Giant Crochet Snow Cone

Before we get started I just want to say that I tried very hard to make this pattern easy enough for anyone to follow (even someone totally new to crocheting).  With that being said, if you do end up dropping a stitch somewhere there’s no need to panic.  We’re essentially making a cone shape and a half-sphere shape.  Even if you do drop a stitch here or there or if your count doesn’t perfectly match up with mine, chances are that in the end you’re still going to end up with something that looks like a cone and a half-sphere.  When I first started following patterns they would give me such anxiety because I couldn’t keep my stitch count exactly the same as what the pattern said.  I was always so scared that if I was even one stitch off my project wouldn’t be right.  While that does hold true for some patterns, this pattern is basic enough that it will still work out even if you’re off a little.  The thing about making art is that there’s no wrong way to do it.  This is supposed to be fun and everyone’s projects will turn out slightly different.  So just have fun with it. If you have any questions you can contact me at [email protected]

What you need to make this project

Materials
1 Skein (364 yds) Red Heart Super Saver White
2 Skeins (236 yds each) Red Heart Super Saver Retro Stripe
Poly-Fil Premium Fiber Fill
5 mm H Hook

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Instructions

Step One

ABBREVIATIONS USED:
SC- single crochet
HDC- half double crochet
ST- stitch
CH- chain

FINISHED SIZE:
27 inches tall and 53 inches around at its widest point.

Step Two

Cone Portion

Starting at the bottom point of the cone with a 5mm H hook and the white yarn:

Round 1:

CH 2;  work 6 HDC into the second CH from hook and join with a slip stitch into the top of the first HDC to make a small circle. (7 HDC)

Round 2:

CH 1;  your CH 1 in every round is going to count as the first HDC unless otherwise noted.  I know most people like to make a CH 2 when working with HDC but I think this turns out looking better and cleaner.  However, if you crochet tightly you may need to use a CH 2.  Work one more HDC into the same ST as your chain, then work 2 HDC into each ST around and join with a slip stitch in the top of your first HDC (14 HDC)

Round 3:

CH 1;  work one more HDC into that same ST, then work one HDC in the next stitch and 2 HDC into the one after that.  Continue that (2 HDC, 1 HDC) pattern around.  You should end on 1 HDC. Then join with a slip stitch in your first HDC. (21 HDC)

Round 4:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each ST around and join. (21 HDC)

Round 5:

CH 1;  work one HDC into the same stitch as your CH, then work 1 HDC in the next 2 stitches.  Follow that pattern of working 2 HDC  into one stitch and then 1 into each of the next two around and join. (27 HDC)

Round 6:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around. (27 HDC)

Round 7:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as your CH, then do 1 HDC into each of the next 3 stitches.  Follow this pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch and then working 1 HDC into each of the next 3 stitches around and join. (34 HDC)

Round 8:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each ST around and join. (34 HDC)

Round 9:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same ST as your CH, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 4 stitches.  Follow this pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch and then working 1 HDC into each of the next 4 stitches around and join. (41 HDC)

Round 10:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around (41 HDC)

 

Step Three

As you can see, we’re working a very repetitive pattern.  We’re going to be doing one increase round followed by one regular round for the next 30 rounds.

Round 11:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the CH, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 5 stitches.  Follow that pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch, then 1 HDC into each of the next 5 stitches around and join with a slip stitch. (48 HDC)

Round 12:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join (48 HDC)

Round 13:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the CH, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 6 stitches.  Continue this pattern of working 2 HDC in one stitch, 1 HDC in each of the next 6 stitches around and join with a slip stitch. (56 HDC)

Round 14:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around. (56 HDC)

Round 15:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the CH, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 7 stitches.  Continue this pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch, 1 HDC into each of the next 7 stitches around and join with a slip stitch. (63 HDC)

Round 16:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join with a slip stitch. (63 HDC)

Round 17:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 8 stitches around.  Follow that pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch and then 1 HDC into each of the next 8 around and join with a slip stitch. (69 HDC)

Round 18:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (69 HDC)

Round 19:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 9 stitches.  Continue that pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch then 1 HDC into each of the next 9 stitches around a join with a slip stitch. (76 HDC)

Round 20:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around (76 HDC)

Round 21:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 10 stitches.  Continue that pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch then 1 HDC into each of the next 10 stitches around and join (83 HDC)

Round 22:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around a join. (83 HDC)

Round 23:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 11 stitches.  Continue that pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch and then 1 into each of the next 11 stitches. (90 HDC)

Round 24:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (90 HDC)

Round 25:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as CH, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 12 stitches.  Continue that pattern of working 2 HDC into 1 ST and 1 HDC into each of the next 12 around and join. (97 HDC)

Round 26:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (97 HDC)

Round 27:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the CH, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 13 stitches.  Continue that  pattern of working 2 HDC into 1 stitch and 1 into each of the next 13 around and join. (104 HDC)

Round 28:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (104 HDC)

