Crochet a Snowflake Gift Topper

Let a simple snowflake crochet pattern dress up your gifts this holiday season.


What You Need

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  • 1 ball #1 White (makes several snowflakes)
  • Size 7 (1.65mm) steel crochet hook OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Blunt-end yarn needle

How to Make It

Chain Loop Snowflake

Ch 8; join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in ring; (ch 12, sc in ring) 11 times; ch 5, yo hook 4 times, insert hook in first sc and draw lp through (yo and draw through 2 lps on hook) 5 times -- trtr made and 12 ch-12 lps counting trtr as lp.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in top of trtr, ch 6, sc in next lp; (ch 6, sc in next lp) 10 times; ch 6, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-6 lp, ch 3; in same lp work 2 dc, ch 3, and 3 dc; in each ch-6 lp around work 3 dc, ch 3, and 3 dc; join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Sl st into each of next 2 dc and into ch-3 lp; ch 3, in same lp work dc, h 3, and 2 dc; *(ch 5, sl t in 5th ch from hook) 3 times, sl st in top of last dc made -- triple picot made; ch 1, in same ch-3 lp work 2 dc, h 3, and 2 dc; ch 3, in next h-3 lp work sc, ch 3, and sc; h 3**, in next ch-3 lp work dc, ch 3, and 2 dc; rep from * around; end last rep at **; join to top of beg ch-3; fasten off.

Open Chain Loop Snowflake

Ch 8, join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring; (ch 12, 3 dc in ring) 5 times; ch 12, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 -- 6 ch-12 lps.

Rnd 2: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and into first 6 ch of ch-12 lp; ch 3, in same lp work 2 dc, ch 3, and 3 dc; (ch 7, in next ch-12 lp work 3 dc, ch 3, and 3 dc) 5 times; ch 7, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Sl st in each of next 2 dc and into ch-3 lp; ch 3, 2 dc in same lp; *(ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook) 3 times; sl st in top of last dc made -- picot lp made; ch 1, in same ch-3 lp work 3 dc; ch 3, in next ch-7 lp work sc, ch 3, sc, ch 4, sc, ch 3, and sc; ch 3**, 3 dc in next ch-3 lp; rep from * around; end last rep at **; join with sl st to top of beg ch-3; fasten off.

Star Snowflake

Ch 8; join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 6, dc in ring; (ch 3, dc in ring) 4 times; ch 3, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- counts as beg ch-3 and first ch-3 lp.

Rnd 2: Sl st into first ch-3 lp, ch 1; in each ch-3 lp around work sc, hdc, dc, ch 3, dc, hdc and sc; join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 3: Sl st in each st to next ch-3 lp and into ch-3 lp; *ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook; ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook; ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook; ch 3, sc in same lp -- picot lp made; ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3**, sc in next ch-3 lp; rep from * around; end last rep at **, join to first ch of beg ch-6 lp; fasten off.

Finishing

Saturate Snowflake in fabric stiffener, stretch and pin flat to plastic-wrap-covered surface. When top side is still tacky, turn it over and rep for bottom side. Hang to finish drying. Attach ribbon or cord for a hanger.

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