Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern
If you are on the hunt for a few easy Christmas ornaments, you don’t have to look any further. Learn how to create stunning snowflakes 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. Handmade holiday ornaments are also perfect as gifts for friends and family that will be appreciated and cherished for years to come.
The size of the motif depends on the thread or yarn and the hook you are going to use. I crocheted this white snowflake with cotton thread size 5 and a 2 mm crochet hook. The finished snowflake measures almost 10,5 cm (about 4,1 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.
Make a magic ring.
- Round 1: Ch 1, sc in the ring, (ch 5, sc in the ring) 5 times, pull the thread end to tighten the ring, ch 2 and dc in first sc to create the last sp of the round.
- Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same sp, (ch 3, 3 dc in next sp) 5 times, ch 3, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
- Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same stitch, dc in next stitch, ch 2, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in next stitch, * ch 3, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next stitch, ch 2, dc in same stitch, 2 dc in next stitch; repeat from * 5 times, join with dc in 3rd ch of first ch3 to create the last sp of the round.
- Round 4: Ch 1, * 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 dc, ch 9, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
- Round 5: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, * ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from the hook, ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next sc, in next ch-9 sp work (7 dc, ch 5, 7 dc), skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around omitting the very last sc, join with sl st in first sc.
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 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.