How To Crochet a Snowflake


Well hello, it’s Chandi from Expressionfiberarts.com and I got a ton of requests on how to make this cute, crocheted snowflake so I’m going to show you how to do that today it’s only three rounds…it’s pretty quick… so let’s get started you’re gonna need a piece of cardboard, a size zero US hook, a darning needle, some pins, scissors, and some scrap yarn. I’m using some fingering weight cashmere yarn that I have leftover from a scarf. So, to get started just wrap the yarn three times around your finger like so. Slide your hook under the first two loops. And pull the loop through both of those first two loops. And slide it off your finger And you now have two loops. We are going to work into both of those loops. So chain five. And double crochet into both of those loops. Now chain two. And double crochet again into both of those loops. Chain two. Double crochet. Chain two. Double crochet. Chain two. Double crochet again. Finish it with a chain two. Now we are going to pull up that middle. If you have a strong yarn, you can just yank your tail. But, mine’s kind of delicate. So I’m going to cinch up one loop at a time. And then pull the tail. And your center will be nice and tight and it won’t come undone. You can use that technique for lots of other projects too like hats. Alright, so to finish off that round just slipstich into that first chain five. And then we’ll get started on round number two. Okay, so go ahead and chain three. And then work three double crochets into that chain two space Okay, once you’ve done that you’re going to chain two Hop on over into that next chain two space And work four double crochets into that chain two space And then to continue on this round you’re just going to complete that so chain two four double crochets in the next chain two space chain two four double crochets in the next chain two space you do that all the way around ending with a chain two. As you can see these snowflakes go pretty quickly so you can make a whole bunch for your tree or for a garland or for whatever you like if you have any other ideas of tutorials that’d you’d like me to do in the future just go ahead and comment below. I read every comment. I love reading them and I love hearing your new, fresh ideas. So, go ahead and slipstitch into the top of that chain three there that you did at the start of the round and that completes round number two So now what we’re going to do is slipstich our way over to the next chain two space so just slipstich in each double crochet across until you get to that chain two space and then go ahead and slipstitch right into that space as well Now we are going to make our first little edging for our snowflake so chain three And slipstitch into the chain two space Then you’re going to chain five and slipstitch into the chain two space again Like so, now chain seven. Slipstich. Okay, and then chain five again And slipstitch into the same chain two space And then you’re going to finish with a chain three And a slipstitch into the same chain two space. Alright, so once you’ve done that, then you’re going to slipstitch in each double crochet across until you get to the next chain two space And slipstitch into the chain two space as well And then repeat what you just did in each chain two space around So that’s chain three, slipstich, Chain five, slipstitch, Chain seven slipstitch Chain five, slipstitch and chain three, slipstitch. And remember just to slipstitch your way over to the next chain two space When you’re done just cut your end and pull it through the loop And an easy and quick way to create the tag or the tie for your snowflake to hang from is to grab a darning needle and weave it up through the end of one of the peaks so I’ll show you how I do that. Make sure to do it on the backside and just try to hide it as best as you can And this just takes a few seconds really, so, I hope you liked this tutorial. If you did, you can subscribe to my channel if you like that way you won’t miss out on any future videos And if you want you can head over to expressionfiberarts.com I’ll put the link below and if you want to sign up for my email newsletter you will get a coupon code to my shop. Yay So exciting! So you’re just gonna poke it on up through that tip There you go! And do the same thing with the other end And like I said, this is some fingering weight cashmere yarn that I’m using just because I had it left over from a project. It creates a nice, soft, kind of vintage look. If you want to use cotton or something more stiff or sturdy, you can. You could use wool I like to use natural fibers so that you can block them out. Like cotton, wool, silk, you could use alpaca So, you can see the unblocked versus the blocked snowflake What is blocking, you ask? Well, for today’s demonstration I just soaked my snowflake in water And I’m going to pin it out and let it dry. It’ll hold it’s shape but it’s not actually stiff. If you want it to be stiff, you’ll want to mix half Elmer’s glue and half water. You can also sprinkle glitter on it if you want a sparkly snowflake Tada! Just let it dry overnight You can also wear these as earrings too if you want And then just hang it on your tree for all to see I hope your holidays are wonderful and I appreciate you watching See you next time! Mmmmbye

100 thoughts on “How To Crochet a Snowflake

  • from 2015 i make yrs snowflake..Loved it.But this year i did another trick.When finished the round one i do one slip stich in to the first space of 2 chains and i do the 3 chains inside to space.

