Crochet Snowflake: Boreas

Yarn: For the Crochet Snowflake: Boreas we recommend Bonbons in Beach or Nature (our 100% cotton variety packs) for the snowflakes, since each snowflake motif does not use up a lot of yarn.
Hook: Start with an E-4 (3.50 mm) or F-5 (3.75 mm) hook. Switch to a larger or smaller hook if you prefer your snowflake to be looser or denser.
With all of our StitchFinder motifs, you may use any yarn you choose and its recommended hook/needle size as a starting point. They are meant to be generic designs that can be incorporated into your creations however you choose.

Boreas was the ancient Greek name for the cold north wind, and a fitting title for this icy crystal.

Foundation ring: ch 6; join with sl st in first ch.
Rnd 1: ch 1 (counts as sc). 11 sc in ring; join with sl st in initial ch 1.
Rnd 2:ch 1 (counts as sc). *ch 8, and sl st in 4th ch from hook to form picot. ch 7, and sl st in 7th ch from hook. ch 4, and sl st in 4th ch from hook. sc in 4th, 3rd, and 2nd ch of the ch 8. ch 1. Skip 1 ch; sc in next sc on the main ring. ch 6, and sl st in 6th ch from hook.** sc in next sc. Repeat from * 4 times, and from * to ** once more. Join with sl st in initial ch 1. Finish off; weave in ends.

Snowflake directions reproduced with permission, from 100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio, courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin 2012.


ch = chain rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet sl st = slip stitch