Free Pattern for Mini Starburst Snowflake

With my markets now over, Christmas presents and cards sent off and the nasty stomach bug I acquired last week behind me I finally found time to write out the pattern for this little ditty that I designed a couple of years ago, but never published. It’s a variation of my Starburst Snowflake, just smaller and much faster to make. I make my snowflake earrings with this pattern using 2-ply linen yarn. It’s a good size for Christmas tree decorations as well when made in thicker yarn – some of my other snowflakes are a bit too big for that for my taste, but look great hanging in the window.


I make all my snowflakes in 3-ply linen yarn, but they can be made in any yarn you have at hand. They will all need blocking and possibly stiffening after drying – it depends on the yarn you use. The pattern is written out below in UK and US terms – there is a brief guide to abbreviations on my page Crochet Terms.

Please remember that this is my design and my copyright – feel free to use the pattern for yourself, but please do not claim or publish it as yours. I’d appreciate it if you credit me as the designer if you post pictures or sell what you make online – thanks!


Mini Starburst Snowflake UK terms

Special Stitch:

Picot: a picot is a series of chain stitches that are joined to form a loop by making a ss to the first chain. A picot can consist of anything from 3 chains and upwards, all formed into a loop by a ss to the first chain. In this pattern you’ll find 4-ch and 6-ch picots. E.g. with a 6-ch picot you ch 6 and ss to the first ch to make a loop.

  • Foundation ring: ch 6, ss in 1st ch to form a ring.

  • Round 1: ch 3 (counts as a tr), 1 tr [ ch 3, 2 tr] x 5 in ring, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch of first 3 ch.

  • Round 2: ss in 1 tr, 1st ch of ch-3 sp and ch-3 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in same ch sp, ch 5, [2 dc in next 3 ch sp, ch 5] x 5, ss in 1st ch.

  • Round 3: ss in 1 dc and ch-5 sp, work in ch-5 sp: ( 1 ch, 1 dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, 1 ch, 4-ch picot, 6-ch picot, 4-ch picot, ss in 1 ch before picots, 1 tr, 1 htr, 2 dc), * work in next ch-5 sp: (2 dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, 1 ch, 4-ch picot, 6-ch picot, 4-ch picot, ss in 1 ch before picots, 1 tr, 1 htr, 2 dc) *, repeat from * to * 4 more times, ss in 1st ch. Fasten off and sew in ends.


Mini Starburst Snowflake US terms

Special Stitch:

Picot: a picot is a series of chain stitches that are joined to form a loop by making a ss to the first chain. A picot can consist of anything from 3 chains and upwards, all formed into a loop by a ss to the first chain. In this pattern you’ll find 4-ch and 6-ch picots. E.g. with a 6-ch picot you ch 6 and ss to the first ch to make a loop.

  • Foundation ring: ch 6, ss in 1st ch to form a ring.

  • Round 1: ch 3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc [ ch 3, 2 dc] x 5 in ring, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch of first 3 ch.

  • Round 2: ss in 1 dc, 1st ch of ch-3 sp and ch-3 sp, ch 1, 1 sc in same ch sp, ch 5, [2 sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5] x 5, ss in 1st ch.

  • Round 3: ss in 1 sc and ch-5 sp, work in ch-5 sp: ( 1 ch, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 4-ch picot, 6-ch picot, 4-ch picot, ss in 1 ch before picots, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc), * work in next ch-5 sp: (2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 ch, 4-ch picot, 6-ch picot, 4-ch picot, ss in 1 ch before picots, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2 sc) *, repeat from * to * 4 more times, ss in 1st ch. Fasten off and sew in ends.

I hope you enjoy making this Mini Starburst – it goes well as a pair with my Starburst Snowflake and with another Mini Me one that’ll come out later, so stay tuned. I would love to see your versions of the snowflakes, so if you feel like it you could share photos to my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram – @saraphir and I can share your photos.

HAPPY MAKING!

© SARAPHIR QAA-RISHI

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