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Make it Snow: A Beginner's Guide to Crochet Snowflakes

Khara Plicanic, Instructor/Edutainer: Photoshop + More

Make it Snow: A Beginner's Guide to Crochet Snowflakes

Khara Plicanic, Instructor/Edutainer: Photoshop + More

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12 Lessons (56m)
    • 1. Welcome!

      1:36
    • 2. Supplies

      1:41
    • 3. Stitch Preview

      4:33
    • 4. How to Hold Your Yarn

      1:37
    • 5. Pattern Preview

      2:40
    • 6. Making a Magic Ring

      2:21
    • 7. Round 1 Preview

      2:29
    • 8. Round 1

      14:18
    • 9. Round 2 Preview

      3:03
    • 10. Round 2

      16:23
    • 11. Finishing Off

      5:17
    • 12. You Did It!

      0:22
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Just in time for the holidays! If you’ve ever thought it’d be fun to learn how to crochet, but the idea of starting with a blanket or even a scarf feels way too overwhelming—this simple, 2-round snowflake is the perfect starter project for an adventurous beginner. They make great ornaments, add the perfect touch to a well wrapped gift. You could wear one as a necklace, use it as applique and sew it onto a sweater or tote bag—or, string a few together and you’ve got yourself some garland!

Whether you make just one, or 100— you’ll come away with the skills you need to continue your crochet adventure on whatever kind of project you choose to tackle next.

Maybe you’ve dabbled in crochet here or there before—or maybe you’ve never touched a hook in your life. Either way, l'll show you everything you need to know, from how to hold your yarn, to how to read a crochet pattern.

You’ll learn how to make:

  • a Magic Ring (aka: Magic Circle, Adjustable Loop, etc.)
  • Chain Stitch (Ch)
  • Single Crochet (SC)
  • Double Crochet (DC), and
  • Slip stitch (Sl St)

AS A BONUS, I’ve included some printable holiday gift tags for the holidays that—when combined with your finished snowflake—will make the lucky recipient feel extra special.

All you need to get started are:

  • a crochet hook
  • some yarn
  • scissors

Thanks for being here. Let's hook it up!

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Khara Plicanic

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With a passion for simplicity, my courses are geared towards beginners. I take great pride in demystifying topics and concepts in a way that not only empowers new learners, but is also a whole lot of fun. Join me on a new learning adventure!

