This 2-round snowflake pattern has been the most popular of the quick 1- and 2-round snowflakes I have. After many years I now made a new video for it. You can also get the written PDF pattern free on Ravelry. The written pattern is also on this page below the tutorial video.
This snowflake is fast to crochet and also easy to learn by heart. Therefore it is suitable for beginners in crochet.
You can starch (harden) the snowflake in many different ways. I normally use either sugar-water (50-50%) or glue and water (a bit more glue than water) but there are also many commercial starches available. You can also use hobby varnish for hardening. More detailed instructions for starching after the written pattern on this page.
Tip: Crochet two snowflakes using sewing thread, harden them and add earring hooks!
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Video: Improved version of 2-round crochet snowflake
Written instructions for crocheting the 2-round snowflake
You can download a PDF pattern in Ravelry.
Abbreviations (using US crochet terms)
st = stitch
sts = stitches
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet (British: treble, one yarn-over)
Chain 8, join into a circle with sl st.
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch2), * dc into circle, ch 2*. Repeat from * to * 10 more times. Sl st to 3rd st of starting ch-4. [12 dc]
Round 2: *Ch 5, sl st in 3rd st from hook (= picot), ch 3, sl st in next dc of 1st round,
ch 9, sl st in 3rd st from hook (1st of 3 picots), ch 3, sl st in 3rd st from hook (2nd picot), ch 3, sl st in 3rd st from hook (3rd picot ), 1 sl st in st where started 1st picot, ch 5, sl st in next dc of 1st round* .
Repeat from * to * 5 more times [6 points].
Cut and fasten off yarn.
If you have used cotton or wool the snowflake can be starched. If you used metallic thread, it can be hardened using hobby varnish.
Starching the snowflake
Wet the snowflake and block it. I normally just straighten each picot and point and iron the snowflake, not pin it on anything. You can either use readymade spray starch, white glue or use sugar to starch.
Mix 60% white glue and 40% warm water well. Dip snowflake and let it steep a while. Drain excess glue mix. Let dry on a surface the snowflake doesn’t stick to, like clingfilm.
(Please note that sugar starching is not advisable in areas where there are bugs that could be attracted by sugar! Fine in cool climates, I use it a lot.) Take the same amount of white sugar and water. 50 ml (1.7 oz) of sugar and water each is enough for 3 snowflakes. Bring close to boiling point in a saucepan while stirring. Lift off the heat just before the liquid is boiling. Let cool for a couple of minutes. Dip a snowflake into the sugar solution. Drain excess liquid. Set on a flat surface and let dry overnight (or if you are in a hurry, put into a very cool oven (50°C, 120°F) until it hardens).
Hi, my name is Alberta and I live in Staten Island, NY. I came across this beautiful Star and I was hoping that you will be kind enough to email me the directions in English. I am a crochet teacher and I would love to be able to teach my students to make this for this coming Christmas.
Here us my email address: email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your kindness.
Hello Alberta, happy to know that you like the snowflake! It is easy to do and suitable for starting crochet. The written pattern is available free on Ravelry at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2-row-snowflake. I trust you can download it there and help your students make many snowflakes!
Do you have written instruc rooms for a deaf person?
There’s the link for the written pattern in the article, or you can put the subtitles on!