A Christmas Snowflake – FREE Pattern

A Christmas Snowflake – FREE Pattern
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I hope you enjoy my snowflake pattern.

Snowflakes are just gorgeous! I love the snow. It is something that we do not tend to get a lot of here. I live right on the coast so the salty sea air tends to prevent much snowfall. Yet a mile or so inland they can get their fair share!

I just adore curling up with a blanket and a good book or an old movie when it snows. I like to pop the fire on and ‘just be’ all day! Those first couple of days after it has snowed are just magical to me and my family.  The crispness fo the air, the rosy cheeks of everyone, the smell of hot chocolate and homemade soup, the children having so much fun outside and my dogs just adore the snow too!

The ice after a few days I dislike very much. 

A super quick pattern

This pattern is literally 4 rounds so it works up in no time! You can easily have several of these made in half an hour. This makes it an awesome quick project and a great scrap buster! Who says snowflakes have to be white??

I found it a very odd experience to be designing a snowflake in June! Trying to photograph them was even stranger! It was about 24 degrees Celsius outside.

But I think I managed to work it out…

What can you do with a snowflake?

The short answer to that is LOTS!!

The long answer ….

Snowflakes tend to be smaller patterns to design but they are versitile! Not to mention that they are such good fun to work up and look great! The smallest tweak can make them look so different.

A few ways that I thought about when considering how I could use my snowflakes are:

  • tree ornaments
  • window decorations
  • gift tags
  • appliques on clothing and home decoration items (think pillow covers, cute storage baskets, scarves, jeans, bags … the list goes on)
  • book marks
  • making several and joining them at the points with a little stitch or join as you go, to create table runners, placemats etc

You get the idea!


If you would like the ad free pdf you can get it for a tiny charge in my shops.

Pattern information:

Pattern Notes:

  • Written in US terms,
  • Pattern is reversible
  • Adjust size by adjusting yarn weight and hook size
  • Blocking is optional but recommended once completed.
  • You may also want to starch your snowflake if using it as a tree decoration.

Materials needed:

  • any weight yarn of your choosing – you will need approx. 10 yards 
  • appropriate sized hook to match yarn
  • Stitch markers (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle


Gauge is not important for this pattern as you can used any yarn weight and hook size!


For reference, using 3 weight yarn and 4mm hook your snowflake will be approximately 4 inches. Using 2 weight and 3.25mm hook my snowflake was 3”


Abbreviations used:

  • CH – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • SS – slip stitch
  • FO – fasten off.


The Snowflake Pattern:

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Are you ready for all 4 rounds of this pattern?

CH6, SS to join

Round 1:        CH1 (doesn’t count) work 12 HDC into center of CH6. SS to join. 

Round 2:        CH3 (counts as a st), DC in next st, CH5, *DC in next 2 sts, CH5. Rep from * 

4 more times. SS to join.

Round 3:        SS across to next CH5 space. *in Ch5 sp work 7 SC, SC between the two DC 

from the previous round. Rep from * around. SS to join.

Round 4:        *CH5, sk next 3 sts, ss into 4st of the next 7 SC from the previous round, 

CH7, ss into same st, CH5, sk 3 sts, SS into next st. Rep from * around.

SS to join.

FO and weave in ends.


Christmas in July Event Hosted by E’Claire Makery

If you found me through this event, welcome to Sunflower Cottage Crochet! I hope you will stick around and have a peek at some of the things I have going on at the moment. For example, I have a Christmas in July CAL for the Robin’s Blanket which has just started. There is always something going on around here!

Anyway, I am sure you are aware that there are 2 ways of joining in the Christmas in July event.

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Unfortunately the free pdf for this pattern is no longer available.

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