Simple Snowflake



These very simple snowflakes look absolutely stunning decorating projects or simply as a hanging decoration in their own right. They are quick and extremely simple to make, not to mention extremely addictive!!


These snowflakes work with all types of yarn and hook size. Why not play around with thicker yarn and a chunkier hook, or a finer thread and a smaller hook? It's up to you. Depending on how big or small you would like your snowflakes to be.
I used a size 4 hook along with some "Rico Creative Cotton." I also had a play around with many different shades and didn't stick exclusively to traditional Christmassy colours. See...the choices and possibilities are endless!!!
Just so nobody gets confuzzled, I've written this tutorial in U.S crochet terms. 
Sooooo...........let's get creating!!!

 To begin make a slip knot onto your hook.


 Chain 4.


Join into 1st chain with a slip stitch to form a circle.



Ch 4 (this counts as as hdc, ch 2). Now working out of the centre circle. Hdc, Ch2 (5 times)



Join to the 2nd Chain of your initial Ch 4 to form a wheel with 6 spokes (as shown below).



You are now going to be working out of the 6 spaces of your "wheel".
To begin sl st into the first space to the left of your hook.


Ch 3, sl st into same space.
Ch 5, sl st into the same space.
Ch 3, sl st into the same space.
You should have finished the first of your snowflake clusters and hopefully it looks something like the picture below.


Pretty simple eh? 
You now want to fill the remaining 5 spaces with snowflake clusters. So go ahead and follow the instructions below:

*ch 1 (this carries you to the next space), sl st into the next space. 
Ch 3, sl st, ch 5, sl st, ch 3, sl st*

Repeat between * and * 4 more times. 

ch 1 and sl st into the very first sl st of this round.


You can now go ahead and fasten off. How easy was that!?!

Alternatively you can add a little ball ball or bell to the centre of one of your snowflake clusters. To add a beel or ball ball to a snowflake cluster:
ch 3, sl st,
ch 3 and pull to make a lose stitch.


Remove your hook from your work and add the bell or ball ball of your choice.


Place your hook back into your work.
ch 2


sl st.
ch 3, sl st.
Continue your snowflake as normal.
Go ahead and sew in ends.


Hopefully your snowflake looks something like this?:


Now to finish these gorgeous little snowflakes! I recommend blocking them to get the best possible shape and appearance. 

To do this I made my snowflakes wet and squeezed out any excess water.


I then blocked the snowflakes to a piece of polystyrene (a piece of cardboard box will also do the trick!), Stretching them out into the desired shape.




I then gave them a light coat of crafting glue.
I like to do this so that the snowflakes dry hard and keep shape. The crafting glue works great as it not only hardens the yarn, but also dries invisible.



 Leave your snowflakes to dry! I left mine overnight to insure that they were totally hard.

Finally add some thread or fishing line through the middle of the top snowflake cluster and hang them everywhere!!!!
I havent yet bought my Christmas tree so I decided to hang them from a branch that I placed in a vase!



There we have it! Simple Snowflakes and just in time for Christmas!!! I hope you have fun making them! :-)

Matt xxx

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73 comments:

  1. Dear Matt,

    When I saw your snowflakes I instantly loved them, and after seeing the tutorial I will most certainly try making them! Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Do you have a shop/ etsy? I'd love to buy a few of these?x x

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    1. I don't I'm afraid Charlotte :-( It's something I've been considering and maybe a venture for 2013?!! xxx

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  3. http://eggonastick.blogspot.co.uk/1 December 2012 at 23:49

    Made one, easy peasy! 7ft tree to decorate? BRING. IT. ON!

    Thanks for the tute, lovely & clear x

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  4. I've had lots of readers ask for crochet ornaments and these are perfect! Posted one photo and a link back to your blog on my Tumblr truebluemeandyou blog and my Tumblr Holiday blog. It's also now been featured on the Tumblr #DIY tag.

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    1. Thanks for all of the linking!!!

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  5. beautiful!!
    thank you Matt!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  6. These are so so pretty, Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing.
    xx Tanya
    http://aciddreamsandsugarhighs.blogspot.com.au/

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  7. Brilliant! Just made a few of these and they're so simple. I plan on doing a garland for the fireplace. Thank you for the tutorial :-)

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  8. I've just made a ton of sweet tangerine rum infused marmalade for my family and have been looking for a simple keepsake decoration for the jars. I think this one will be lovely. Thank you for the tutorial. I love how easy it is to add a bell / bead. Such an inspriation!

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  9. Thank you for the beautiful tutorial!!!
    Kisses from Spain

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  10. They are absolutely brilliant and simple. I have to follow your tutorial even I am fanatic knitter:-)))
    Mirka

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  11. These are gorgeous! Hope you won't mind me linking up this week at Tangled Happy. Thanks for sharing this amazing tutorial. ♥

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  12. I don't decorate for Christmas but wouldn't these make a wonderful bunting?

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  13. So so so so so fun!!! Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

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  14. The best snowflake "recipe" I've found! Thanks so much for your generosity!

