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Learn how to crochet stunning snowflake ornaments with this free crochet pattern. You can make a bunch of these snowflakes in whatever colors you like and hang them on your tree or adorn your windows and walls.
The size of the motif depends on the thread or yarn and the hook you are going to use. I crocheted my Crochet Pineapple Snowflake with cotton thread size 5 and a 2,5 mm crochet hook. The finished snowflake measures almost 12 cm (about 4,6 inches) in diameter.
Besides your thread and hook, you will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors, as well as white pva glue or your favorite starch, stainless steel pins or toothpicks, plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board in order to block your snowflakes.

Instructions

Make a magic ring.

  • Round 1: Ch 1, 12 sc in the ring, pull the thread tail to tighten the ring (the ring should not close entirely, see photo), join with sl st in first sc.
  • Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, (ch 5, skip next sc, sc in next sc) 5 times, ch 2 and dc in first sc to create the last sp of the round.
  • Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same sp, (ch 5, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp) 5 times, ch 2 and dc in 3rd ch of first ch3 to create the last sp of the round.
  • Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same sp, * ch 1, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 5 times, sc in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * around omitting the very last sc, join with sl st in first sc.
  • Round 5: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), * skip next ch-1 sp, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 4 times **, dc in next sc, ch 3; repeat from * 5 times and from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch6.
  • Round 6: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2 sp), dc in same stitch, * ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times **, in next dc work (dc, ch 2, dc); repeat from * 5 times and from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch5.
  • Round 7: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), in same sp work (dc, ch 4, sl st in top of last dc, 2 dc), * ch 5, skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from the hook, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5 **, in next ch-2 sp work (2 dc, ch 4, sl st in top of last dc, 2 dc); repeat from * 5 times and from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

 

Blocking
You will need white pva glue or your favorite starch, stainless steel pins or toothpicks, plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board in order to block your snowflakes.
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 starch.
Use a brush or your finger and cover the entire wrong side with the solution, then spread out the snowflake on the plastic wrap-covered pinning 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. Let dry completely. Remove from the board.
Attach a piece of thread to hang the snowflake.

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
dc double crochet
sl st slip stitch
sp
space
* 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
If you are looking for more free crochet Christmas ornament patterns, see the easy Crochet Snowflake Ios and the unique Crochet Winter Sun .
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