How sweet are these wire snowflakes? I crocheted them last year, and never got around to writing up the crochet snowflake patterns!
Last December, I hung a cluster of them above our dining table, like a faux-chandelier. While they don’t look like much up close, from a (slight) distance, glinting in the low winter sun, they look lovely (if I do say so myself!)
I think wire snowflakes are a nice balance between the modern and traditional. While of course they’re handmade, they look more boutique than your average… granny square.
That’s right. These crocheted snowflake patterns are based on granny squares.
Want to make your own? I’ve written up the pattern for five of them. Once you’ve made a couple, you won’t need a pattern (promise!) and you’ll be making your own variations.
I’ve arranged them in order from dead-easy to slightly harder, so if you’re unsure, just make them in order. But really, they’re so simple you shouldn’t have any issues. They’re all variations on a similar pattern, so I’ve only taken one series of step-by-step pics.
As always, I’m using American crochet terms (’cause that’s how I learned to crochet). See this page on techniques for an explanation of any terms you’re unsure of.
This snowflake is just the first round of a granny square! It really couldn’t be much simpler.
This is the only snowflake pattern I’ve created step-by-step images for. Flick through the tutorial, or follow the written instructions below.
This snowflake is very similar to the one above, but the longer chain spaces give it a lacey look.
Unlike the other crochet snowflake patters, this one doesn’t use any double crochets. Instead, it’s formed from a series of chains.
Doesn’t this snowflake remind you of a flower? Or of those fat, wet snowflakes that portent a perfect day of skiing!
Of all these crochet snowflake patterns, this one looks the most elaborate… but it’s actually almost as easy as the rest. It’s a combination of snowflakes 1 and 2!
These crochet snowflake patterns are finished by snipping the wire and twisting into a hook for hanging. But how to deal with the starting tail? Simple. Either snip it off short and fold it into the first round, or carry it up the back of the work and twist into a hook with the final tail. Trust me: once you try it it’s as easy as pie.
If you want to make these crochet snowflake patterns from yarn, I would recommend sizing your hook down for a slightly firmer fabric. Stretch the finished pieces out on a plastic surface (the lid of an ice cream container would be good for this) and brush with a 50/50 mix of PVA (school) glue and water, pull them into shape and leave to dry. You’ll need to add a hook – try a paper clip!
If you make these, I’d love to see them! Tag me on instagram with any finished creations!
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I made a couple of your patterns this weekend. I used gold craft wire and strung on some glass beads that I added to some of the stitches. They are very pretty and I’ll try to take a photo of them soon.