Whether or not there’s a white Christmas this year, you can easily create your very own winter wonderland with Lucy Croft’s versatile, lacy crochet snowflake. You can hook it up in some plain white yarn, but to make it extra special we recommend making it using some glittery yarn for a shimmering snowflake effect.
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.
You will need
A 4mm (US G/6) hook
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.
Free Crochet Snowflake Pattern
Make a 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.
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).