Crochet Snowflake Santorini

This lacy snowflake is fast and easy to make. So, make a bunch of them and decorate your house or give them as gifts to family and friends! Have a Very Merry Christmas!

 
What you'll need
For the big  snowflake, I used cotton thread size 10 and steel crochet hook 2 mm and it came out 9 cm (3½ inches) in diameter. The small one is crocheted with size 20 cotton thread and steel crochet hook 1,25 mm and it is 6,5 cm (2½ inches) in diameter. You can use heavier thread and bigger hook, or thinner thread and smaller hook and you will have a bigger or smaller motif.
You will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.
To stiffen the snowflakes you will need white pva glue, stainless steel pins (or toothpicks), plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board.


Instructions
Ch 6, join with sl st to form ring.

  • Round 1: (Ch 3, tr in ring, ch 3, sl st in ring) 6 times.
  • Round 2: Sl st to the top of first tr, (ch 8, sl st in the next tr) 6 times.
  • Round 3: Ch 1, * in ch-8 sp work ( 3 sc, hdc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc, ch 2, tr, dtr, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook, dtr, tr, ch 2, hdc, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc, 3 sc); repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.


Stiffening
Print out this blocking template . It will help you make your snowflakes symmetrical. Tape it on your blocking board and then cover it with plastic wrap.
Prepare a mix of equal amounts of white craft glue and water, or use your preferred stiffening solution.
Soak the snowflake in the solution, squeeze out the excess and spread out the snowflake on the plastic wrap-covered foam/blocking board, having right side facing up. Use stainless steel pins and start by pinning the center. Work your way out pinning as you go until you reach the desired look. While it is still wet, you can sprinkle glitter and make it sparkly. Let dry completely. Remove from the board.
To hang the snowflake, attach a piece of thread, yarn, ribbon or invisible thread.

The stiffening solution will permanently damage your pins, so it's best to set the used ones aside for use in future starching projects.

Abbreviations
ch chain
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
dtr double treble crochet
sp space
sl st
slip stitch
 * work instructions following * as many times as indicated
(  ) work instructions the number of times specified or work instructions in the stitch or space indicated or contains explanatory remarks
Santorini postcard
This tutorial is for personal use only
You can use it to make as many snowflakes as you like for yourself or as gifts for friends, but please don't make any for sale. Please feel free to borrow photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source. Do not reproduce my entire tutorial on your site. Thanks!