This free c2c crochet graph makes a modern, monochromatic snowflake. Crochet several for a bright, happy winter throw or check out the rest of the Christmas corner-to-corner graphs to make a sampler afghan. Either way, your family will love snuggling under every winter.
Yes, I know. It’s still not snowing. Probably not even close. Yet I’m crocheting snowflakes.
But I’m bound and determined to have this Christmas sampler afghan completed by Thanksgiving at 6pm and not a second later. 🙂 Plus, if you’d like to make any or all of these graphgan patterns, I want you to have ample time too.
Six squares in, I think this snowflake pattern is my favorite c2c crochet graph so far. I love how modern and graphic it turned out and it would make such a cool throw pillow for the entire winter season.
(To make a pillow case, you could just make an identical size C2C square in a solid color for the back and crochet them together like I did in my “I Heart You” pillow. Or wouldn’t it look awesome with a wintery plaid backing? This square is about 15×15″, so a 14×14″ pillow form would work great.)
It was interesting to see this snowflake take shape because it really highlighted the way that corner to corner crochet comes together. Since some of the red sections followed the “bias” of the crochet and some went against it, the two small prongs of each red snowflake “arm” looked different. See what I mean below?
So first I tried doing a bit of topstitching to connect all the red squares:
I didn’t love how that looked, so then I tore out the topstitching and redid it with the linen-colored yarn. I like how that turned out much better. It helps the little tips of the snowflake “arm” look like they’re floating. I think it adds a more delicate look to the pattern too.
To do this yourself, just use a tapestry needle to sew a few stitches on top of the red “connector” threads between the red boxes that are blurring together. I just transferred my yarn around the entire block by weaving it in the back of the boxes to get around to the next snowflake “arm.”
Now if you’ve never tried a corner to corner crochet pattern before–never fear! This Christmas afghan is actually my first c2c project too. I watched this video by The Crochet Crowd as well as checked out all of 1 Dog Woof’s extensive corner to corner crochet resources to learn enough to get started.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I’m using half double crochet stitches for my C2C squares instead of the usual double crochet stitches. When I’m adding a box or square at the beginning of a new row, I’m chaining 5 instead of the usual 6 chains. Then I work my first hdc of that box into the third chain from the hook. At the beginning of each box (after the slip stitch), I use 2 chains instead of the usual 3 you’d use with a double crochet C2C project. This has allowed me to maintain a lot of visual detail in the graphs, yet hopefully end up with an afghan that’s not too massive to snuggle under on the couch.
Download the snowflake free c2c crochet pattern!
Here are the additional free c2c graph patterns that have been added in this series:
WEEK 1: C2C RUDOLF THE REINDEER
WEEK 2: C2C CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT
WEEK 3: C2C MODERN CHRISTMAS TREE
WEEK 4: C2C CHRISTMAS LIGHT BULB
WEEK 5: C2C WINTER MITTEN
WEEK 6: C2C SNOWFLAKE
WEEK 7: C2C PINECONE
WEEK 8: C2C STOCKING
WEEK 9: C2C WREATH
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• Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice: 2 skeins of “Linen” and a partial skein of “Raspberry” and a partial skein “Scarlet.” (Craftsy seems to have the lowest prices I’ve found on Vanna’s Choice :))
• size G/4.5 mm hook (I really like this affordable set of hooks.)
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