11 Free Crochet Snowflake Patterns

Decorate for Christmas / Winter With These Special Snowflakes!

Crochet snowflake
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Swirling snowflakes provide us with inspiration galore. It is  absolutely amazing that each one is a unique, one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Crochet is an ideal medium for capturing the dazzling beauty of a snowflake; think of crocheted snowflakes as a fascinating exploration in both fiber and symmetry. Enjoy the opportunity to play with different yarn types as you explore the different designs available for snowflake crochet.

Edited / Updated by Kathryn Vercillo

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    Crochet Snowflake Trivet
    Crochet Snowflake Trivet. Crochet Snowflake Trivet -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    This simple crocheted trivet is shaped like a retro-style mod snowflake. The three-dimensional effect is created using metal bottle caps, which are covered with crocheted circle shapes. It's a fun, earth-friendly, upcycled crochet project. Best of all, this crochet snowflake design is simple enough for beginners to crochet.

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    Easy Crochet Snowflake
    Easy Crochet Snowflake. Easy Crochet Snowflake Pattern -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This is an easy crochet pattern, also beginner-friendly, that uses basic crochet stitches worked in the round to create a simple but stellar snowflake shape. This is what many people have in mind when they think about crochet snowflakes for winter decor. Make a set to string together for a winter garland.

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    Crocheted Winter Snowflake Appliques
    Crocheted Winter Snowflake Appliques. Crocheted Winter Snowflake Appliques -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This is another easy crochet snowflake pattern. It differs slightly from the previous one but also uses basic crochet stitches. (The main difference is that this one uses half double crochet and the previous one uses single crochet; both also use double crochet stitches.) Any of these simple crochet snowflakes can be changed dramatically in size if you alter your choice of thread/ yarn and the size of crochet hook that you use. This same pattern could be worked in finger crochet using roving to...MORE make a bulky, soft snowflake instead of a simple appliqué.

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    Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern
    Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern. Lucy, Attic24

    Lucy of Attic24 is known for her terrific use of color in all of her crochet work but this free crochet snowflake pattern that she designed proves that she can do great work even without bold colors. This is a simple, straightforward winter crochet motif pattern. Note that this crochet pattern is written in UK terms.

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    Five-Point Snowflake Applique Free Crochet Pattern

    Five Point Snowflake Applique
    Five Point Snowflake Applique. Five Point Snowflake Applique -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    This imaginative snowflake pattern designed by Erica Jackofsky takes a graphic approach to the motif shape. It is a cute crochet pattern that could be used as ornaments or decoration or added to other items as a decorative winter appliqué.

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    Granny Star Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern
    Granny Star Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern. A Happy One Blog

    This is a variation on the classic granny square, shaped instead to resemble a star. Although not a traditional snowflake, it makes a great snowflake alternative and a terrific winter decoration. A set of these worked in cotton could be used as coasters during winter parties or strung together to make a winter garland. 

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    Easy Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern
    Easy Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern. Swirls and Sprinkles

    Keep things nice and simple with this small snowflake pattern from Swirls and Sprinkles. It is a three round crochet snowflake that gets a little something special from the picots on the outside round.  

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    Beaded Crochet Snowflake Free Pattern

    Crochet Beaded Snowflake
    Crochet Beaded Snowflake. Crochet Beaded Snowflake - Photo © Amy Solovay, Licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Here's a pretty beaded snowflake with a multitude of possible uses. One terrific option is to make a set of Christmas tree ornaments that will sparkle and shine when the light hits them. They could also be used to decorate sturdy holiday cards or hang as bunting in your home during the winter months. This is an easy project for people interested in trying their hand at bead crochet.

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    Snowflake Potholders Free Crochet Pattern

    Snowflake Potholder
    Snowflake Potholder. Snowflake Potholder – Photo © Amy Solovay

    A snowflake applique adds a lacy touch, plus a bit of dimension, to this two-toned potholder. You could use the same general idea to add any snowflake appliqué pattern to any basic crochet potholder for a mix-and-match set of similar designs. This potholder is not only functional but also cute as winter decor for your kitchen; a set of them makes a nice gift.

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    Snowflake Cloche Hat
    Snowflake Cloche Hat. Snowflake Cloche Hat -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    The crocheted snowflake catches your eye when you attach it to this cloche hat; but you can remove the snowflake, which is great because that would allow you to wear the hat well into spring and fall, making it a versatile piece. The basic cloche hat is a simple project crocheted with basic stitches and designed for a couple of different sizes.

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    Basalt Snowflake Rock Free Crochet Pattern
    Basalt Snowflake Rock Free Crochet Pattern. Snowcatcher

    Crochet designer Deborah Atkinson, also known as Snowcatcher, has a beautiful set of free crochet snowflake rock patterns including this one, which is called the Basalt Snowflake. These are snowflake-inspired designs intended to be worked around rocks, which can then be used as paperweights or home decor. These are great because they can be used all year round.