Saturday, December 3, 2016

Snowflake Set

  These snowflakes can be used together as a table set or separately as ornaments. The larger doily measures 9" (23 cm) across, and the smaller coaster is 6" (15 cm) in diameter. (Both measured at widest place from point to point.) The six-inch snowflake only uses basic stitches and should be suitable for most beginners. The nine-inch snowflake requires a back-post double crochet, making it more of an intermediate pattern.


free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart


  A smaller hook is used to give the pieces some stiffness, which helps them double as ornaments without needing fabric stiffener. If you find it too difficult to work your stitches with a smaller hook, you could go up a few sizes... But keep in mind, this will change the finished size of the patterns. Likewise, a lighter weight yarn could be used to make a smaller version. (Because could you imagine the large doily made in thread? OMG.)


free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart




Skill level:
Easy/Intermediate

crochet, skill level, easy, intermediate, International Crochet Pattern Symbols






Materials:
Worsted weight (4) acrylic yarn
-I'm using Red Heart Super Saver in White
It only took some scrap to make one doily and two coasters... 1/2 oz per coaster, and between 1/2 and 1 oz for the doily.

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart

Crochet hook size F/5 - 3.75 MM
Yarn needle
*optional for ornament use - Add some sparkle! Attach beads with a needle and thread, coat with glitter glue, or hang a large pendant bead from the bottom with some jump rings... Use your imagination and craft supplies to give your project an extra touch.


Gauge:
(Not very important unless worried about size.)

In 2" x 2" (5 cm x 5 cm)
8 rows of 8 single crochet

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart


Notes:
Chains at beginning of rounds do not count as stitches.

The large doily shown begins with a round of single crochet stitches, and both coasters shown begin with a round of double crochet. The double crochet center could be used to start the large doily, but the single crochet center could make the coaster too small. This doesn't matter if you're using the patterns for ornaments, so have fun mixing and matching!



Stitches (American terms):
Chain
Slip stitch
Single crochet
Double crochet
Back post double crochet (only for large doily) - Yarn over, insert hook from back to front, before the post of the stitch. Going over the post, insert the hook from front to back on the other side of the stitch. Yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through 2 loops. (2 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through last 2 loops.


free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart



Directions:

Large/Doily - 

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart


ROUND 1:
Chain 5, join into a ring with a slip stitch. Chain 1 (does not count as stitch). Make 18 single crochet in ring. Join with a slip stitch to first single crochet made.
(18 single crochet)


ROUND 2:
Chain 2, double crochet in first available stitch. (5 chain, skip 2, double crochet) 5 times. Chain 2, join with a double crochet in the first stitch made (counts as chain-5 space; referred to as "double crochet joining space" below).
(6 chain-5 spaces)

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart



ROUND 3:
Chain 1, single crochet in the double crochet joining space. (4 single crochet, 3 chain, 4 single crochet) in each of the next 5 chain spaces. In the double crochet joining space, make 4 single crochet, 3 chain, 3 single crochet. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet made.
(6 chain-3 spaces)

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart



ROUND 4:
Back-post double crochet in the first available double crochet of Round 2. *Chain 5. (Double crochet, 5 chain, double crochet) in chain-3 space**. Chain 5, back-post double crochet in next double crochet of Round 2.* Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Repeat * to ** once.  Chain 2, join with a double crochet in the first back-post double crochet made.
(6 points consisting of a chain-5 space, chain-3 space, and chain-5 space)

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart



ROUND 5:
Chain 1, single crochet in the double crochet joining space. *Chain 5, single crochet in the next chain-5 space. (1 chain, 2 double crochet, 5 chain, 2 double crochet, 1 chain)** in chain-3 space. Single crochet in next chain-5.* Repeat from * to * 4 more times. Repeat * to ** once. Join with a slip stitch in the first single crochet made.
(6 point "sets" - a short point {chain-5 between single crochet}, followed by a tall point {chain-5 between double crochet}, for a total of 12 points)

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart



ROUND 6:
Chain 1. *(Single crochet, 6 chain, single crochet) in the next chain-5 space. (Single crochet, 3 chain, single crochet) in the next chain-1 space.
[In the next chain-5 space make - (Double crochet, 1 chain)2x, double crochet. 5 chain, slip stitch in the top vertical bar of the last double crochet. (Double crochet, 1 chain)2x, double crochet].
(Single crochet, 3 chain, single crochet) in the next chain-1 space.* Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with a slip stitch to first single crochet made.

