Crochet Snowflakes


Crochet snowflakes could be used as many things. Gift wrapping decorations, christmas tree ornaments or maybe in a garland? You can find 2 patterns for snowflakes on this page, one small snowflake and one big.


The yarn used in this pattern was sponsored by Järbo Garn.


MATERIAL

Yarn used: Järbo 8/4 (mercerized cotton fingering weight) with hook size 2.5 mm and Järbo Viol 12/3  (Thread, 100 % cotton) with hook size 1.25 mm.

Approximate sizes: With Järbo 8/4, around 15 cm for the big snowflake and around 8 cm for the small one. With Järbo Viol 12/3, around 8cm for the big snowflake and around 5 cm for the small one.

ABBREVIATIONS, US CROCHET TERMS

st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet

DESCRIPTION – BIG SNOWFLAKE

(Crochet diagram below)

Start with a magic ring.

 

Round 1:
6 sc in the magic ring. Join round with a sl st.

Round 2:
ch 5,  (1 dc in next sc, ch 2)  repeat 5 times.
Join round with 1 sc in 3:rd chain.

Round 3: 
( 1 sc in next ch-2 space, ch 11, sl st in 5:th ch from hook,
ch 7, sl st in 5:th ch from hook,
ch 4,  sl st in 5:th ch from hook,
ch 4, sl st in 5:th ch from hook, sl st in the following 3 ch,
ch 4, sl st in 5:th ch from hook, sl st in the following 5 ch, ch 1,
1 sc in the same ch-2 space as before, 1 sc in next dc,
ch 8, sl st in 5:th ch from hook,
ch 6, sl st in 7:th ch from hook,
ch 4, sl st in 5:th ch from hook, sl st in the following 3 ch, 1 sc in the same dc as before) repeat 6 times.
Join round with a sl st in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

 

DESCRIPTION – SMALL SNOWFLAKE

(Crochet diagram below)
 

Do exactly the same as for the big snowflake on round 1 and 2.

Round 3:
( 3 sc in next ch-2 space, 1 sc in next dc,
ch 8, sl st in 5:th ch from hook,
ch 6, sl st in 7:th ch from hook,
ch 4, sl st in 5:th ch from hook,
sl st in the following 3 ch, 1 sc in the same dc as before) repeat 6 times.
Join round with a sl st in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in the ends.

STARCH AND BLOCK

Your snowflakes need to be starched and blocked. I have used white glue mixed with water to make it stiff.

Mix glue and water in equal proportions and soak your snowflake in it. Pin it in desired shape on to a blocking board or whatever blocking device that you use, let it dry.

CROCHET DIAGRAMS

If you’ve got questions, or find any errors in this pattern, please tell me!
It would be very nice to see your snowflakes, so please tag images with #intheyarngarden or feel free to leave a comment with a link to your picture.  🙂

Happy crocheting!

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