December Snowflake | Free Crochet Pattern +Video!

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Why not make yet another crochet snowflake ornament? There’s plenty of time to make these cuties, because they work up fast! Some days ago I shared with you free written pattern and video tutorial for Frosty Star Snowflake. Today’s ornament celebrates this amazing month!

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If you are a visual learner, or need clarification, see my video tutorial here:

And when you’re done…

…be sure to see my video about how I block and stiffen my crochet ornaments:

Few words on the project

This crochet snowflake pattern is easy enough for beginners to follow, and it uses various basic stitches, so it’s a great way to practice them. It includes picots, too, so it’s a good way to learn it. I explain how to make it in my video, so head there if you need!

In the video tutorial I use thick cotton yarn, because it makes a better choice for the visuals. In real life, however, crochet ornaments look best when made with thread and small crochet hook. Learn more about yarn types in my Yarn 101 Series of articles.

In case you’ve missed it, last year I’ve created 6 snowflake patterns in my Crochet Snowflake Mini CAL. All of them are free and some of them have video tutorials!

You can hang these snowflakes on your Christmas tree, or add them to the gifts this year. For more inspiration, see my Handmade Gift Guide and Gift Guide for Crafters.

PATTERN NOTES

LEVEL – upper beginner

TERMS – standard US

TECHNIQUES

MATERIALS AND TOOLS

  • yarn: 100% cotton thread – I used an unpopular Polish one, but something like Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush should be ok, too! 
  • crochet hook 1.5 mm
  • scissors

MEASUREMENTS

  • snowflake: 8 cm (~3,15″)
  • remember that your yarn weight of choice, hook size and crocheting style can affect the final size of the ornament, as well as blocking and stiffening.

Frosty Star Crochet Snowflake

START:

chain 6, form the loop and close it with a slip stitch.

ROUND 1:

12 sc into the loop, close with a sl st.

ROUND 2:

chain 5, skip one, 1 hdc, *skip one, 1 hdc, 2 ch* x 5, close with a slip stitch into the chain space.

ROUND 3:

chain 1, [*1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 3 ch, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc* all in one chain space, 1 sl st into the dc from the previous row] x 5, close with a slip stitch.

ROUND 4:

2 sl st, *1 sl st, 3 ch (turning chain), 2 dc, 3 ch, 1 tr, 3 ch, 3 dc* all in one chain space, *3 dc, 3 ch, 1 tr, 3 ch, 3 dc* all in one chain space x 5, close with a sl st into the top stitch of the turning chain.

ROUND 5:

[2 sl st into the dc’s from the previous row, 1 picot (4 ch), *2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc* all in one chain space, 1 dc into the tr from the previous row, 1 picot (4 ch), *1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc* all in one chain space, 1 picot (4 ch), 3 sl st (last one into the chain space between the triads of double crochets)] x 6.

Fasten off, secure the yarn, and don’t forget to block and stiffen your snowflakes! 

you are done!

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