Christmas Snowflake Globe Ornament: Free Crochet Pattern

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining in on our Twelve Days of Christmas Crochet. We’re on Day Three of our holiday crochet countdown and today’s make is a crochet globe ornament with a pretty snowflake embroidery pattern!

If you’ve tuned in to previous days, you may recognize the snowflake motif, as it’s the same one used on the “Cocoa Bear” pattern from Day One!

Christmas Snowflake Globe Ornament Pattern

Materials Needed

Today’s pattern is an amigurumi pattern, which means you’ll be working in a continuous spiral of single crochet stitches.

I recommend using a stitch marker to help you keep track of your rounds. It also involves some embroidery for the snowflake motif, but I’ll walk you through how to do that!

Here are all of the materials required to make this project – feel free to make substitutions to the yarn colors, weight, and even the hook size. My project ended up measuring about 4 inches tall. Remember, using a larger hook and yarn of a different weight will affect the finished size of your project!

4.25mm crochet hook
worsted weight yarn in white and red (you can also use whatever colors you’d like!)
tapestry needle
poly-fil stuffing


Here are all of my standard abbreviations. Some of these may not be used in the pattern – these are the stitches that I use most frequently! If you see an abbreviation that you are unfamiliar with, please refer back to this chart.

Note: For this project, increases and decreases are single crochet increases/ decreases unless otherwise specified! (This is generally the standard in amigurumi projects.)

MLmagic loop
slp stslip stitch
scsingle crochet
hdchalf double crochet
dcdouble crochet
trtreble crochet
FLOscfront loop only single crochet
FLOscdecfront loop only single crochet decrease
BLOscback loop only single crochet
BLOscdecback loop only single crochet decrease
dcdouble crochet
()number of sts in row

Snowflake Globe

Starting with white yarn (or whatever color you decide to use for the main color)

R1: ML 6sc

R2: inc in each st (12)

R3: *sc, inc* around (18)

R4: *2sc, inc* around (24)

R5: *3sc, inc* around (30)

R6 – R11: sc around (6 rows total)

R12: *3sc, dec* (24)

R13: *2sc, dec* (18)

R14: *sc, dec* (12)

Stuff your ornament body here!

R15: dec in each st (6)

Fasten off, and leave a long tail for sewing.

Snowflake Motif

Before we close up the bottom of the ornament, we need to add the snowflake motif! Sew one straight stitch from the bottom to the top of your ornament:

adding the snowflake motif

Then sew another straight stitch directly over the first, creating a cross:

creating a cross

Next, we’ll sew an “X” over this cross:

"X" over the cross

Now we’ll add the first “V” to the bottom:

V to the bottom 1
V to the bottom 2

Moving counter-clockwise to the next stitch we sewed, tie a French knot on the surface of the fabric:

French knot on the surface of the fabric

Continue this pattern, alternating between creating a “V” and a French knot.

I like to think about it like it’s a compass – north, south, east, and west all get a “V,” and the intermediate directions (like north-east, etc.) get a French knot!

Here’s what the completed snowflake looks like:

completed snowflake

Ornament Cap

Use a contrasting color of yarn (I used the same color I used for the snowflake)

R1: ML 6sc

R2: inc in each st

R3: BLOsc around

Fasten off and leave a long tail for sewing.

We’ll add a little fluff to the underside of the cap, then whip stitch it onto the top of the ornament. Work all the way around, then use a little of the remaining tail to create a loop through the ML circle.

Once you’ve pulled up a loop, tie a knot and weave in any extra tail.

Ornament Cap step 1
Ornament Cap step 2
Ornament Cap step 3
Ornament Cap step 4
Ornament Cap step 5
Completed Snowflake Globes

Complete and ready to hang on your tree!

Melissa Camp
Melissa Camp

Melissa has been crocheting for close to twenty years and loves making amigurumi and designing patterns. She specializes in making beginner patterns that help reinforce the basics of crocheting. In her free time, she can usually be found out in the garden or playing her ukelele!