Crochet delicate, lacy snowflakes for your Christmas tree this year with this free crochet snowflake pattern! These pretty ornaments work up quickly and also make great gift toppers.
Tis the season for crafting, crocheting and decorating! I know Thanksgiving is next week, but we are working on decorating for Christmas. I love creating handmade ornaments for our tree, and this year I am adding some new colorful, crocheted ornaments to our collection.
You only need a few supplies to make this crochet snowflake pattern, and once you get the pattern down, you can work them up fairly quickly, so they are a great project to keep your hands busy while watching your favorite holiday film.
Supplies needed to make this crochet snowflake pattern:
Round 1: Ch 6, sl st to join. Ch 1, work 12 sc in loop, sl st to join (12 sc).
Round 3: *Ch 4, pinch last ch, ch 3, sl st to pinched ch (picot formed), ch 3, pinch last ch, ch 2, dc in pinched ch, ch 2, dc in same pinched ch, ch2, sl st to same pinched ch, ch 2, sl st to first pinched ch (picot formed), ch 3, sl st to beginning sp, ch 8, sl st to top of next dc, repeat from * 5 times (6 “spokes,” 6 ch 8 spaces).
Round 4: Use a few sl sts to move your thread up to the picot on the left of your first “spoke,” *ch 3, sc in ch 8 sp, ch 3, sl st in sc (picot formed), ch 3, sl st to right picot of next spokes, sl st to center sp between picots, sl st to left picot, repeat from * around. Finish off, weave in ends.
To get your snowflakes to hold their shape, you will need to soak the piece in fabric stiffener (you can dilute it with a bit of water if needed), squeeze out the excess, and then shape it on a piece of cardboard covered in plastic wrap. Use straight pins to hold it in place as it dries. Once it has dried it will be stiff enough to hold its shape.
After you whip up these crochet snowflakes, get your hook ready for this beautiful crochet stocking pattern!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.