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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.

basic crocheted snowflake

Photography: Annie Schlechter

Source: Martha Stewart Living, Volume 109 December 2002

Introduction

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.

 

Counting Stitches

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.

 

Key

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.

materials

  • Size 10 crochet cotton

  • Crochet hook

  • Detail scissors

steps

  1. Ch 12; join with sl st to form the foundation ring.

    skinny snowflake pattern 1 step a
  2. Rnd 1: ch 2 (counts as first sc), 17 sc into ring, join with sl st (18 total).

    skinny snowflake pattern 1 step b
  3. Rnd 2: ch 1, *sc in next sc, ch 16, skip next 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * 5 times more; join with sl st.

    skinny snowflake pattern 1 step c
  4. Rnd 3: *sc in each of next 8 ch's (through one loop only), ch 18, sl st in 12th ch from hook.

    skinny snowflake pattern 1 step d
  5. Ch 12, sl st in 13th ch from hook (same loop as before).

    skinny snowflake pattern 1 step e
  6. Ch 6, sc in each of next 8 ch's (through one loop only).

    skinny snowflake pattern 1 step f
  7. Skip first sc of previous row.* Repeat from * to * 5 times more; join with sl st. Finish off; weave in ends.

    skinny snowflake pattern 1 step g

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