Here are six crochet snowflake patterns that you can use to create tree ornaments, gift tags, decor for canned jams, or in the case of pattern #5 – gear for your ears. There are many more snowflake patterns on Ravelry; so many in fact, your tree could be entirely decorated with snowflakes, with no two the same. Find the key to the crochet patterns and instructions for stiffening crochet snowflakes below.
- Chain Loop Snowflake – Ravelry
- Crochet Snowflake – Ravelry
- Crocheted Snowflakes – Martha Stewart. You’ll find several free patterns for snowflakes here.
- Irish Crochet Snowflake – Ravelry
- Snowflake Earrings with Pearl Accent – Ravelry
- Easy Crochet Snowflake – Ravelry
How to Stiffen Crochet Snowflakes
- Mix an equal amount of glue and water. Put the water in the bowl first, then add the glue. If you only have a couple of snowflakes to stiffen, you won’t need more than 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of glue.
- Mix until the consistency is smooth and even.
- Dip the snowflakes in the stiffener; make sure both sides are coated.
- Lay the snowflakes on waxed paper and blot gently with a paper towel.
- Transfer the snowflakes to a blocking board (cover the blocking board with waxed paper). Use multiple, rust-proof pins to block the snowflakes into shape.
- Dry 12 or more hours. If the snowflakes aren’t stiffened to your liking. Re-dip and dry the snowflakes.
- If you want the snowflakes to be shiny. You can spray them with a gloss sealer.
Are you looking for something fun to crochet for Halloween? The holiday is just around the corner, giving you plenty of time to make up one or two crochet skull patterns. Find the key to these seven patterns below the image.
- All Souls Shawl (Ravelry – You must be a member. Membership is free.) Free crochet pattern.
- Day of the Dead Pillow (Ravelry) Free crochet pattern.
- Day of the Dead Skull (Ravelry) Free crochet pattern.
- Sugar Skull Hot Pad (Ravelry) $4.99
- Day of the Dead Sugar Skull (Geek with a Hook) Free crochet pattern.
- Halloween Skull Ornament (Ravelry • Lion Brand pattern) Free crochet pattern.
- Crochet Skull Scarf with Flowers (Ravelry) $8.00
I like the colorful Day of the Dead skulls. Fun!
My spooky Halloween tree needs a hanging skull. I think I’ll make up #6!
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It’s time to start knitting for Halloween. Here you’ll find 5 skull knitting patterns. I really like the scarf and the mini skull, which you could hang from a scary Halloween tree. Below the image, you’ll find the links to the patterns.
Key to the skull knitting patterns:
- Gnarly Bone Cap • $2.99 at KnitPicks
- Chauncey (the mini skull) • Free Ravelry download (You must be a Ravelry member. There is no cost to join.)
- We Call Them Pirates • Free Ravelry download – What man wouldn’t like this hat?
- Mark’s Skull Illusion Scarf • Free Ravelry download – Everyone can wear this!
- Skulls and Flowers Mittens • $4.99 at KnitPicks – These are Day of the Dead wear, with that combination of flowers and skulls. Very cool!
Soon I’ll post patterns for crochet skull patterns. I’ve found quite a few unique accessories.
Start knitting now on a pattern, and you’ll have something to wear for a few weeks in October.
Check out the crochet skull patterns too!