2 Free Crochet Snowflake Patterns to make this Winter!

2 Free Crochet Snowflake Patterns to make this Winter!
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Are you looking for some quick and easy crochet snowflake patterns to add festive holiday touches to gifts or home decor this season?

I wanted to share two of my favorites that come together in no time at all.

Both patterns are simple enough for even beginning crocheters to tackle, yet have a classic, wintry look that’s sure to spark joy.

Whether you need a last minute gift topper or want to spruce up your mantel, these snowflake motifs can easily be made in an evening with minimal materials.

So grab your hook and yarn, cozy up by the fire, and check out these free crochet snowflake patterns below!

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Inspiration behind the design

For the last two or three years I have wanted to create a whole bunch of snowflake patterns to work up and decorate one of my windows with.

I know lots of people like to use them as tree decorations or gift tag embellishments. In the past I have also added a long tail to one and turned it into a bookmark.

But the idea of turning one of my front windows into a blizzard scene that can enjoyed by everyone who passes has really caught my imagination.

I already have one snowflake pattern that is available free on the blog post. These two options are adding to that collection.

What can you use your free snowflake crochet patterns for?

Oh my goodness! When I started to think about this there were so many options. Here are some of the things that I thought of:

  • Decorate a window and create a snowfall that people will stop and appreciate.
  • Use them as gift tags
  • Appliques on throw pillows, blankets, bags, hats and so much more!
  • Add a row of chains and create a bookmark.
  • Coasters (if you use a 4 weight yarn or above and a 5mm hook or bigger)

What other ideas can you think of?

Construction of the design

Both crochet snowflake patterns are easy – they use only the basic stitches. As long as you follow the instructions as to which stitch you are working each stitch into you can absolutely make these snowflakes in no time.

Both of these patterns are worked in a total of only 5 rounds and take me less than 10 minutes each to make.

You will need approximately 15-20 yards of yarn for each one (depending on the yarn weight and hook size used). So you can raid your scrap buckets to make these!

I love the fact that you can use any weight yarn and an appropriate sized hook to create your snowflakes. Gauge is really not important. And the yarn you use will make each snowflake look unique.

The Yarn

As mentioned above you can literally use any weight yarn and an appropriate sized hook for these patterns.

Gauge is not important in the slightest.

So I recommend grabbing your scrap bucket and making some up with your scraps! You will be surprised how little yarn they require and how many you can make in one sitting!

Get the PDF pattern!

You can find the ad-free PDF Pattern for this one in all of my shops:

The pattern specifics:


Approx. 20 yards in any weight yarn
Appropriate sized hook
Stitch markers (optional)
Tapestry needle


Not important for this project. Size will depend on yarn and hook used.


Again this will depend entirely on your yarn weight and hook size used!

Abbreviations used:

  • Ch(s)–chain(s)
  • St(s)–stitch(es)
  • MR — Magic Ring
  • ss — slip stitch
  • hdc — half double crochet
  • dc — double crochet
  • sc — singe crochet
  • tc — treble crochet
  • sk — skip
  • [ ] — everything between these are working into the same stitch
  • FO — fasten off

Other notes:

Written in US terms. 
Ch stitches do not count unless otherwise stated.
Both of these patterns are worked in the round.

The Pattern:

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Pattern 1 (the flowery looking one):

Round 1: In MR hdc 6 OR ch 3, in third ch from hook hdc 5 (ch2 counts as a hdc) SS to join. (6)

Round 2:   Ch 3 (counts) DC in same st. 2dc in each of the next 5 sts around. SS to join (12)

Round 3:   Ch 1 (does not count as a st) sc in first st, ch4 sk 1 *sc in next st, ch4, sk 1 Rep from * to end. SS to first sc to join (6sc, 6ch 4 sps)

Round 4:   SS into first ch 4 sp, *[sc, hdc, 2dc, tc, 2dc, hdc, sc] into ch 4 sp, ss into sc from the previous round. Rep from * around. (6 groups of sts, 6 ss)

Round 5: *Ch 4, sk 4, ss into next st (this will be the tc from the previous round), ch 3, ss into same st, ch 4, sk 4, ss into ss from previous round. Rep from * around. SS to first ch of the round to join.

FO and weave in ends.

Pattern 2 (the more spikes looking one):

Round 1:   In MR sc 6 OR Ch 2, in second ch from hook sc 5 (ch1 counts) SS to join. (6)

Round 2:   Ch 3 (counts), dc in same st, 2 dc in each of the remaining 5 sts. SS to join (12)

Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as a dc, ch 2) sk 1 st, *dc, ch 2. Rep from * for each st around. (12 dc, 12 ch 2 sps)

Round 4:   Ss into first ch 2 sp, *[sc, hdc, dc] in ch 2 sp, tc in next st, [dc, hdc, sc] in next ch2 sp, ss in next st.Rep from * around. SS to join (6 tc, 6 sets of [sc, hdc, dc], 6 sets of [dc, hdc, sc], 6 ss)

Round 5:   Ch 3, ss into same st, *ss up the next 4 sts (this will bring you to the tc), ch 5, ss in the same st, ss in the next 4 sts (this will bring you to the ss from the previous round), ch 3, ss into same st. Rep from * around, (6 ch 5, 6 ch 3)

FO and weave in ends.