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How To Make A Crochet Snowflake



make a crochet snowflake 1   make a crochet snowflake 2
make a crochet snowflake 3   make a crochet snowflake 4
make a crochet snowflake 5   make a crochet snowflake 6
make a crochet snowflake 7

Materials
  • crochet thread
  • size "2" crochet hook
  • spray starch
  • straight pins
  • thick piece of cardboard or styrofoam board
  • glitter
  • clear glue (suitable to apply glitter)

NOTE: All-in-one glitter glue can be substituted for glitter and clear glue.


Instructions

Depending on which crochet thread you use, the size of these snowflakes can vary anywhere from 4-5 inches in diameter to as much as 8 inches. For example, using lightweight crochet thread, Snowflake No. 4 would be approximately 5 inches in diameter. Using a heavier crochet thread could add another inch or so to the overall size.

You can also change the size and "lacy" effect by simply using a larger crochet hook.

When the snowflakes are finished, use pins to stretch and shape them. Spray them with starch so they'll hold their shape. To add "sparkle", add glitter.

Double Treble Stitch (dtr) - Yarn over hook 3 times, then insert hook into next stitch (1). Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch - there are five loops on the hook (2).

double treble crochet stitch

Loop yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now four loops remaining on the hook). Yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now three loops remaining on the hook). Yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now two loops remaining on the hook). Again, loop yarn over hook and draw through the last two loops on the hook (there is now one loop remaining.) This completes one double treble crochet.

Triple Treble Stitch (trtr) - Work the same as you would the double treble stitch above except start with yarn over hook 4 times instead of 3.


Snowflake 1

Chain 5. Join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 - Ch 3, 11 dc in ring, sl st in top of starting ch-3 to join.

Round 2 - Sl st in 1st sp, (ch 7, skip 1 sp, sc in next sp) 6 times, join.

Round 3 - Ch 1, (10 sc in next ch-7 sp) 6 times, join.

Round 4 - Sl st in next 5 sc, * ch 16, skip next 10 sc, sc, ch 14, sl st in 3rd st from hook and each remaining ch, sc in last sc of same row. Repeat from * 5 times.

Round 5 - Sl st to center of ch-16 sp, * ch 10, sl st in top of ch-14 stem, ch 10, sl st in same sp, ch 10, sc in center of next ch-16 sp, (ch 18, sl st into sc) 5 times. Repeat from * 5 times, join.

Fasten off.


Snowflake 2

Ch 6, join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 - Ch 5, 29 dtr in ring, sl st in top of ch-5 to join.

Round 2 - Sl st in next sp, ch 3 (acts as dc), 1 dc in each of next 4 sps, ch 2, * dc in next 5 sps, ch 2. Repeat from * 4 times. Sl st in top of ch-3 to join.

Round 3 - Sl st into next sp, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 3 sp, ch 6, * skip ch-2 sp, dc in next 4 sps, ch 6. Repeat from * 4 times. Sl st in top of ch-3 to join.

Round 4 - Sl st in next sp, * ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 spx, ch 5, sc in center of next ch-6 sp, ch 5, * dc in next 3 sps, ch 5, sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 5. Repeat from * 4 times. Sl st in top of ch-3 to join.

Round 5 - Sl st in next sp, ch 3 (acts as dc), 1 dc in next sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 2 times, * dc in next 2 sps, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 2 times, ch 5. Repeat from * 4 times. Sl st in top of ch-3 to join. Sl st in next sp.

Round 6 - Ch 11 (acts as dc and ch-8 loop), sl st in 3rd ch from beginning, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 3 times, * dc between next 2 dc, ch 8, sl st at top of dc, (ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp) 3 times, ch 5. Repeat from * 4 times. Sl st in base of list loop to join.

Fasten off.


Snowflake 3

Ch 6. Join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 - Ch 2, 11 sc in ring, sl st in top of ch-2 to join.

Round 2 - Sl st in 1st sc, ch 7, 1 dtr in next sc, (ch 3 1 dtr in next sc) 10 times, ch 3, sl st in 5th ch of ch-7 to join.

