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Classic Crocheted Snowflake

This "classic" 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 2 (counts as first sc), 11 sc into ring; join with sl st.
    Rnd 2: sl st in first sc, *ch 5, sl st in 6th ch from hook (same loop as before), sl st in each of next 2 sc.* Repeat * to * 5 times.

    skinny snowflake pattern 4 step a
  2. Rnd 3: sl st in each of next 3 ch's (of the 5 ch's of previous rnd) to the top of first loop.

    skinny snowflake pattern 4 step b
  3. *Ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch (top of loop of next loop over from Rnd 2).

    skinny snowflake pattern 4 step c
  4. * Repeat * to * 5 times; join with sl st; join with sl st.

    skinny snowflake pattern 4 step d
  5. Rnd 4: *ch 8, sl st in 9th ch from hook (same loop as before), ch 12, sl st in 10th ch from hook, ch 14, sl st in 12th ch from hook, **ch 12, sl st in 13th ch from hook (same loop as before).** Repeat ** to ** once, sl st in each of next 3 ch's (working toward center), ch 10, sl st in 11th ch from hook (same loop as before), sl st in each of next 3 ch's (working toward center), ch 8, sl st in 9th ch from hook (same loop as before).

    skinny snowflake pattern 4 step e
  6. Ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 2, skip 5 ch's of previous rnd, sl st in next stitch.

    skinny snowflake pattern 4 step f
  7. * Repeat * to * 5 times; join with sl st. Finish off; weave in ends.

    skinny snowflake pattern 4 step g

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