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Elegant Crocheted Snowflake

This "elegant" 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 6; join with sl st to form the foundation ring. Rnd 1: *ch 5, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 9, sl st in 8th ch from hook, ch 11, sl st in 10th ch from hook, ch 13, sl st in 12th ch from hook, ch 11, sl st in 10th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 11, sl st in 10th ch from hook, ch 9, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 11, sl st in 10th ch from hook, ch 13, sl st in 12th ch from hook, ch 11, sl st in 10th ch from hook, ch 9, sl st in 8th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 1.

    skinny snowflake pattern 3 step a
  2. Sc in ring.

    skinny snowflake pattern 3 step b
  3. * Repeat from * to * 5 times more, join with sl st. Finish off; weave in ends.

    skinny snowflake pattern 3 step c

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