Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Simple Snowflake






  Worked up in only three rounds, you can make a ton of these snowflakes in no time! Make them in different colors to use as gift tags (bust those scraps!), create one with sparkle-y yarn for an ornament, or work up a bunch to create a garland. Personalize a tag or ornament with fabric paint, or coat them in glitter glue for decorations. With such a simple pattern, this snowflake leaves you extra time to add your own touch!




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  The snowflakes I made in worsted measure 4" (5 cm) from point to point. Make them bigger or smaller by using different yarn weights and your manufacturer's recommended hook size. The chunky version shown measures 6" (12.5 cm).


  I started working on an awesome beaded version of this pattern using thread, but I ran into a problem... My seed beads were too small and wouldn't stay trapped in the stitches. Not to mention, they are so small that they were difficult to slide. The thread version would have measured a little less than an inch (2.5 cm), and had a ton of potential as a piece of jewelry. Consider giving it a try if you have the right materials: Just slide a bead up in each single crochet and chain stitch of the last round.




Skill level:
easy crochet pattern







Materials:
Worsted weight (4) yarn (or see suggestion above)
-I used Red Heart Super Saver in blue for the tutorial/worsted version. I think the white may be the same yarn, but I was working from my scrap pile. It could be Caron United or One Pound... It's worsted-weight acrylic either way.
-The chunky version was made with Bernat Pipsqueak and a size K/10.5 - 6.50 MM hook.
Hook size I/9 - 5.50 MM or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle




Gauge:
Not important. If using different yarn weights, try manufacturer's recommended hook size.




Notes:
A picot is usually worked with a chain stitch after the slip stitch. The chain is skipped in this pattern. Do not chain after making the slip stitch of the picot.

Need help? Click here for a step-by step tutorial!




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Stitches and abbreviations:
Chain (ch)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Single crochet (sc)
Picot - Chain 3, slip stitch in bottom bar of last stitch made.




Directions:

Round 1: 
Ch 3, sl st in farthest ch from hook to join into a ring.


Round 2:
(Sl st in ring, ch 5) six times.


Round 3:
(Sl st in next ch-5 space. Ch 1, sc, picot, sc, ch 1, sl st all in same space) six times.


Bind off. To avoid an uneven gap: Pull tail from back to front through first sl st, then back through ending loop. Weave in ends.




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Happy Crocheting!





6 comments:

  1. Love them, Jenny!! I think is about time for me to start learning how to crochet, I'm missing so many beautiful things...
    Thanks for sharing with us at #TwoUsesTuesday, shared at StumbleUpon
    Hugs,

    Pili

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    1. Thanks, Pili! I highly recommend giving crochet a try, but warning: It can be addicting!

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  2. I like your stars :) they look like a biiig snowflakes :) thank you for sharing :)

    lalkacrochetka.blogspot.com

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  3. They are lovely...
    Have a nice week !
    Anna

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