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1. Welcome!: Hi there, if you've ever thought that it would be fun to learn how to crochet with the idea of starting with a blanket or even a scarf feels too overwhelming, I've got the perfect starter project for an adventurous beginner. A simple snowflake. They make great ornaments and gift toppers. You could turn them into earrings or a necklace or use it as applique and sew it onto a sweater or a top bag or string a few together and you've got yourself some garland. Whether you make just one or a 101 you'll come away with the skills you need to continue your crochet adventure on whatever project you choose to tackle next. My name's Kara and whether you've dabbled in crochet here and there before, or you've never touched a hook in your life. Also, you've everything you need to know from how to hold your yarn to how to read a crochet pattern and chart. You'll learn how to make a magic ring, how to do a chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet and slip stitch. As a bonus, I've included some printable holiday gift tags. Just add your finished snowflake to make the lucky recipient feel extra special. Go download the PDF. You can just print it out or just referred to it on your phone or tablet or laptop. Grab a cozy beverage and let's hook it up. In the next video, I'll show you how few materials it takes to get started. 2. Supplies: For this class, you're going to need, really just three things; a pair of scissors, a crochet hook. I am using a four millimeter hook, but you can use really whatever size hook you want. A larger hook is going to make a looser snowflake, and a smaller hook is going to make a tighter one. Then you're going to need yarn. I am using a 100 percent cotton yarn, and this is worsted weight. But again, you can use any yarn and any weight yarn. I'm using this, it's lily, sugar and cream. On the back here, if you can find this picture, this tells you what weight the yarn is. Mine is what's called worsted, it's the number 4, and this is cotton. But that's what this is, except this is white. But you can use any yarn that you have laying around. A thicker yarn might necessitate a bigger hook, but that will be up to you. Then it might be handy to have a stitch marker. You can use an actual stitch marker or even just a safety clip, a safety pen would work fine. It might be handy to have a tapestry needle. That's just a dull pointed needle with a large eye, but totally not necessary. If you have them, great, if you don't. These are the three things that you really need. 3. Stitch Preview: Before we dive into the pattern and actually work on the snowflake, I just want to give you a preview of what to come so you can have a chance to see through it, while you're not holding a hook, while you're not trying to do it with me. So put your hooks down and your yarn and whatever and just check this out for a second so you know what to expect. Crochet is just the art of making loops on a hook with a hook, and the order that you do them in and the places that you put them really just determines what you make. That's basically all there is to it. You make loops. For example, one of the stitches that we'll be learning, the very first stitch that you'll be doing is called the chain stitch. It really is as simple as two steps. The first one is what's called a yarn over. That just means that you take your yarn and pull it over your hook. I'll be showing you how to hold your yarn and everything, so you can just relax and watch for now. I've yarned over, which means now I can grab this yarn. The next step is to do what's called the pull through. That just means pull it through the loop that's already on your hook. That was it. That's a chain stitch. That was as simple as yarning over pulling through. That's a whole stitch right there, actually two stitches we did. That's a look at what's called a chain stitch. Another stitch that we'll be doing is called a single crochet. The pattern will always tell you what stitch to do and where to put it. In this example right now, I'm going to show you how to put a single crochet into this magic ring here. That means that first we do what I call bobbing for apples. So we're going to take our hook and we're going to dive into the ring and yarn over and then we're going to pull that yarn down and through the ring. That's called pulling up a loop or as I call bobbing for apples. We dive in, grab the yarn, pull it up just like when you dive into a barrel and bob for apples. Has anyone ever really done that? That's not really a thing, is it? But now we have two loops on our hook. Then to finish the stitch, we just would yarn over and pull through those two loops on our hook. That's a single crochet. It looks like this. Dive in, grab the yarn, pull up a loop, two loops on our hook, yarn over, pull through those two loops. That's it. So now I've done two chain stitches and two single crochets. The other stitch that we will be doing is called a double crochet. It's just like the single crochet only doubled up. This time before we bob for apples, we load up our hook with yarn first. So we do a yarn over, then we bob for apples, dive into that magic ring, yarn over, pull up that apple, then we have three loops on our hook. This time we're going to yarn over and just pull through two loops and then we have two loops left and then we yarn over and pull through two. So that's a double crochet. Again, that looks like yarn over, bob for apples, pull up a loop, three loops on our hook, yarn over, pull through two, two loops left, yarn over pull through two. That's the hardest of all the things we're doing. That's literally it. I will walk you through every single one of those as we do them in real time in the pattern. But I just wanted to show you a little preview. You can see that we made a progressively taller stack of stitches. So the chain stitches are just down here, the single crochets are here, and the double crochets are a little taller. It's like building something with bricks. So each stitch becomes a brick in our final piece and the pattern dictates how we lay those bricks and where we lay them and that's what ultimately produces the finished project. 