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Free crochet snowflake patterns

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow with this pretty free snowflake crochet patterns

free crochet snowflake patterns
Published: November 4, 2021 at 9:00 am
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Whether or not there’s a white Christmas this year, you can easily create your very own winter wonderland with our free crochet snowflake patterns.

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We've got two fabulous crochet snowflake patterns for you to try. Our first is a simple star-style crochet snowflake by Cara Medus, which only uses the basic crochet stitches so even relative beginners can give it a go - plus we've got a handy video tutorial to help guide you through it too!

Our second free crochet snowflake pattern is by Lucy Croft and is a versatile, lacy crochet snowflake pattern that will give you a bit more of a challenge. Individually, this free crochet snowflake pattern will make beautiful decorations, but joined together they could make a really wintry snow queen shawl, or a dainty festive blanket to give as a gift. This pattern magically combines a flower and star in a snowflake shape.

Both of these free snowflake crochet patterns will look great made in a plain white yarn, but to make it extra special we recommend making it using some glittery yarn for a shimmering snowflake effect. And when it comes to motifs such as crochet snowflakes, they really will benefit from blocking, which you can find out more about in our How to block crochet tutorial.

Many people like to stiffen their crochet snowflakes, especially if they're using them for decorations. There are a couple of ways of doing this, but by far the easiest is to use PVA glue. You can either soak your crochet snowflake in the glue or simply cover the reverse with a paintbrush, then leave to dry!

You can also easily adjust the hook and yarn size to create different snowflakes - why not try using a cotton thread and small hook to make a tiny crochet snowflake, or take things super-size with some jumbo yarn and make a big snowflake to use as a door decoration!

Once you've hooked up these free crochet snowflake patterns, why not try your hand at these other snowflake crafts!

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Free snowflake quilt block pattern

Free Crochet Snowflake Pattern - Star Snowflake by Cara Medus

You will need

Any DK Yarn (you could try the bargain 20g balls of Sirdar Happy Cotton Dk)

A 3.5mm (US E/4) hook

Measurements

Approx 8cm (3in) diameter

Abbreviations

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free snowflake crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Star Snowflake Crochet pattern

free easy crochet snowflake pattern

Ch6 and ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as first tr), tr into ring, ch3, (2tr into ring, ch3) 5 times, ss to top of beg ch-3. [12 tr, 6 ch-3 sps]

Round 2 Ch3 (counts as first tr), tr between the 2 tr stitches at base of ch, ch6, skip next tr, (2tr between next 2 tr, ch6) 5 times, ss to top of beg ch-3. [12 tr, 6 ch-6 sps]

Round 3 Ch1 (does not count as st), dc between ch-3 and tr from previous round, *ch3, (ss, ch3, tr, ch3, ss) in third ch of next ch-6, ch3, dc between next 2 tr of previous round; repeat from * another 5 times, omitting last dc on final repeat, ss to first dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Free Crochet Snowflake Pattern - Lace Snowflake by Lucy Croft

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You will need

Glittery Aran or Dk yarn (we'd recommend Stylecraft Special Aran or Hayfield Bonus Glitter Dk)

A 4mm (US G/6) hook

Abbreviations

2-tr cluster (yrh, insert hook in st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) twice, inserting the hook in the same st each time, yrh and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

3-tr cluster (yrh, insert hook in st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, inserting the hook in the same st each time, yrh and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This free snowflake crochet pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Free Crochet Snowflake Pattern

free snowflake crochet pattern

Make a crochet magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) 6dc into the loop, ss to the first dc to join. [6 dc]

Round 2 Ch2, 2-tr cluster into same the dc (counts as 3-tr cluster), ch3, *3-tr cluster into the next dc, ch3, repeat from *4 more times, ss to the top of the 2-tr cluster to join. [6 clusters, 6 ch-3 sp]

Round 3 *Ch9, place stitch marker in the sixth ch from the hook, ss into the marked ch, ch3, tr into the marked ch, ch5, ss to the fifth ch from the hook, tr into the marked ch, ch3, ss to the marked ch, ch5, ss to the marked ch, remove the stitch marker, ch3, ss to the next 3-tr cluster; repeat from * 5 more times, working the final ss into the top of the 2-tr cluster in the previous round.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Joining motifs

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Join the motifs while working Round 3, replacing one of the ch in the ch-sp marked on the diagram with (ch1, ss to the corresponding ch-sp on the other motif). On the chart, all rounds are read in an anti-clockwise direction.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed these free crochet snowflake patterns. Don’t forget, if you need any help with your crochet stitches you can always check out our crochet for beginners guide. And if you’re looking to treat yourself, check out our list of the best crochet hooks and the best crochet kits for beginners.

Authors

Lucy CroftCrochet Designer & Technical Editor

Lucy Croft is the designer behind many of Simply Crochet magazine’s most popular designs. As well as being a freelance technical editor, Lucy has designed many of Simply Crochet’s crochet-alongs including our Pick ‘n’ Mix and Hook ‘n’ Learn CAL’s. Lucy has had designs published in Love Crochet, Mollie Makes, Simply Crochet and many more! You can follow Lucy on Instagram at @lucyacroft

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