Bentley Flake; January 2022 crochet snowflake pattern

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Stitching a blizzard

Welcome to month 1 of Stitching A Blizzard! ❄️
Every month, I will be releasing a new snowflake crochet pattern.

January 2022’s snowflake pattern is the Bentley Flake.

In December 2021, when I started planning this, honestly, I was a bit naive about the entire process. 

The way it all began is with a new tree. We have had the same Christmas tree for at least 12 years. Going in and out of a box every year, it was looking a bit haggard. Also, we’ve moved (several times) and the 7ft beauty in our first home doesn’t fit the new vaulted (16-22 ft) ceiling of this house. So what once barely fit into the room, looked a bit shabby and out of place. Enter, the new monstrosity of a tree I thought would be a good idea.
My youngest and I were shopping at a thrift store and there it was. 14.5 feet tall and $50 bucks. You bet your little tushy I scooped that thing up!

Uhm. So, a 14.5 foot tree needs a few more ornaments than a 7 foot one. 😆
Very quickly into this process, I realized that maybe I didn’t think this all the way through.

Anywaaaaay…. while decorating (only the front because there were not enough to cover the back. lol), I started thinking about how we’ve used the same ornaments for at least 5 years and Ooooo wouldn’t it be fun to make some crocheted snowflakes?
I mean, I can crochet (& quite well, if you don’t mind me saying), so… why not design a few?!

As it turns out, there is a bit more to it than I had planned. 🤣  😂
I have already learned so much about the making and designing of snowflakes. There is much more to it than simply making pretty stitches in a circle.
Spacing, spacing, spacing! and getting them prepared for hanging (stiffening). I will be sharing all of this with you as I continue to experiment with a few more stiffening & starching recipes and methods. 

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I have 2 different facebook groups to share with you.

This first one is for the StitchingABlizzard group. Here, we will show off our snowflakes, share our wins & failures, answer questions, give advice and Ooo and aaah over everyone’s creations.

Additionally, I would love to have you join in with the Revel group on facebook. It’s an easy way to quickly get answers to any questions you may have about a pattern. It’s also a place to share project pictures, get opinions on color options and whatnot, share your favorite yarn memes, and chit-chat with the rest of us.

Bentley snowflake crochet pattern

The sizes available

The January 2022, Bentley crochet snowflake pattern is written for 1 size. To create a smaller│larger flake, you will need to use a size 20 or 30│3 thread or larger yarn.

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about the yarn

You know what is. The tried and true, old standard, crochet thread. 

Yep, this is the same stuff all the doilies from years past (& current) are made from. 

Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread, Classic size 10, 100% cotton; shown in white and natural. These jumbo sized balls have 2,730yd│2495m, and are only available in these 2 colors.

Smaller balls are available in a rainbow of colors. Depending on the color will determine the yardage:

  • White and Ecru: 400yd│365.75m
  • Solids: 350yd│320m
  • Shaded Colors: 300yd│274.3m

Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread Classic 10

The skills you need

Making the Bentley flake is fairly simple, the stitches are beginner friendly. However, the size of the crochet thread makes the project a little fiddly and therefore somewhat harder, but not difficult.
If this is your first snowflake, try the pattern out in scrap yarn to familiarize yourself with construction and stitch placement.

adjustable ring (photo tutorial) (video tutorial) – chain – single – triple│treble – double – picot {see Special Stitches below}

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Bentley snowflake crochet pattern finished piece on Christmas tree

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the pattern

january 2022, Bentley FLake

A free crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

Bentley snowflake crochet pattern


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YARN Lace weight (#0 lace); 22 yd [21 m].

Shown Aunt Lydia’s, (100% cotton; 2730 yd [2495 m]│4.4 oz [125 g]), 1 ball; White

*Amount given is for flake as shown│written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern.

HOOK Steel hook Sz 6 – [1.8 mm]; or size needed appropriate to thread│yarn.

NOTIONS Yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use, find it HERE .


a standard 4″ gauge is too difficult to determine for this project; sizing│gauge information given below in Finished Measurements.

Finished MEasurements

DIAMETER 6” [15 cm] before blocking; 6 1/4” [16 cm] blocked

Project Level

Beginner+; basic stitches used, but the smaller thread│hook makes for more difficulty in handling the project. 


adjustable ring (photo tutorial) (video tutorial) – chain – triple│treble – double – single – picot {see Special Stitches below}

Bentley snowflake crochet pattern grid tool

Blocking printable

To make your own blocking grid(s) as seen above, go HERE for the FREE tutorial and printable.