  • i made yr snowflakes,x/mas trees,stars small wreaths ,a lot i can say and i put in wood stics of cinnamon with x/mas ribbons for gifts.All enjoy the handmade ornaments!

  • I love snowflake ornaments and crochet. You are a very good teacher and I can't wait to try this soon! Do you have a tutorial for crochet cross Christmas ornaments too?

  • Thank you so much for making this video, it is the only one I can follow on YouTube making a snowflake! You are a really good teacher. I am now off to make another one and going to put them onto my daughters knitted gloves ready for Winter.

  • I was trying to find a cute, simple, small snowflake pattern for my granddaughters Frozen scarf that I have made for her and this was perfect and so easy.ย  Great video!

  • Was trying to find an easy project to give to all at my Church and also make some for homeless too this fits the bill for sure
    thanks so much I will subscribe for sure you are very good and take time for those of us that are new at Crocheting.

  • Out of all the video's about crocheted snowflakes I just love this one the best!!! I tried making 3 other snowflakes and I found myself going back to this one. I'm using Vanna White's Vanna's Glamour, Lion Brand,the color is Diamond,a small white strand yarn with silver thread running through it. It makes beautiful sparkley snowflakes. I'm going to make some in the Platinum color also. I bought the yarn at Joann's for $5.99,it was not on sale. I'm going to make lots of them and sale them at our Craft Fair in Nov. Thank you…love your video's

  • I absolutely love these little snowflakes, you explain so well, I found them very easy to do after I watched you do one. Thank you for sharing this with us all. I make them for my friends and put one inside their Christmas card. Thanks again.

  • wow you explain it so clearly.its so easy to understand i made severals for deco on christmas tree,thank you for sharing your knowledge.i would like to make a tuto of papa noel,thanks in advance

  • That's the master crocheting! Thank you very much for this pretty and easy to do snowflake. I've got to do 12 of them, won't take long with this brilliant pattern! Sunny greetings from Spain!

  • Thank you for this pattern. I have enjoyed it very much. Tried it on various yarns ea giving a different effect and all very nice.ย  Thanks again

  • I am very excited about this very simple snowflake pattern! I am a crocheter when I am in the mood…but these would be amazing gift ideas and attach them to the gift!!! Thank you for your God-given skills and sharing them here on Youtube!! Blessings this holiday season!!

  • Absolutely love this beautiful little snowflake. Have made two other patterns and this is by far my favorite. The only mistake I made was to show my daughter. She talked me into making her a dozen sparkly white ones and a dozen pale icy blue ones. Now to make some for myself๐Ÿ™‚ awesome tutorial.

  • Love your Snowflake it's adorable. Want to make sets of these to hang in my windows for Christmas.
    Thank you so much.
    Happy Holidays!

  • Hi Chandi, thank you, thank you, thank you! This is the best snowflake pattern Iโ€™ve found. I plan to make a bunch from some left over sparkle yarn and send them as Christmas gifts in my Christmas cards. The yarn is acrylic so Iโ€™m going to try the steam method to block. I used a 2.75 size hook and itโ€™s such a cute size flake. Thanks again for another great pattern. Blessings to you for all you do for us fiber crafters out here.

  • I was going to make one for a homemade tree at my LYS. So for I have made 16 and can't seem to stop. So quick, cute and easy! Thank you for the pattern

  • I had someone ask me to make them a dozen of snowflakes and the size she wants fits perfect for this snowflake. thank you. I hope to be a great crochet gal and follow and make patterns. thank you

  • Great tutorial! ย Nice pace, easy to follow, and can clearly see what you are doing. ย I have made 2 so far and I am very happy with how they turned out. ย Thank you for this.

  • I don't know if you have a pattern for a ornament crotchet angel I've looked everywhere for one I'm a beginner any ideas please x

  • Hi, would you be able to give the written instructions for this please, itโ€™s really lovely but I want to make lots and chain together like a garland so written instructions would be fab x

  • Hello, thanks for this nice tutorial. I made 6 snowflakes yesterday evening, 3 red ones and 3 white ones, and I'm going to make some more to decorate the walls of my classroom. I'll publish them on my blog with a link to your video. Would you be so kind as to allow me to translate the explanations into French and put them on my blog? Thank you.

