This pretty snowflake is crocheted in the round from the center out. It's a beginner-friendly crochet project that works up quickly and has many possible uses.
- Yarn or Crochet Thread: You can use just about any size fiber to make this project. I used Cascade 220, which is a medium-weight yarn, to crochet my sample snowflake.
- Crochet Hook Size: To crochet the sample snowflake, I used a size I crochet hook. However, this hook size is not set in stone; you'll need to choose a hook that's compatible with the yarn or crochet thread you'll use for crocheting your snowflake.
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
My sample snowflake measures about 5". The size of yours will vary based on several factors including the materials you choose and your individual way of crocheting.
Crochet Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
- beg = beginning
- ch = chain
- ch-3 sp = chain-3 space, the space formed when you worked 3 chain stitches in the previous round
- dc = double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch
Ch 5. Insert your hook into the 1st ch worked (the 5th ch from your hook) and work a sl st to form a ring.
Round 1: Work 12 sc sts in ring. Join the work to the beg of the round with a sl st.
Round 2: Work 2 sc into each sc all the way around. You'll end up with a total of 24 sc sts. Sl st to join the work to the 1st sc worked in the round.
Round 3: [sl st in next sc, 1 sc in ea of next 2 sc, sl st in next sc] Work sequence in brackets 5 more times. You'll end up with a total of 12 sc sts in the round. Join with a sl st to first st in the round.
Round 4: [sl st in next sl st, sl st in next sc, ch 3, 2 dc in next sc, ch 3, sl st in next sl st.] Work sequence in brackets 5 more times for a total of 6.
Round 5: [skip all sl sts. Work 3 sc sts into the space formed underneath of the ch-3 in the previous round. ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next dc, ch 3, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp.] Repeat sequence in brackets 5 more times, for a total of 6 times. At end of round, sl st to join the work to the 1st sc st worked at the beg of the round.
Finishing the Snowflake
End off. Weave in loose ends. If you crocheted your snowflake using thread or yarn that responds well to blocking, i.e. cotton or wool, block the snowflake. If you used synthetic yarn such as acrylic, there is no need for blocking. My sample snowflake has not been blocked, but it should be.
Use the snowflake as you wish; it makes a fantastic embellishment or applique. Enjoy!