Crochet Pattern: Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow

Free crochet pattern: Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow by Underground CrafterNorman Buttons the Snowman Pillow is a beginner-friendly free crochet pattern for a festive, winter pillow that is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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I love searching for good finds in my grandmother’s button collection. I can always rediscover some buttons for a project. (If you also love the combination of buttons and crochet, you may like my free crochet pattern for the Layered Button Cuff.)

Free crochet pattern: Layered Button Cuff in Wool and the Gang Shiny Happy Cotton by Underground Crafter | After 10 years, I finally organized my grandmother's button collection using a Deflecto Stackable Caddy Organizer. With buttons now at the ready, I used a soft cotton yarn to make a fun accessory. Make it your own by changing up yarn colors or using different styles of buttons.When I started working out my design for Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow, I knew I would need a lot of buttons. I wanted them to match, too, so I had a little adventure and stroll down memory lane in the button boxes.

Free crochet pattern: Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow by Underground Crafter - supplies

There’s a bit of sewing involved when putting together this snowman pillow, since you’ll need to add his hat and carrot nose to his face.

Free crochet pattern: Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow by Underground Crafter - front pieces ready for assembly

As for the crochet parts, you’ll make a front panel in the round. That’s where Norman Buttons’s face will get his character. Then you’ll crochet all the other pieces (the back panel,  buttonhole panel, carrot nose, and hat) flat in rows. You’ll seem it all together with sturdy single crochet, so you can get years of holiday fun out of Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow!

Free crochet pattern: Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow by Underground Crafter - back of pillow

I like to include button bands on my pillows so you can easily remove the pillow cover for washing. With two cats with sensitive stomachs, I know all about removing pillowcases. Enjoy!

Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Norman Buttons the Snowman Pillow by Underground CrafterBring some cheer inside on a cold day with this classic snowman pillow.

Finished Size

  • Fits a 12” (30.5 cm) square pillow form.


  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g, 364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein each in 311 White (CA), 334 Buff (CB), 256 Carrot (CC), and 312 Black (CD), or approximately 40 yd (36.5 m) in CA, 225 yd (206 m) in CB, 15 yd (14 m) in CC, and 40 yd (36.5 m) in CD in any medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn or tapestry needle with eye small enough to sew through buttons.
  • Sew through or shank buttons:
    • 0.75” (2 cm) buttons – 6 for smile,
    • 1.5” (4 cm) buttons – 2 for eyes, and
    • 0.875” (2.5 cm) buttons – 2 for back closure.
  • Fairfield Crafter’s Choice 12” x 12” Basic Pillow Form.
  • Stitch marker or scrap yarn.


  • Front Panel = 6.5” (16.5 cm) diameter through Rnd 6 in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Get the free crochet pattern here on the Fairfield website.

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This pattern is featured in AllFreeCrochet’s collection of 66 Free Crochet Snowman Patterns.