I’ve got a serious soft spot for a beautiful crochet snowflake. I love the intricacy and detail. And a snowflake is really where the art of crochet shines bright!
Every year my Christmas tree is adorned with gorgeous crocheted snowflakes made by my grandmother. I love reaching into the tissue-lined box every year to carefully place them one by one on my tree. It makes me smile and think of her loving hands making them. And even though she is no longer with us, I feel her love transcend time as I lovingly hold each one.
What Can You Make With Crochet Snowflakes
I love crochet snowflakes because they are beautiful and can be used in so many ways:
Christmas Tree Ornaments: My grandmother adorned her trees with beautiful, white crochet snowflakes. Since each snowflake is different, it’s fun to add to your tree decor collection each year with a new pattern or two!
Accents on Gifts: What a beautiful way to adorn a gift! I don’t know about you but sometimes wrapping paper and bows costs more than the gift itself. A simply wrapped gift in brown paper topped with a crochet snowflake is just stunning! Plus, then the receiver can also enjoy the gorgeous crocheted snowflake as an additional handmade gift.
Crochet Garland or Banner: To make a snowflake garland pattern you will need to use several crochet ornaments to string together in a garland. This is a perfect touch on a fireplace mantle or really anywhere around your home.
Chic Decor: Hang a crochet snowflake from a light fixture, attach to your computer monitor or hang from a window to brighten up your daily life with crochet fun! Sure to make you smile every time you see it!
Crochet as Art: Display your crochet handiwork as art! Just buy a piece of photo matting, and cut it to fit a square picture frame. Then place the snowflake on the mat, put the picture frame glass on top, and sandwich the snowflake in between the glass and the mat. Then reassemble the picture frame and hang it on your wall. Whether you want to stick with the classic snowflake design and use white yarn or you want to mix it up and make some colorful snowflakes, you’re sure to have a beautiful art piece.
The Perfect Gift: A simple crochet snowflake or a set of snowflakes make an amazing gift. Since it’s more the effort creating the beauty, this is a low-cost gift with high value because of the intricacy of your work! I love that!
How Do You Crochet A Snowflake?
Let’s face it, a crochet snowflake is a beautiful work of art! It may seem intimidating and maybe you’re wondering if you have the ability to make crochet snowflakes. It really is a matter of working basic crochet stitches using a thinner yarn (usually thread) and a smaller size hook.
What Size Hook Do You Use?
Most crochet snowflakes are crocheted with thread, which means you likely will need a smaller, steel crochet hook (I like this set the best). The crochet snowflake pattern will indicate the correct size thread and hook size you need.
If you find crochet thread difficult to work with, just remember that the stitches are worked the same as with thicker yarn. Taking time to work slowly can help as can a good light source. This might be a project you work on a sunny afternoon as opposed to the evening, mindless crocheting in low light conditions.
Be sure to check out my complete crochet hook post so you can pick out the best crochet hook for your snowflakes pattern.
How Do You Crochet a Snowflake for Beginners
The good news is that crochet snowflakes use basic crochet stitches. Some of the basic stitches you will need to know are how to chain stitch (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), and double crochet (dc). It will often start with a short chain that is joined but can start with a magic ring instead. Gauge is usually not too important, because, let’s face it, snowflakes come in all shapes and sizes! And don’t forget our list of crochet abbreviations if you get stuck!
So while a snowflake crochet pattern might seem intimidating, with time and some patience with yourself and carefully following the instructions, you can make a beautiful crochet snowflake! Plus, this is a crochet project that will always stand the test of time.
How Do You Stiffen Crochet Snowflakes
Are you wondering how you stiffen a snowflake when once completed? You might find that it is easier than you think! Here are the steps:
- Crochet Snowflake Ornament, using the thread and hook size specified in the pattern. For instance, use about 40 yards of size 10 crochet thread and 1.75 mm crochet hook
- Weave in all ends.
- Soak the completed snowflake in liquid starch (or fabric stiffener). You can dilute the starch with water if you’d like your crochet snowflake lightly stiffened.
- Gently press out any excess liquid, being careful not to pull or twist stitches
- Lace crochet snowflake flat on a blocking mat (you can also put a folded towel on the carpet instead)
- Using rust-free pins, carefully pin the snowflake to the mat, working from the center out. Make sure the stitches are facing the correct way and that the snowflake is slightly stretched and even.
- Allow the snowflake to completely dry.
- Remove pins and enjoy your new crochet snowflake decorations!
Let’s dive into my favorite crochet snowflake patterns from elaborate patterns for the ambitious crocheter to more beginner-friendly projects, you’re sure to find the perfect snowflake crochet pattern that fits your needs. These snowflake crochet patterns are sure to transform your home into a winter wonderland!
These patterns are perfect if you’ve got some scrap yarn you’re looking to use up because you can really adjust them to any size and any bold colors you would like. Can use imagine a giant crochet snowflake motif using bulky yarn? That could be so much fun!
I love the complexity of Draiguna’s crochet snowflake pattern! The texture on this reminds me of a beautiful winter flower snowflake. These would look beautiful on a Christmas tree! While I love a classic white snowflake, I really love the blue yarn on this pattern, it’s just so fun.
For those who value simplicity and minimalism, Jonna Martinez Crochet’s snowflake pattern is here for you! This beautiful snowflake is an easy crochet that comes together quickly, just grab some leftover yarn and get started with these adorable snowflakes.
How can a choose a favorite between all of the Jessica Wifall crocheted snowflakes? I love that this is a complete set of snowflakes so if you want a variety for your tree, you can get it all in one crochet pattern!
Here is a gorgeous Draiguna crochet snowflake pattern! Who says lacy snowflakes have to be white?! I’m loving that ice-blue beauty so much! And I also love the simple loop on these snowflakes. This is the perfect crochet project if you’re looking for something a bit easier while still looking absolutely beautiful.
I love the intricate design of these white crochet snowflakes by Draiguna. This would be an amazing Winter project for snowflake ornaments for a Christmas tree! Plus, I love that the photo shows an array of colors so you’ll feel confident matching these snowflakes to your color theme.
I’ll be singing “Blue Christmas” all day making this beauty from Jonna Martinez Crochet! This is a great example of how the same crocheted snowflake pattern can be made in different yarn weights or threads for different-sized snowflakes. So, the heavier weight yarn you use, the bigger the finished size will be.
This is more of an easy crochet snowflake that could be worked in worsted weight yarn, making it a better project for a newer crocheter or even someone that might have trouble working with thread and a small crochet hook. This pattern is also linked to a stunning blanket pattern that takes this beautiful snowflake pattern up another notch! If that’s something you’ve been wanting to try, that pattern looks simply stunning as well.
Golden Lucy Crafts has stolen my heart with this unique crochet snowflake design! I love the heart in the center and you can access the free crochet pattern here if you would rather not purchase an ad-free version of it.
I’m completely in love with this Draiguna snowflake! I also love the blue and beige version of the snowflake pattern. Who doesn’t love a colorful bunch of snowflakes?
I need these crocheted snowflakes by Saraphir hanging around my home ASAP! Honestly, what a perfect decor craft for the Winter holiday. Who else wants to crochet their own winter wonderland with these snowflake motifs? Magical!
I love this classic and traditional snowflake pattern by Kristines Crochet. It has the sophistication of a more complicated crocheted snowflake but easy enough crochet stitches for an adventurous beginner crocheter! So, if you’re looking for a decor craft that will look stunning all Winter long, you’ve come to the right pattern.
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