottom and rounding the top.  Sew the tail to the back of your snowsquirrel.

Make 2 ears from my squirrel pattern and attach to the top of the snowsquirrel’s head.

I also used The Dapper Toad’s pattern for the snowsquirrels’ scarves.


To make snowacorns, use white worsted-weight yarn and my pattern for acorns.

Hats for Your Squirrel Friends

To make hats for your squirrel friends, follow my pattern for a squirrel head, Rows 1-8. Use a slightly larger hook: size H-8 (5.00 mm) or I-9 (5.50 mm) should do.


15 thoughts on “New Winter Banner: Snowsquirrels and Snowacorns

  1. Yay! I want to make hats for my squirrels!! Thank you!

  2. Super Cute Banner. Happy New Year.

  3. love the new winter banner 🙂

  4. Lovely patterns and I got my video just fine. 🙂 I must have got email alert and then went to webpage.

    • Yay! I’m so glad you got to see it. I think next year the gang might travel somewhere for New Years. Australia, perhaps? Wouldn’t that be awesome. Maybe I won’t be able to actually travel to Australia, but with crochet I could bring Australia to my studio. 🙂

      • Any way I can help or answer aussie type questions please ask. I am hoping to add some more aussie critters to my Ravelry shop this year which means there should be a few samples hopping about. They would fit in nicely with your lot! I have plenty of oomph, but you have given me a bit more! I will send samples. I will enjoy that. LOL. 🙂

        • Wow, Sharon! That’s so generous of you. I think an Aussie New Year is in order. That’s going to be so much fun! I will definitely have lots of questions for you. I’ll keep you posted as I start brainstorming the story. 🙂

          • Yes it will be fun. Keep an eye on your letterbox for samples! 🙂 I am starting the bare nosed Wombat next week.

  5. 😀 Yes, yes…winter theme!
    Love your snow squirrels!