Pattern for Crochet Star Web Snowflake

I am very delighted to introduce my newest snowflake pattern – THE STAR WEB SNOWFLAKE. It’s a pattern that I designed this autumn and it is slightly similar to my Starburst Snowflake with the star in the centre, but it also has a touch of Hallowe’en about it with the spiderweb-like surrounding.


It is possibly more complex than my other snowflakes with several special stitches and working into individual chains as well as chain spaces – but I’ll leave that for you to decide. All special stitches are explained in full before the pattern and I’m always happy to answer questions about my patterns if you have any.

As with the other snowflakes I make mine in 3-ply linen yarn using a 2 mm hook. The snowflake then measures 15 cm from tip to tip when blocked and stiffened. I stiffen my snowflakes by brushing a mixture of PVA glue and water on the back once they’re blocked and dried. The pattern is written out in both US and UK terms using abbreviations. There is a guide to the abbreviations on my page Crochet Terms. Please remember that this is my design and my copyright – feel free to use them for yourself, but please do not claim or publish the pattern as yours. I’d appreciate it if you credit me as the designer if you post pictures or sell what you make online – thanks!


STAR WEB SNOWFLAKE UK TERMS

Special Stitches:

Tr3tog: (yarn over hook (yoh), insert hook through stitch, yoh, draw yarn through, yoh, draw yarn through 2 loops.) x 3, yoh, draw yarn through all 4 loops.

Tr5tog: (yarn over hook (yoh), insert hook through stitch, yoh, draw yarn through, yoh, draw yarn through 2 loops.) x 5, yoh, draw yarn through all 6 loops.

Beginning Tr5tog: ch 2, (yarn over hook (yoh), insert hook through stitch, yoh, draw yarn through, yoh, draw yarn through 2 loops.) x 4, yoh, draw yarn through all 5 loops.

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, 7-ch and 8-ch picots. E.g. with a 7-ch picot you ch 7 and ss to the first ch to make a loop.

  • Foundation ring: ch 5, ss in 1st ch to form a ring.

  • ROUND 1: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), 12 dc in ring, ss in 1st dc.

  • ROUND 2: ch 4, (1 tr in next st, ch 1) x 11, ss in 3rd ch of 4 ch.

  • ROUND 3: ss in ch sp, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch sp, 3 dc in next 11 ch sp, ss in 1st ch. (36 sts)

  • ROUND 4: ch 1, * 1 htr in next dc, 1 tr and 1 dtr in next dc, 1 dtr and 1 tr in next dc, 1 htr in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc *, repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting the last dc the last time, ss in 1st ch.

  • ROUND 5: ss in next 3 sts, ss in between 2 dtr, ch 3, * ch 5, 1 dc in next ch sp, ch 5, 1 tr in between 2 dtr *, repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting the last tr the last time, ss in 3rd ch of 3 ch.

  • ROUND 6: beginning tr5tog in same ch as last ss of R5, * ch 6, tr3tog in next dc, ch 6, tr5tog in next tr *, repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting the last tr5tog the last time, ss to top of beginning tr5tog.

  • ROUND 7: ch 5 (counts as tr and 2 ch), 1 tr in 1st ch of ch 6 from R6, ch 6, dc in top of next tr3tog, * ch 6, tr in top of next tr5tog, ch 2, 1 tr in 1st ch of ch 6 from R6, ch 6, dc in top of next tr3tog * repeat from * to * 4 more times, ch 6, ss in 3rd ch of first 5 ch.

  • ROUND 8: ss in ch-2 sp, in same ch-2 sp: [ch 1, 1 htr, 1 tr, ch 1, 8-ch picot, ch 2, 7-ch picot x 3, ss in each of the 2 chs made after the first 8-ch picot, 8-ch picot, ss in next ch, 1 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc ], * ch 6, ss in dc, 4-ch picot, ss in same dc, ch 6, in ch-2 sp: [1 dc, 1 htr, 1 tr, ch 1, 8- ch picot, ch 2, 7-ch picot x 3, ss in each of the 2 chs made after the first 8-ch picot, 8-ch picot, ss in next ch, 1 tr, 1 htr, 1 dc ] * repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting the last ch-2 sp the last time, ss in 1st ch. Fasten off and sew in ends.


STAR WEB SNOWFLAKE US TERMS

Special Stitches:

Dc3tog: (yarn over hook (yoh), insert hook through stitch, yoh, draw yarn through, yoh, draw yarn through 2 loops.) x 3, yoh, draw yarn through all 4 loops.