4. How to Hold Your Yarn: When it comes to holding your yarn, the main thing is just that it's comfortable for you. I'm going to use gray yarn in this tutorial because I think it will show up best on camera. I am also right-handed, so that means I'm going to take my yarn and put it off to the left, and I'll be holding my yarn in my left hand and my hook in my right hand. If you are left-handed, you would just reverse all of them. I'm going to be holding my yarn in this hand, and what I like to do is I take my two fingers here and I do like a swan dive. So I go under and then I rotate my hand and pinch it like this. I'm holding tension here when I've got the yarn between my thumb and my middle finger. Then I can control the tension because the yarn is roped over this finger, so I can pull it tighter or bring my finger down to loosen it. I also have it pinched here between these two fingers. So I'm holding the yarn and managing its tension in a total of three places. But you just have to find what's comfortable for you. People hold their yarn in all different ways. But one more time, that's just these two fingers, swan dive and flip, and I hold it like that. That's really all there is to it. The ball goes here, and if you can do this, then you are ready to go. 5. Pattern Preview: Before we dig into everything, I just wanted to show you the pattern itself and talk about how you make sense of a crochet pattern. Patterns come in two forms generally, a pictorial version called a chart which is depicted with symbols and each symbol represents a different type of stitch. Patterns can also come in written form like we see down here. In which case, the patterns should tell you each round, stitch by stitch what to do. These instructions are codified in a funny way that may take a moment to get used to, but the stitches themselves are generally abbreviated, so you can see what the different abbreviations are here. But the stitch by stitch they basically tell you what to do, and each set or step along the way is separated by a comma. For example, here you would make two chains stitches, it tells you to chain twice and then there's a comma. Then the next step would say that you make a double crochet and then there's a comma. The next step is you make three chains. The steps are separated with commas. Sometimes you'll see multiple steps like here, grouped with the parentheses. In this case, these two steps are grouped because they're going to be repeated five times. You would do this part, then when you get here you repeat this, and then you would continue after you finish the repeats. Sometimes they're also grouped with an asterisk. Here we see a group in parentheses which is part of a larger group contained within the asterisks. That's all there is to it. It looks really funny now, but I will walk you through step by step what all of this means. But just so you know how we're going about this, we're going to be starting with a magic rings, that's going to be our circle right here. Then it will be doing the round one stitches which I've noted here in black, and then when we finish round one we'll move on to round two which is shown here in red. That'll be it. Then by the time we get there you will have a snowflake. 6. Making a Magic Ring: Here's how we start a magic ring. I'm going to hold my yarn like this, draping the end. Just let it dangle down below these two fingers and hold it there with your thumb. Then we'll take the yarn and we're going to pull it just up here, so it's on top and I'm going to go around these two fingers once, and then one more time for a total of two times. This time I'm going to cross, towards my knuckles, come around, and then the end here, I'm going to just slip it right in here with the tail. Now the working end and the tail are both being held in the same spot. I have an x here on the top part of my hand, and if I flip my hand over, I've got parallel lines. So we're going to work on the x side. Now, we're going to get our hook. If we look at our x and we think of it as having a top left leg, a top right leg, bottom left, and bottom right, here's what we are going to do. We're going to go under this top-right leg, go under and grab the top-left, pull it underneath and flip your hook around. We don't care about the bottom legs really, I guess. Then we're going to slide this down the hook a little bit. We're going to go grab that top left leg again, and now, we're just going to pull it through the loop on the hook and that's it. So I'm going to pull it through. That is all there is to it. Now we have this lasso here, and we have our working end of the yarn, we have a tail that's probably twisted, so you might need to pull that out, and we have a loop that is on our hook. We are ready for action now and when we're finished here, we're going to put all of our stitches into this loop and when we're finished, we'll just pull the tail like this, and you can see it shrink right up. But we're not ready for that yet. Don't do that yet. Okay. Join me in the next video and we're going to talk through the stitches of round 1. 