Easy Snowflake Embroidery Patterns

Beginner Friendly Snowflake Embroidery Pattern

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It's early December and I can't wait for it to snow, so I've created a little handful of cute snowflake embroidery patterns (and a tree) last week to keep me company until they start falling! I get that not everyone likes snow but who doesn't love snowflakes? 🙂

I've added a couple of the pdf patterns to my Etsy shop, but saved one for today so you can stitch this easy snowflake pattern with me.

If you’re new to embroidery this will be the perfect pattern to start with.

Snowflake Embroidery Pattern Stitch List:

There are only three stitches you’ll need for this pattern:

  • Back Stitch
  • Seed Stitch
  • French Knot

If you need detailed instructions on how to create those stitches I’ve included clickable links to take you to the right place. The links will open up a new window so you won’t have to leave this page.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4” hoop
  • 6 x 6 inch fabric
  • embroidery needle
  • DMC embroidery threads: #964, #820, white or #S712
  • scissors

You can use this pattern for your personal use to decorate your home, tree, or to gift to friends... they make cute stocking stuffers (and it won't take you long to make it)!

Access the pattern here. 

Step 1

Transfer and hoop your fabric.

Use 4 strands of dmc #964 to outline the outer pointy extensions of the snowflake with the back stitch. Leave the center unstitched.

Also a back stitch to the line that sits just above the bottom of the fan shape.

Step 2

Back stitch the center of your snowflake using 4 strands of dmc #820. Add a little seed stitch where you see the little red circle below. Oops, ignore that red arrow… it’s just pointing to the back stitch from step one.

Step 3

In the wide tips, use a 2 strand back stitch to add some lines. Use either white or S712, a satiny silvery-white. I used S712 to give my snowflake a touch of shimmer. It’s really quite pretty but I wasn’t able to capture that in my photo. It's much more noticeable in person.

Step 4

Finish the pattern using 2 strands of dmc #820 to create french knots inside the narrower tips.

Step 5

Pull the fabric together using the running stitch on the back, then add a felt backing using the blanket stitch along the edge to pull everything together. This step is optional but it really does give your embroidery piece a much more polished feel, and it's a nice detail that I highly recommend.

felt on the back of an embroidery hoop

There you have it.

Happy Holidays!

Enjoy the free snowflake pattern!

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