Often when we think of crochet we think of hats and scarves. But there are so many things you can make with crochet. You can even use crochet to decorate your home! When I am using crocheted items to decorate my home, I like to use something that I will be able to keep out a long time. In the winter months I like to decorate with snowmen and snowflakes because they can be displayed for Christmas and the entire winter. This crocheted snowflake garland is something that you can keep up during all the cold months. In today’s post, I will show you how to crochet a snowflake pattern that can be used to make a whimsical winter garland.
Snowflakes and snowmen have a special place in my heart. While I now live in the deep south I am originally from the frozen north. Many of my childhood memories are of making snowmen and spending hours outside catching snowflakes in our snow forts. I miss the beauty of the cold frozen months of winter fun, drinking hot chocolate to warm you from the inside, and cuddling under a mountain of blankets.
To get my winter fix, I make and decorate my home with snowflakes and snowmen. While the rest of you have the real thing outside, I’m sweating and watching the snowflakes inside.
How to Crochet a Snowflake Garland Tutorial Supplies:
- White Worst Weight Yarn
- Darice Variegated Embroidery Floss (Plan on 1.5 snowflakes from each skein of floss.)
- Large Needle
- Darice E, F, or G Crochet Hook*
*Use the hook that works best for you. I used an F hook for both the yarn and floss.
Crocheted Snowflake Pattern
Round 1 ~ Chain 6, insert hook into first chain. Join with a slip stitch creating a ring.
Round 2 ~ Chain 4 (this counts as your first half double crochet, chain 2). *Half double crochet into ring, chain 2* repeat from * to * 7 times. Chain 2 slip stitch into the third beginning chain. You should have 8 half double crochet in the ring.
Round 3 ~ Single crochet into the first chain 2 space. *Chain 3, single crochet, chain 5, single crochet, chain 3, single crochet. Repeat in each chain 2 space. Slip stitch into first single crochet. Tie off and weave in all ends.
Using the same pattern make 7 snowflakes from floss and 6 from worst weight yarn. Or more if you have a large space to cover.
After weaving in ends, it is a good idea to iron your snowflakes. They tend to curl when you are crocheting them, a quick ironing will flatten them out and make it easier to see the detail.
As you can see we have no snow and green grass, thankfully the temps have dropped below 70 for now. I’ll just have to enjoy my snowflakes in crochet form right now. At least they wont melt and will look good all winter!
I hope you enjoyed learning how to crochet a snowflake and that you’ll enjoy your new wintry creations for the next few months! You can also learn how to crochet a potholder featuring a sweet little winter snowman.