7. Round 1 Preview: Now that we've made our magic ring, let's talk about round 1. So round 1, all of these stitches are going to be placed into the magic ring. We're going to start right here by making two chains stitches. Then we'll make this double curved shape. Then we'll make three chains stitches. Just like we see down here, chain 2, double crochet, chain 3. Then we see this part is grouped in parentheses. That means that these two steps are going to be counted as one thing and we do it five times. That means we'll double crochet 2, so here we see two double crochets. Then we'll chain 3, and we'll repeat that five times in total. We'll do it again, double crochet two times, chain 3, double crochet two times, chain 3, double crochet two times, chain 3, double crochet two more times, chain 3 again. Then it says join with a slip stitch to the top of the first chain 2. Then after we finished this last chain right here, we're going to connect it to the second chain that we made at the beginning. At the very beginning, the first step was we chained twice, so we call that a chain 2. It's just a little stack of chains. The second one is here and that's the one we're going to join two. When we're done, we will have a total of six chain spaces and six pairs of double crochet. This little chain 2 at the beginning is not technically a double crochet, but we're going to treat it as if it were. This would count as one set of double crochet, two sets, three sets, four sets, five sets, and six sets. Each of these chunks of chain 3's are called chain spaces. There would be six of those as well. Generally, patterns will show you at the end of each round how many stitches you should have or how many repeats or whatever. You can check your work and know that you've got everything numerically, mathematically correct before you move on. 8. Round 1: We have our magic ring here. I'm going to let the working end of the yarn just loop along, and I like to just crochet over it. I'm going to pretend that it is one and the same with the ring here. I'm doing my swan here, holding my yarn, I'm pinching the ring and the tail here together, and holding the knot. I've got tension on my yarn so that my loop is not like this. The loop that's on my hook should be snug to the hook, not crazy tight but snug. Now we're ready to do the chain 2 that's listed at the beginning of the pattern. A chain stitch just means that we do what's called a yarn over. So we're going take our yarn, put it over our hook, that's a yarn over, and then we're going to pull it through the loop on our hook, just like we did with the magic ring. There you go, that was one chain. You did it already. Let's do one more. Again, we're going to yarn over, grab the yarn, pull it through the loop on our hook, that's two chains. Now we're ready for a double crochet. These are super fun. When we do these stitches, when we do crochet, it's just a lot of yarning over and pulling through. The number of times that you do that basically determines the stitch. For a double crochet, we do it twice basically. We start with the yarn over, so we do a yarn over. Now we're going to put our hook under our magic ring, so in the loop and we're going to yarn over again. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Now we should have three loops on our hook. Then we're going to yarn over again, pull it through two loops, and because it's a double crochet, we do it one more time. Yarn over again, pull through two loops. What we have here now if we look at our work, I'm going to move my hook so you can see, we have the loop where the hook was, and then we have this little chain, see this little, tall guy here, this little chain, and the next little stack is our double crochet. That was it. That was a chain 2 and one double crochet. If we look at our pattern, we did a chain 2, we did a double crochet. Each step is separated by a comma, usually. Next, we have chain 3. The Ch means chain. Now we're going to chain 3, again. If you remember, yarn over, pull through that loop on our hook, that's one chain. Yarn over, pull through the loop on our hook, two chains. Chains are easy. One more yarn over, pull through the loop on our hook, and we're done. Now we have this little stack of our original chains, then we have our double crochet, and now we have this funny little appendage here. This is our chain 3 and it's loose right now, so we're going to anchor it down with the next set of stitches. If we look at our notes, the next set of stitches is, it says DC2, so that means double crochet 2, so two double crochets. When we do double crochets, we load up our hook first with a yarn over. So load up your hook, put it in the loop, yarn over, pull up a loop, three loops on our hook. Yarn over again, pull through two, yarn over again, pull through two. So that's one double crochet of the two that we need. Next, double crochet again. We start double crochets with the yarn over, then we're going to dive into the pool, yarn over, pull up a loop, three loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two, two loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two. This we have, remember our starter chain with our want to be double crochet, and the double crochet, then we have this little chain three appendage, then we have our next set of double crochets. So we have two sets out of six already done. Now, we chain three again. Yarn over, pull through, there's one. Yarn over, pull through, there's two. Yarn over, pull through, there's three. Now we're ready to do that double crochet again. Here in the pattern, it says you double crochet two, and then you chain three. Those two steps are in parentheses, which means they're like a group, and it says we do that five times. We've double crocheted two, we've chained three, and now we're going to repeat that. We're ready for another double crochet. Load up your hook, yarn over, dive in the pool. Yarn over, pull up a loop, three loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two, two loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two again. There's our next double crochet, so now we need the other half of the pair. One more. Let's load up our hook with a yarn over, dive in the pool. Yarn over and pull up a loop, three loops on our hook. It helps to talk through it. Once you get the hang of it, you don't have to do that anymore, but I think it helps when you're learning. So three loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two, two loops on our hook. Yarn over pull through two again. Are you seeing how this is working? It's loose right now and maybe feels a little sloppy because our ring is- Open. So we have our first pair with that little one to be an appendage of chain 3. Our next set of double crochet. Another little chain 3 appendage, another double crochet. What comes next? Chain 3. We going to yarn over, pull through. Yarn over, pull through. That's two. One more. Yarn over pull through is three. Now we're ready to dive and go diving again. Before we go diving, we want to load up so we're ready. Yarn over, dive in the pool. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Three, loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two, two loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two. That's our first of our fourth pair. Can you do another double crochet? Load up your hook with a yarn over, dive in the pool. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Three loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two, two loops on our hook. Yarn over pull through two again, all right. After our double crochet pair, we do three more chains. Yarn over, pull through the loop, yarn over, pull through the loop. That's two, one more yarn over pull through the loop. We've got 1, 2, 3, 4 pairs of double crochet. Let's make a fifth pair. As always, load up your hook yarn over, dive in the pool, come up for air, grab the yarn and pull up a loop. Three loops on our hook. We're going to yarn over, pull through two, two loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two. There's our next double crochet, one more to finish this pair. Load up your hook with a yarn over, dive in the pool, come up and grab the yarn, pull up a loop. Three loops on our hook, yarn over, pull through two, two loops on our hook, yarn over, pull through two again. That's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, pairs of double crochet. Now we're going to do another three chain appendage. Yarn over, pull through the loop, there's one, yarn over, pull through the loop, there's two, yarn over pull through the loop, there's three. Now we are going to make our last pair of double crotches. Remember that you don't have to do it this way, but I had the tail. I'm holding the tail with the loop. That just helps to keep everything secure. You don't have to do it that way, but I like it that way. We have it hanging out here, so we want to make sure we don't go all the way over it. If you're getting close to the end of your tail, then let it fall out so that you don't ropey a dividend. Two more, double crochets. Load up your hook with a yarn over. Dive in the pool, come up for air and grab the yarn, pull up a loop. Three loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through the two loops. Two loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two. One more double crochet and we are going to be almost done with this round. We're going to yarn over, pull up a loop, dive in the pool, grab the yarn and swing back under and pull up a loop. Three loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two, two loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two again and we've got it. Next, all we need is another chain 3. We're going to yarn over, pull through the loop. Yarn over, pull through the loop. That's two, one more. Yarn over pull through the loop. Now, we've got the shape that looks messy because it's all loose and sloppy. Before we connect this appendage, this chain with our want to be double crochet here, our chain 2 from the beginning, we should probably tighten this up. I'm going to keep my hook in here, but I'm going to grab the tail and just pull it so that this closes up. I'll now worry about making it nice and tight later, but right now I want to close that gap because that's huge. Then we are going to look here at our work. Remember that the first little stack here is our chain 2 that we started with. This is I want it to be double crochet. It's our starter double crochet. This second stack is our real double crochet. The little loops, if we turn our work like this, we see these little loops at the top. I think they look like lips. There's an upper loop and in bottom loop. Each stack here has its own pair of loops. But the chains that I want to be double crotches, their loops are not as nice and full as these because it's not an actual double crotchet. So we want to just pick one of these loops here at the top of the chain 2 stack. We're going to slide our hook under one of those loops. Doesn't really matter which, we're going to yarn over. We're going to pull through the loop and keep pulling through the second loop on our hook, that is a slip stitch. I'm going pull this out and show you one more time. To do that slip stitch, we're going slide under one of the loops on the top of that change to stack, grab the yarn, and pull it through both of the loops on your hook. That is the end of round 1. If you want now you can take this tail and I like to hold the center with my thumbs here so it's not going to break. Then grab the tail and pull until it's nice and snug. But know if you are using cotton yarn, it's not that hard to break this off, so don't get all beast mode on it and just pull it snug, and you should have something that looks like this. Join me in the next round and we're going to talk through round 2. 