In December I made many snowflakes to give as gifts and tried out a lot of snowflake patterns. This is my roundup of favorite snowflakes of 2015.
Above you see the first snowflake in a collection of patterns, 9001 Snowflakes for Christmas Tree by MyPicot. These are available for free and are all charted with minimal written instructions. This one gets my pick for best snowflake for thread. The flakes in this collection turn out huge unless you use finer thread. For the above snowflake I used size 30 DMC cordonet cotton and it is 5.25″ in diameter. You can see technical details on my Ravelry Project page.
My pick for best size 10 cotton snowflake is Pretty Snowflake by Julie A. Bolduc. You can download the pdf for free here. This pattern has written instructions and produced a small flake 3.75″ in diameter. You can see details on my Ravelry project page.
My favorite pattern for a felted snowflake, made with worsted weight wool, is Easy to Make Snowflake by EmmHouse. You’ll need to scroll down the page to get to the free written instructions. This produced a large 7.5″ diameter flake that could be used as a hotpad or larger decoration. See my Ravelry project page for hook and yarn used.
For the most complete information on blocking I recommend this article by Crochet Memories. I used the first recipe for cornstarch and water method. It produced flakes stiff enough to hang on a tree with a nice stitch definition.
Best wishes for a New Year of fun crocheting.
Mini the cat, modeling snowflake.