In all honesty, filet crochet is probably easier than snowflakes.
Filet is basically a grid of the same stitches over and over. You follow a chart, and it involves nothing but double crochet and chain stitches.
Snowflakes are usually crocheted in the round, and have more involved stitching.
I just found this link that you might be interested in:
It says the patterns are "beginner".