This easy crochet snowflake bauble is made with the granny stitch and is suitable for beginners. The lace looks great on a see-through bauble, especially if you hang it in front of some twinkling Christmas lights. It makes a great addition to your handmade crochet Christmas ornaments. Oh and there is no starch involved!
This pattern includes a YouTube video as well.
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It All Begins with Yarn…
This pattern can be made using any category 3 / light / DK / 8 ply / light worsted yarn. I used what I had at home, which is Stylecraft Special DK.
This crochet snowflake bauble pattern fits a bauble that is 3.1″ in diameter or 9.8″ in circumference.
Crochet Snowflake Bauble – Free Pattern
- Project Level: Beginner
- Read this if you want to learn how I change color without tails. To minimise weaving in the ends and because I love working with color so much I developed a method of how to change color in crochet without tails.
Crochet Snowflake Bauble – Video Tutorial
Here is the link to the Crochet Snowflake Bauble | Crochet Christmas Ornaments video tutorial on YouTube.
- Any category 3 / light / DK / 8 ply / light worsted yarn. I chose blue & cream colours.
- 5.5 mm hook.
- 3.1″ in diameter / 9.8″ in circumference bauble
- Measuring tape.
- Yarn needle.
This pattern should fit your 3.1″ bauble perfectly. However, if it doesn’t, you might need to experiment with different hook sizes or tension in order to change your gauge to fit your bauble just right.
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- rep: repeat
- sc: single crochet
- sl: slip
- sliding loop: magic loop, magic circle, adjustable loop, magic ring, adjustable ring, drawstring ring
- st: stitch
- t: turn
Crochet Snowflake Bauble Pattern:
Pattern Overview – 2 Easy Steps
- Make the first bauble half.
- As you make the second half, join with the first half in the last round.
1. Make The First Half Of Your Bauble.
Start with a sliding loop / magic ring in your chosen snowflake colour, e.g. blue. Then rnd 3 is where you switch to your chosen background colour, e.g cream.
Rnd1 (Blue) Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in ring (ch 1, 2 dc in ring) four times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of ch-3. (5 clusters of 2-dc separated by ch-1)
Rnd2 (Blue) *Ch 4, (sc, ch 4, sc) in next space; rep from * 4 times. (10 ch-4 spaces)
Rnd3 (Cream) Fold down the ch-4 from the same space below downwards towards you. Sl st in the middle of that space in between both ends of ch-4 (the ch-1 space from 2 rnds ago). (Ch 3, dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space. *Fold down the ch-4 from the next space downwards towards you (skip the ch-4 above 2-dc cluster). (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in the middle of that space between both ends of ch-4 (the ch-1 space from 2 rnds ago); rep from * 3 times, join with a sl st to top of ch-3. (10 2-dc clusters & 10 spaces out of which 5 are ch-1 spaces)
Rnd4 (Cream) Sl st in same space while crocheting over the ch-4 from below. Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space while crocheting over the ch-4, 3 dc in next space (while crocheting over the ch-4 from below) and every space, join with sl st to top of ch-3. (10 3-dc clusters)
Rnd5 (Cream) Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, 3 dc in next space and every space, join with sl st to top of ch-3. (10 3-dc clusters)
Rnd6 (Cream) Rep rnd 5, fasten off. (10 3-dc clusters)
Weave in or tie off the ends.
2. As you make the second half, join with the first half in the last round.
Repeat the first 5 rounds to make the second half.
As you make the last round, join with the first half as follows. In round 6, ch 3, 2 dc in same space and remove the hook from the loop. Pick any space between granny clusters on the half you’re joining with. Insert the hook front to back through that space, pull the loop up and ch 1. *3 Dc in the next space, remove the hook from the loop, insert it through the next space along and ch 1. Rep from * until you’ve joined most of the round.
Insert your bauble. Continue joining with the first half until you’ve joined for the last time in the last space remaining with a ch-1 and joined with a sl st to the top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Weave in the last tail.
For more details, see the video tutorial.
Stardust Gold Crochet has a list of 20 adorable, quick & easy crochet Christmas ornament patterns. Easy Crochet has a list of the best easy crochet Christmas ornament patterns and Oombaka lists easy crochet Christmas ornaments as well.
And finally, take a peek at my crochet Christmas patterns here.
I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern for my crochet snowflake bauble. What should I crochet next? See you in my next pattern!