Free Pattern for Small Feather Snowflake.

I decided that this autumn is the time to make more of my patterns available for free – especially the smaller ones – and the first one up is this small feathery snowflake. I make three sizes of this kind of snowflake and will be posting the pattern for the other two during October. I make my snowflakes from 3-ply linen yarn (2 mm hook), which makes the snowflakes stiffer and give them a lovely rustic look. I think they look a bit Scandinavian, but I suppose that’s quite appropriate with me being Danish! You can get this kind of yarn from several shops on Etsy, many of them from Lithuania. They would also work in 4-ply/ fingering cotton yarn – or even thinner yarn. When made with 3-ply linen yarn the snowflakes measure 9 cm from tip to tip.

You will need to block the snowflake after it’s made as it has a tendency to curl (at least it does with the yarn I use) and it may also be necessary to stiffen them. I use a mixture of PVA glue and water for this.

The pattern is written out below in both UK and US terms – you will find a guide to the abbreviations on my page Crochet Terms. You will notice that I in many places write e.g. ch 1, ch 5… This is not a mistake but is to draw your attention to there being 1 chain in between each loop/picot of the feather – I find it easier to keep count by thinking of them as separate stages of the feather. Please remember that this is my design and is under my copyright – so please don’t copy the pattern or claim it as yours and if you post pictures of your snowflakes I would appreciate if you credit me as the designer – thanks!

So… to the pattern:

Small Feather Snowflake UK terms

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

  • Round 1: ch 1, 12 dc in ring, ss in first dc.

  • Round 2: ch 1, (ch 4, skip 1 dc, dc in 1 dc) x 5, ch 4, skip 1 dc, ss in first ch.

  • Round 3: work in first 4 ch sp: ss, ch 1, 1 dc, 1 htr, ch 1, ch 6, ss in 6th ch from hook, ch 1, ch 5, ss in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, (ch 4, ss in 4th ch from hook) x 3, ss in 1 ch, ch 5, ss in 5th ch from hook, ss in 1 ch, ch 6, ss in 6th ch from hook, ss in 1 ch (end of feather), 1 htr + 2 dc in 4 ch sp, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch from hook.

    * In next 4 ch sp: 2 dc, 1 htr, ch 1, ch 6, ss in 6th ch from hook, ch 1, ch 5, ss in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, (ch 4, ss in 4th ch from hook) x 3, ss in 1 ch, ch 5, ss in 5th ch from hook, ss in 1 ch, ch 6, ss in 6th ch from hook, ss in 1 ch (end of feather) 1 htr + 2 dc in 4 ch sp, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch from hook * repeat from * to * 4 more times, ss in first ch. Fasten off and sew in ends.

Small Feather Snowflake US terms

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

  • Round 1: ch 1, 12 sc in ring, ss in first sc.

  • Round 2: ch 1, (ch 4, skip 1 sc, sc in 1 sc) x 5, ch 4, skip 1 sc, ss in first ch.

  • Round 3: work in first 4 ch sp: ss, ch 1, 1 sc, 1 hdc, ch 1, ch 6, ss in 6th ch from hook, ch 1, ch 5, ss in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, (ch 4, ss in 4th ch from hook) x 3, ss in 1 ch, ch 5, ss in 5th ch from hook, ss in 1 ch, ch 6, ss in 6th ch from hook, ss in 1 ch (end of feather), 1 hdc + 2 sc in 4 ch sp, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch from hook.

    * In next 4 ch sp: 2 sc, 1 hdc, ch 1, ch 6, ss in 6th ch from hook, ch 1, ch 5, ss in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, (ch 4, ss in 4th ch from hook) x 3, ss in 1 ch, ch 5, ss in 5th ch from hook, ss in 1 ch, ch 6, ss in 6th ch from hook, ss in 1 ch (end of feather) 1 hdc + 2 sc in 4 ch sp, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch from hook * repeat from * to * 4 more times, ss in first ch. Fasten off and sew in ends.

I will post 5 more snowflake patterns in the coming months. If you don’t want to miss out you can follow my blog (button on the right or at the bottom of the page) or follow me on Instagram or Facebook. I also post all my patterns on my Ravelry designer page.
I would love to see your pictures, so please share – you can tag me @saraphir and use #smallfeathersnowflake on Instagram.

HAVE FUN MAKING!!

 

© SARAPHIR QAA-RISHI

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