  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Pattern is written for 1 size.
  • To create a smaller│larger flake, you will need to use a size 20 or 30│3 thread or larger yarn.
  • Thread amount(s) given is for flake as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern.
  • It is recommended to work in the back ridge when stitching into chains to keep stitches from twisting│keep a straight edge {see Special Stitches below}.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • Refer to Special Stitches instruction {below}, and Tutorial(s) as needed.
  • A complete stitch diagram is available in the pdf download, HERE.


  • Snowflake is worked in the round, center-out.


  • Flake is worked in joined rounds, joining last st to first at the end of rounds {see Special Stitches}.
  • Joining st does not count as stitch.
  • Beginning chains do not count as stitches, unless otherwise directed.
  • Flake is worked with RS facing for every round, do not turn after rounds.
  • Blocking {Coming Soon: Blocking starch recipes & tutorials}.
  • Number after period (.) at the end of rounds is the stitch count; 12 sts. This means the round just completed should have 12 stitches.
  • If no stitch count is given at the end of round, stitch total did not change from previous listing.
  • Special Stitches instructions are detailed, written directions on how to complete specialty stitches as worked within this pattern.
  • Sample shown is exactly as written with no alterations to pattern. 


Beg – begin(ning)

Ch – chain 

Dc – double crochet

Ea – each

Rep – repeat

Rnd – round

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch 

Sp(s) – space(s)

St(s) – stitch(es)

Tr – triple (treble)

Yo – yarn over (hook)


Adjustable ring Leaving a tail of approximately 6” [15 cm], make a small ring│circle (1” [2.5 cm] diameter), using tension hand, with thumb and middle finger, pinch ring│circle at overlap to keep the yarn from shifting, having working yarn in front, insert hook through ring, draw up a loop, chain 1. Begin pattern. {see VideoPicture tutorial}.

Join Sl st into first st of rnd; joining last st to first, completing a circle│round.

Picot Ch 3, sl st in back ridge {see below} of 3rd ch from hook.

Back ridge Rather than working under the top loops or ‘V’ of chain stitch, turn chain upside-down, insert hook under the single strand of yarn that is bump│ridge-like in appearance.

Bentley flake crochet SNOWFLAKE pattern


Make adjustable ring {see Special Stitches}.

Rnd 1 12 sc in ring,  join {see Special Stitches}, tighten ring, do not turn. 12 sc

Rnd 2 Ch 6, counts as tr and ch 2, *dc in next sc, ch 2, tr in next sc, ch 2; rep from * 4 times, dc in last sc, ch 2, join in 4th ch of beg ch, do not turn. 6 tr, 12 ch 1, 6 dc

Rnd 3 Ch 1, sc in first tr, *2 sc in ch-sp, sc in dc, 2 sc in ch-sp, sc in tr; rep from * 4 times, 2 sc in next ch-sp, sc in last dc, 2 sc in last ch-sp, join, do not turn. 36 sc

Bentley snowflake crochet pattern finished piece on Christmas tree

Rnd 4 Ch 1, (sc, ch 5, sc) in first sc, [sc in next 2 sc, (sc, ch 25, sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 sc], *(sc, ch 5, sc), rep between [ ]; rep from * 4 times, join, do not turn. 48 sc, 6 ch 5, 6 ch 25

Rnd 5 Ch 1, sc in first sc, [3 sc in ch-5 sp, (ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 ch), twice, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 ch, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in next 4 previously made ch, (ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next 2 ch, sl st in next 2 previously made ch) twice, 3 sc in same ch-5 sp], *sc in next 4 sc, (13 sc, picot, 9 sc, picot, 9 sc, picot, 13 sc) in ch-25 sp, sc in next 4 sc, rep between [ ]; rep from * 5 times, sc in next 3 sc, join, do not turn. 

Bentley flake snowflake

Fasten off. 


Weave in ends.

Starch and Block to measurements {see Measurements above}, if desired.

  • Watch this space for a coming tutorial on multiple stiffening blocking methods│instructions.

Stitch & Share Your Bentley Snowflake

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Because I’m certain you’ll be wanting to share you new creation with your world 😁 , when you post the pictures of your Bentley Snowflake, please use the hashtags so I will be notified! – I so love seeing all the fabulous projects from everyone!

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