Celebrate Winter by Crocheting Snowflakes Today Is the First Day of Winter!

Celebrate Winter by Crocheting Snowflakes! Grab This Free Pattern for a Winter Crochet Snowflake Applique
Celebrate Winter by Crocheting Snowflakes! Grab This Free Pattern for a Winter Crochet Snowflake Applique

This year, the first day of winter is today — December 21, 2019. Happy winter, everyone!

To me, nothing says “winter” quite like snowflakes. So here’s a free pattern for a winter snowflake applique that you can use for embellishing many different kinds of craft projects.


Crochet Snowflake Potholders
Crochet Snowflake Potholders

I’ve made this pattern bunches of times. So far, my favorite thing to do with this snowflake is using it as an embellishment for this snowflake potholder. It could also make a cute Christmas tree ornament; simply add a hanging loop made of chain stitches, or a purchased wire ornament hanger.

Find More Fantastic Crochet Snowflake Patterns:

If you want to get your hands on a whole bunch of amazing snowflake patterns, I recommend
Crochet Snowflakes Step by Step by Caitlin Sainio as a book you’ll want to check out. This book is exclusively dedicated to the topic of crochet snowflake patterns — and the book includes thorough step-by-step instructions for each snowflake, with pictures. Not only that, you also get international symbol crochet charts and written-out text instructions, too. It’s a lovely book!


Hexagon Motif #65 From Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng, Published by Interweave. I've modified the pattern to add a hanging loop to transform it into a Christmas ornament. I've also recolored it in red, green and white Cascade 220 yarn.
Hexagon Motif #65 From Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng, Published by Interweave. I’ve modified the pattern to add a hanging loop to transform it into a Christmas ornament. I’ve also recolored it in red, green and white Cascade 220 yarn.

Another book I highly recommend is Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng. It isn’t at all supposed to be a book of snowflake patterns; it’s actually a library of crochet motif patterns, with a few more elaborate finished projects like a blanket, shawl, pillow and table runner also included. However, the book includes a whole section of hexagon motif patterns, and some of the hexagons included in the book make AWESOME snowflakes. Pictured at right, you can see one example. I’ve also crocheted this same motif in solid ice blue, which is another option for making this motif look like a snowflake. You can see the blue version pictured on this page.


This book also includes international symbol crochet charts for each project. This book was my most-used crochet pattern book last year in 2018, and I’m looking through this book again as I plan my new projects for 2020. I think you’ll LOVE it too!


I hope this post has pointed you in the direction of some lovely new snowflake patterns to crochet! Here’s wishing you and yours a blessed winter season this year.



Happy knitting and crocheting,

Amy Solovay

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Knitting Warm Mittens for Winter

If you're interested in knitting warm mittens for winter, check out this new  book called Winter Knits From Scandinavia by Jenny Alderbrant, published by Trafalgar Square Books.
If you’re interested in knitting warm mittens for winter, check out this new book called Winter Knits From Scandinavia by Jenny Alderbrant, published by Trafalgar Square Books.

It’s December! Winter is fast approaching. The first official day of winter isn’t until later this month — Saturday, December 21, 2019, to be exact. I don’t know about you, but in my neighborhood, it feels like winter is already here.


Those of us who live in the colder regions are already starting to bundle up in warm mittens, scarves, hats and sweaters. For me, knitting some new mittens is high on the priority list.


You too? If you’re thinking of knitting some new mittens right now, I have bunches of pattern suggestions you might want to consider.


For starters, Trafalgar Square Books has a lovely new knitting pattern book available that features knitted accessories including mittens, socks, hats and a cowl — but the majority of the patterns are for knitting mittens. The book is called Winter Knits From Scandinavia.. The patterns included in this collection are all beautiful, sophisticated, eye-catching designs that have broad appeal.


Maja's Swedish Mittens, a knitting pattern book by Maja Karlsson, published by Trafalgar Square Books
Maja’s Swedish Mittens, a knitting pattern book by Maja Karlsson, published by Trafalgar Square Books

Maja’s Swedish Mittens is another charming option for a mitten pattern book you might enjoy. This particular book features only patterns for making mittens and fingerless gloves — no socks, cowls, sweaters or other types of patterns are included. If you want to make mittens that convert to fingerless gloves, there’s an extremely useful and practical pattern included you can use for that purpose.


One more option to consider is Jorid Linvik’s Big Book of Knitted Mittens. This delightful book features mitten patterns that have amazing “personality” — lots of unique animal designs and remarkable design themes. Definitely take a look at this book if you enjoy raking in the compliments, because people are likely to be staring at your hands and asking where you got your fabulous mittens when you wear any of the projects you make from this book.


If mittens aren’t what you feel like knitting right now, no worries. We have bunches of other project ideas you might enjoy. You’re invited to check out this list of winter knitting and crochet patterns to find ideas for making just about any type of project you might want to get started on knitting or crocheting this winter. Happy crafting!