  • Thank you for sharing this video! I needed a quick pattern to make 27 snowflakes! Thank you, again and I hope your Holidays are great!!!

  • Thank you so much for a beautiful little snowflake, they are my favorite thing & I just LOVE this pattern. Great video. Merry Christmas.

  • I'm a beginner and it took me over an hour, but this tutorial is amazing.
    Remember to use thinner yarn, because mine is kind of blobby.

  • Hello thanks for tutorial…do you have written instructions? I have tried to make this a few times and i come up with 5 spikes or 7….I have tried and tried…Im new to crocheting…thanks

  • Hi, do you have these instructions written out? If not, I'll sit down and write them out (so I can have them beside them as I work), but if you could post them, there's no need to re-invent the wheel, right? Thanks.

  • Thank you for this video. It was just what I was looking for and so quick and easy to do. I made lots put them in to bunting and gave to friends for gifts. They were greatly received. Thank youx x

  • Your explanations are very clear and concise and the close ups you do on your work are very helpful. I've made these for family and friends for past Christmas gifts and now I'm back to commit it to memory so I can teach my Nana. She asks me to every time I see her!

  • Hi, I absolutely love these !!!! โค๏ธ You explain so well & clearly. I have made loads of these cute little things. Thank you very much. Have a nice day ๐Ÿ’

  • Great tutorial! I am just learning how to crochet. I would like to make these and sell at a craft fair. Is that okay with you or would you prefer I don't? I will abide with whatever answer you give me. Thank you for sharing!

  • Thank you for making this video. I am not so great at crochet yet, so having simple slip and double stitches helps soooo much!

  • I had given up EVER learning and remembering how to do a magic circle. Thank you for such a simple and easy way to remember it! Iโ€™m am beyond pleased.
    Also, thank you for such a sweet and fast snowflake with the type of picos that I can do without them getting incredibly wonky by trying to sl st into the chain. This works much better for me and is just the sweet little snowflake I was looking for! Thereโ€™s a blizzard coming!

  • Also, can you do a tutorial on the basic stitches and how you do stitches in a project. Example when you arbdoing a double crochet into a p object, where do you place the hook, through the top of the stick or under both loops of a stitch. Sorry if this is confusing. Some of my projects do not look right

  • Thankyou so much love your snow flake my children can't believe I made them first time crochet THANKYOU again love it

  • Thank you so much for this snowflake tutorial. Your instructions were clear, concise, and so easy to follow! The snowflakes look so much more complicated then they really are and your right- they do work up fast. I am using #3 cotton and a size "E" hook and they are coming out perfectly!

  • I love this cute little snowflake. I did it in with #10 thread and a size 7 hook for a miniature tree !!! It is so cute. I am making a bunch of them.

    You and I hold our hook EXACTLY the same way. My grandmother taught me 50 years ago and that is how she held hers. You are the first I have seen on line or anywhere that holds the hook the same way as I.

  • Thank you so much for this easy tutorial. I made the snowflakes from Aunt Lidia's Metallic # 10 crochet thread and they were lovely on the small trees on my hot chocolate and cookie table.

  • these are awesome !!! I used craft twine( kind of ecru in color ) that had a silver thread running thru it and a size F crochet hook and they turned out great 3.75in in diameter , sparkly without glitter!!! and very "vintage'' looking ! Thank You so much !!

  • You are so cute … And your videos are the best anywhere: concise, clear and informative without excess chit-chat. (I detest shakey instructional videos where we have to see/hear the family pet, the wandering toddler — peppered with time-wasting dialogue!) Please keep up the good work. I've been crocheting for nearly 40 years, and you've taught me a lot!

  • what type/size of yarn did you use? I love this pattern and want to start these for my tree and gift tags now.. Christmas in July you know… thank you

  • You do wonderful work. Could you show your work longer at the end of each row, so we could count the spaces and stitches; or better yet, tell how many spaces and stitches as you go alongโฃ๏ธ After 60+ years of crocheting, I love new ideas๐Ÿ˜ Keep it upโฃ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘‹

  • Thank you for posting this. My church is having an all knitted christmas tree this year and I have made several in a chunky yarn so they come up quite large. At that size they also look good for Christmas coasters. God Bless.

  • Thank you so very much for this easy-to-follow tutorial. Iโ€™m brand new to crocheting and although my snowflake is not as neat as yours, I will keep making this until I can master it. Thank you!

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