sherbert, the yeti


Meet Sher­bert, the yeti :D

Sher­bert lives on our couch with Fil­bert the Choco­cat and Her­bert the tiny ele­phant (Mike found him wan­der­ing about at a trade show and invit­ed him home).

Any­hoo, here’s how I made Sher­bert the yeti. He’s actu­al­ly made based on the ground­hog pat­tern, just with a more elon­gat­ed body and legs, and dif­fer­ent arms. And because of the kind of yarn and size of hook used, he turned out quite a bit big­ger than ground­hog (Sher­bert is 4″ tall, while ground­hog is 3″), but still tiny, for a yeti.


I used:

A fuzzy kind of yarn in white, like this one.

Worsted weight yarn in light blue

5.5mm and 3mm hook

Sewing nee­dle and white thread

Tapes­try needle

Small piece of  felt in light blue

Embroi­dery thread in brown, pink, and white

Stuff­ing (I used yarn scraps)


Head and Body:

With white yarn and 5.5mm hook:

Row 1: ch 3, 5 sc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st. in top of begin­ning 2 ch.

Row 2: ch 2, [2sc in next sc, sc in next sc] 3 times, sc in top of begin­ning ch.

Row 3 and on: sc around until piece mea­sures 1.5 inch­es from the begin­ning,  take hook off loop, don’t fas­ten off.

Cut an oval out of the light blue felt about 1″ wide and 3/4″ tall. Embroi­der eyes, mouth, teeth, and oth­er facial fea­tures as desired. Sew face to head (the piece you just cro­cheted) with sewing nee­dle and thread.

Put hook back in loop where you left off. Con­tin­ue with sc in each sc until piece mea­sures 2.5″ from the begin­ning. End with last st in cen­tre front (I just eye­balled it, but one could count the stitch­es to make sure it’s cen­tered if desired), don’t fas­ten off, con­tin­ue onto legs.


ch 2, bring the ch across the open­ing of the body and sc in a st in cen­tre back (I just eye­balled it, but one could count the stitch­es to make sure it’s cen­tered if desired — the ground­hog pat­tern has process pho­tos that explains this step). 

Then, sc in each sc until the ch 2 in the mid­dle, sc in each ch, then sc in each sc for 3 more rounds, sl st. in each of next 2 sc, fas­ten off.

For the oth­er leg, attach yarn to the same st in cen­tre front at the base of the oth­er leg, ch 1, sc in next sc, sc in each sc until the st in cen­tre back at the base of the oth­er leg, sc in the st in cen­tre back, sc in each ch of the ch 2 in the mid­dle (one would have to cro­chet in the back loops of the chain), sc in the begin­ning ch 1 of this leg, sc in each sc for 2 more rounds, sl st in each of next 2 sc, fas­ten off.

Now would be a good time to stuff the ground­hog through the open­ings at the bot­tom of the legs. After stuff­ing, close the bot­tom of the legs by weav­ing through the inner loops of the open­ing with yarn and tapes­try nee­dle. Weave in ends.

Arms (make 2):

ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, fas­ten off.

This makes a thick chain with kind of a forked end, like this…

Weave ends into the thick chain.

Hands (make 2):

With light blue yarn and 3mm hook:

ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each of next 2 ch, *ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in very first ch*, repeat from * to * once more, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each of next 2 ch, sl st in very first ch, fas­ten off. 

The hand looks like this…


Sand­wich the top half of the hand between the forked ends of the arm, hid­ing the yarn ends of the hand. Sew in place with sewing nee­dle and white thread (the fuzzy yarn is real­ly good with hid­ing sewing stitches).

Repeat for the oth­er arm and hand.

With sewing nee­dle and white thread, sew arms to body.

The arm and hand look like this…


And yeti is ready to take on the world! :D


Even chal­leng­ing the dif­fi­cult and dan­ger­ous mount of yarn, fac­ing the great risk of a yarn avalanche!


But at the end of an adven­tur­ous day, Sher­bert the yeti is back on the couch, enjoy­ing a cup of cocoa with his friends, and wish­ing every­one an awe­some week filled with won­der­ful, excit­ing things.


P.s. if you spot errors or any­thing unclear about the pat­tern feel free to drop me a note! 




13 thoughts on “sherbert, the yeti

  1. This yeti is amaz­ing! Thanks for shar­ing the pat­tern, I’ll have to add it to my long list of to-makes eventually!
    Kate :}

  2. Sher­bert is a doll! (I’m glad I’m not the only one who names inan­i­mate objects.) And I NEVER would have guessed he was part groundhog. ;)

  3. Ooh, he scares me :) Brilliant!
    This is per­fect tim­ing too as I have to make feet for a Christ­mas Robin and this will save me try­ing to sew three tiny i‑cords togeth­er so if you don’t mind I will copy his hands.

  4. Oh my gosh! This yeti is so. Freak­ing. Cute!
    I love his lit­tle flow­ery hands o__o
    Would you mind if I linked to the pat­tern on my blog this Friday?

    <3<3 B

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