Directions for Crocheting the Snowflake Background
Round 1Ch 5, (dc, ch 3.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 5 times. Sl st to join.
Round 2Ch 7, (dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in same dc, ch 4.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 5 more times. Dc in next dc at the base of the first ch-7. Ch 1, sl st to join to the 3rd ch in the row.
Round 3ch 1, (work 4 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 3, dc in next ch-1 space, work a picot, dc, ch 3.) Repeat sequence in parentheses 5 more times. Sl st to join to the first sc in the round.
Optional Loop for HangingIf you want to hang up your snowflake, there are different ways you could do it. You could stick a wire Christmas ornament hanger through one of the loops to use as a hanger. Or you could crochet a loop for hanging up your snowflake:
Work 1 sl st, then work as many chains as necessary to make your loop the desired length. Sl st to join, then work 1-2 more sl sts to anchor the loop and make it sturdy.
My snowflake was made without a loop, because I am using it to embellish the cover of a scrapbook album.
Finishing the Snowflake
End off. Weave in the loose ends. Block if desired.
Stitch the beaded snowflake arms onto the snowflake background.
If you stitch carefully using white embroidery floss, your snowflake will be reversible. The photo at left shows what the back of the snowflake looks like.
Ideas for Using The Finished Snowflake
Use this free crochet pattern to create any of the following:
- Snowflake Christmas tree ornaments
- Refrigerator magnets
- Stocking stuffers
- Embellishments for the cover of a scrapbook album
- Embellishments for gift wrapping
- Toppers for handmade greeting cards
- Appliques for a Christmas stocking, purse, bag, or hat
- Pin or brooch
- Window decor
- Table decor - Throw a tablecloth over your table, put a centerpiece in the center, and then sprinkle the table with beaded crochet snowflakes!