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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Snowflake Ornament {free crochet pattern}

Is there anything prettier than snowflakes?
Well, ok... probably... But you have to admit, snowflakes are pretty.
I wanted to see if I could make a couple of pretty snowflake ornaments to go on our Christmas tree... that we don't have yet, but that's beside the point.

Here's what I made:

They are fairly simple to make. I'll tell you how.
First, I must confess that I haven't quite finished mine. The snowflakes are flimsy. There. I said it. If you try to hang it on your tree just like this, they will flop.
These snowflakes need to be starched first. Once they are starched, they should be nice and stiff and adorn your tree beautifully.

Snowflake Ornaments
What You Need:
# 10 crochet thread
size 7 crochet hook

Abbreviations:
ch= chain

yo= yarn over (hook)
st= stitch
sl st= slip stitch
sc= single crochet
dc= double crochet
tr= treble (or triple) crochet


What You Do:
Large Snowflake:
Ch 3, join to first ch with sl st to form a loop.
Round 1: Ch1, sc 12 in loop. Join to ch-1 with sl st.
Round 2: Ch 3, [yo and draw a loop through same join st] 3 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook (beginning cluster made).
*Ch 5, skip next sc, [yo and draw a loop through next sc] 4 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made)* repeat around. Ch 5, join to top of beginning cluster with a sl st. (6 clusters made).


Round 3:  [Ch 9, sl st to top of next cluster] repeat around. Join to top of beginning cluster with a sl st.


Round 4: [Ch 4, working in next ch 9 space, (dc 2, ch 3, tr, ch 3, dc 2, ch 4), sc in the sl st on the top of the next cluster.] repeat around. Join with sl st to beginning.


Round 5: [5 sc in next ch 4 space, 4 sc in next ch 3 space, (dc, ch 3 then sl st in 3rd ch from hook to make picot, dc) all in the tr,  4 sc in next ch 3 space, 5 sc in next ch 4 space, sl st in the next sc] repeat around.

Loop and finishing: Join with sl st to beginning, ch  30, join with sl st to first ch made. Finish off and weave in all ends. Starch to stiffen.


Small Snowflake:
Ch 3, join to first ch with sl st to form a loop.
Round 1: Ch1, sc 12 in loop. Join to ch-1 with sl st.
Round 2: Ch 3, [yo and draw a loop through same join st] 3 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook (beginning cluster made).
*Ch 3, skip next sc, [yo and draw a loop through next sc] 4 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made)* repeat around. Ch 3, join to top of beginning cluster with a sl st. (6 clusters made).



Round 3:  [Ch 7, sl st to top of next cluster] repeat around. Join to top of beginning cluster with a sl st.

                                      


 Round 4: [Ch 4, now, working in next ch 7 space, (dc 2, ch 3, tr, ch 3, dc 2, ch 4), sc in the sl st on the top of the next cluster.] repeat around. Join with sl st to beginning.


 Loop and finishing: Join with sl st to beginning, ch  30, join with sl st to first ch made. Finish off and weave in all ends. Starch to stiffen.
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19 comments:

  1. Wish I knew what the abbrevations stood for. I know ch is for chain. I am a dummy.lol

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    1. Sorry, Jean! I should have included those!
      yo= yarn over (hook)
      st= stitch
      sl st= slip stitch
      sc= single crochet
      dc= double crochet
      tr= treble (or triple) crochet

      I think I will edit the post and put these in. :-)

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  2. Oh Susie, so this is YOUR site! When I first landed here I was pretty impressed by the comics. They really cracked me up. Awesome job! And, lovely snowflakes! ^^

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  3. Looking good! Crocheting is not my expertise or 'thing' but admire the handiwork and those who have the patience and talent :) Have a great holiday season
    ~ Jodie

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    1. Thank you, Jodie!
      I hope you have a great holiday season, too! :-)

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  4. Love it Susie! If only I had time to crochet things for myself these days. :) Maybe after Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Lauren!
      Right? I've been so busy, too! lol

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  5. I can't crochet, but those are so cute I wish I could!

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    1. Thank you, Laura! ...you can always learn! ;-)

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  6. What a cool idea! Thank you for taking the time to link up to Whimsy Wednesday! We LOVE your company☺

    Kelly at Smart! School {House}
    http://www.smartschoolhouse.com
    &
    Jenny at The NY Melrose Family
    http://wwwthenymelrosefamily.com

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  7. I love crocheted snow flakes, I've seen people cover them in white glue to stiffen them as well as starch. I've never had the patience for anything with a smaller hook than a N so I think I'd make some honking big snow flakes!

    Thanks for sharing at my Christmas Party!

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    1. HAHA! Yeah, those would be huge! :-)
      White glue is a great idea!

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  8. Those are so pretty, Susie! I love them. I've never crocheted a snowflake before, so I will definitely use your pattern once I finish up all these other projects I've got going on. Thanks for sharing at Hookin On Hump Day!

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  9. I featured your pattern this week at Hookin On Hump Day this week! http://mymerrymessylife.com/2012/12/hookin-on-hump-day-25-link-party-for-the-fiber-arts.html

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  10. You are today's Feature of the Day.. These are so pretty Susie!

    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/12/countdown-to-christmas-snowflake.html

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