Crochet lacy snowflakes for winter and holiday decorations. Use snowflakes in your window, as Christmas tree ornaments or give your friends and family instead of Christmas cards. You can also use fine thread and a tiny crochet hook and make a pair of earrings.
Symbols and abbreviations
Symbols for the chart and abbreviations for the written pattern. The pattern uses US crochet terms.
Pattern for crochet snowflake
Chain 9, join into ring with slip stitch.
Round 1: Ch4, tr into ring, ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook (forms a picot), ch3, *2 tr into ring, ch5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch3*. Repeat from * to * 4 more times, sl st in top stitch of starting chain-4. (6 points)
Round 2: *Ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch6, sl st in 2nd stitch from hook, sl st in each of next 2 stitches, ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch2, dc in ch between 1st two picots (see image), ch4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch4, sl st between 2 tr of previous round*. Repeat from * to * 5 more times. (6 points)
Fasten off and weave in yarn ends.
Shape the snowflake: wet it, pin it to shape and let dry. If you used cotton or other fibres that can stand heat, you can steam the snowflake using an iron.
4 different options for hardening the snowflake:
- Commercial starch
- Glue-water mix (50% white glue, 50% water)
- Sugar-water mix. Heat 60% sugar and 40% water to near boiling.
- Brush with hobby varnish
Crochet chart for snowflake
Video tutorial: Crochet a 2-round snowflake