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Crochet Snowflake

Crochet snowflakes are absolutely beautiful.  They will add a nice, wintery touch to your decorations,   whether they’re hanging on your Christmas tree or lying on your table as a coaster. My snowflakes hang around through January with my snowmen for winter decorations, too.  They’re so fun and for the most part, really simple to make.

There are an endless number of crochet snowflake patterns out there.  Most are easy and straight forward, but, like anything else you’ll find those few that are more complicated for the more advanced crocheter.  Check the pattern first.  It should tell you what level or difficulty it is.  If it doesn’t, read through the instructions and make sure you understand what they mean.

If you want to learn how to crochet a snowflake, though, this is the place!  I’ll walk you through this beginner pattern step-by-step.  Soon you’ll be making lots of these little gems for your family and friends, I’m sure of it!

Crochet Snowflake

In my pictures, I used white-silver, Red Heart Holiday yarn with a size H hook.  You can use whatever yarn you would like with whatever size hook you want to get your desired size and look.

I’m going to suggest you start with the following.  Then if you want to make changes to your next one or two, go for it!

Red Heart Super Saver


Size G-6 (4.25mm)

There really is no gauge for this, but ideally you want the finished crochet snowflake to be about 4”- 5”.  So, adjust your hook accordingly.

Chain 4

Join with ss to 1st chain to form a ring.

Round 1

Ch 1

I always put a stitch marker in my 1st sc.  That way I always know where my round started.

Work 6 sc into the ring  

Join with ss into 1st sc

Crochet Snowflake Help . . .

You may need to push the single crochets around the ring for them all to fit on the ring.

Round 2

Ch 1

Work sc in the first stitch of the previous row (place marker)

[Ch 3, Sc in next sc]

Repeat everything in the brackets 5 times

Ch 3

Ss in 1st sc (where your marker is)

You should have 6 ch-3 spaces.

Round 3

Ch 1

  Sc where you ss the previous round (place marker)

Work *[2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] into the next space 

(All of these stitches will be worked into the same ch-3 space)

Sc in sc from previous round*

Repeat from * to * 5 times

Work [2 dc, ch3, 2 dc] into next space

There should be 6 "points" around your snowflake.

Ss in first sc

Round 4

ch 4

Ss in same st as the joining (place marker on the ch 4)

*Ch 2

Work [sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc] in the next ch-3 space 

(Again work all the stitches in the brackets in the same ch-3 space)

Ch 2

{ss, ch 4, ss} in the next sc*

Repeat from * to * 5 times

Work [sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch-3 space

Ch 2

Join with a ss into the ss of the previous round (shown in picture)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 Add a hanging loop.

There you have it a wonderful snowflake that was super easy to make!  Now go make more crochet snowflakes and decorate your whole house!  You could even add them to your gifts this year as a little added bonus.

 To keep you going here are a few more patterns you could try.


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