Watch how to crochet beautiful snowflakes

Watch the video above demonstration by Ashleigh Kiser to learn how to crochet a six-point snowflake.
As delicate and gorgeous as the real thing, these crochet snowflakes will last forever. They are the perfect accent for your home for the holiday season or, if crocheted in bright colors, they'll make pretty coasters, mats or motifs to brighten up your place.
Best of all, they don't take long to create and are a great way to use up oddments of yarn. As well as adding sparkle with gold and silver, you can also make them in white, off-white, green, red or any colors that match your chosen holiday decor.
How to crochet a six-point snowflake written instructions:
There are other ways of crocheting six-point snowflakes, like the ones showcased by ExpressionFiberArts.
To make these, you need to make two small loops with your yarn. Then chain five, and double crochet into both loops. Then chain two, and double crochet again into both loops. Continue until you have five small segments composed of two chains and a double crochet. When you've reached this stage, you can pull your starting loops closed by tugging gently on the free end. Then slip stitch into the first chain five.
Round two starts by chaining three, then double crocheting three times into the chain two space. Then chain two and move to the next two chain space. You'll put four double crochets into this space. Continue the pattern round, with a chain two at the end.
For row three, slip stitch over to the first chain two space. We are going to start making some of the pretty edging work. First chain three and slip stitch into the space. Then chain five and slip stitch into the same two chain space again. Then chain seven, slip stitch. Now start to reverse down again, by chaining five and slip stitching, then chain three, slip stitch. Then slip stitch across again to the next chain two space. Repeat the pattern in this space, then continue on until you have edged all the chain two spaces. Weave the ends through the project to the top, to make a hanging loop, and you're done.
If you block this project, you'll improve its final appearance - just spray with water (checking the instructions on the yarn band first) or steam press, or cover and iron, and pin out overnight. If you want to stiffen your snowflake, then soak it in a mix of half PVA glue and half water. You can also add a dash of glitter with the glue to give an extra festive touch. Spray starch also works very well to stiffen up your snowflakes.
2. How to crochet three-row snowflakes written instructions:
These lovely snowflakes, from Lucy at Attic 24, can be varied in size simply by not working the final row, giving lots of lovely variation. You can also change the final appearance by making them up in different weights of yarn, according to your taste.
Once again, the method is quite simple, and only involves chains and single crochet. You'll start by chaining five to make a foundation circle. Then chain one (counts as a single crochet), single crochet into the ring, and chain three. Repeat the pattern of two single crochet, chain three, forming points. Slip stitch into the initial chain one to join. You should have six points.
For your second row, slip stitch into one of your chain loops. Now chain one (a single crochet), single crochet, chain three, and two single crochet. Slip stitch over to the second chain loop and continue the pattern: two single crochet, chain three, two single crochet. Cover all the chain loops. Slip stitch into your initial chain one to join.
For row three, slip stitch again into your chain loop. You'll be working the same sequence of stitches into all the chain loops: one single crochet, chain three, one single crochet, chain five, one single crochet, chain three, one single crochet, chain two. You should end on a chain two, and then slip stitch into the first single crochet of the round. Lucy definitely recommends blocking these snowflakes, as you'll see from her before and after picture:
Debra at Vintage Crafts and More has loads of tips on stiffening snowflakes, as well as a pattern for a Blazing Star snowflake:

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