More crochet snowflakes! Have you seen my other two snowflake patterns? One-round snowflake and two-round snowflake. This new snowflake is a lacier and lighter one. It is quick to make and takes very little yarn. You can use them for Christmas tree ornaments, window decorations, Christmas cards or as appliques on many home decor items or even clothes. You could also crochet tiny ones using thread and make winter earrings.
See the snowflake pattern in Finnish. (Ohje suomeksi.)
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You can choose from a written pattern with images, crochet chart or a video tutorial, or use them all mixed.
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The size of the snowflake changes according to the yarn and hook you use. The smaller snowflake in the photo is fingering weight cotton and I used a 3 mm hook. The size then is 15 cm (6 in). The two larger ones are worsted weight wool and I had a hook size 4 mm. The snowflake measures 20 cm (8 in).
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Crochet chart for snowflake
Symbols for chart and written pattern
Using US crochet terms. US double crochet is treble in UK crochet terms (one yarn-over). US treble is double treble in UK terms (two yarn-overs).
Video tutorial for easy two-round crochet snowflake
Chain 9, join into ring with slip stitch.
Round 1: Ch4, tr into ring, ch5, picot with sl st into 2nd ch from hook, ch3, *2 tr into ring, ch5, picot, ch3*. Repeat from * to * 4 more times, sl st to top stitch of starting chain. (6 points)
Photo before the slip stitch at the end:
Round 2: *Ch6, picot with sl st into 2nd ch from hook, ch6, picot, ch6, sl st to 2nd stitch from hook, sl st to each of next 2 stitches, ch4, picot, ch2, dc to ch between 1st two picots (see image), ch4, picot, ch4, sl st between 2 tr of previous round*. Repeat from * to * 5 more times. (6 points)
Fasten off. Wet the snowflake and shape it. Depending on the type of yarn you used you may be able to iron it.
You can stiffen the snowflake. I used sugar and water. Heat 60% sugar- 40% water to near boling point. Let cool a little but keep it still very hot. Dip the snowflake into it. Shape it and let dry. Or you can use white glue (60%) and water (40%), or commercial starch. You can also see my video about starching with glue.
I made quite a lot of snowflakes last year using mostly German instructions. They are nice but yours are a great deal better. And whether you use very fine yarn or glittery yarn – it always looks great. I am really happy to have found your page (I’m a German usually living in Ireland and this year just add the snowflakes to presents).
Dear Tuula, so easy and wonderful. Thank you! I know what to make for Christmas to adorn my nativity scene
That’s a great idea, to add them to a nativity scene!
They’re beautiful, Tuula, thank you so much for the attention to detail! Such a lovely site to visit and be inspired too! 💖
Thank you, so glad you like them!