These snowflakes can be used on their own, joined together to make a bookmark – see HERE (This link also contains the written pattern for the snowflake in UK & US versions) or joined together to make a larger fabric – see the joining tutorial HERE
The problem with tutorials is always how detailed to be. I hope I have chosen the right balance between too much detail and too little. I am asumming that anyone who attempts this will know how to make the basic stitches.
Contrary to my usual habit this will be in US terminology. (There is a chart below).
The snowflake has only three rows.
work 5ch which is the equivalent to dc, 2ch.Followed by 2dc into the loop.Then 2ch.Repeat 2dc, 2ch into the loop four more times.Then another dc into the loop.The needle shows where you will finish the row with a slip stitch into the 3rd chain at the start.This completes the first row.
For the Second Row
Start by inserting your hook into the loop to the left.and making a slip stitch.This time you start with 6ch which is equivalent to dc, 3ch.Work a dc into this first loop.Then 2ch.Continue by working dc, 3ch, dc, 2ch into the next loop.and then repeating this in each of the remaining four loops.The row is finished with a slip stitch into the third chain at the beginning of the row as show by the needle. This completes the second row.
Third (and final) Row
Here you will work three chain loops into each of the corner loops of the second row.
As for the second row you start with a slip stitch into the loop to the left followed this time by 5chain for the first of the loops.Slip stitch into the same 2nd row loop to complete.Then work 7 chain for the second loopand again slip stitch back in the same 2nd row loop.A further 5 chain loop completes the corner of the snowflake.You now need to work 4sc – the first into the dc on the left.Completed.Then two into the loop.followed by the fourth in the dc at the end.You then repeat this sequence in each of the remaining ten loops. Starting with a slip stitch into the loop and finishing with the fourth sc. (5 times).
The one slightly tricky bit I found in the whole process was working the last sc of all into the chains at the start of the 2nd row.
Here you can see the loop you need to find. I would pull it to make it large enough to work into.Working a sc above this will suffice as shown below.This completes your snowflake.All that remains is to sew in the ends.