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  15. I love them...I love tem....I love them! So much I'm going to try to make some this week.mthanks for sharing this tutorial :)

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  16. Vielen Dank... Thanks a lot for these easy but lovely snowflakes... My 10 year-old girl who's learning crochet has finally found a simple way to practice. Tschüss aus Frankreich

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  17. Thank you so much! Love this pattern. <3

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  18. I was feeling under the weather today so I spent the day making snowflakes in crazy colors. They are blocked and tomorrow I'm going to use the craft glue. I think I'm going to make a bunting with them. Thanks for the fun day

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  19. Hi Matt!

    Stopping by to visit and love how nice your project came out! Your tutorial is great and the colorful snowflakes are beautiful. I love the vignette of the side table.

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  20. Hi Matt,
    it's my first time here on your blog being seduced by your snowflakes referred to by another blogger! Thank you for sharing your secrets - your work is meticulous!
    I am off to explore more goodness here!

    Maya

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  21. Fairly new to crochet. Your tutorial was one of the best I've seen. Very clear.

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  22. Hey from Denmark

    I love them and will try to make some

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  23. What a thorough and easy-to-follow tutorial, and the bell is just the perfect touch!

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  24. I made a bunch of these to attach to gifts last year but it never occurred to me to use different colors?! DUH! I luv your branch of snowflake goodness. Well done. - jenn

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  25. this is so cool! thanks for the tutorial.

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  26. Thanks for this! Just in time for last minute gifts or package tags! love the tutorial on the snowflake:) will make several as gifts! fast and easy, too! just found you on tangled happy! love your website!

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  27. Really beatifull, thans for share, kissis from Argentina

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  28. Who needs a christmas tree, what a wonderful idea. You could put some mica flakes in the glue and make sparkly snowflakes, put earring hooks on and make gifts. Thanks Matt, I'm off to the garden to find a nice branch to use.

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  29. You really have a wonderful Blog! So colorful and your pictures are beautiful. So happy I stopped by ( from tangled happy)! Have a wonderful holiday.

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  30. Great little snowflake pattern. I'm adding it to my collection and will be making some snowflakes to add to my window decorations. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous! And the best tutorial ever! Thank you SO much for sharing!

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  32. Thanks so much for sharing your pattern! Love the Christmas crafts also!

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  33. Sehr,sehr schön. Ich habe meinem Baum damit decoriert.Frohe Weihnachten.

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  34. I love this little snowflakes. Here in Switzerland there's no whit Chrismas this year, its to warm. Also I just made some of your simply snowflakes, now the winter its coming. Thank you for sharing!

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  35. Ohh Matt these are beautiful!Thanks for sharing!

    greats
    Angeline

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  36. I love the little stars....adorable!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! I crochet too....Sanderellas.....stop by and say hello! Sandy

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  37. I LOVE these!!! I'm bookmarking this tutorial, and might start making some just to hang in the window, since I'm too late for this past Christmas! Thank you!!!

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  38. They are just so pretty. I definitely will be making them with cotton yarn but also sprinkling fine glitter after following the blocking instructions. Also, on others, will add a strand of sparkly thread.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Matt,
    You have excellent tutorials! I am so happy I came across your blog and look forward to seeing what else you create.
    Thank you for sharing your lovelies :)

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  40. brilliant & easy
    thanks for sharing :)

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  41. I just discovered your blog and I love it I am adding it to my favorites. I just made a snowflake and it was so easy thank you for sharing.

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  42. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. Snowflakes have always been one of my "things" although I am actually just now getting into crochet. I make paper ones every year...can't wait to get cranking on these for this Christmas/winter! :)

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  43. Awesome!!! I am already looking for suitable yarn and hook. Great pattern! Thank you for sharing!!

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  44. How cute I am going to share,,,,, I love your blog.

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  45. Do you have a youtube video?? I love your snowflake pattern

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  46. hi Matt, these are beautiful...I hope the ones I make are just as nice... so easy and fast...thanks!!! Oh and great tutorial :)

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  47. Awesome tut and I LOVE the branch like that! Thanks so much for sharing your creative idea[s]!!!

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  48. I linked to your great tutorial on my blog post: http://www.mazkwok.com/2013/11/gorgeous-and-whimsical-snowflake-free.html
    Thank you for sharing this :)

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  49. Beautiful, just what I was looking for, thank you!

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  50. These are beautiful and so easy to make! They look different depending on the yarn! I love them. Going to try this using twine for a rustic look!

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  51. These are beautiful and so easy to make! They look different depending on the yarn! I love them. Going to try this using twine for a rustic look!

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  52. I don't know if I've ever made a snowflake decor but I always love how they look. Pinning so I don't forget!

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  53. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  54. Many thanks for sharing this
    Friv

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  55. A great product, I like it very nice!

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  56. Thank you for this great pattern as a novice I was thrilled with my results, many thanks, Lesley

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  57. My gram taught me to crochet as a child but I didn't keep it up. When my gramp passed a few weeks ago I decided to make these snowflakes as remembrance gifts for my family.
    Thank you for sharing the pattern, your instructions were easy to follow and I love the pictures.

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  58. I have gone through maybe 15 snowflake patterns and can 't follow them past the 3rd round. I've been searching for something simple for so long. Your directions are great and these are so simple and sweet! Thank you so much!!

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