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Decorate your home with beautiful snowflake ornaments this holiday season with this free crochet snowflake pattern. This cute motif is very easy and can be worked up in a few minutes. Make a bunch and hang them on your tree or adorn the windows.
The size of the motif depends on the thread or yarn and the hook you are going to use. I crocheted my Easy Delicate Crochet Snowflake with cotton thread size 20 and a size 4 steel crochet hook. The finished snowflake measures 8 cm (about 3,14 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 3 (counts as dc), 17 dc in the ring, pull the thread end to tighten the ring, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 2: Sc in same stitch, (ch 5, skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc) 5 times, ch 5, join with sl st in first sc.
  • Round 3: Sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), in same ch-5 sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), in each ch-5 sp around work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 4: Sl st in next 2 dc and in next ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), in same sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 5, * in next ch-2 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 5; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 5: Sl st in next 2 dc and in next ch-2 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), in same sp work (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 7, * in next ch-2 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), ch 7; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 6: Sl st in next 2 dc and in next ch-2 sp, ch 6 (counts as dc and ch3), sl st in 4th ch from the hook, in same ch-2 sp work (ch 1, dc, ch 3 and sl st in top of last dc) 5 times, ch 4, * sc in ch-5 sp from Rnd 4, ch 4 **, in next ch-2 sp work (dc, ch 3 and sl st in top of last dc, ch 1) 6 times, ch 3; 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.

easy delicate crochet snowflake

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.
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. 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 snowflake patterns, see these two: the cute and easy Six pointed Star Crochet Motif and the stunning Christmas Tree Snowflake Ornament .
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