Free pattern! Elisalex’s crochet snowflakes
On the last Wednesday of every month, Elisalex de Castro Peake (yes, the co-founder of By Hand London!) teaches a crochet class in our West Hampstead shop. The project changes from month to month and it’s always beginner-friendly. We just ran her snowflake class for the second year in a row and it was so popular, we wanted to share the pattern with you!
You can use this pattern with virtually any white yarn (thicker yarn = bigger snowflakes). Some we like are Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton in Drift, Spud & Chloe Sweater in Ice Cream and MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino in Snow. To see all of our white yarns click here. You’ll also need a crochet hook that coordinates to the weight of your yarn.
Chain 6. Join in the first stitch with a slip stitch to make a loop.
Round 1: Chain 3 – this forms your first mock treble. 1 treble into the centre. Chain 3, *make 2 trebles into the centre, chain 3. Repeat from * 3 more times so that you end up with 5 clusters of 2 trebles each separated by a chain 3 bridge. Close the round with a slip stitch at the top of the first chain 3.
Round 2: Slip stitch over to the first available chain 3 space – this should be no more than 2 slip stitches. To make the picots in each chain 3 space: chain 3, double crochet into the chain 3 space, chain 6, double crochet, chain 3, double crochet. Slip stitch over to the next chain 3 space and repeat the picot. When you come to the end of the round, seal with a slip stitch and tie off your yarn.
We hung Elisalex’s snowflakes in our Snow and Ice window display at the beginning of the year! They are so perfect for decorating throughout the winter months.