Hello last minute December snowflake

Hello last minute December snowflake

So, since I last posted a lot has happened. Lots! I’ll have to try and catch you up, but can’t do it all in one post. I had learnt to crochet a bit before I’d started blogging and was starting to get way into it. I love it. It’s awesome. It’s a therapy for me (more on that later!!), it’s a creative outlet and I can make so many useful things for me, for the girls (oh yeah, more on that later too 😂) and for gifts.

Anywho, that’s where this return to blogging post comes in. I created a snowflake pattern last year based on the Grandma Twinkle star pattern I’d made from the Royal Sisters. And asked their permission of course to publish my changes, as you do. They very kindly agreed but then I got scared to release it. And then I played with the pattern some more and changed it again…as you do. <<<<<
n it was Christmas, and who wants a snowflake pattern after Christmas?I'm being a bit waffley here…if you know me, you know it's a common occurrence. I'll try and restrain myself. Hopefully I'm back, I need a space to chat in again.

Back to the pattern. It's really really close to Christmas now but if I don't set this thing free then I'll never know if people like it or want to use it. An can I say, I've tested patterns for people and that is great fun. But writing your own pattern is flipping hard! None of the terms seem to work and to me it sounds confusing. I really hope it's not but I'd love for you to give me all the feedback and I'll happily fix it here.

The pattern is below, based initially on a granny star…I hope you like it.

Christmas snowflake pattern

UK terminology

Ch – chainSt ch – starting chain dc – double crochettr – treble crochetss – slip stitch

Round 1

1. Make a magic circle

2. Chain 3 (st ch), 1 tr, 1 ch

3. 2 tr, 1 ch – repeat x4

4. Ss to 3rd ch of st ch to join

(6 x 1 ch spaces, 12 tr)

Round 2

1. Ss to the next 1 ch space from round 1

2. Into the 1 ch space, ch 3 (st ch), 1 tr, ch 1, 2 tr

3. Into the next 1 ch space (creating a gap between tr sets): 2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr – repeat x4

4. Ss to 3rd ch of st ch to join

(6x 1 ch spaces, 24 tr)

Round 3

1. Ss into next stitch (tr from round 2)

2. Into the 1 ch space from round 2: 1dc, 1 tr, picot (ch 4, ss into 1st ch to create picot), then into the 1 ch space from round 2, 1 tr, 1dc

3. *Into the gap between the next 2 sets of tr stitches, 1 dc, picot (ch 3, ss into 1st ch to create picot), then into the same gap, 1dc

4. Into the next 1 ch space from round 2: 1 dc, 1 tr, picot (ch 4, ss into 1st ch to create picot), then into the same 1 ch space from round 2, 1 tr, 1dc** – repeat from * to ** x4

5. Into the next gap from round 2: 1 dc, picot (ch 3, ss into 1st ch to create picot), then into the same gap, 1dc

6. Finish by ss into first dc or cutting yarn and completing with an invisible finish. Weave in ends.

<

Use it as an ornament, gift topper, bunting or other decoration.

Enjoy and if you happen to make yourself a snowflake tag it online #lastdecembersnowflake

Merry Christmas lovers xx

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s