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Free Crochet Patterns: Free Crochet Pattern: Pacific Northwest Snowflake

Some parts of the world are already getting snow! In the Pacific Northwest USA, though, we barely ever get snow. This is good news when it comes to commuting to school and work, but not so nice when you want to build a snowman. So every winter I get the urge to crochet some snowflakes. This one was born after a cozy afternoon experimenting with the cluster stitch, which is one of my favorite crochet stitches. Stay tuned for a variation of this pattern in the weeks to come so you can decorate in winter style!

Skill Level:

Finished Size: 3.75″ (10 cm) from point to point.

Materials:
Medium Weight Yarn (approximately 5-10 yards)
Crochet Hook H (5.00 mm)
This snowflake can be made with any yarn and hook combination. Just choose the right size hook for your yarn and see how the size changes.
crochet yarn size 4

Gauge:
Finished snowflake measures 3 3/4″ (10 cm) from point to point.

Special Stitches
Starting Cluster: ch 2, dc2tog in indicated space
Cluster: (yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yarn over, pull through all 4 loops on hook

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart.

Crochet Pattern: Pacific Northwest Snowflake
Round 1: ch 6, sl st in first ch to form a ring, make starting cluster in ring, ch 6, (cluster in ring, ch 6) 5 times, sl st to top of first cluster: 6 clusters, 6 ch-spaces.
Note: The photo below shows the end of the first round.
Round 2: (4 sc, ch 3, tr, ch 3, 4 sc) in each ch-space around, sl st in first sc: 48 sc
Finish off.

Need help while crocheting? Feel free to leave a comment below and I’ll help you out!

Written by Mary

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