Crochet Snowflake Pattern

Happy November!  Can you believe it?  I for one am sad that Hallowe’en is over.  I will leave my decorations up for a couple more weeks.  Did you have some good scary fun this weekend?  We had nary a trick-or-treater!  Not on Fake Hallowe’en or real Hallowe’en.  So, I really need to figure out what to do with this bowl of candy.

crochet snowflake

I teased out a new crochet pattern this weekend.   I looked at photographs of actual snowflakes, and want to create patterns based on these.  This is my first one.  Worked in #10 pearl cotton, on a size 7 steel hook, it comes out about 3 inches across.  Here’s the pattern.  Please let me know how this works out, and if there are any parts that are confusing.

Special instructions: Picot = chain 3, slip stitch (ss) in 3rd chain from hook
Picot cluster = make 3 picots, then ss in space formed by first picot.

Chain 5 , join with ss to form circle
Round 1 – ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in circle, chain 1; {2 dc, ch 1} 5 times; join with ss to third chain of first ch3.

Round 2 – ss to next ch1 space; sc in space; ch 7 (counts as first dc and ch5), dc in next ch1 space; {chain 5 dc in next ch1 space} 4 times; chain 5, join with ss to second ch of first ch7.

Round 3 – ch1, sc in dc immediately below this; {7 sc in ch5 space; sc in next dc} repeat 5 times, omitting final sc; join with ss to first sc.

***Edited 7/22/14 Round 4 – *ch3; skip 3, sc in next sc; ch 4, make picot cluster; ch 2, skip 2 ch (below the picot cluster) and ss in next ch; ch 2 make picot cluster; ch 2, skip 2 ch, ss in next ch (below the picot cluster and at base of previous picot cluster), ch 2 make picot cluster; ch 2 skip 2 ch, ss in next ch(below the picot cluster and in the joining of previous two picot clusters); ch 2 ss in sc at base of spoke; ch3 skip 3, sc in next sc; make 3 picots; ss in same sc at base of cluster; repeat from * 5 times

Cut thread and fasten off. Use a large eyed sewing needle to sew in ends of the crochet thead.

I hope your week is getting off to a good start!  See you tomorrow:)

P.S.  Check out the artists participating in Art Every Day Month!  I’m playing:)

***Edit 12/24/12*** If you decide to do this project, I encourage you to send a snowflake or two to the Sandy Hook Elementary kids in their new school building.  Find the information here.

5 Replies to “Crochet Snowflake Pattern”

  1. I’m confused on line 4 of the instructions. I think you mean “sk 2 sts the ss in next st.” instead of “sk 2ch then ss in next ch” after you make the first 3 picots. I’m still fairly new to reading patterns but if I ch2 then immediately have to sk2 ch that puts me back inside the picot. Anyway you might want to look at it. I’ll keep at it because this is the perfect snowflake. Thanks!

  2. Love this! I’m using Simply Soft Party yarn in sparkly white/gray/light blue to make a bunch which I will sew together to make a valence for my nieces ‘Frozen’ inspired bedroom. 🙂 With the bigger yarn and an I/9 hook they come out about 7″ across. Thanks for putting this out there!

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