I wanted to make some ornaments for our Christmas tree this year and decided on doing some crochet snowflakes! I stiffened them and sprinkled glitter on them to give them a snow-like look. By the 12th one I got pretty fast, but it still took around 30 minutes!
I used size 4 100% cotton thread by Peaches & Cream (Wal-Mart) and a size 4 mm hook. The snowflake is about 5 inch wide.
Here is the pattern to follow:
Magic circle, CH 3, DC, CH 3, *2 DC, CH 3*, repeat *-* 5 times (6 dc clusters). SL ST into CH 3-space to complete round. Tighten ring.
CH 4, *4 DC into next CH 3-space, CH 1*, repeat *-* 5 times 3 DC into last space (6 dc clusters). SL ST into CH 3-space to complete round.
ROUND 3: (see below for a video on how to do this round)
SL ST over to middle of DC stitches (2 DC on each side) – make a triple trefoil into same space (all stitches except the top of the middle trefoil go into this space):
First trefoil: CH 3, SL ST, CH 5, SL ST, CH 3, SL ST.
Middle trefoil: CH 2, DC, CH 3, SL ST in top of DC, CH 5, SL ST in top of DC, CH 3, SL ST in top of DC, CH 2, SL ST between DC stitches as before.
Third trefoil: same as the first trefoil.
SL ST over into middle of next DC cluster. Repeat this all around (6 triple trefoils). SL ST to last ST before first triple trefoil. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Here’s a video showing you how to do round 3:
I stiffened mine with a 1:1 ratio of Mod Podge and water. Dunk the snowflake in and squish out the excess.
Sprinkle each side with glitter and use your fingers to mash the glitter on.
You can set it out to air dry for several days or put the in the oven on WARM for several hours.