According to family lore, Grandma Jennie’s Snowflake Patterns were the envy of all who saw them with an immediate request for the pattern! Grandma Jennie couldn’t decide which ending round she liked best so she alternated making the two for a truly beautiful winter window display. Many readers were very excited about this design when I recently posted about these free snowflake designs.
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Grandma Jennie’s Snowflake Pattern
Here’s what you need:
- Size 10 crochet thread
- US-A / 2 mm steel crochet hook
- fabric stiffener
- sewing needle and scissors for finishing
Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern: Crochet Abbreviations, U.S. to U.K. Crochet Conversion Chart.
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Finished snowflake measures approx 3½ in.
Ch 6, join with Sl st in furthest ch from hook to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work 16 scs into ring, join in 1st sc of round — 16 scs.
Round 2: Ch 1 (does not count as st), beginning in same st as join, *work [1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc], skip next st, rep from * 7 more times, join in 1st sc of round — 8 ch-3 spaces.
Round 3: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work 5 scs in each ch-3 sp around, join in 1st sc of round — 40 sts.
Round 4: Sl st in next 2 sts, ch 1 (does not count as st), work 1 sc in same st as last Sl st was made, ch 10, skip next 4 sts, *work 1 sc in next st, ch 10, skip next 4 sts, rep from * around, join in 1st sc of round — 8 ch-10 spaces.
Round 5: Ch 1 (does not count as st), work [6 scs, ch 6, 6 scs] in each ch-10 sp around, join in 1st sc of round — 8 ch-6 spaces.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Follow pattern above for Rounds 1 through 5.
Round 6: Sl st in next 5 sts and in ch-6 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), work 12 dcs in same ch-6 sp, work 13 dcs in each of the next ch-6 spaces around, join in top of beg ch 3 — 8 groups of 13 dcs.
Round 7: Ch 1 (does not count as st), beginning in same st as join, *sc2tog, ch 3, skip next st, 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip next st, 1 sc in next, ch 5, skip next st, 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip next st, 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip next st, sc2tog, rep from * around, join in 1st sc of round — 40 ch spaces.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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.
Donna E Fisher says
snowflakes have 6 points not 8.
changed the pattern to make 6 points
Nellie Brostrom says
Thank you for such beautiful patterns.
Can’t wait to try! 🙂
Sara McFall says
Oh, that’s gorgeous, Kara! Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!
E Strea Chikitu says
ah it is so beautiful!
Ginx Craft says
Your snowflake is so pretty and delicate. I can’t help wondering what Part 2 is.
Ana Lopes says
Too beautiful and delicate!Thanks so much for sharing pattern!
Have a fabulous day!
Hugs from Portugal
Melanie @ bear rabbit bear says
How lovely! You should have a tree full of them!
Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects says
These are just so beautiful. My gram used to have some on her Christmas tree. I never asked if she made them herself! Thanks for sharing, Kara!!
Oh I LOVE this!! I can’t wait to make some! Thanks for sharing the pattern.:)
Charlotte Huffman says
Beautiful! Thanks for the pattern.
Oh wow, so delicate, so lovely!
Knot Forgotten Studio says
Pretty, quick, and a so simple pattern = the perfect project for a cold afternoon.
Thank You Kara!
Nancy Bandzuch says
Just stopping by to invite you to a new link party I’m starting. It is for OLD posts–and you have so many wonderful old posts that I often look through. Please come over and share the best of the best. Just because its not new doesn’t mean it doesn’t desire to be pinned again!
It’s so pretty! Beautiful!
Kenlyn Friday says
I gifted these last Christmas and family and friends are asking for more. Thank you!!