Friday, 9 October 2009

Crochet Snowflake - Free Pattern

Welcome to my first free crochet pattern.

A Snowflake is simple but I have only learnt to crochet in the past couple of months and you have to start somewhere so hopefully from here I will stay simple for a while but then begin on more difficult things.

I have tested this pattern, but if there are any errors or questions please ask in the comments below or e-mail me at:  gracey2887 [at] googlemail [dot] com

Please feel free to do what ever you want with the end product, even sell it if you wish, but please do not sell this pattern.  You can print it out for personal use. Copyright 2009 Craftylion ©.


SIZE: About 2.5 inches diameter, but depends upon yarn and hook

GAUGE: Not important for this item

  • Twilley's Goldfingering
  • 3mm hook
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
rnd = round
slst = slip stitch
sts = stitches
tr = treble crochet

British terminology used

NOTE: Join rnds with a slst unless otherwise stated

Rnd 1: With 3mm hook and yarn, ch2.  Make 6dc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with a slst in 1st dc.
Rnd 2: Ch1, 2dc in each dc around.  Join with slst in 1st dc. (12sts)
Rnd 3: Ch1 [dc, ch3 in next dc, dc in next dc] rep around. Join with slst in 1st dc. (6 sets of ch3 loops).

You can Fasten off there for a small snowflake or contiue to the final round for a larger one.

Rnd 4: Ch1 *[dc, ch3, dc, ch2, tr, ch2, dc, ch3, dc in ch3 loop] ch1 rep from * 5 more times.  Slst in 1st dc.

Fasten off.

That's it finished, but you can pull gently on the points if they don't look pointy enough.
If you are using a thicker yarn you might want to stiffen the snowflake with spray starch.
A light stem iron helps to block it to make sure it will remain flat.

Copyright 2009 Crafty Lion ©

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