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Free pattern - Super easy crochet snowflakes

I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I put up my Christmas tree on the 30th November this year... I usually have a not-before-Dec-1st rule, but I've just been feeling so festive this season that I threw caution to the wind and said, what the hey, nothing wrong with feeling festive, and I marched right out, got a tree, and decorated the hell out of it. And it felt gooood. 

I make these crochet snowflakes every year*, and am always amazed at how easily and quickly they come together. This time around I actually timed myself and I can officially announce that each snowflake takes 4 minutes and 16 seconds start to finish, so I think it's safe to say that in one short evening you could end up with enough of these bad boys to decorate the entire house. If that's not festive, I don't know what is.

You will need:

  • White / ivory / cream / yarn. We used Wool and the Gang Jersey Be Good, which creates satisfyingly chunky snowflakes that work just as well as coasters as they do decorations!
  • The relevant size hook, as dictated by your choice of yarn. Remember, the chunkier your yarn and hook, the bigger your snowflake
  • Scissors to cut the yarn when you're done
  • String to hang your snowflakes decorations (optional)

How to make a crochet snowflake

Chain 6. Join in the first stitch with a slip stitch to make a loop.

Round 1: Chain 3 – this forms your first mock treble. 1 treble into the centre of your loop. Chain 3, *make 2 trebles into the centre, chain 3. Repeat from * 3 more times so that you end up with 5 clusters of 2 trebles, each separated by a chain 3 bridge.

Close the round with a slip stitch at the top of the first chain 3.

Round 2: Slip stitch over to the first available chain 3 space – this should be no more than 2 slip stitches. To make the picots in each chain 3 space: chain 3, double crochet into the chain 3 space, chain 6, double crochet, chain 3, double crochet. Slip stitch over to the next chain 3 space and repeat the picot.

When you come to the end of the round, seal with a slip stitch and tie off your yarn.

At this point, you could either use the tail of yarn to create a hanging loop, or you could weave that tail in and use some sparky gold embroidery thread, or that lovely red and white bakers twine, to string a whole bunch of them up to hang as a garland. Or, stick the kettle on and use your snowflake as a coaster!

*If you're a total crochet virgin, London-based and don't want to miss out on all the crochet snowflake fun, I'll be teaching a class at The Village Haberdashery on Thursday 3rd Dec 7-9pm. Come say hi!

Comments on this post (2)

  • Feb 05, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your pattern. It is unfortunate your wonderful, well designed pattern is not available on the first page of the Google search results. Took going thru several pages to find you. I wanted a simple snowflake pattern since I have to make a bunch of them. You delivered. Thank you so much.

    — Susan

  • May 14, 2018

    Thank you, it was so easy even I could cope.

    — colleen

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