If you know how to crochet a granny square, you know how to crochet a snowflake! This pattern is as easy as pie, and creates a lovely clustered snowflake.

One snowflake does not a winter make, so try crocheting up a dozen of these to hang in your tree or from a window.

How to Crochet a Snowflake

You’ll need fine gauge craft wire. Look for one which is easy to manipulate, but holds its shape. I’ve compared it to fingering weight yarn for scale. You will also need:

  • A 4.5mm metal crochet hook. Wire may scratch your hook if it’s got a coloured finish, and will definitely damage a plastic hook. I used my heftiest metal hook.
  • Sturdy scissors for snipping wire.

A roll of wire set me back about £1.50 and made about 10 snowflakes. This is a very affordable project!

As always, I’m using American crochet terminology. For more details, check out this techniques page.

  1. Chain 6, join with a slip stitch (Sl) to form a ring. (This is larger than the usual ring of a granny square, as the stiff wire isn’t as easy to work into as flexible yarn! You can make this smaller for a different look.)
  2. Chain 3 (counts as one double crochet). Double crochet (DC) twice into the ring (first cluster complete) *chain 3, DC 3 times into the ring* repeat 3 times. Slip stitch (SL) to the top of the first chain to complete the round. You will have four clusters separated by chain spaces.
  3. Snip off the wire and twist it into a hook for hanging, and pinch the chains into points. That’s it!

Want more? You can find four more free crochet snowflake patterns on this blog post.

If you make these snowflakes, I’d love it if you tagged me on Instagram!

Happy hooking!