Snowdrop knitting pattern

A very realistic knitting pattern for snowdrops/Galanthus finished on 2.00 mm needles and using lace-weight yarn

Do you love spring? Spring flowers? I certainly do! But I noticed the hard way that they are not meant to be kept inside. They just wilt too fast. That’s why I came up with this very realistic snowdrop knitting pattern.

These snowdrops (or Galanthus, as they are also known) a relatively easy and fast knit – at least I think so. Only a small portion is knit in the round, the rest is i-cords, and very creative use of (super simple) double-knitting. Of course, it’s lace weight and 2.00mm needles.

The pattern has altogether 10 pages full of very detailed step-by-step written instruction. So, an intermediate knitter should be more than able to finish it; especially as there are video tutorials available for all techniques here on my blog. It’s also available in my Etsy store.

knitted snowdrops decorated in a fake scene made out of rovings and cardboard

It is a bit fiddly, and you need to be comfortable piecing together a knitted project made out of two parts, supporting it with a bit of wire, and blocking it into place. I love those kinds of projects. It’s a bit like a jigsaw puzzle – only so much more rewarding.

the finished knitted snowdrop on a wooden board with knitting tools lying around

It takes me about 3-4 hours to finish knitting one snowdrop – from cast-on to blocking & putting the two pieces together (stalk and leaves are knitted separately). It could be a really fun way to use up some scrap yarn. You only need a couple of grams in white and green.

Note: Don’t forget to check out the patterns for my daffodil, hyacinth, tulip, and crocus pattern as well.

Size & Gauge

knitted snowdrops decorated among grass and snow made out of wool rovings

My finished snowdrop is 10 cm (4 in) tall and the actual flower around 4 cm (1.5 in) wide.
These measurements will depend a bit on how you decorate them & form the supporting wire. My gauge for a 2,5 x 2,5 cm swatch in flat stockinette stitch: 10 stitches x 13 rows. Since snowdrops aren’t all the same size in nature either, I wouldn’t worry about it all too much.

Knitting techniques

workin nn the snowdrop knitting pattern on double-pointed needles with a tray of tea in the background

I stand by my assessment that these snowdrops are comparably easy to knit (and the test-knitting confirmed this). So, I would rank them as suitable for intermediate knitters. Still, you will need to know quite a lot of different techniques. Some of them, you literally only need to use for one stitch but they are needed nevertheless.

If you click through the link, you will find video tutorials and step-by-step schematics for all these techniques here on my blog. And of course, you can comment on this post anytime to ask your questions.

picking up stitches for the petals of the knitted snowdrops using a crochet hook

If you take your time and don’t rush things, I’m sure anyone can manage to finish my pattern. And, speaking from experience, the more diligently you put things together, the neater things will look.

Materials you will need for this snowdrop knitting pattern

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all the materials you will need to finish this galanthus knitting pattern
a  preview of the pages of the snowdrop knitting pattern

So, again, the pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry. Just click on the link and you will be able to buy it. You will also see pictures of finished projects from other knitters

I also set up an Etsy store, in case don’t (want to) use Ravelry.

So, that’s all you need to know about my snowdrop knitting pattern. Feel free to ask your comments below.

a realistic snowdrop knitting pattern for intermediate knitters

2 thoughts on “Snowdrop knitting pattern”

  1. I really like your snowdrop pattern, but struggle using circular needles. Can this pattern be translated into a straight needle pattern, would love to try knitting snowdrops

    • Hey Sue,
      no that is not possible at all. BUT you only need dpns because it starts with an icord. There is very little actual circular knitting involved (just 10 rounds or so). The leaves, the actual flower are all flat knitting.


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