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Beaded Crochet Snowflake - Free Pattern

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Center of Snowflake Arm

Next, work 3 consecutive single crochet stitches without any beads. This is to create a space in the center where the other snowflake arms can be joined.

Work the Next 5 Beads

(Work 1 chain stitch overtop of the next bead, then work 1 single crochet stitch on the other side of the bead - between it and the next bead.) Repeat 4 more times. Work 2 chain stitches for turning.

Ignore the Unworked Beads

You should still have 5 unworked beads hanging around on your spool of wire. Eventually, they're going to become another loop like the first one you created. For now, don't worry about them.

Flip the Work Over

Ordinarily, when working a row of crochet, you'd turn the work over and work back across the row. In this case, you're not going to do that; you're going to actually flip the work upside down, so that the bottom becomes the top and the top becomes the bottom.

After you've flipped the work, secure your thread to the wire by making one more chain stitch overtop of the wire.

Working the Other Side of the Next 5 Beads

(Work 1 chain stitch overtop of the next bead; then work a single crochet stitch after the bead.) Repeat the sequence in parentheses 4 more times.

Finishing the Center of the Snowflake Arm

Work 3 more single crochet stitches to finish off the center.

Finish The Snowflake Arm

(Work 1 chain stitch overtop of the next bead; then work a single crochet stitch after the bead.) Repeat the sequence in parentheses 4 more times. End with one more single crochet stitch.

Camouflage any wire that is showing by either sliding the beadwork closer to the beaded loop, or else by wrapping the ends of the thread over the wire. End off, and weave in the ends.

Make Another Beaded Loop

Now's the time to go back to those 5 unworked beads and make another loop. Cut the wire, leaving yourself enough space to twist the wire over itself. Aim for a snug fit; don't leave any space between the beadwork and the loop. After you've formed the loop, cut off the excess wire.

Make Another Arm, and Stitch Them Together

Crocheted Snowflake Arms
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Your next task is to duplicate the arm you just made. Then, using a tapestry needle and a scrap of the same color of crochet cotton, place one arm on top of the other one, forming a modified X as shown. Stitch the two snowflake arms together.

Make One More Snowflake Arm

Crochet Snowflake With Beadwork
Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

The snowflake needs one more arm. Use the same directions given above, with one change: Instead of working 5 beads and then stopping in the center to work 3 single crochet stitches, you're going to work a bead in that spot.

That means, when you begin, you need to string 21 beads onto the wire instead of 20.

After you've worked the third arm, stitch it on top of the others as shown.

You could stop here, if you like the look of this beaded snowflake without its background; this would make a nice applique.

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