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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Crochet Star Snowflake Pattern

Alright, I think I'm ready. I have gifts bought and/or made, wrapped and ready to ship to the family in Florida. I've got everything bought and/or made for the family here. The tree is up. A turkey in the freezer. The front room has evicted the dust bunnies and the clutter (ie: yarn) is under control. *sigh* Finally, a year where I'm not scurrying around at the last minute to get things ready.


Christmas is only SEVEN days away.
 
Star Snowflake against a red granny square.

This week I have a pattern for you that is really simple and really quick. It's going to look great hanging on a tree, adorning a gift under the tree or as an applique on the beanie you wear to go cut down that tree. A Star Snowflake.

Got your stuff? Good, let's get started.

Materials:
  • Yarn Bee Soft Secret in White (good substitute would be Caron Simply Soft)
  • size E/3.5MM hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle for weaving in ends
Stitches used: (American Terminology but here's a converter for you)
  • Chain (ch)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Slip Stitch (sl st)
Gauge is not important to this project.

Note: You can use the Magic Circle technique for this pattern if you wish but using the chain method provides a more "airy" feel to the finished piece.


Pattern:

Chain 6 and join to form a circle. Ch 1.

R1: *SC in circle, ch 5. Repeat from * for a total of five ch 5 spaces. Join to top of first SC made.

R2: Sl St to next ch 5 space. *SC, ch 2, SC, ch 3, SC, ch 2, SC in the ch 5 space. Repeat from * around for each ch 5 space. Join to top of first SC made.

Tie off and leave a tail long enough to:
  1. Tie to a gift
  2. Decorate the tree
  3. Sew on as an applique
Ta-Da! You're finished.

You could even make a bunch of them, stitch them to a chain and make a garland for the staircase, fireplace mantle or the tree. There are numerous possibilities for a simple project like this. And the thing is; simple seems to always be better, doesn't it?






Peace and blessings,
~~Karen~~

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