9. Round 2 Preview: Round 1 is finished and we're ready to dive in with round 2. Round 2 is shown here in red, just to make it easier to not be confused when you are looking at this. We're going to start with the chain 1, so will be right here after we joined at the end of round 1 so we'll start with another chain. Then we're going to be putting the single crochet in the top of the double crochet that we made in the last round. In round 1, we were inserting our hook into the magic ring all the time. This time, we're going to be inserting our hook sometimes into the previous double crochets, and sometimes we'll be going into the space that's created here by these chain 3. I will show you all of this, but just know that where you put your hook will matter. Here we'll put it inside a stitch, then we'll do another single crochet in this chain space. We can see down below that this stitches are in parentheses, which means this whole group is going to be taking place in this chain space here. Instead of trying to insert our hook into the actual chain itself, we'll just dive into this nice pool that we've created here, as you'll see in a minute. We'll do a single crochet will chain 3, and then we'll anchor that down with another single crochet. Then we'll chain 5 anchor it down with another single crochet and chain 3 and anchor it down with another single crochet. That whole bit will create the fancy little crown type thing on our snowflake and it will all be placed inside this chain space. Down below in the written pattern, we see that series of stitches with in parentheses. In the pattern it tells us that all of this goes in the chain space. Then there's a comma. That means to the next step would be two single crochets, so a single crochet two. Because this is not within the parentheses, these single crochets here do not go in the chain space, they go in the double crochets. Then we see asterix here, which means that we need to repeat this four more times. We would do it again here once more, twice more, three-times more, and four times more. Then we do this part again it's separated out down here. Because we don't end with two single crotchets, we end with a slip stitch. Now that you know the plan, let's dive into round 2. 10. Round 2: If you need to take a break or step away or just feed the dog or whatever, you can take your hook out and put anything in here like a safety pin, just snag this little loop, or that's one of the things that stitch markers can be handy for. You can lock it in there. In that way, you don't have to worry that it's going to pull out if you have to step away. Then when you come back, you just pull it loose, take your safety pin or whatever out and slide your hook back in, and pull it down snug again. Now we're ready for row 2. If we look either at our picture here or the words down here, it starts with the chain 1. As you might recall, that means we do a yarn over, and we pull through the loop on our hook. That's it. Chain 1. Now, the next thing we're going to do is a single crochet, which we've already done a double, so this is half as much work, but we have to put it someplace a little bit different. Instead of putting it into the ring here, we have to put it into a previous stitch. Remember when I mentioned those lips, if we turn our work up at us and we look down and we see like big old fish lips. The next pair of available fish lips to the left of what's going on on my hook, this next available pair here is the top of our double crochet from the last round. So that's where we're going to put our stitch. Unlike double crochet, where before we went swimming we yarned over to load up our hook, we don't do that with single crochet because it's half as much work. So we can just jump straight in the pool. Go right underneath, put your hook right underneath both of those lips from front to back, then you're going to yarn over, pull up a loop. Now we only have two loops on our hook because we didn't load it up before we jumped in the pool. So all we have to do is yarn over and pull through both of them. Easy, right? That is a single crochet. We've done one, now we're going to do the next one inside this or around this appendage here. For these, we don't have to try to wedge our hook in between anything, we're just going to go dive in the pool. This is like another little pool like we did with the magic ring. Remember, on a single crochet, we don't load up our hook, we just dive right in. So dive right in, yarn over, pull it back down and up to pull up that loop. Now we have two loops on our hook because we did not load up beforehand, now we just yarn over and pull through both of them. That's another single crochet. We've done chain 1 single crochet, now we're in these parentheses grouped again. That means this is all a set. We did this single crochet, the next step is to chain 3. Let's do that. Yarn over, pull through, that's one; yarn over pull through, that's two; yarn over pull through, that's three. Let's see, next it says another single crochet. We're going to put that same single crochet in this chain space. You see that all of these stitches in these parentheses here are in the chain space. That's what this means. So we're going to do another single crochet in that chain space. Remember we don't have to prepare, we just dive in the pool. Dive in and yarn over, pull up a loop, we've got two here, yarn over pull to two. Excellent. Now we're going to chain 5. We've already made this little hump. This is only three single or a three chains, so it's a little hump. Now we're going to make a big hump with five chains. Here we go. Yarn over, pull through one; yarn over, pull through two; yarn over, pull through three; yarn over, pull through