About the Author: Amy Solovay is a freelance writer with a background in textile design. She has been crocheting and crafting since childhood, and knitting since she was a teenager. Her work also appears at AmySolovay.com, ArtsWithCrafts.com and Crochet-Books.com. Amy sends out a free knitting and crochet newsletter so interested crafters can easily keep up with her new patterns and tutorials. If you’re already an Instagram user, Amy also invites you to follow her on Instagram.

Crochet a Ladies’ Scarf for Christmas

Crochet a Ladies' Scarf for Christmas
Crochet a Ladies’ Scarf for Christmas

Want to crochet a ladies’ scarf for Christmas? If so, you have zillions of possible choices — but the one pictured here is a particularly lovely choice. It’s totally gift worthy. And if you celebrate Christmas, this cheerful scarf could be a fantastic addition to your own wardrobe, too.


For those of you who don’t celebrate Christmas — and even for those of you who do — a quick color change would transform this scarf into an everyday design you could wear any time. You might prefer to crochet it in colors that match a favorite outfit, or a favorite sports team’s colors. There are many possibilities. I crocheted a couple of other versions in different holiday-themed colors.

The free crochet pattern is available here on our website, along with many other similar and not-so-similar patterns that might also be of interest. I invite you to browse through our pattern library to find a variety of different options for future crochet projects you’ll enjoy.


Thanks so much for your visit to KnittingandCrochet.net today!

An Early (Crocheted) Snowfall! Lovely Crochet Snowflake Patterns to Enjoy

It’s September. Is it snowing yet? No? Well who cares if it’s too early for a blizzard; I love crocheting snowflakes.


Hexagon Crochet Snowflake Motifs to Use for Christmas Tree Ornaments: These ornaments are made using a hexagon motif pattern from Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng, published by Interweave. Crocheted and photographed by Amy Solovay.
Hexagon Crochet Snowflake Motifs to Use for Christmas Tree Ornaments: These ornaments are made using a hexagon motif pattern from Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng, published by Interweave. Crocheted and photographed by Amy Solovay.

Here at KnittingandCrochet.net, snowflakes are one of our favorite design themes. There’s something irresistible about them; every time I see one, it seems to me that their symmetry and their intricacy just beg to be captured in crochet. I adore beaded crochet snowflakes, filet crochet snowflakes, and just about every other type of snowflake you could dream of.

Where to Find Snowflake Patterns and Other Fancy Crochet Hexagon Motifs

There are bunches of places you can go to grab gorgeous snowflake patterns. One of my favorite resources for hexagon-shaped crochet motif patterns that you can use for making snowflakes is a book called Crochet Kaleidoscope by Sandra Eng, published by Interweave. This book includes a spectacular variety of different motif patterns, plus finished projects like blankets, a table runner and others. So if you don’t want to spend all your crafting time making snowflakes, you’ll be able to use this book for crocheting some snowflakes as well as some other sorts of projects, too.


If you’d prefer to have a pattern book that’s completely dedicated to crocheted snowflake patterns, check out Crochet Snowflakes Step-By-Step by Caitlin Sainio. This book is published by St. Martin’s Griffin. If you’re a beginner to crochet, this is exactly the book you want — because it has some beginner-friendly projects, plus each snowflake is demonstrated using step-by-step color photo tutorials. The book also includes international symbol crochet charts, which are easy and intuitive to understand.

More Crochet Snowflake Patterns:

Be sure to check out our list of snowflake crochet patterns, which includes some excellent free snowflake patterns as well as some options for snowflake patterns for sale
(that are worth the money, in my opinion).

More Wonderful Crochet Patterns for Winter:

I hope you’ll take advantage of these and all the other outstanding winter knitting and crochet patterns we’ve made available for you — and that you’ll enjoy them. Many of our winter crochet patterns are available for free.

See Also: Hexagon Patterns to Crochet and Knit

2 Warm, Trendy Crochet Cowls for Winter 2017

Are you looking for stylish ways to bundle up this winter? If so, a crocheted cowl is a fantastic wardrobe piece to consider making. These two warm, trendy crochet cowls are both perfect additions to any stylish lady’s winter 2017 wardrobe.

1. Quick, Easy Jumbo Crochet Cowl: A Free Crochet Pattern by Amy Solovay

Crochet Stitch Pattern on the Quick, Easy Jumbo Crochet Cowl
Crochet this quick, easy jumbo crochet cowl using Knitpicks Knitpicks Super Tuff Puff jumbo weight yarn, a large crochet hook and our free crochet cowl pattern.

This thick, warm, textured cowl is a super quick crochet project that’s as easy to make as it is to wear. I’ve used a jumbo-sized vivid teal-colored wool yarn to crochet my project sample; this color is really trendy right now, and it pairs well with lots of other colors for maximum versatility. If your winter 2017 wardrobe basics are black, gray, navy blue, khaki or brown, this color will complement them beautifully.

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