11 March 2019

Snowflake Monday

This is one of the red snowflakes I made for my niece Layla's belated birthday gift. We were in yet another polar dip when I worked up the white flake to test the pattern.

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Finished Size: 4.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, water soluble school glue or desired stiffener, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Zero Degrees Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 and replace loop on hook, pull loop through ch (popcorn stitch made), * ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, 5 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made); repeat from * 4 times, omitting last popcorn st of final repeat; sl st in top of starting popcorn. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), [sk next 2 dc, sl st in next hdc, ch 3, sk next hdc, sl st in next hdc, ch 5, sk next sc, sl st in next sc, ch 7, sl st in spoke point, ch 9, sl st in same point, ch 7, sl st in next sc (this and each sl st on this side of spoke should be directly across from sl st in opposite side of spoke), ch 5, sk next sc, sl st in next hdc, ch 3, sk next hdc, sl st in next hdc, ch 1, 1 dc in top of next popcorn st, ch 1] 6 times, omitting last ch and last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 3; bind off. Weave in ends.
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Finish: Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or plastic wrap.

If using glue, mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture or desired stiffener. Sprinkle lightly with glitter. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflake from wax paper or plastic wrap. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one spoke, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.


  1. The red really shines through. Can keep the polar dip.

  2. I love your snowflakes and have made a number of them. However, I'm having a problem with the glue causing my pins to leave "rust" marks on them. I've tried several different glues and replaced the pins with new ones to no avail. Can you advise me on how you avoid this? Thanks ever so much, Vicky

  3. Hi, Vicky, and thank you for your kind words! I’m so sorry rust spots have plagued you, too. I wrote about a couple of treatment options in this post and this post. I hope that helps with the stains. I use stainless steel dressmaker/bridal pins now, but some readers have suggested using styrofoam and toothpicks for stiffening. I have not tried that method yet, but I bet it’s foolproof!!! Good luck, and please let me know how it goes!


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