crochet tutorial snowflake
Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like the star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.Sir Francis Bacon

Crocheted snowflakes look very pretty as tree decorations and just as with real snowflakes there are so many different designs you can try. Snowflake Chios is easy to make, works up very quickly and is a really stunning ornament.
I used cotton thread size 10 and crochet hook 2 mm to make this snowflake. Its final size is 12 cm (about 4½ 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.
If you want to block your snowflakes you will need white pva glue or your favorite starch, stainless steel pins (or toothpicks), plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board.

AD-Free, Print Ready PDF version of this pattern is available here.

Make a magic ring (or ch 7 and join with a sl st to form a ring).

  • Round 1: Ch 1, (3 sc in ring, ch 7) 6 times, pull the thread end to tighten the ring and join with sl st in first sc.
  • Round 2: Sl st in 3rd ch of first ch-7 loop, in first ch-7 loop work (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 4, 3 dc), * in next ch-7 loop work (3 dc, ch 4, 3 dc); repeat from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 3: Sl st in next 2 dc, * in ch-4 loop work (sc, hdc, ch 2, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch as hdc, hdc, ch 2, tr, dtr, ch 4,  hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch as hdc, ch3, dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same ch as dc, ch 2, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch as hdc, ch 2, sl st in first ch of first ch2, dtr, tr, ch 2, hdc, ch 2, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch as hdc, hdc, sc), sl st in next 6 dc; repeat from * 5 times, in last ch-4 loop work the same way, sl st in 3 last dc.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

You will need white pva glue or your favorite starch, stainless steel pins or toothpicks, plastic wrap and some kind of foam/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 your favorite starch.
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.

ch chain
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
dtr double treble crochet
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

And don’t forget, an ad-free, print ready PDF version of Crochet Snowflake Chios pattern is available for you to purchase, download, and print out. Тhe PDF file contains complete instructions in a clear layout, easy to read and print. It also has active web links with useful information about crochet stitches.
Looking for more beautiful snowflake ornaments?  Try this easy pattern, perfect for beginners: Crochet Snowflake Kos.
All the patterns in are written in American English crochet terms. If you are are familiar with British English crochet terms, here is a very helpful US/UK Crochet Terminology Conversion Chart.
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