This snowflake crochet pattern is fast and easy to work-up, making it perfect for beginners. It’s also just the thing if you’re looking for something small and simple to do with some leftover scrap yarn.
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Plate Snowflake Crochet Pattern – Fast and Easy Crochet Snowflake Ornament
Crochet Snowflakes are a great way to add some holiday cheer to your home or office. They make great Christmas tree ornaments and motifs for other crochet projects like scarves, hats, and pillows. This is a simple snowflake pattern that anyone can do with just a few stitches.
How do I Use These Crocheted Snowflakes for Christmas Ornaments?
The instructions for the pattern include a simple hanger to add onto the snowflake that can make the motif into a lovely Christmas tree ornament. If you want to use this for an ornament, I strongly recommend that you block the ornament, in order for it to stay in the shape you wish. I have seen many similar projects like this one blocked and then sprayed with starch and allowed to dry and stiffen so they stay the same shape year after year, making a lovely heirloom ornament, for sure.
What Yarn Do You Use for a Crochet Snowflake Ornament?
This particular pattern is written so that you can use sport weight, dk weight or worsted weight yarn with a corresponding crochet hook size so that you can make one of three sizes for your snowflakes. This level of flexibility allows you to use all sorts of scrap yarn to make all sorts of snowflakes!
What Patterns Should I Use This Snowflake Motif With?
You can attach this crocheted snowflake to almost anything you make. It’s perfectly sized to be used on scarves, blankets, hats, and more. A few of my favorite patterns I would like to add a snowflake to are listed below but you can literally make and attach them to any of your favorite patterns.
- Crisp Dawn Crochet Hat Pattern with Multiple Size Options
- Easy Crochet Hat Pattern with 2 Different Tops
- Hill Crest Crochet Hat Pattern In 4 Sizes
- Spruce Crochet Cowl Beginner Neck Warmer Pattern
- Enchanted Moments Puff Stitch Crochet Scarf
- Snuggly Gathered Buds Keyhole Scarf
- Free Ear Warmer Crochet Pattern With Tutorial
- Spruce Beginner Crochet Ear Warmer Pattern
How Big is This Crochet Snowflake Pattern?
The size of your crocheted snowflakes will depend upon the type of yarn you choose. I have listed three sizes of yarn and corresponding hook sizes along with the average sizes for each below. You can use different yarns or hook sizes but it will change the overall size of your snowflake.
Plate Snowflake Motif
- Widest point with sport weight yarn and size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook: 3 in (7.6 cm)
- Widest point with dk weight yarn and size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook: 3.5 in (8.8 cm)
- Widest point with worsted weight yarn and size J/10 (6 mm) crochet hook: 4 in (10 cm)
- Yarn shown in picture is linen, alpaca blend or organic cotton, but any yarn in matching weight will work.
- Lace weight yarn for accent (See pattern notes below.)
- Tapestry needle
- Materials for blocking
- Fabric Stiffener
- Lace weight yarn can be carried with any of the yarn weights listed. This will add an interesting tweed look to the snowflake. Lace weight yarn carried with dk weight pictured in patterns.
- The yarn used for these items contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
- Do not join rounds unless specified.
Altered Bean Stitch / Puff Stitch:
Insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull through, *yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over and pull through, repeat from * 3 more times, yarn over, pull through 10 loops on hook, chain 1, skip 1 stitch. It is necessary to keep a slightly loose tension on the hook to bring yarn through all 10 loops.
Chain 6, slip stitch in back loop of first chain to join.
Single crochet (sc) 2 times in back loop of each chain (12 sc total.) Do not slip stitch to join.
Snowflake Arm 1 – *Bean stitch (see special stitch instructions above) in back loop of first stitch from Round 1, chain 1, bean stitch on top bean stitch, (2 bean stitches total) chain 4, slip stitch on top of bean stitch, chain 1, working down left side of snowflake arm slip stitch between bean stitch 2 and 1, chain 1, slip stitch at base of bean stitch 1, first snowflake arm completed.
Snowflake Arm 2 – Skip one stitch from previous round, bean stitch in back loop of next stitch, (1 bean stitch total) chain 4, slip stitch on top of bean stitch, chain 1, working down left side of snowflake arm slip stitch at base of bean stitch 1, second snowflake arm complete.
Snowflake Arms 3 – 6: Repeat from * two more times, skipping one stitch between each snowflake arm until 6 snowflake arms are complete.
Slip stitch in front loop of first stitch from previous round. Do not fasten off.
Chain 20, slip stitch to join between first and last bean stitch.
Weave in ends.
Apply fabric stiffener, shape and/or block as needed.