Thursday, December 5, 2013

Crochet snowflake tutorial

I found this crochet snowflake on About.com. It's sad to me that there were no pictures. It took me a few minutes to figure some of the directions. So here's the pattern WITH pictures.



Ch 5. Insert your hook into the 1st ch worked (the 5th ch from your hook) and work a sl st to form a ring.


Round 1: Work 12 sc sts in ring. Join the work to the beg of the round with a sl st.




I usually hide the tail of the project under the single crochets. Here's the back. I cut the tail if it's too long.


Round 2: Work 2 sc into each sc all the way around. You'll end up with a total of 24 sc sts. Sl st to join the work to the 1st sc worked in the round.




Round 3: [sl st in next sc, 1 sc in ea of next 2 sc, sl st in next sc] Work sequence in brackets 5 more times. You'll end up with a total of 12 sc sts in the round. Join with a sl st to first st in the round.




 Above is how one sequence looks. You don't see a difference until you finish the round.




Round 4: [sl st in next sl st, sl st in next sc, ch 3, 2 dc in next sc, ch 3, sl st in next sl st.] Work sequence in brackets 5 more times for a total of 6.







Round 5: [skip all sl sts. Work 3 sc sts into the space formed underneath of the ch-3 in the previous round. ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next dc, ch 3, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp.] Repeat sequence in brackets 5 more times, for a total of 6 times. At end of round, sl st to join the work to the 1st sc st worked at the beg of the round.


Here's the breakdown:

3 sc in the space between

Chain 3, then dc above the previous first dc.
 

 Chain 3 again, and sl st in the bottom of chain. Add another dc above the 2nd dc in previous round. Chain 3 again, and do the same pattern for the next 5 points.

And here's the final results:



Finishing the Snowflake: End off. Weave in loose ends. If you crocheted your snowflake using thread or yarn that responds well to blocking, i.e. cotton or wool, block the snowflake. If you used synthetic yarn such as acrylic, there is no need for blocking.




And here's a cool .gif that I made of Round 5. 


Tomorrow's post will be about the poinsettia I made, with modified instructions from this project. I hope you enjoyed this!




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