Crochet these dainty lace “snowflakes” (which are really flowers) to add a touch of old-fashioned charm to your tree or gifts this holiday season. The free pattern is versatile and the resulting ornament can be made larger or smaller depending on your hook size. Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
I was browsing Pinterest yesterday evening, came across some adorable gift tag embellishment options, and thought “I really need to come up with something like this–and soon!” Coincidentally I had a conversation with a friend this morning, and she mentioned that the flower from my Victorian Blush Muffler would be cute in other projects, and, Ta-da!, the idea for this lace flower ornament/gift tag pattern was born!
I crocheted my ornament using #10 thread and a 2.75mm steel hook. It produces a dense, but lacy looking ornament that would work well on a tree, or strung into a bunting. There are so many fun ways to use this crochet “snowflake” pattern!
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2.75mm (C) hook for an ornament
1.5mm (#8) steel hook for a tag
20-25 yards Aunt Lydia’s #10 Crochet Thread in White, or color of your choice, per ornament.
Needle for weaving in ends
Ornament hooks (optional)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
2 dc cluster = dc2tog in same stitch.
BPsc = back post single crochet
st/sts = stitch/stitches
Shell = 5 dc in same st
Gauge is not particularly important for these–they look cute in a variety of sizes.
Approximately 2.75″ to 3″ wide using a 2.75mm hook, or 2 1/4″ across using a 1.5mm hook
-You can use this pattern to make gift tags as well as ornaments. I’d suggest using a smaller hook for the tags and a larger hook for the ornaments, but really it’s up to you. My gift tag came out to be 2 1/4″ across with I used #10 thread and a 1.5mm steel hook.
You could try using #20 or #30 cotton thread and a smaller steel hook if you want really tiny “snowflakes”. Likewise, you could use a 4mm (G) hook and #2 sport weight yarn to make larger “snowflakes”.
-String several of these ornaments on a piece of twine to create a bunting.
Victorian Blush Snowflake Flower Ornament Pattern (US Terms):
ch 4, join to first ch with sl st, forming a circle.
Round 1: ch 1, 12 sc in circle, join with sl st to first sc. (12)
Round 2: ch 1, 2dc cluster in same st as join, ch 1, *2 dc cluster, ch 1 in next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first 2dc cluster. (24)
Round 3: ch 1, sc in top of 2dc cluster, 2 sc in ch-1 sp from prev round *sc in top of 2dc cluster, 2 sc in ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first sc. (36)
Round 4: (hdc, 2 dc) in first stitch, (2 dc, hdc) in next st, sl st in next st, *(hdc, 2 dc) in first st, (2 dc, hdc) in next, sl st in the next; repeat from * around. (12 petals)
Note: your edge will be rippled and not lay flat. This is ok.
Round 5: ch 2, sk st, *BPsc around each of the next 4 sts, sk 3 sts; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first BPsc. (48)
Round 6: *sk st, shell in next st, sk st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around, final sl st counts as join. (12 shells)
Once you get to the end of round 6 you can either chain 10 and slip stitch back into the same stitch to create a small loop to hang your tag or ornament from, or you can use an ornament hook to hang it from instead.
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
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