Crochet Pattern: My Favorite Snowflake

By Erin Burger – 25 Comments

This snowflake pattern is a personal favorite and a versatile Christmas decoration or applique. Sew this snowflake onto the bottom of a scarf, chain many multi-colored snowflakes together for an interesting garland or use one as an ornament on the tree!
The pattern and photos are for a snowflake made with DK weight yarn and an H hook, but also works great with a G hook and fingering weight yarn!

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size:approx. 6″(15.24 cm) from point to point

small amount of DK weight yarn
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)

Gauge: not needed for this pattern

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart!

Crochet Pattern: My Favorite Snowflake
Round 1: ch 4, join with sl st to form ring, ch 5, (hdc into ring, ch 3) 5 times, join with sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch-5: 5 hdc, 5 ch-3 spaces
Round 2: ch 1, sc in same st, (2 sc, ch 5, 2 sc) in next ch-3 space, (sc in next hdc, [2 sc, ch 5, 2 sc] in next ch-3 space) around, join with sl st in first sc: 30 sc 6 ch-5 spaces
Round 3: ch 1, sc in first sc, (ch 3, [sc, ch 2, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 2, sc] in 3rd ch of next ch-5 space, ch 3, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc)around, ending with sl st in first sc: 24 sc, 12 ch-3 spaces, 12 ch-2 spaces, 6 ch-7 spaces

Finish off, weave in all the ends, make it pretty!

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  1. SoSaje says:

    These are really pretty! Thanks for the timely pattern! 🙂

  2. Jackie says:

    These are really pretty!!

  3. Raquel says:

    these are cute. i just made 3 of them to see how it comes out and i love them

  4. Jennifer says:

    I think you just gave me a reason to go buy more yarn! They are so pretty! Do you starch them to make them stiff? Or do they stay stiff without it? Can’t wait to make some!

    • Kayla says:

      It depends on how stiff the yarn is. some of the red heart is pretty stiff when worked out. but still, if you want them to be super stiff you can stiffen them

  5. Debbie says:

    Hello. I have a quick question. I’m stuck at one part of this pattern. At the end of round 1, it indicates…”join with sl st in 2nd ch of beginning ch-5: 5 hdc, 5 ch-3 spaces.” I understand everything up to the colon, then am lost after 5 hdc, 5 ch-3 spaces. Thank you for this website. I’ve bought some patterns from you and am appreciative of all the information.

    • Kayla says:

      I think that was a minor error in writing it up. if you look at the picture there are actually 6 hdc and ch5 spaces. just my interpretation. hope it helps

  6. Gloria J Bisson says:

    Hi Debbie,

    I am just guessing here but I think the 5 hdc, 5 ch 3 spaces refers to the number of hdc’s and spaces that have been made. In other words, you should have 5 hdc and 5 ch3 spaces….I think, at least that is my interpretation.

    Hope I am correct and hope this helps. Merry Christmas..

  7. Debbie says:

    Okay… I figured it out! Sorry to have bothered you. I think if I stare at these things long enough, I can figure it out eventually.

  8. LMB says:

    There is something I do that helps make working on a new pattern easier and more convenient for me-especially as I often crochet at work or away from my home computer. I copy (ctrl-c) and paste (ctrl-v) the pattern into an email to myself. I write out what the pattern says to do on plain english without abbreviations (and keep a copy of the original pattern at the bottom of the email). I attach pictures that the original web copy may have of the pattern as well to refer back to in the same email. In the subject line I put the word crochet in the subject along with what the pattern is. In the body of the email I include the website address (url) as well. I use gmail so searching my email is fast and easy with no cumbersome distractions to get in my way and can be accessed from anywhere in the world. This all works out perfectly for me and might be useful to others-especially those new to reading patterns. It has helped me so very much! BTW I remember the 2 keys I need for copy and pasting by thinking of control key c for copy and control key v for paste (vomit it back out). Its gross but it works for me 😉
    gentle day,
    Lisa B
    ps-Debbie-its no bother at all-I had the same confusion as you did.

    Erin-is it possible to have a link to a larger picture of the single snowflake so those of us that are visual learners and are confused about a point can click on a blown up pic of the finished piece to make clear in our heads how something is done? I’m just at the point where if I can see the finished piece I can kind of guess how it might go. It really helps me when I get discombobulated about a part of a pattern. I can usually come up with different ways of achieving the same effect but that isn’t always helpful when I want to do it exactly how the designer intended 🙂

  9. LMB says:

    I left something out. It is kind of a silly thing but it helps me because my job involves mega multitasking and I tend to be scattered. I put a post it note on the computer screen to keep track of where I am in the pattern. I’d be constantly backtracking to the previous row without it 🙂
    gentle day,
    Lisa B

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  11. Donna says:

    Great Pattern, Thank you for publishing it. I am confused at the final count. You give a total of 6 Chain 7 spaces. Should it read “6 Chain 5 spaces”? Thanks. Have not made it yet but it looks like a typo in the last count. Thanks again for sharing your talent with us who need patterns.

