If you’re in need of a free pattern for a fanciful winter crochet snowflake applique, this one is a fantastic design to consider using. It’s an easy, versatile snowflake design with many possible uses. A few possibilities: Use it to dress up your winter knitting, crochet, sewing or other craft projects such as hats, blankets, pillows, potholders or placemats. Simply attach it to any project that could use a touch of “pretty”.
If you crochet it using thread or fine yarn, you can stiffen it with glue or sugar solution to use as a Christmas tree ornament.
Here’s How the Winter Crochet Snowflake Applique Looks if You Crochet It in Thread and Stitch It to a Potholder:
Crochet Skill Level: Easy
Yarn or Crochet Thread:
You can use just about any yarn or crochet thread to make this winter crochet snowflake applique.
Crochet Hook Size and Approximate Corresponding Finished Snowflake Size
Use a crochet hook appropriately sized for the yarn or thread you have selected to crochet the snowflake.
I worked two different snowflake samples. I made a smaller snowflake using size 3 crochet thread; for that sample, I used a size C / 2.5 mm hook. The finished snowflake measures 4 1/4 inches.
I crocheted the larger snowflake using worsted weight cotton yarn and a size H / 5.0 mm crochet hook. The completed snowflake measures 7 1/2 inches. You’re likely to achieve similar results if you use the same materials, although your snowflake size may vary slightly due to individual differences in crochet technique.
- beg = beginning
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- rep = repeat
- rnd = round
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch
Special Crochet Stitch: The Long Single Crochet Stitch (abbreviation: long sc st) Instead of working your sc st into the top of the next st as you ordinarily would, insert your hook into the designated st or space in the rnd BELOW the next st. The resulting st is longer than an ordinary sc, hence the name “long single crochet”.
How to Crochet the Snowflake:
Ch 6. Sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Work 12 sc sts in ring. Join the work to the beg of the rnd with a sl st.
Rnd 2: [Ch 9, sc in 6th ch from hook; the extra 5 ch sts form a loop that will form the tip of one of the spokes of the snowflake. Work 1 sc in ea of the next 3 ch sts. Sl st in closest sc st worked in rnd 1. Sl st in next sc.] Rep sequence in brackets 5 more times to create a total of 6 spokes.
Rnd 3: [Work 1 sc st into the bottom of each of the next 4 sc st. When you get to the ch-5 loops at the end of the spokes, work 7 sc in each loop. Then work 1 sc st into the top of each of the next 4 sc sts. (You’ll end up with 15 sc total.) Skip next 2 sl sts.] Work sequence in brackets 5 more times so that all 6 spokes have been worked. Join with a sl st to first sc of first spoke.
Rnd 4: [Work 1 sl st into each of the next 3 sc sts, long sc st into loop at the end of the spoke, ch 5, long sc into same loop, ch 3, hdc into 4th sc in loop (this is the middle stitch), ch 3, long sc in loop, ch 5, long sc in loop, work 1 sl st in each of the next 4 sc sts,] sl st into next sc to begin working the next spoke and then work sequence in brackets again. Rep until you’ve worked all the spokes.
Rnd 5:[Work 1 sl st into the back loop of each stitch in the previous rnd, until you get to the second long sc in the loop. Work 1 sl st into this long sc. Then work 3 sc sts into the ch-3 space between the long sc and the hdc at the end of the spoke. Ch 5, work 3 sc into the next ch-3 space following the hdc st. Sl st in next long sc st, and continue working sl sts into the rest of the sts down the snowflake spoke.] Rep sequence in brackets until all the sts in all the spokes have been worked.
How to Finish the Winter Crochet Snowflake Applique:
End off. Weave in ends. Block the snowflake if desired. If you used acrylic or other synthetic yarn, there is no need for blocking. The snowflakes shown in my photos have not been blocked, but they would benefit from it.
Use the snowflake in the craft project of your choice.
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This page was last updated on 1/9/2018.