four; yarn over, pull through five. Nice work. Now if you ever forget, like, how many did I just do? These are also like lips, just like the other stitches. So when I'm counting chains, I count just like upper lips, I guess. If I'm not sure how many I've done, I can count here as 1, 2, 3, 4, and this one is 5. So from here to here, I see five little loops, then that's I know I've completed. The one that's on the hook doesn't count. We've done five, now we're going to anchor this thing back down with another single crochet in this. This is called a chain space because it's kind of a little pool that we made with the chain stitches from the previous round. Let's go back in the pool, yarn over, pull that loop down and up. Two loops on our hook, yarn over, pull through two. Let's see what we've got going on here. It's hard to tell at this point, but we have this little guy and this puny guy, now we've got to make a little three chain guy one more time. Three more chains, yarn over, pull through one; yarn over, pull through second; yarn over, pull through a third. Now we're going to put one more single crochet in this chain's space. You might need to push everybody over and make room for this final single crochet. That's okay because remember, these stitches are basically just wrapped around the chain so they can slide over. Again, we don't prepare for a single crochet, we just dive in, go swimming. Yarn over and grab that yarn, pull it through and up. We've got two loops on our hook, yarn over, pull through two. It's like bobbing for apples like you dive in and then see what you can pull up. Here, you can see it's starting to look like something. Something like a crown. I don't know. Our first one right here is finished. If we look at the picture, we see we have a single crochet and this double crochet, and then we put another single crochet in that double crochet. That's what it says down here. We did all of this stuff in the chain space, now we're going to single crochet 2. This time we got to find the lips. You may need to slide these guys over again. We're going to go swimming, but instead of in this big pool, we're going to dive in this first pair of lips. If we look at our stack, here's our stacks of double crochets, and if you go up the stack and then slightly to the right, those are the lips that belong to that stack. This stack here, if we go up to the top and then a little over to the right, it's these lips. I'm going to go underneath those two lips, yarn over, pull it through. Now there's two loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through two. That's the first double crochet. Now, this next pair of lips belonged to this double crochet here. So we're going to go in there. Dive in, yarn over. Like bob for apples, right? Grab the yarn, pull it up, you caught one. Now we have two loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through both of them. Perfect. Now we're going to create the second fancy part right here. Those start with a single crochet. We're going to dive in the pool, bob for apples. Now we've got two loops on our hook, yarn over, pull through two. Now we're ready for that chain 3. Yarn over, pull through one; yarn over, pull through two; yarn over, pull through three. Excellent. Now we need to anchor this down with a single crochet. Dive in the pool, bob for apples, we got two apples, two loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through both of them. Now, comes the fancy five chain little pointy thing. We go yarn over, pull through one, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through three, yarn over, pull through four, one more, yarn over, pull through five. Got to anchor this to something, swing it back down in the pool, bob for apples, two apples, two loops on our hook. Yarn over, pull through two. Now we've got the next little chain 3. Yarn over, pull through one, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through three, and anchor it down. Go swimming in the pool, bob for apples, two apples, yarn over, pull through two. Excellent. We have now done the single crochet chain 3, single crochet chain 5, single crochet chain 3, and single crochet in the chain space again. We're going to repeat this whole thing until we get around. Next we have our two in-between single crochets. These don't go in a pool, these go in the previous stitches. The double crochet is from the previous round. We want to look up, here's our first one. Come up here to the top and just a smidge to the right. This hole right here, that's where we go, that's right under these loops. Go through there, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two. If we look here, the top of this next stack, and then there's a little hole to the right. That's these loops, go under there, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two. All right. Now, we're ready for repeating all of this in these 1, 2, 3, 4 more spaces. Now, I'm going to single crochet, chain 3, 1, 2, 3 single crochet, chain 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, single crochet. Then chain 3, 1, 2, 3 single crochet, and we're done with that little fancy part. Now, again, single crochet 2 in the tops of these stacks. Find the first hole, get in there, single crochet, second hole, single crochet. Next fancy part, next pool dive here. Single crochet in the pool, chain 3, single crochet in the pool, chain 5, single crochet in the pool, chain 3, single crochet in the pool, and we're done with that one. Next, we have those two double crotches. Remember, we might have to slide this over so we can see these holes here. Again, here's the stack and just to the right, there's that hole. So we're going to go in there, single crotchet, the whole at the top of the next stack, single crochet, and now