How to Crochet a Snowflake

How to Crochet a Snowflake
Mollie Johanson

Crochet snowflakes are a classic holiday decoration and they aren't difficult to make. With a few basic crochet stitches (and one that may be new to you), you can make this easy snowflake.

Worked in just three rounds, this snowflake comes together quickly. When you make them with soft cotton fingering-weight yarn, they come out a perfect size for your tree. But they also work great for crafting a garland, hanging around a room, or decorating your other handmade goods.

Ready to make it snow? Grab your yarn and hook to get started!


  • Cotton fingering-weight yarn
  • 3.50/E size crochet hook
  • Blocking mat or towel and pins
  • Stiffening solution (optional)

Note: You can use a different weight yarn for this project as long as the hook size corresponds with the yarn you choose. The finished size will differ from the example, but it's a great way to make a variety of snowflake sizes!

Crochet Snowflake Materials
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Finished Size

Four inches from tip to tip at the widest point.


Gauge isn't important for this pattern.


  • ch: chain
  • ch-1 sp: chain-1 space, the space created by the chain stitch in the previous round
  • dc: double crochet
  • puff st: puff stitch
  • sc:  single crochet
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st: stitch
  • tc: treble crochet

Note: This pattern uses US crochet terms.

Getting Started

Make a slip knot and chain 6. Join into a ring with a sl st.

Make a Chain Stitch Rin
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Round 1

Ch 2 for a turning chain (which also counts as the first sc) and the first ch-1 sp.

[Sc into the ring, ch 1] Repeat the pattern within the brackets a total of 5 times.

Join to the turning ch with a sl st.

Crochet Round 1 With SC
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Round 2

Ch 3 for a turning chain (which also counts as the first dc) and the first ch-1 sp of this round.

[Puff st in ch-1 sp, ch 2, dc, ch 1] Repeat the pattern within the brackets a total of 5 times.

Puff st in ch-1 sp. Join to the first dc (which is the turning ch) with a sl st.

Puff stitches can be of different sizes. Work these puff stitches so you have 7 loops on the hook before drawing the yarn through.

Crochet Round 2 with Puff Stitch and DC
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Round 3

[Dc in puff st, ch 1, tc in same st, ch 3, sl st in the first of the 3 chs,
tc in same puff st, ch 1, dc in same st, sl st in the dc from the previous round.
ch 7, sl st in the third, second, and first ch, sl st in the same dc from the previous round.]

Repeat the pattern within the brackets a total of 6 times.

Join to the first dc with a sl st.

Crochet Round 3 with SL ST, DC, and TC
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Blocking and Finishing

To show off the design of these snowflakes, block them well as you would for lace. You can even add some stiffening solution to help them keep their shape.

Soak the snowflake and then squeeze some of the water (or stiffening solution) out. Pin the dc/tc points out first, then the ch st points, opening the loops at the end.

Let the snowflake dry.

Block the Crocheted Snowflake
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Add a thread hanger to one of the loops and hang your snowflakes on a tree or give them as gifts. They also work great as appliques to stitch on a knit or crochet hat or scarf. You could even add a felt backing and a pin back!

Decorate with Crochet Snowflakes
Mollie Johanson

Once you've made a few of these, try making a few more crocheted snowflakes!