Traditionally, crocheted snowflakes are made with thread and a tiny hook. Mine are made with yarn and a larger hook. Thread snowflakes can be amazing in their detail. They can be really pretty to hang on your tree. The problem is I don’t love working with thread on projects like that. I also don’t love the blocking and stiffening involved in making them perfect. I made several one year for Christmas and I loved the way they turned out but I definitely wouldn’t want to make a ton of them. My solution: Christmas crochet snowflakes with yarn rather than thread. They don’t necessarily have the same kind of detail but they still look pretty and work up a lot faster.
Because these snowflakes are a really quick project, they really only took minutes to make, you can make a whole bunch of them. Give them as gifts on their own, add them to a larger gift to decorate the package, or make a bunch to sell at a Christmas craft fair. I used mine to decorate gift bags.
Christmas crochet snowflake supplies:
- White yarn- either Darice Silky Soft or All Things You Worsted will work
- G Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Darice Baker’s Twine
- Wrapping Materials (gift bags, tissue paper, etc. – optional)
The crochet snowflake can be made out of a variety of yarns. I used both Darice Silky Soft and All Things You worsted weight. The pictures show the Silky Soft snowflake which was smaller that the other. I used the same hook for both but if you were to make a smaller version with a thinner yarn, like baby yarn, you would need to go down a few sizes and the snowflake will be smaller.
Begin with a magic ring
Round 1: in mr, ch 2, 12 dc, slip stitch to first dc to join
Round 2: [ch 5, skip 1, slip stitch in the next stitch) repeat around, slip stitch to the beginning of the round
Round 3: [3 sc in ch loop, ch 4, slip stitch to first ch, 3 dc in ch loop, ch 2, slip stitch to first stitch] repeat around
Finish off, cut yarn and weave in ends
Tie a piece of baker’s twine or other thread to the top of the ornament.
To add my snowflakes to the package I cut some round cardstock in Christmas colors and then embossed it. Then I pulled the hanging loop through the whole in the tag and tied it to the handle of a gift bag.
I thought these Christmas crochet ornaments would look nice hanging on the front of a plain gift bag, just a simple way to dress it up a little bit. Then in addition to the gift inside the bag you get an ornament to hang on the tree. I cut out a circle shaped tag out of cardstock in a contrasting color to hang behind the snowflake to add some more color and then tied them onto the handle of the bag.