Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Free Pattern: Snowflake Wishes 2

crochet snowflakes in a christmas tree - www.wishesintherain.net


Once I start making snowflakes, I really can't stop.  I made the larger snowflake of this pair several times, but then one time I got to the the third row and tried something different. So this pattern is two for the price of none, because it's free. I love the original version because it's pretty and lacy...

crochet snowflake tree ornament - www.wishesintherain.net
The original version is around 8.5cm (3.3in) from point to point when made with dk weight yarn (Sirdar Snuggly Pearls) and a 2.75mm (C) hook. It's around 10cm (4in) across with worsted (Lily Sugar'n Cream) and a 3.5mm (E) hook.

I love the second version because it's super fast to make but it's still cute and snowflake-y.

small free crochet snowflake ornament - www.wishesintherain.net
This version is 7cm (2.75in) from point to point when made with dk and a 2.75mm (C) hook, and 8cm (3.1in) across with worsted and a 3.5mm (E) hook.

As always I block all my snowflakes with a mixture of PVA glue, water and glitter to make them stiffer and sparkly. You can read my snowflake blocking instructions.

Pattern
You will need: 
  • Small amount of white yarn in any weight you like (I used worsted and dk; these patterns were designed with those weights in mind)
  • Crochet hook, from 2.5mm to 3.5mm (E) or 4mm (G) depending on the yarn you use and how tightly you want to crochet
  • Optional thread or ribbon to hang them to a tree - if you don't want to use thread you can make large loop in the snowflake, see below
  • needle for weaving in ends
  • optional materials for blocking: water, PVA glue and glitter, or spray starch.

Stitches used:
US: ch, sl st, sc, dc. Optional, chainless starting dc.
UK: ch, sl st, dc, tr. Optional, chainless starting treble (see link above for explanation in US terms).

US Instructions:
Ch6, join with sl st to form loop

Round 1: ch1, sc 12 times into loop, join with sl st to first sc.

Round 2: ch3 (or chainless starting dc), dc in same st, ch3, skip st, (2dcs in next st, ch 3, skip st) 5 times, join last ch3 into 3rd ch of first ch3/starting dc.

Round 3: ch1, sc in next dc, (2sc, ch5, 2sc) in ch3 space, *sc in next two dcs,  (2sc, ch5, 2sc) in ch3 space* five times, join with sl st in ch1 at start of round.

Round 4: *ch3, sc in next sc, ch2, skip 2 scs, (sc, 3ch, sc, ch5, sc, 3ch, sc) in ch 5 space, ch2, skip 2 scs, sc in sc* five times,  *ch3, sc in next sc, ch2, skip 2 scs, (sc, 3ch, sc, ch5, sc, 3ch, sc) in ch5 space, ch2, sl st into sl st on previous round. Bind off, weave in ends, block.

For the simpler, slightly smaller variation:
Alternate Round 3: ch1, sc in next dc, (sc, ch3, sc, ch5, sc, ch3, sc) in ch space, *sc in next two dcs, sc, ch3, sc, ch5, sc, ch3, sc) in ch space, join with sl st in ch1. Bind off, weave in ends, block.                         


UK Instructions:

Ch6, join with sl st to form loop

Round 1: ch1, dc 12 times into loop, join with sl st to first dc.

Round 2: ch3 (or chainless starting tr), tr in same st, ch3, skip st, (2trs in next st, ch 3, skip st) 5 times, join last ch3 into 3rd ch of first ch3/starting tr.

Round 3: ch1, dc in next tr, (2dc, ch5, 2dc) in ch3 space, *dc in next two trs,  (2dc, ch5, 2dc) in ch3 space* five times, join with sl st in ch1 at start of round.

Round 4: *ch3, dc in next dc, ch2, skip 2 dcs, (dc, 3ch, dc, ch5, dc, 3ch, dc) in ch 5 space, ch2, skip 2 dcs, dc in dc* five times,  *ch3, dc in next dc, ch2, skip 2 dcs, (dc, 3ch, dc, ch5, dc, 3ch, dc) in ch5 space, ch2, sl st into sl st on previous round. Bind off, weave in ends, block.

For the simpler, slightly smaller variation:
Alternate Round 3: ch1, dc in next tr, (dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc) in ch space, *dc in next two trs, dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc) in ch space, join with sl st in ch1. Bind off, weave in ends, block.      

Here are some photos of what your snowflake should look like after each round:
step by step instructions for two crochet snowflakes - www.wishesintherain.net



 US/UK: For a self loop snowflake: replace a ch5 (in Round 4 or Alternate Round 3) with ch 20 or ch 25.

crochet snowflake with loop in Christmas tree - www.wishesintherain.net


1 comment:

  1. Hey Joanna, I really enjoyed crocheting the snowflake.
    It's so easy and I hadnt done anything in a while, now i know why I love it so much!
    Thanks for the beautiful pattern!
    Best wishes, thisPinchen (ravelry)

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