Round 29:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 14 stitches.  Continue this pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch and then working 1 HDC into each of the next 14 around and join. (111 HDC)

Round 30:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (111 HDC)

Round 31:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 15 stitches.  Continue that pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch and then 1 HDC into each of the next 15 stitches around and join. (118 HDC)

Round 32:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (118 HDC)

Round 33:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 16 stitches.  Continue this pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch and 1 HDC into each of the next 16 and join. (125 HDC)

Round 34:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (125 HDC)

Round 35:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 17 stitches.  Continue this pattern of working 2 HDC into 1 stitch and then 1 HDC into each of the next 17 stitches around and join. (132 HDC)

Round 36:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (132 HDC)

Round 37:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 18.  Continue this pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch and then working 1 HDC into each of the next 18 around and join. (139 HDC)

Round 38:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (139 HDC)

Round 39:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as the chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 19 stitches.  Continue this pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch, then working 1 into each of the next 19 around and join. (146 HDC)

Round 40:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and  join then fasten off. (146 HDC)

This finishes up the cone part of the project.  Let’s get started on the snow portion…

Step Four

Snow Portion

Starting with a 5mm H hook and the Retro Stripe (or any color) yarn:

Round 1:

CH 2;  work 9 HDC into the 2nd chain from hook and join. (10 HDC)

Round 2:

CH 1;  work 2 HDC into each stitch around. (20 HDC)

Round 3:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as chain, then work 1 HDC in the next stitch.  Follow this pattern of working 2 HDC in one stitch and then working 1 HDC into the next around and join. (30 HDC)

Round 4:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 2 stitches.  Continue this pattern of working 2 HDC in one stitch and then working 1 in each of the next 2 stitches around and join. (40 HDC)

Round 5:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 3 stitches.  Continue this pattern of working 2 HDC into one stitch and then working 1 HDC into each of the next 3 stitches around and join. (50 HDC)

Round 6:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 4 stitches.  Follow this pattern of working 2 HDC in one stitch and then working 1 HDC into each of the next 4 stitches around and join. (60 HDC)

Round 7:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into the same stitch as chain, then work 1 HDC into each of the next 5 stitches.  Continue this pattern of working 2 HDC into 1 stitch and then 1 HDC into each of the next 5 around and join. (70 HDC)

We’re going to continue working this increase pattern for Round 8-16.  For example, in the next round, you will be working 2 HDC into one stitch and then working 1 into each of the next 6 stitches, etc.  You will continue making increase rounds like this until you get to the point that you are working 2 HDC into 1 stitch and then working 1 into each of the next 14 stitches.

Here are the final stitch counts for Round 8-16:

Round 8:  (80 HDC)

Round 9:  (90 HDC)

Round 10:  (100 HDC)

Round 11:  (110 HDC)

Round 12:  (120 HDC)

Round 13:  (130 HDC)

Round 14:  (140 HDC)

Round 15:  (150 HDC)

Round 16:  (160 HDC)

Round 17-36:

CH 1 and work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (160 HDC)

Round 37:

For this round we are going to start decreasing so there is no need to CH 1 at the start.  Just start right out with a crochet 2 together then work 1 HDC into each of the next 21 stitches.  Continue this pattern of crocheting 2 together and then working 1 HDC into each of the next 21 stitches around and join. (153 HDC)

Round 38:

This is another decrease round so, again, no need to CH 1.  Start right out with your first crochet 2 together stitch then work 1 HDC into each of the next 20 stitches.  Continue this pattern of crocheting 2 together and then working 1 HDC into each of the next 20 stitches and join. (146 HDC)

Round 39 and 40:

CH 1;  work 1 HDC into each stitch around and join. (146 HDC)

This finishes up the snow portion of the project.

Step Five

Let’s get started on putting it together…

Now we start construction.  Everyone has their own way of going about constructing an amigurumi/project but I highly recommend stuffing both the cone and the snow, at least partially, before you begin sewing.  I took small handfuls of the stuffing and gently pushed it into the bottom of the cone and then slowly started putting bigger handfuls in on top of that.  You will have to do some shaping as you go.  Be careful that you don’t stuff it too full.  The snow part is much easier to stuff.  Make sure to shape as you go.

To combine these pieces I crocheted them together using a single crochet stitch with white yarn.  Both the cone and the snow should have the same number of stitches around so it should line up perfectly.  You should be able to easily work some SCs around to join the two parts together.  I chose the SC because it adds a little texture to the rim of the cone to represent the rolled up edge of a real paper snow cone cup.

Again, don’t worry if your stitch counts are off by a few numbers.  Remember what I said at the beginning about this being a fun project with no wrong way to do it.  You definitely should not take apart your whole project just because you’re off by a few stitches.  It shouldn’t be a big deal, you might just have to crochet into the same stitch a couple times to even it out.  Just make sure you space the extra stitches out enough and no one will even notice.

Once you’re done with this project feel free to send me some completed photos.  I’d love to see how creative everyone got with their snow cones.  Hopefully you found this project to be fun and refreshing!