Easy Crochet Snowflake Pattern (Free)

This easy crochet snowflake pattern is perfect for the holiday season. It makes a lovely simple snowflake to hang on your Christmas tree or tie to a gift.

crochet snowflake pattern

Easy Crochet Snowflake Pattern

I spent part of last summer making these easy crocheted snowflakes, and it was so fun!

While it was about a hundred degrees outside, I was sitting in the air conditioning perfecting this pattern and making cheerful white snowflakes. And dreaming of winter!

I don’t spend a lot of time crocheting, as I’m more of a knitter. I mostly knit these easy dishcloths (they’re great for beginners if you want to learn how to knit!).

But I especially like crochet for making Christmas ornaments.

crochet snowflakes, bells, lights, and greenery

One year, my mom taught me how to make granny square Christmas stocking ornaments. I had so much fun crocheting the red, white, and green granny squares, and then fashioning them into little stockings.

A hanger at the top and a tiny gold bell at the toe finished the ornaments, and I slipped a mini peppermint stick inside.

I made one of these ornaments for each of my co-workers, and several family members. Everyone loved them!

Another year a friend taught me how to crochet hair ties for my little girls.

But that’s about the extent of my crochet projects.

So this summer, while I was recovering from an oral surgery situation, my mom taught me how to make these crochet ornaments.

I tweaked her original pattern a bit to get these white crochet snowflakes just the way I was envisioning. And I love how they turned out!

white crochet snowflakes

Why You’ll Love This Free Crochet Snowflake Pattern

One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is all the cozy Christmas crafting!

Through the years, my kids and I have made so many homemade Christmas tree ornaments. From cinnamon ornaments to dried orange slices, to wood slice ornaments made with a wood burning tool and grain sack Christmas ornaments, we’ve made a lot of different things.

But this free crochet pattern is my favorite handmade ornament to make.

I love that it’s a classic snowflake design with six points rather than just five (as some crochet snowflake patterns have).

This pattern uses basic crochet stitches, and it’s easy to learn how to make.

These snowflakes are a great way to use up some scrap yarn! The yarn I’m using was some leftover white yarn my mom had that she passed along to me.

Even though I love to add a hanger and hang these on the Christmas tree, they also make great gift tags. Especially if you use brown Kraft paper to wrap your gifts.

The snowflakes combined with the brown paper makes your gift wrap look simply beautiful!

crochet snowflake pattern

Crochet Snowflake Tips

  • You can use worsted weight yarn or DK weight yarn.
  • Feel free to try these in a cotton crochet thread (use the crochet hook size recommended for your yarn).
  • I usually make a simple white snowflake, but you could make these any color you wish!
  • If you use a larger crochet hook, your snowflakes will be larger. If you use a smaller hook and thinner yarn or cotton thread, your snowflakes will be smaller.

crochet snowflakes, ball of yarn and crochet hook

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Supplies Needed for This Project

The supplies you use will depend on how you want your snowflakes to look. Use the crochet hook size recommended for your yarn, or use the size you prefer.

Thicker yarn and a larger hook will result in a larger snowflake.

I had some leftover yarn that I used for this project, but there are many options that would work.

Christmas ornaments, lights, bells, and greenery

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crocheted white snowflake

How to Make This Easy Crochet Snowflake Pattern

I’m not a professional crochet pattern designer, so my instructions may not be the usual style.

Stitch abbreviations: sc: single crochet, ch: chain, sl st: slip stitch

Here’s the easy crochet snowflake pattern in US terms:

Chain 6; join with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Round 1: chain 1, work 12 single crochet in ring. Join with a slip stitch in first single crochet.

Round 2: chain 4, skip over one single crochet and slip stitch in next single crochet to join (chain 4, skip next sc, slip stitch in next sc) 5 times. Join with a slip stitch after last one. This will give you 6 chain 4 spaces.

Round 3: slip stitch into the next ch 4 space, ch 1* (work 2 single crochet, chain 4, single crochet, ch 7, sc, ch 4, 2 sc in same space). Repeat from *5 more times.

Slip stitch in first sc to finish off. Trim and weave in loose ends.

Enjoy your beautiful crochet snowflake!

If you use this easy crochet snowflake pattern, I’d love to hear how your snowflakes turn out!


  1. Super easy pattern. Glad they didn’t melt before you got them done. Lol. Did you think cooling thoughts while you made them?

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