Crochet snowflakes add a touch of whimsy to those dark winter days. And just as every snowflake is unique, every handmade snowflake holds it’s own bit of individual beauty as well. Although some snowflake crochet patterns might seem so delicate and intimidating a first, you’ll find that they follow the same techniques of working in the round that you are familiar with … only with a smaller hook and crochet thread! So, grab a cup of tea and a cozy blanket and crochet up a flurry of snowflakes with one (or all!) of these free snowflake crochet patterns! Make up a bunch to decorate your home, hang in your window, or dress your Christmas tree … they are also great to top off a gift!
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Free Snowflake Crochet Patterns
To make these snowflake crochet patterns, you will need:
- Size 10 crochet thread
- US-A / 2 mm steel crochet hook
- fabric stiffener
- sewing needle and scissors for finishing
You can find the links to go directly to each of these free snowflake crochet patterns in there descriptions below or by clicking on the image of the snowflake design you would like. The patterns are also available together as a Set of 4 Snowflake Patterns eBook, a convenient ad-free pdf download for purchase here in my shop or here on Ravelry.
Pretty Picot Snowflake Pattern
This pretty picot snowflake measures approximately 4 in. Although the pattern itself is only 5 rounds the design appears to be much more intricate. But my favorite part of this snowflake is the alternating triangular and picot points.
Dainty Lace Snowflake Pattern
This dainty lace snowflake is the smallest of the bunch measuring a little over three inches. It features a lacy open design centered around a flower motif. It pairs especially nicely with the pretty picot snowflake above!
Grandma Jennie’s Snowflake Patterns – Version 1
Everyone loved Grandma Jennie’s Snowflakes and she was always being asked for her pattern. She couldn’t decide which ending round she liked best so she alternated making the two for a truly beautiful winter window display.
Version 2 follows Grandma Jennie’s Snowflake pattern from above with the addition of two final rows for more decorative effect.
For best results, block snowflakes after finishing. Pin the snowflakes right-side down onto a blocking mat, making sure to straighten each snowflake point. Using a small paintbrush, apply a thin coat of fabric stiffener over the snowflakes. Let sit until dry or as long as directed on the stiffening product. Once dry, sew a piece of thread through the top of each snowflake and knot the thread to create a loop.
And while you’re in the snowflake spirit, try my free pattern for this whimsical snowflake table runner.
Lucinda T Christman says
There is no direction on what size thread to use or hook. I’ve tried these with several different hook/thread combinations today and they all look horrible. Please give some direction as to what you were using when you made these.
Kara Gunza says
Hi Lucinda 🙂 The patterns list a size 10 crochet thread and a US-A / 2 mm steel crochet hook.
Love these snowflakes. Thank you for sharing your directions. I am crocheting snowflakes to send in Christmas cards.
Christmas 2019 ❤️❄️❄️
Thank you for the Snowflake pattern. I have a 21″ dark brown wooden lazy susan turn table on my dining room table with a clear glass on top. I have crocheted snowflakes in the past and put them under the glass at Christmas. It is really stunning. I will be adding your pattern this year. Thank you so so much for your free pattern. It is truly appreciated.
Marny CA says
1996 was the deciding snow conditions that made us decide to move to southern California. I had 21 years of northern Ohio snow and then 40 years of New York Long Island snow – at my age, earthquakes rock!!
Oh, and snow is less than an hour’s drive, should I decide to reminisce! LOL
I’m going to try crocheting a snowflake … hopefully, they are geared for a beginner.
Safe drifts and flurries, gentle snowflakes!!
Darlene P. says
These snowflakes are beautiful and I love how each one is so different! I always enjoy crocheting snowflakes and they often adorn the gifts I give at Christmas. Thank you for the patterns!!!
Kim M. says
Thank You — very pretty.
For those of you facing this storm, this is a wonderful idea, but I’d probably be working on headbands with built in ear warmers, mittens and socks/slippers I can layer. I’m such a wimp when it comes to the cold. Blessings to you all and may you all keep warm.