Snowmen of Westminster

Snowmen of Westminster


Londoners Pip and Dickens gaze at Buckingham Palace from a snowy St. James Park.

They are crocheted in rounds/rows in a continuous spiral without joining or by turning. The digital pattern PDF download comes with visual aids and links to video tutorials for all required stitches and techniques to complete the project.

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Terms & Techniques

Adjustable ring (magic loop); chain stitch (ch); french knot; half double crochet (hdc); half double crochet 2 stitches together (hdc2tog); round (rnd), rounds (rnds); single crochet (sc); single crochet 2 stitches together (sc2tog); single crochet 3 stitches together (sc3tog); slip stitch (sl st); stitch (st), stitches (sts)



Not critical for this project. Simply ensure that no stuffing will be visible through your stitches.


White bulky alpaca yarn; black, brown, burgundy & copper worsted acrylic yarn; 7 (4.5 mm) & E–4 (3.5 mm) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain tight stitches; two each of 5/8″ (15 mm) & 7/16″ (12 mm) safety eyes; fiberfill stuffing; black sewing thread; locking stitch markers; tapestry needle (large eye for worsted yarn); sewing needle (small eye for embroidery floss); brown pipe cleaner; two 1/2″ (13 mm) black buttons; optional: 3″ (7.5 cm) & 4″ (10 cm) diameter circular sachets filled with dried beans or rice to weight snowmen


Finished Size

Dickens (large snowman) 11 × 5″ (28 × 13 cm) diameter
Pip (small snowman) 7.5 × 4.25″ (19 × 11 cm) diameter
To make smaller or larger, select a different weight yarn and adjust hook size to ensure tight stitches.


Recommend Yarns

Bernat Alpaca, Red Heart Soft, Caron Simply Soft, Bernat Satin