Simple Crocheted Snowflake
This "simple" style is one of four crocheted snowflake patterns. Once you know how to make the basic shape, you can crochet a flurry in all shapes and sizes.
Photography: Annie Schlechter
Source: Martha Stewart Living, Volume 109 December 2002
This pattern is one of four varieties of crocheted snowflakes, which uses the single-crochet stitch in four rounds and calls for counting stitches. And if you're a beginner, learn how to crochet before you start.
As you follow the directions, the loop on the hook does not count as a stitch. The stitch just below it should be the first in your reckoning.
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
ch = chain
rnd = round
Slip Stitch (sl st)
The sl st is used to join a stitch that was just worked with another one. Insert the hook into a stitch that you want to join with another; catch the yarn, and draw it through all the loops on the hook.
Size 10 crochet cotton
Ch 12; join with sl st to form the foundation ring.
Rnd 1: ch 2 (counts as first sc), 17 sc into ring, join with sl st (18 total).
Rnd 2: ch 1, *sc in next sc, ch 16, skip next 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * 5 times more; join with sl st.
Rnd 3: *sc in each of next 8 ch's (through one loop only), ch 18, sl st in 12th ch from hook.
Ch 12, sl st in 13th ch from hook (same loop as before).
Ch 6, sc in each of next 8 ch's (through one loop only).
Skip first sc of previous row.* Repeat from * to * 5 times more; join with sl st. Finish off; weave in ends.