  12. Leah says:

    Id really love a larger picture. Im stuck on Round 3. Im a visual learner so following patterns is a little hard for me, haha. Thanks!

  13. Anna says:

    This pattern is lovely – going to use it to send Christmas cards to friends this year. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  14. Addie says:

    Thank you Thank you. I have been looking for a pinwheel pattern and absolutely love your favorite snowflake. I’m so glad I found your site!!

  15. Addie says:

    Just finished the first snowflake. 🙂 Thank you for the free pattern. I use a fine thread and it turned out very small. Do you have a pattern for a larger snowflake?

  16. Lizzie says:

    This is a wonderful site! I am a beginner and have some questions I hope someone will answer. I have successfully made dishcloths, a lap afghan, simple scarves but recently began trying smaller things like snowflakes. My questions have come up when doing small stuff but would apply to general crocheting too.

    1. Finishing off—If I cut my yarn off and run it through my last stitch and pull tight before weaving it in on the back, I seem to get a small knot on the edge of the object. If the item is large, its not noticeable but a knot often distorts the shape when the item is small. What should I be doing?

    2. Foundation Loops- When forming a chain loop for crocheting in the round, most directions I’ve seen say to slip stitch through the first ch st to form the loop, not through the slip knot. But when the object is small, and I end up working over the slip knot in the circle, this seems to distort the item with a bump if it is really small. If I sl st into the knot, sometimes the circle widens and it is not possible to pull it back to its original size like one (usually) can with a magic ring. What to do?

    3. Magic rings—I SORT of can do these but find working with them hard. When I start the ring and reach under for the yard and pull through and then over to start, does that count as my 1st ch st? Or is that like the slip knot on the hook? If I don’t count it as a ch st, my chain sometimes seems too long for the item I’m making.

    Any advice is appreciated but I cannot watch videos due to the age of my computer.

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Lizzie,

      1. For finishing off, check out these tutorials:
      Finish Off and Weave in Ends in Crochet
      Perfecting Your Craft: Finishing the Project
      I wouldn’t worry too much about there being a knot, it’s probably the way that the end is weaved in that makes the knot visible.

      2. Again, it seems like it’s the way that the end of yarn is being weaved in that may make it look odd. When the yarn in weaved into your work you shouldn’t be able to see the knot. The slip knot is the very small, tight knot at the very end of the yarn. I’m not sure how you would be able to make a stitch into the slip knot. The stitch right after the slip knot is the first chain. Maybe you are confusing the slip knot with the first chain?

      3. Here’s the tutorial the adjustable ring: How to Crochet: The Magic Adjustable Ring
      The first pull through does not count as a stitch. When you yarn over and pull through after that, the first chain is created. Keep in mind that the loop on your hook is not the chain, the stitch you just made (next to your hook) is the chain.

      • Lizzie says:

        Thank you! For the benefit of other beginners who might read my post, I wanted to reply with some details. I looked at the finishing off tutorial and that helped me figure out what I was doing wrong when crocheting a small item in the round. (I had been making a chain stitch and pulling through that instead of making a sl st into the next stitch. Using that extra chain stitch left a bump sticking out on the edge) And I think my mistake with the foundation chain when working in the round was that I didn’t let the initial slip knot get pulled really tight as I made my chain so that when I worked around the resulting chain loop and yarn/thread tail, the knot was not that small and it did make a “bump” that sometimes distorted the loop when it was covered by stitches when the item was small. Thanks again!

  17. alice kroneman says:

    Do you only have one snowflake pattern??

  18. Daria says:

    Very nice. Thank you and happy holidays!

  19. Marcia says:

    Rachel, On round 1 shouldn’t I repeat 6 times and end with: 6 hdc, 6 ch-3 spaces? That is what Round 1 looks like in the picture. Thanks, Marcia

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Marcia! It looks like the ch 5 at the beginning is acting like the first hdc and chain space, although it doesn’t seem like Erin (the designer) is counting it in the final stitch count. So you will do the repeat a total of 5 times, and will have the ch 5 in the beginning that makes it look like 6 times.

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