These cute snowflakes are very fast and easy to make. Follow this free pattern to create a bunch of these mini star snowflakes and use them as ornaments for the Christmas tree, holiday gift toppers or super cute earrings.
These snowflakes are crocheted with cotton thread size 10 and a 1,5 mm crochet hook and they measure 5,5 cm (2,2 inches) in diameter. You can change the size of your snowflakes by using different yarn weights and hook sizes. You will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.
If you want to stiffen the snowflakes you will need white pva glue (school glue) or your favorite starch, stainless steel pins or toothpicks, plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board.
Ch 8 and join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
- Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in the ring, ch 3, (2 dc in the ring, ch 3) 5 times, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
- Round 2: Sl st in next dc, ch 1, in each ch-3 sp around work (sc, hdc, dc, tr, ch 1, tr, dc, hdc, sc), join with sl st in first sc.
- Round 3: Ch 1, * sc in next hdc, sc in next dc, sc in next tr, in next ch-1 sp work (sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from the hook, sc), sc in next tr, sc in next dc, sc in next hdc, ch 1; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
You will need white pva glue (school glue) or your favorite starch, stainless steel pins or toothpicks, plastic wrap and some kind of blocking board.
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 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, invisible thread or wire.
The stiffening solution will permanently damage your pins, so it’s best to set the used ones aside for use in future starching projects.