Free Snowflake Pattern

January 19, 2018

Here is a free snowflake pattern for you, that can bring bright snow into your life.

Free Crochet Snowflake Pattern

Use it for Christmas or use it as decoration, when other Christmas decorations are put away and everything feels a bit empty and dark.

UPDATE: This blog post has been updated as of December 2018.
Downloadable versions of this pattern can be found at Ravelry and Lovecrochet.

Size and Yarn

My first snowflake was 7 cm wide (2.8in). Using
  • 3mm hook (US 2½-C/D, UK 11)
  • Regular 100% cotton yarn (170m/50gram ~ 180y/1.76oz).
My next snowflake was 9.5 cm wide (3.8in). Using
  • 4mm hook (US 6-G, UK 8)
  • Himalaya Denim. 100% cotton yarn (140m/50gr ~ 153y/1.76oz).
I crochet them a little tight as for doing amigurumi and both snowflakes are rigid enough to stay in shape after being washed.

The Pattern

The written pattern should be beginner-friendly. I've added a few images to help you see, if your progress is similar to mine.

Abbreviations

ch = chains
sc = single crochet
slst = slip stitch
** = repeat instructions within ** as directed

First Rounds:
  1. 6 ch, join with a slst to make a ring.
    Crochet over the loose end to save yourself from sewing it in later.
  2. 18 sc around the ring, join with a slst. (img 1)
    Push the stitches a little, so they all fit in around the ring.
  3. Chain Spaces. *Chain 5, skip 2 sts in the ring, 1 slst in the next stitch.*
    Repeat all around = 6 chain spaces around the ring. (img 2)
Crochet Snowflake ring
Crochet Snowflake chain spaces

Spikes

When you slip stitch into a chain stitch, hook in to the back loop only.
  1. 3 sc around the next chain space.
  2. Begin a spike. Ch 6, slst in the 2nd st from the hook,
    1 slst in the next stitch,
    1 slst in the next stitch.
  3. Mini spike. Ch 3, slst in the 2nd st from the hook,
    1 slst in the next stitch,
    1 slst in the next stitch (Hook into a stitch alreayd hooked into before).
  4. Mini Spike. Repeat line 6.
  5. Finalize a spike. 1 slst in the next stitch,
    1 slst in the next stitch.
  6. 3 sc in the same chain space.
Make 5 more spikes by repeating lines 4-9.


Crochet Snowflake - spikes

Fasten off with a slip stitch into the next stitch. Cut the yarn and pull it through the loop. Use the cut yarn end for hanging up the snowflake.

You are done crocheting! A quick crochet project this one, right?

Washing (Blocking)

I didn't have to stiffen my snowflakes. I just washed and placed them on a flat surface and pulled a little at the spikes, till I was happy about the shape. Once dry, the snowflakes were fixed and ready to hang up.

Snowflake in the Window

Show Me Your Snowflake

Once, you have done one, you can make minor alterations here and there to get other types of snowflakes. I'ld love to see if you make the above or other versions. Tag me at instagram with @stonegnomedesign or show me at facebook.

And notice, that you are always more than welcome to share/sell any products you make from my patterns. For further information read about copyright and selling.

Snowflake on a Mountain - and at Home
January 2018: If you follow me on instagram, you might already have guessed, that I've been on vacation with my family. We visited a mountain and there wasn't any snow, so I started a little snowflake up there. It might have been the first time, I've crocheted while being 1800 meter (~ 6000 feet) above sea level (if flying doesn't count).
We got home from vacation very late Monday and then woke up to snow outside. Hurray!




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