Snowflakes are so fun as ornaments, appliques, used as decorations in a bunch of ways and even hanging in windows. Since there are TONS of great patterns out there I couldn’t choose just one. I will be featuring a different one each month.
Our first snowflake is a super quick and really nice one by “Crochet For You Blog”. It can be made in worsted weight yarn, like mine below, or almost any yarn.
The Ornament Quest
Each Thursday in 2021, join me in making a different ornament so we can have a fun collection at the end of the year. All of the weekly ornaments will be free to view online. The links will be added to my “Calendar of Events” page for easy access.
- Weeks 1 & 2: The first two Thursdays of each month will feature a variety of ornaments.
- Week 3: Since there are many cute snowflakes I have chosen to feature a different one on the third Thursday of each month. These will be fun to hang in a window as well as on a tree.
- Week 4: I also like using ornaments as gift tags so on the fourth Thursday of each month I will feature an ornament that I think would be cute on a package. You can choose to do whatever you would like tho.
- Extra: Since there are TONS of really cute paid ornaments, I will be featuring those any time there is a fifth Thursday. Please remember patterns are not to be shared. Selling patterns is how designers make a living.
How the ornaments are chosen: I asked in our snappy facebook group, “Totally Snappy“, for people to share links to ornaments they had seen and wish to make. I also wrote down some of my favorite ornaments people had made in our last ornament swap.
5-Minute Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern
By Crochet For You Blog
The pattern is free on the designer’s blog, plus she has a video.
I really enjoyed making this snowflake. This was a super quick and easy project. The pattern is very easy to follow and uses basic stitches. I LOVE that this is quick and turns out perfect without blocking. I will definitely be making more of these.
The list of materials below is from the designer’s pattern page. Please visit her page for the complete pattern.
Skill level: Easy
- Small = 2.25″ wide
- Large = 3″ wide
Materials: You can use Approx: 5 yards of any yarn type for this pattern
- The large one crocheted for the video tutorial >> #4 – Medium / Worsted weight yarn (Red Heart Soft, white (Amazon affiliate)) and I-9, 5.5mm crochet.
- Small >> #2 – Fine / Sport weight yarn and G-6, 4mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends.
The pattern starts with working several sts into an “MC” (magic circle). This is what mine looked like starting that way:
If you would prefer, you could start with a ch 4, sl st in the last ch from the hook to form a circle. Then work the sts into that circle. It might leave a small opening in the center of the snowflake.