Monday, 8 October 2012

Handmade Monday: Crochet Christmas Snowflake Pattern - Surely It's Not Too Early?

So, as promised on my earlier post: here is how to make a crochet snowflake, like the one shown above.
Crochet snowflake pattern
Easy-peasy .... really!
I used DMC Natura Just Cotton, in Colour Ibiza and a 2.5 mm crochet hook.

Base chain: 6 chain, join with a slip stitch.
Round  1: 1 chain  [1 double crochet into ring, 3 chain]12 times. Slip stitch to join end to first double crochet (dc) stitch. You are making a row of DC plus 3 chain. This will be quite a tight fit. See picture below.

Round 2: Slip stitch into top of the two chain from previous round, then 1 ch, 1 dc into 3 chain arch from previous row [3 ch, 1 dc into next 3 chain arch] 11 times, then 1 ch then 1 half treble into top of first double crochet. In this row, you are making arches all the way round the star. See the picture below.
Row 3: [6 chain, 1 dc into next 3 chain arch, 3 chain, 1 dc into next 3 chain arch] 4 times, then 6 chain and 1 dc into next 3 chain arch. 1 chain, I treble into half treble from previous round to close. Essentially, you alternate making arches of 6 chain and 3 chain round the star, into the 3 chain arches you made in row 2. Picture below of star with rows 1-3 complete.
Row 4: 1 half treble, 4 trebles, 2 chain, 4 trebles, 1 half treble into 6 chain arch, 1 dc into 3 chain arch. Repeat around the star and close row with a slip stitch. The groups of trebles and half trebles fill out the points of the star, while the double crochets anchor the points. See the picture of this last row in progress below.
Ta-dah! Now hand it proudly on your tree - or make lots, and tie them into bunting. Please don't make commerically - please don't sell the pattern or the snowflakes.


  1. I thought this looked so pretty when I saw the little photo on Handmade Harbour. Thanks for sharing your pattern. Unfortunately it's not too early to think about Christmas. I'd love to make some for our tree.
    Ali x

  2. Oh how gorgeous. I really must learn how to crochet, it's lovely little things like this that make me wish I could!

  3. No, not too early and very pretty too.

  4. Lovely. They are very pretty. Thanks for sharing the pattern- I will bookmark it and maybe get around to making some (maybe!!)

  5. I like the idea of making the snowflakes in to bunting. Love the vintage knitting patterns! I am currently knitting a little girls cardigan from a book I found in a charity shop.

  6. This is lovely.Thanks for the pattern-I have some wool hanging around and this would be perfect.

  7. Hello! I found this on Ravelry and wondered if you'd mind if I sell some for charity? Sorry if that's a dumb question as you've said not to make it commercially.

    1. Hello! Thanks for asking. I don't mind actually if you are making them for charity - which one? I hope they look good. I'd love to see a picture! Xx

  8. Hi Grace,
    Thanks for getting back to me! It's for a charity called Carers UK, a friend works there and has organised a sale as part of raising money for running London Marathon. I have a few bits of crocheted stuff leftover from a stall I did back in the summer and thought it would be good to add a few Christmassy bits and bobs. I am sally-kate on Ravelry and will post pictures there. Thank you!