we've got two pools left. Go in there, single crochet, chain 3, single crochet, chain 5, single crochet, chain 3 and slide those babies over. Finish that single crochet in the pool. Now, we've got our two single crotchets in our double crochet is again. Find the hole, single crochet. Next hole single crochet. Here's our last pool. Are you ready? We're almost done. We dive in the pool, yarn over, pull up a loop, two loops on our hook, yarn over, pull through two. Now, we're going to chain 3, yarn over, pull through one, yarn over, pull through two, yarn over, pull through three. Another single crochet in the pool, dive in. Now, we're going to do chain 5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, single crochet, and chain 3, 1, 2, 3, single crochet. Excellent. Now, we are ready to slip stitch this together. It's hard to tell, but if we look at our original, our wanna-be double crochet and our actual double crochet, we can see at the top of the actual double crochet, see this little guy, there's loops on the top and then this little v. To me, it looks like this here, like little bird feet sitting on a twig or something right here. These little guys, that is this single crochet that we did. What we want to do is we want to slip stitch, that's this little dot here into the chain 1 that we did at the very beginning of this round. Honestly, if you're not sure which stitch it is, it doesn't really matter. But if you want to be super precise about it, you can find the little bird feet sitting here, that's our single crochet. Here's the loops that go to it. The next loops over would be the chain 1. You're going to slide your hook. You can just go under one of them because chains, they don't really have the body of a single crochet. So just grab one of them, yarn over, pull through there, and then keep going, pull through the loop on your hook. That is the end of round 2. Join me in the next video and we're going to finish this puppy off. 11. Finishing Off: We've just joined here. To finish this off and secure everything, we are going to do a yarn over and pull through. This time you're just going to keep pulling, pulling, pulling, until you have something like this. However long you pull it, we're going to cut right in the middle of it. If you want, for whatever reason, a longer piece of yarn, pull it longer. I've pulled it this long, so I am going to slip my scissors right through this loop and cut. Then we can take our working yarn and just pull it out, so we're going to have two tails hanging out on our snowflake. We've got the one that we just cut coming off the work at the top, and then we have this one from the magic ring at the beginning. We can pull this nice and tight now, and it should nicely snug up. Then, we've got this line here. The one that is on the back, that's part of the magic ring. Because we stitched over it as we put these stitches around the ring right here, we can just cut it off. That's why I like to do it that way. It is snug, so I'm just going to put my scissors right up close. Oh my God, these are dull, I need to sharpen those. Snip that off, and that's going to be fine. If that worries you, this is where it's helpful to have a tapestry needle, so you could just thread the needle and then stick it in here, and weave it through to just tuck that tail in. If you don't have a tapestry needle, you can do the same thing with your hook. There's really no rhyme or reason, you just stick your hook in here through various stitches and pull the loose tail around till it gets buried in the stitches. We have the loose end up here at the top, so you can do the same thing. If you want, you can use your hook for this, but I have a tapestry needle, so I'm going to use it. I'm going to thread the needle. I like to fold the yarn over in half and then pull it through, and then I don't have to deal with the fray at the end of the yarn. You can see here that if I go pull it this way, it deforms everything. I'm going to be tucking it in that way. What I'm going to do, is just go right in underneath all of these single crochets that we put around the pool here. I'm going to just slip underneath and slide right through them, so you can't see it from the front or we won't see it on the back either. I'm just going to pull it till it comes out, some random stitch in the back, and then cut it off. There we have it. Now, it may not lay entirely flat yet, so you might have to just press it a little bit, you could steam it and an iron it if you have cotton yarn. Don't iron acrylic. You can also just spritz it with water and put a book on top or something and that will flatten it. Then it'll be flat and beautiful. That's how I got this one to lay so nice and flat. Or you could just hang it on a tree like this. If we want to add some yarn to be able to hang this as an ornament or on a gift tag or something, I'm going to just take a little piece of yarn. This is actually just what I cut off a minute ago. I'm going to fold it in half and grab the looped end, I'm going to stick my hook through the top of one one these points, grab that loop, pull it through, and then I can open up this loop. There's the loop end and here's the loose, and I'll just pull it through, pull it down, and then I can tie the top of this or tie it onto something or thread it through something. Or I like to just tie a little knot at the top like that. Once you get that all flattened down, you've got a beautiful snowflake. 12. You Did It!: You did it. You are officially a crochetier. Share a photo of your finished project below, and if you're on social, tag me @kplicanic, and I will be honored to applaud your hard work. Thanks so much for joining me. Be sure to check out my other courses here on Skillshare, and I hope to see you again in class soon.