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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13 thoughts on “Pattern for Crochet Star Web Snowflake

  1. Hi, I am not sure if you are still checking here for comments, but I am confused about round 6 (US terms). For me “dc5tog” is a decreasing term and means “make 5 stitches of the previous round into 1 dc”. I am pretty sure this is not what you want us to do. I think you want us to make 5dc in the same st, but then why shouldn’t we start the round with a ch3 and 4dc in the same st? I am going to try some variations and see if it turns out like your beautiful snowflake. I will make a few of your different snowflakes as a gift for friend. Thank you!

    1. Okay, with your “special stitches” explanation (didn’t read that before I started… oops) and some googling I figured it out; it’s like a puff/bobble stitch.
      Sorry! Thanks again. Happy holidays!

      1. Hi Ilse. Thanks for your comment – I am glad you worked it out by following the special stitches explanation. It’s a bit similar to a puff stitch, but not quite. This one is also called a cluster stitch, which can be done either in one stitch or in several. In the puff stitch you don’t work any part of the stitch till the end, but here you work half of the treble and pull the top together at the end. As far as I understand a bobble stitch is similar to a cluster but is surrounded by shorter stitches to make it stand out and is usually worked on the wrong side of the work. But that may all be different in US terms and people usually have their own favourite terms. Confusing!! Hope you’ve worked it out! Happy Christmas! ❄️❄️❄️

        1. Thank you for your explanation of puff. bobble and cluster stitches- it makes sense now. I am self taught with the help of youtube and websites like yours. It can be confusing sometimes, yes, but by reading all the instructions properly… :)) sorry again… and looking carefully at the detailed photos you (and many other crochet bloggers) take the time to post with your patterns, I can usually figure it out. My Star Web Snowflake turned out wonderful and I also made a Large Tosne Snowflake and a Large Feather Snowflake- am blocking them “as we speak”. Can’t wait to give them to my friend and will make some more for another friend. After that, I will make some Adelia and Crochet Iris wrist warmers for myself. Yay, for three weeks Winter Break! Thanks for all your great patterns!!

          1. Thanks Ilse! Hope you have fun making. Please send photos of you have any! Happy Christmas! ❄️☃️🎄

  2. 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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