Christmas is right around the corner, and it’s never too early to be prepared. Follow this free pattern and make unique, delicate snowflakes that will look beautiful on your Christmas tree. They also make cute Christmas gifts or a special addition to one.
The silver snowflake is 9 cm (about 3,5 inches) in diameter. I made it with cotton thread size 10 and a 2 mm crochet hook. Different yarn weights and hooks will give you different snowflake sizes. Besides the thread and hook, you will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.
If you want to stiffen the motifs 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.
Make a magic ring.
- Round 1: Ch 6 (counts as dc and ch-3 sp), dc in the ring, (ch 3, dc in the ring) 4 times, pull the thread end to tighten the ring, ch 1 and join with hdc in 3rd ch of first ch6 to create the last sp of the round.
- Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), (dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2) 5 times, dc in next dc, ch 2, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch5.
- Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), * in next dc work (dc, ch 3, dc), ch 2 **, dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * 5 times and from * to ** once more, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch5.
- Round 4: Ch 1, sc in same stitch, * ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 1, in next ch-3 sp work (dc, ch 3, dc), ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 3 **, sc in next dc; repeat from * 5 times and from * to ** once more, join with sl st in first sc.
- Round 5: Ch 1, * 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, hdc in same sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, in next ch-3 sp work (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr), dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next ch-3 sp, 2 sc in same sp; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off and weave in loose 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.
Download this blocking template and print it out. It will help you make your snowflakes symmetrical. Tape the template on your blocking board and then cover it with plastic wrap.
Prepare a mix of equal amounts of white school 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 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. 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.