In a busy pre-Christmas week I quickly needed a big snowflake to decorate table plates on my Christmas table. A lacy decor will match my green cotton napkin I bought this year at Home Sense and acacia wood plates. So that’s how Poinsettia Snowflake has been created.

Poinsettia Snowflake is a bigger sister of my pervious snowflake free crochet pattern: Frizzy Daisy Snowflake.

If you made it before, all pattern will be a piece of cake for you, even if you are a newbie.

Crocheted Poinsettia snowflake
Crocheted Poinsettia snowflake at the table plate

How to Crochet the Poinsettia Snowflake?

Crocheting the Poinsettia Snowflake is very easy, even for beginners. Start with a foundation chain, form a row with double crochet stitches and picots. Add more single crochet and double crochet stitches to form petals. Finally, add last row to form it into the snowflake-like shape.

Finished and blocked snowflake made using size 10 cotton thread will measure approximately 4 3/4 inches. It should take you less than an hour to finish. Actually I am very curious how long it took, so please  let me know, how long it took you.

Materials you will need:

  1. cotton thread (I used Aunt Lydia’s Classic Cotton Crochet Thread size 10)
  2. crochet hook (I used US – 7/1.65 mm)
  3. tapestry/yarn needle (optional)
  4. scissors


  • ch = chain stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • picot – here picot is created from ch 4 and a slip stitch into its base, like in the photo:

photo of a crochet picot made of 3 chains

Poinsettia Snowflake Free Crochet Pattern:

Foundation: Ch 10,  join by sl st to form a ring.

1st row:  ch 3, 2 dc in the ring, ch 4, sp st in the last dc to form a picot.

*3 dc, picot* repeat 6 times.

We will get 8 points/edges made from picots. To close this round, sl st in 1st ch 3.

TIP 1 You may think that there is no space on the ring for last few double crochet stitches. If you feel that it is lack of space, just squeeze already made stitches by pinching and moving them delicately closer together. 

2nd row:  Move to the middle in between picots by sl st in the next dc.
Ch 13.  Skip the nearest picot and 1 dc in between the next 2 picots.

TIP 2 If you are a beginner, wave in the end (secure the yarn using yarn needle). Otherwise the loose end will disturb you during next rows.

*Ch 10, 1 dc in between the next 2 picots. Repeat from * 6 times. Ch 10, sl st in 3rd st of ch 13.

At the end of the round, you should have 8 dc and 8 arches.

3rd row: Over each loop work *1 sc, ch 1, 4 dc, picot, 4 dc, ch 1, 1 sc, sp st into dc of 2nd row* so repeat 8 times in total.

TIP 3 If you made a previous row very tight and it hard to make sp st into dc of 2nd row, make a sl st into the next arch instead.

To finish the row, sl st into sc from the next arch.

4th row:  Sl st into 1 dc, and sl st 2nd dc.

*Ch 4, sl st into picot, ch 3, sl st into picot, ch 5, sp st into picot, chain 7 sl st into picot, ch 5, sl st into picot, ch 3, sl st into picot. Ch  4, sl st in the middle of 4 dc  from the previous round. Next Ch 7, sp st into the ch 3 to create a picot. Ch 2. Sl st in between 4 double crochets from the next arch.*

 *Repeat 7 times.

TIP 4: In round 4, there is many stitches into picot (edge). After making a few stitches into picot, it may be confusing where the middle of the picot is. It that case, use a stitch marker. 

Cut the thread, and tie off. Weave in all loose ends.

crocheted poinsettia snowflake

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