Dc5tog: (yarn over hook (yoh), insert hook through stitch, yoh, draw yarn through, yoh, draw yarn through 2 loops.) x 5, yoh, draw yarn through all 6 loops.

Beginning Dc5tog: ch 2, (yarn over hook (yoh), insert hook through stitch, yoh, draw yarn through, yoh, draw yarn through 2 loops.) x 4, yoh, draw yarn through all 5 loops.

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, 7-ch and 8-ch picots. E.g. with a 7-ch picot you ch 7 and ss to the first ch to make a loop.

  • Foundation ring: ch 5, ss in 1st ch to form a ring.

  • ROUND 1: ch 1 (doesn’t count as a stitch), 12 sc in ring, ss in 1st sc.

  • ROUND 2: ch 4, (1 dc in next st, ch 1) x 11, ss in 3rd ch of 4 ch.

  • ROUND 3: ss in ch sp, ch 1, 2 sc in same ch sp, 3 sc in next 11 ch sp, ss in 1st ch. (36 sts)

  • ROUND 4: ch 1, * 1 hdc in next sc, 1 dc and 1 tr in next sc, 1 tr and 1 dc in next sc, 1 hdc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc *, repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting the last sc the last time, ss in 1st ch.

  • ROUND 5: ss in next 3 sts, ss in between 2 tr, ch 3, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch sp, ch 5, 1 dc in between 2 tr *, repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting the last dc the last time, ss in 3rd ch of 3 ch.

  • ROUND 6: beginning dc5tog in same ch as last ss in R5, * ch 6, dc3tog in next sc, ch 6, dc5tog in next dc *, repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting the last dc5tog the last time, ss to top of beginning dc5tog.

  • ROUND 7: ch 5 (counts as dc and 2 ch), 1 dc in 1st ch of ch 6 from R6, ch 6, sc in top of next dc3tog, * ch 6, dc in top of next dc5tog, ch 2, 1 dc in 1st ch of ch 6 from R6, ch 6, sc in top of next dc3tog * repeat from * to * 4 more times, ch 6, ss in 3rd ch of first 5 ch.

  • ROUND 8: ss in ch-2 sp, in same ch-2 sp: [ch 1, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 1, 8-ch picot, ch 2, 7-ch picot x 3, ss in each of the 2 chs made after the first 8-ch picot, 8-ch picot, ss in next ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc ], * ch 6, ss in sc, 4-ch picot, ss in same sc, ch 6, in 2 ch sp: [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 1, 8-ch picot, ch 2, 7-ch picot x 3, ss in each of the 2 chs made after the first 8-ch picot, 8-ch picot, ss in next ch, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc ] * repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting the last 2 ch sp the last time, ss in 1st ch. Fasten off and sew in ends

 

I hope you enjoy making – I would love to see your versions if you feel like sharing here or on Social Media.

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© SARAPHIR QAA-RISHI

8 thoughts on “Pattern for Crochet Star Web Snowflake

  1. I’m having a hard time understanding how round 8. Can you please explain it to me step by step please?

    1. Hi Tami, sorry about the delay, I got stuck when I was online trying to sort something on my blog. Could you let me know which part of the round is troubling you, is it the picots and the feathery bits?

      1. The 8-ch picot , 7-ch picot and 4-ch picot. can you explain how they are done in detail please??

        1. Of course! So when you have made the first dc in the ch2-sp you chain 1. This chain needs to remain clear for when you are coming back down the ‘feather’. Now you chain 8, hold out the chain and identify the 8th chain from the hook/the first chain of the 8. Make a ss in that chain to form a loop. Now chain 2 – these also need to stay clear for when you’re coming back down. Chain another 7. Hold out the chain and identify the 7th chain from the hook and make a ss in this chain to form a loop. Repeat the ch 7 2 more times. Now make a ss in each of the 2 chains before the ch-7 loops/picots. Chain 8 and make a ss in the 8th chain from the hook. Make a ss in the single chain from before you started the picots and then dc, hdc and sc. when you get to the 4-ch picot it’s the same: chain 4 and make a ss in the 4th ch from the hook which is also the first of these 4 chains. Hope that makes it clearer! And thanks for asking and not just giving up, it is really valuable to know what people’s questions are so I can make it clearer next time or fix what isn’t clear. If it’s still not clear please let me know! 😊

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