Round 3 - Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 4. Holding back last loop of each st, 2 tr in same sp, yo, pull through all loops on hook (tr cluster made). Ch 4, * 3 tr cluster in next sp, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join to top of 1st tr cluster.

Round 4 - Ch 1, * 6 sc in next ch-4 sp, 3 sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 6, sl st in 2nd st from hook and each ch, 3 more sc in same ch-4 sp. Repeat from * 5 times. Join in ch-1.

Round 5 - Sl st in 1st 3 sc of next 6-sc, (ch 9, sc in top of ch-6 stem, ch 9, sc in middle of next 6 sc) 6 times. Join.

Round 6 - (Ch 10, dc in top of ch-6 stem, ch 10, sc in next sc) 6 times. Join.

Round 7 - * Ch 16, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 10, sc in same sc, ch 12, tr in top of dc, ch 10, sl st in 1st ch, ch 12, sc in next sc. Repeat from * 5 times. Join.

Fasten off.


Snowflake 4

Ch 6, join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 - * Ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch, 2 sc in ring. Repeat from * 5 times. Join.

Round 2 - Sl st up to top of ch-6 stem. * Ch 25, sl st in 1st ch. Repeat from * 4 times. Sl st in each ch down left side of ch-6 stem and in next 2 sc in ring. *Sl st up to top of next ch-6 stem. Ch 12, sl st in center chain of last ch-25. Ch 12, sl st in 1st ch of previous ch-12. (Ch 25, sl st in same 1st-ch sp) 4 times. Sl st down left side of ch-6 stem, sl st in each of 2 sc. Repeat from * 4 times. Sl st up to top of next ch-6 stem. Ch 12, sl st in center chain of last ch-25. Ch 12, sl st in 1st ch of previous ch-12. (Ch 24, sl st in same ch-1 sp) 3 times. Ch 12, sl st in center ch of 1st ch-25. Ch 12, sl st in same 1st-ch sp. Sl st down left side of ch-6 stem. Sl st in each of next 2 sc. Join.

Fasten off.


Snowflake 5

Ch 6, join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 - Ch 5, 1 trtr in ring, (ch 8, 2 trtr in ring) 5 times, ch 8, sl st in top of ch-5 to join.

Round 2 - * Ch 20, sl st in 3rd st from beginning of ch-20, ch 18, sl st in 3rd ch, ch 18, sl st in 1st ch, ch 16, sl st in 1st ch, ch 20, sl st in 3rd ch, ch 3, sc in sp beteen same 2 trtr, 5 sc in next ch-8 sp, sc in sp between next 2 trtr. Repeat from * 5 times. Join.

Fasten off.


Snowflake 6

Ch 7, join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 - * Ch 4, tr in ring, ch 15, sl st in 2nd st from hook and in each ch and in top of tr, ch 4, sl st in ring. Repeat from * 5 times. Join.

Round 2 - * Sl st to top of tr, ch 8, sl st in the side of ch-15 stem about 1/3 way up, ch 8, sl st to ch-15 2/3 way up, ch 8, sl st in top of ch-15 stem, ch 12, sl st in 8th st from hook, (ch 8, sl st in same sp) twice, ch 4, sl st in top of stem, (ch 8, sl st into opposite side of ch-15) 3 times, sl st down side of ch-4, up side of next ch-4. Repeat from * 5 times. Join.

Fasten off.


Snowflake 7

Ch 8, join with sl st to form a ring.

Round 1 - Ch 3, 17 dc in ring, sl st in top of ch-3 to join.

Round 2 - (Ch 5, skip 1 sp, 1 dtr in next sp, ch 5, skip 1 sp, sl st in next sp) 6 times.

Round 3 - Sl st to top of star point, (ch 7, sc in next point) 6 times.

Round 4 - * Ch 22, sc in star point, ch 32, sc in star point, ch 22, sc in star point, 8 sc in next ch-7 sp, sc in next star point. Repeat from * 5 times. Join.

Fasten off.