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart


Bind off, weave in ends.

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart



free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart



Small/Coaster -


free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart


ROUND 1:
Chain 5, join into a ring with a slip stitch. Chain 3 (does not count as stitch), make 18 double crochet in the ring. Join with a slip stitch in the first double crochet made.
(18 double crochet)  

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart


ROUND 2:
Chain 2, double crochet in first available stitch. (5 chain, skip 2, double crochet) 5 times. Chain 2, join with a double crochet in the first stitch made (counts as chain-5 space; referred to as "double crochet joining space" below).
(6 chain-5 spaces)

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart


ROUND 3:
Chain 1, single crochet in the double crochet joining space. (4 single crochet, 3 chain, 4 single crochet) in each of the next 5 chain spaces. In the double crochet joining space, make 4 single crochet, 3 chain, 3 single crochet. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet made.
(6 chain-3 spaces)

See R.3 of large snowflake for help


ROUND 4:
Chain 1, *(single crochet, chain 3, single crochet) in the space between sets of 4-single crochet. 2 chain, (2 double crochet, chain 5, slip stitch in the vertical bar of the last double crochet, 2 double crochet) in the next chain-3 space. Chain 2. Repeat from * to * 5 more times. Join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet made.

free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart


Bind off, weave in ends.


free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart


  I think snowflakes are great for winter decorations! These are perfect for adding a little festive touch to the table, but they would look great hanging from a tree, on a wall, or in a window. Since they use so little yarn, it would be 'cool' to make a bunch and have them hanging all around... They will make your guests 'freeze' in awe... Okay, I'll stop with the puns. At least I don't have to worry about these snowflakes melting in the Florida heat!


free crochet pattern, snowflake, lacy, doily, coaster, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, Red Heart


Happy Crocheting!


8 comments:

  1. THANK YOU, dear Jenny!
    I love these snowflakes! I'm not into any yet (hardly managed 4 Christmasbaubles) but if I'd manage any this season I'll sure give them a try.
    As I'm thinking of opening an Etsy-Shop I've got a lot of pondering and research to do as well as making some more Christmas presents (though I'm obsessively making hats - ARGH!?). I've made some decisions about my job too, so things got/get a bit dense right now...
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Marjan

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    1. Thank you for loving my snowflakes, Marjan!
      If and only *IF* you get a moment to decompress during the hectic holiday season, then I recommend trying the small snowflake. I bet it would only take you a few minutes to whip one up!
      I think your creations are beautiful and you would do well with a shop. I hope your decisions lead you in a happy direction. Just remember to relax the mind and the hook hand once in a while!
      You have a lovely weekend, too!

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  2. Jenny, these snowflakes are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  3. Really LOVE these! Beautiful addition to any table decor - I am envisioning a large one center on an end table with a small pot of Poinsettia's, and a small one diagonal from it with a little candy dish and some clear marbles. Maybe next year I will make this happen! Thanks for the patterns :)
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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    1. Ooo, I bet that would be so pretty! I love your idea. Please share some pictures if you do make them, Alexandra!

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  4. I love these and would love to make the to give to nursing home patients at Christmas . But hearing the instructions is like Greek . I need a slow video saying exactly what your doing for the beginning and one corner of the snowflake. I learn by watching . I had a lady tell me I was doing some of the stitches but I have no idea what they are calleD. I can make a blanket with a granny stitch but I don't know what they are called at all. I had a lady sit and do it over and over and I stood directly behind her. Then I did it as she stood behind me . I have had a stroke since then 30 years . I really want a video place to watch videos that I can pause and stop when I need to. Once it is in my long term memory I am good but getting it there is torture .
    Thank you
    Donna Boehm

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    1. I love your plan, Donna! I'll get a video in the works as soon as possible... There's a few other projects I'm working on, plus I'm still learning my new camera. I'll update with a link here when it's ready :)
      PS- The granny stitch is usually worked with double crochet stitches ;)

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