Monday, 7 December 2015

Free Pattern: Snowflake Wishes 5

two crochet snowflake Christmas ornaments - www.wishesintherain.net
This is my last snowflake wish for now - it turns out I need to crochet other things like Christmas presents and baby blankets and some fingerless gloves which I hope share with you soon. This is the pattern I go to if I want a larger snowflake, even though it is only four rounds of crochet. Although it may look complicated it's actually quite simple and only uses basic stitches.

crochet snowflake tree ornament - www.wishesintherain.net
This snowflake is about 9cm (3.5in) when made in dk with a 2.75mm (C) hook, or about 12cm (4.7in) in worsted with 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. I feel this pattern is particularly in need of blocking. 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
  • Thread or ribbon to hang it from a tree
  • needle for weaving in ends
  • optional materials for blocking: water, PVA glue and glitter, or spray starch.

Stitches used:
US: ch, sl st, sc, hdc, dc.
UK: ch, sl st, dc, htr, tr.

US Instructions:

Ch 6, join with sl st to form loop

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

Round 2: ch5, *sc, sc, ch5* 5 times, sc, sl st

Round 3: *hdc, dc3, ch3, dc3, hdc, sl st into second sc,* 6 times

Round 4: sl st in first 4 sts up to ch 3 space, *(sc, ch3, sc, ch5, sc, ch3, sc) in ch3 loop, ch3, skip sts to next ch3 loop* six times, sl st in first sc of round. Bind off, weave in ends, block.

UK Instructions:

ch 6, join with sl st to form loop

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

Round 2: ch5, *dc, dc, ch5* 5 times, dc, sl st

Round 3: *htr, tr3, ch3, tr3, htr, sl st into second dc,* 6 times

Round 4: sl st in first 4 sts up to ch 3 space, *(dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc) in ch3 loop, ch3, skip sts to next ch3 loop* six times, sl st in first dc of round. Bind off, weave in ends, block.

Here are photos of what the snowflake should look like at each stage:

crochet snowflake photo tutorial - www.wishesintherain.net <


Happy snowflake making ♥

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