As promised here's the pattern for the snowflake! If it's confusing I apologize ahead of time; do what I do - don't question the steps just follow them through. Enjoy!
- #10 Crochet Thread in the color of your choice
- size 4/2.00MM hook (can also use a 3/2.10MM hook)
- embroidery needle
Pattern: (words in red have a corresponding pic for clarity)
Chain 6; join with a slip stitch to the first chain to form a circle.
- Ch2, 12 HDC in circle. Join to top of ch2.
- Ch12, skip next stitch, sc in next. Repeat around for a total of 6 loops.
- In the loop, 6sc, ch6, 6sc. Repeat in each loop around. At the last sc in the last loop ss in the sc of Row 2.
- SS along the next 6sc, ss across the base of the ch6 space to the next sc, **ch8 and join to the top of the next loop in the sc, ss across the base of the ch6 space to the next sc. Repeat from ** across all loops; join with a ss at the base of the first ch6 of the first loop.
- Now your hook should be at the base of a ch6 space; in this small loop formed by the ch6 space - **1HDC, 2DC, ch5, 2DC, 1HDC - along the chain work 8SC. Repeat from ** around; join with a ss and tie off. Weave in ends.
|Slip Stitch across the Chain 6 space.|
Make this an ornament instead of an applique by starching and/or gluing in order to stiffen. Starching crochet involves using a starch or sugar mixture, while this method will work, I prefer gluing my crochet because: 1) sugar or starch will wash out if it gets wet. 2) sugar can bring in bugs during warmer weather. (Plus I can never get the sugar mix correct)
Here's the method I used to glue my projects:
You will Need = Elmer's glue (or something similar as long as it dries clear), water, bowl, straight pins for blocking, wax paper, cardboard box or a blocking board.
- Line the box with wax paper, tape down if needed.
- Mix 1 part glue to 3 parts water in a bowl.
- Dip the work into the glue mix, making sure to get the mix into the thread.
- Gently squeeze the glue mix out of the work taking care not to twist the work.
- Place the work on a folded paper towel and gently blot the work until it looks dry. This will clear the glue mix out of the open areas of the work. Note: if you blot too hard, the glue mix will fail to work.
- Place the blotted work on the wax paper and shape to your liking; use pins to hold points and ensure the work stays in proper shape.
- Set aside and let dry for 12 to 24 hours.
- After it's dry, add a piece of ribbon, clear fishing line or hanger of your choice!
I hope you like it and make many! I did and here are some pics of the ones I've made. (A couple are of a different pattern that I'm not ready to post just yet.)
I plan to make more through the coming year so I have plenty to give out next Christmas!
11 Days til Christmas!!!
Are you ready?
Are you ready?