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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.

crocheted snowflake

Photography: Annie Schlechter

Source: Martha Stewart Living, 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 8; join with sl st to form the foundation ring.

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

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step b
  3. 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.

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step c
  4. Rnd 3: ch 2, turn over and work in the opposite direction, 2 sc into hole (made by 2 ch's on last rnd).

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step d
  5. Ch 3, *3 sc into next hole, ch 3.* Repeat * to * 4 times more; join with sl st.

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step d
  6. 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.

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step f
  7. *Sc in each of next 3 sc.

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step g
  8. Ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 2.* Repeat * to * 4 times more; join with sl st.

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step h
  9. Rnd 5: *sl st in next sc, ch 6, sl st in 7th stitch from hook (same loop as before).

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step i
  10. 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.

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step j
  11. Ch 6, sl st in first sc of next group of 3 sc.

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step k
  12. Repeat * to * 5 times more; join with sl st. Finish off; weave in ends.

    skinny snowflake pattern 2 step l

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