Here are six crochet snowflake patterns that you can use to create tree ornaments, gift tags, decor for canned jams, or in the case of pattern #5 – gear for your ears. There are many more snowflake patterns on Ravelry; so many in fact, your tree could be entirely decorated with snowflakes, with no two the same. Find the key to the crochet patterns and instructions for stiffening crochet snowflakes below.
- Chain Loop Snowflake – Ravelry
- Crochet Snowflake – Ravelry
- Crocheted Snowflakes – Martha Stewart. You’ll find several free patterns for snowflakes here.
- Irish Crochet Snowflake – Ravelry
- Snowflake Earrings with Pearl Accent – Ravelry
- Easy Crochet Snowflake – Ravelry
How to Stiffen Crochet Snowflakes
- Mix an equal amount of glue and water. Put the water in the bowl first, then add the glue. If you only have a couple of snowflakes to stiffen, you won’t need more than 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of glue.
- Mix until the consistency is smooth and even.
- Dip the snowflakes in the stiffener; make sure both sides are coated.
- Lay the snowflakes on waxed paper and blot gently with a paper towel.
- Transfer the snowflakes to a blocking board (cover the blocking board with waxed paper). Use multiple, rust-proof pins to block the snowflakes into shape.
- Dry 12 or more hours. If the snowflakes aren’t stiffened to your liking. Re-dip and dry the snowflakes.
- If you want the snowflakes to be shiny. You can spray them with a gloss sealer.