Eternal Snowball, a Free Crochet Snowball Pattern

Free crochet snowball pattern. Stack of four crochet snowballs on a white background with teal snowflakes. Text reads: Banana Moon Studio.

A free crochet snowball pattern

Eternal Snowball is a free crochet snowball pattern for your holiday enjoyment! I live in Oklahoma, USA. We only rarely experience a white Christmas. There’s a whole hemisphere that celebrates Christmas in the summer, and a large chunk of the northern hemisphere doesn’t have snow regularly around this time of year. So, if you’re looking to have a “snowball” fight without snow, I’ve got you covered!

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What yarn should I use for a crochet snowball?

This free crochet snowball pattern uses white worsted weight yarn. Mine was Red Heart Soft yarn from my stash. You can buy that on Amazon here. You could also use Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-pilling yarn or We Crochet Brava Worsted.

Where can I get this crochet snowball pattern?

This pattern is free right here in this post! Just scroll down for the free version.

If you decide to use the free version, please bookmark this page and come back to it when you work on your project rather than trying to print or screenshot the page. Your time on this page helps me get paid for my work, so thank you!

You also have the option to purchase an inexpensive PDF that is easy to download and print. You can purchase that on Ravelry or Etsy.

Eternal Snowball, a Free Crochet Snowball Pattern

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!

Difficulty Level: Easy

Finished Measurements: 9 ½” circumference

Yarn: White worsted weight acrylic yarn like Red Heart Soft, Lion Brand Basic Stitch, or We Crochet Brava. You can make several snowballs with one skein.

Crochet Hook: I/9 (5.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Locking stitch marker (m), white stuffing material like Poly-fil, yarn needle

Gauge: 15 sts x 12 rows = About 4” in sc.


You will not join or turn between rounds.

This pattern is written in US standard terms.

Abbreviations Used in Order of Appearance

sc single crochet, video tutorial here

pm place stitch marker

st(s) stitch(es)

sc2tog single crochet two stitches together, video tutorial here

If you are unfamiliar with crochet pattern abbreviations, you can download and print a handy abbreviation chart here.


Make a Magic Ring, video tutorial for this here.

Rnd 1: 6 sc in ring, pm in first st and move it up as work progresses, do not turn – 6 sts.


Note: If needed you can see a video here of how to place to single crochet stitches into one stitch.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each st around – 12 sts.

Rnd 3: *Sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around – 18 sts.

Rnd 4: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around – 24 sts.

Rnd 5: *Sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around – 30 sts.

Rnd 6: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, repeat from * around – 36 sts.

Middle Section, Work Even

Rnds 7-11: Sc in each st around.


Rnd 12: *Sc in each of next 4 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around – 30 sts.

Rnd 13: *Sc in each of next 3 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around – 24 sts.

Rnd 14: *Sc in each of next 2 sts, sc2tog, repeat from * around – 18 sts.

Rnd 15: *Sc in next st, sc2tog, repeat from * around – 12 sts. Stuff as full as you possibly can with fiber fill.

Rnd 16: Sc2tog around – 6 sts. Fasten off with long tail. Using a yarn needle and the long tail, weave the tail in and out through the tops of the stitches of the last round. Pull this tight like a drawstring, tie a knot, and weave the end into the middle of the snowball, find a video tutorial for closing up the hole here. Finished!

And there you go. Enjoy your snowball fight! Come join my Facebook group and share a picture of your snowballs in action with the group!

Happy crocheting!

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Free crochet snowball pattern. Pile of four crochet snowballs on a white background. Blue snowflakes. Text reads: Crochet snowball free pattern! Banana Moon Studio.

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  1. Round 6 takes the st count up to 36
    The instructions say Rounds 7-11 (5 rounds) of 36
    But the Decreases start at 10 and go through 14.

    Which is correct?
    5 Middle rows of 36 plus 5 Rows of decrease
    3 middle rows of 36 (7-9) plus 5 rows of decrease?

    This is my first (furthest) crochet project. Thanks!