I thought I’d share, in pattern form, my variation on Lucy’s snowflake from Attic 24 (which, incidentally, was a variation of a pattern from Coats and Clark). I figure when you’re making snowflakes, it’s nice to have a bit of variety and these are easy and fun to whip up. I must also pass on credit to The Stitch Sharer, who shared the idea of using treble stitches in the first round. So her moniker is apt, don’t you think?
If you are new to crochet there are many excellent YouTube videos that will show you how to do all the basic stitches (and all the complicated ones, for that matter). I’ve used UK terms throughout. I also recommend looking at Lucy’s original tutorial as it’s much easier to follow.
To begin: chain 5 and join to make a ring. You will work the first round out of this ring. (this means insert your hook in the ring itself, not in any of the stitches – this used to confuse me so much when I was first learning…)
ROUND 1: Chain 2 (counts as 1tr), 1tr, then chain 3, *(2tr, chain 3). Repeat from * four more times and then join with a slip stitch to the beginning chain. You should have six little pointy chain-loops. These are the loops you will be working out of in the next round.
ROUND 2 : To begin, slip stitch into the first chain loop. This makes sure you will be starting the round in the right place. In the first chain loop, work the following: chain 2 (counts as 1tr), 1tr, chain 5, 2tr. In each of the remaining chain loops, work the following: 2tr, chain 5, 2tr. Slip stitch to the initial ch2 to join. Fasten off and admire your pretty little snowflake.
It looks even better when you pin it out and spray with warm water or laundry spray or paint with a diluted PVA mix.
Good luck! Thank you for reading my first ever pattern!