Easy Snowflake Crochet Pattern

Add some Winter whimsy to your holiday decor with this sweet and simple snowflake crochet pattern.

Two crochet snowflakes lying side by side on a small heart shaped tray.

Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Crochet Christmas! We’re getting things underway with a nice easy one.

This little snowflake is perfect for last minute gifts and can be used for garlands and appliques as well as a hanging ornament.

A light blue crochet snowflake being held up on the fingers of a hand.

About the Pattern

This snowflake crochet pattern works up in under 30 minutes and only uses a small amount of yarn.

The pattern consists of 3 rounds and we’ll use our starting and ending tails to create the hanging loop.

The ‘branches’ are joined a little bit differently but I’ve included a couple of photos to help you out.

Why You’ll Love This Snowflake Crochet Pattern

  • Scrap buster: Great for using up leftover yarn.
  • Versatile: Perfect for ornaments, appliques, garlands and gift toppers.
  • Instant gratification: Can be finished in less than 30 minutes!
Two crochet snowflakes, one lying on a square shaped present wrapped in brown paper and one lying next to it.

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Snowflake Crochet Pattern


  • DK weight yarn in snowflake colour (I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Paper White, Duck Egg Blue and Stormy Grey for the snowflakes pictured)
  • 2.5mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle, scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms)

  • ch – chain
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • st/s – stitch/es
  • […] – repeat the instructions in brackets
  • (…) – all stitches are worked in the same space
  • (…) – indicates stitch count at end of round

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Finished Size

The finished snowflake measures approximately 1.75″ x 2.25″ (4.5cm x 6cm). Size may vary depending on tension and materials used.


Gauge is not important in this pattern. However, using a different yarn and hook size will change the size of the finished item.


  • The snowflake is worked in joined rounds starting with a magic ring.
  • The ‘branches’ are created with chains that are joined through the front loop and left leg of the single crochet stitch.

Pattern Instructions


Leaving a long starting tail of approximately 15cm, make a magic ring.

R1: Ch 1, 6 hdc in magic ring, sl st to first hdc to join (6)

R2: Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, ch 4, [2 dc, ch 4] x5, sl st to top of ch 2 to join (12 dc, 6 ch spaces)

In the next round we’ll be forming the ‘branches’. We will be working into the ch spaces using a combination of sc sts and chs. The chs are joined with a sl st to the sc through the front loop and left leg of the st – see notes.

R3: Sl st in next dc, working in the ch space – [(sc, ch 5, sl st in first sc, sc, ch 7, sl st in sc, sc, ch 5, sl st in sc, sc), ch 2, sk next 2 dc] x6 ( 12 ch 5 loops, 6 ch 7 loops)

Ch 2, fasten off invisibly to first sc.

Weave the starting tail up through the back of your stitches and bring it out next to your ending tail.

Tie in a knot at your desired length to create a hanging loop.

Gently straighten out the ‘branches’ and manipulate your snowflake into shape.

Note: You can block your snowflake if you wish for a more defined shape.

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