Simple crochet snowflake pattern

Simple crochet snowflake ornament

As the air gets colder and the holiday season approaches, it’s the perfect time to add a touch of handmade charm to your décor. I am excited to share an easy-to-follow simple crochet snowflake pattern that will bring a touch of winter magic to your home. Perfect for beginners!

Materials Needed

  1. Yarn. What is the best yarn for crochet snowflakes?

Crochet Thread (Size 10, 20, or 30): Ideal for delicate and intricate snowflakes, perfect for ornaments or window decorations.

Fingering or Sport Weight Yarn: Offers a bit more substance while still allowing for intricate designs. Great for a variety of snowflake projects.

Metallic or Sparkly Yarn: Adds a festive touch and eye-catching sparkle to your snowflakes, making them perfect for holiday décor.

White or Silver Yarn: Classic choices that mimic real snowflakes, providing a timeless and elegant look.

Cotton Yarn: Ideal for a natural or rustic appearance, perfect for snowflakes intended for coasters or ornaments.

Blend of Fibers: Experiment with blends like acrylic and metallic or cotton and silk for unique textures and visual interest.

  1. Crochet Hook. Use an appropriate hook size for your chosen yarn.
  2. Scissors. A sharp pair of scissors for cutting yarn.
  3. Yarn needle. For weaving in ends.
  4. Potato starch or starch spray. Stiffen crochet snowflakes.

Easy Crochet Snowflake YouTube Video

To make your crochet experience even smoother, check out step-by-step tutorial on my YouTube channel. Watch the video below for a visual guide to creating your own beautiful crochet snowflakes.

Written Instructions (US terms)

Ch – chain

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

dc – double crochet

beg – beginning

  1. Start with a slip knot, but don’t tighten it up – counts as 1st ch. Ch 5 more. Sl st in the 1st ch to join in the round.

  2. Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), 11 sc in the ring, sl st in the 1st ch.

  3. Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in the next stitch, ch 7, *2 dc, ch 7**, repeat from * to ** 4 more times, sl st in the top of ch 3.

  4. Ch 7, sl st in the 5th ch from the hook, sc in the next dc stitch, *4 sc in the arch, ch 10, sl st in the 4th ch from the hook, ch 5, sl st in the 1st ch from the beg, 4 sc in the arch, 1 sc in the next stitch, ch 5, sl st in the 1st ch from the beg, 1 sc in the next stitch**. 

Repeat from * to ** 4 more times. 4 sc in the arch, ch 10, sl st in the 4th ch from the hook, ch 5, sl st in the 1st ch from the beg, 4 sc in the arch. Sl st in the 2nd chain from the beginning of the round.

Cut the yarn, weave ends. 

How to stiffen crochet snowflakes with potato starch?

To stiffen my snowflakes, I followed these steps:

    1. In a glass, dissolve 1 tablespoon of potato starch in a small amount of cold water. Stir it thoroughly.

    2. While stirring constantly, pour boiling water into the starch mixture in a thin stream.

    3. Dilute the resulting solution to half a liter.

    4. Block the snowflakes by pinning them to a piece of cardboard.

    5. Leave them to dry. It’s best to wait for at least 24 hours until they are completely dry.

Final Thoughts

There you have it–a simple and elegant crochet snowflake pattern to adorn your space with a touch of winter wonder. Try using various yarn colors and sizes to make beautiful snowflakes for your holiday décor.

Here is another simple crochet snowflake tutorial! 

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Happy crocheting!

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