DIY Projects & Crafts Holiday Crafts Dainty Crocheted Snowflake This "dainty" 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. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on November 12, 2020 Share Tweet Pin Email 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 crochetsl st = slip stitchch = chainrnd = 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. What You'll Need Materials Size 10 crochet cotton Crochet hook Detail scissors Instructions Ch 8; 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 2 (counts as first sc), sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 2, *sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 2.* Repeat * to * 4 times more; join with sl st. Rnd 3: ch 2, turn over and work in the opposite direction, 2 sc into hole (made by 2 ch's on last rnd). Ch 3, *3 sc into next hole, ch 3.* Repeat * to * 4 times more; join with sl st. Rnd 4: ch 2 (counts as first sc), sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 2. *Sc in each of next 3 sc. Ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 2.* Repeat * to * 4 times more; join with sl st. Rnd 5: *sl st in next sc, ch 6, sl st in 7th stitch from hook (same loop as before). sl st in next sc, ch 16, sl st in 8th ch from hook, **ch 8, sl st in 8th ch from hook. ** Repeat ** to ** 2 times more. *Ch 6, sl st in first sc of next group of 3 sc. Repeat * to * 5 times more; join with sl st. Finish off; weave in ends.