A Snowflake Pattern

DSCF9659These snowflakes would be a doddle for experienced crocheters & pretty straightforward even for absolute beginners.   The pattern below is for the round snowflake on the left.  The other 2 patterns are available for sale (£2 for the 2) in my Folksy shop (UK or USA version).

Introduction

I’ve used Sirdar Flirt yarn for these projects – it’s a DK yarn & is 80% bamboo, 20% wool mix.  It’s good stuff for this project because it’s a little bit shiny & silky – nice and Christmassy. It’s also very easy to crochet & holds its shape really well.  The finished snowflake measures around 6cm across.

A note for UK crocheters – I’ve used USA terms throughout - here’s a conversion chart.  If you would like a UK version just give me a shout – I can email one to you.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain; sc: single crochet; dc: double crochet; hdc: half double crochet; rep: repeat; rnd: round; sp: space; st: stitch; tog: together.

Stitch Guide

DSCF9641.1double crochet 2 together (dc2tog): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over & pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, yarn over & pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook

double crochet 3 together (dc3tog): Yarn over, insert hook in st & pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (yarn over, insert hook into same stitch & pull up a loop, yarn over pull through 2 loops) 2 times, yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on the hook.

picot-3: Chain 3, make slip stitch in 3rd chain from the hook.

Pattern

Rnd 1: Start with a magic circle, and crochet 6 sc in the ring. Alternatively chain 2, 6 sc in 2nd ch from the hook. You don’t need to bother joining the circle with a ss – just carry on to round 2.

Rnd 2: Make 2sc in each sc round, join last sc to 1st sc with ss – you’ll end up with 12 stitches.  Picture 1 shows how it should look:

At the end of round 2

Picture 1

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc2tog in next sc, skip 1sc, ch3; *dc3tog, skip 1sc, ch3, repeat from * 4 times, join with ss to top of 1st dc2tog

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Picture 2

This picture shows the 3rd round after you have made the 1st 3 ch and the dc2tog.


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Picture 3

This shows the 3rd round after you have skipped 1sc, ch3 & made 1st dc3tog.

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Picture 4

This shows the completed 3rd round after joining with a ss.

Rnd 4: ss into 1st 3 ch sp, make 3 ch, 4hdc & 1 dc into the same 3 ch sp; *(picot-3) 3 times, anchor the 3 picot-3s by inserting your hook underneath the top of last dc you made and make a ss (see pictures 5-8); 1dc, 4hdc, 1dc in next 3 ch sp, repeat from * 4 times, then make a final (picot-3) 3 times, anchor it as before then join with ss to 3rd ch in 1st ch 3.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

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Picture 5

The arrow indicates where you need to make your ss to make your first picot-3 stitch.


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Picture 6

The pink circle shows what your 1st picot-3 stitch should look like when you’ve completed it.


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Picture 7

The pink circle shows what your work should look like once you have completed 2 picot-3 stitches.

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Picture 8

This is what your work should look like after you have finished your 3rd picot-3 (the 3 picot-3 are numbered).  The pink arrow indicates where you need to make your ss to anchor your picots.


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Picture 9

Your work in progress.


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The completed snowflakes and my other designs, silhouetted against the evening sky.


7 Comments

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7 responses to “A Snowflake Pattern

  1. Anonymous

    Very hard to understand

  2. Wonderful tutorial…..thanks!

  3. Clare Davidson

    Thankyou! I just downloaded the other two patterns and I can’t wait to get some pretty yarn to have a go at making these. xxx

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