Snow Flurries

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Here are my crocheted snowflakes – or at least the 4 I’ve made so far. I’m thinking that I want to make it a tradition of giving these as gifts for Christmas, so I’ll need to make more than 4.

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Suzy had never seen snow before. But she knew what to do with these snowflakes.

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I took individual pictures of the snowflakes, too, since I’d been asked about patterns and such. All except for one of these guys comes from the Leisure Arts booklet #2941, “Our Best Christmas Thread Crochet.” I want to get some more snowflake pattern booklets, but this one is a good start and has some other good patterns in it too.

The one remaining (top left, below) comes from a web site that I found via Ravelry. The pattern itself is available from the Australian Women’s Weekly. The one thing that I noticed is it seems double crochet for them is what I know as single crochet. So I modified the pattern based on what the picture looked like (and the dc/sc assumption) and it turned out great.

I made all of these using DMC Cordonnet Crochet Cotton in white, size 20 and a size 10 steel crochet hook. (I think that’s a 1.3 mm.) The LA snowflakes called for size 10 thread and a size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook, but I wanted them to be a little smaller than called for. And I used basic fabric store bought stiffener for them. You could also use starch or watered glue, if you prefer.

Also, I added beads on the picots (and a few other places). I strung enough beads onto the thread first, then started crocheting. And I just winged it, since none of the patterns call for beads. They don’t really show up in these pictures, but they add a nice touch and should sparkle under Christmas tree lights.

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11 thoughts on “Snow Flurries

  1. Jessica says:

    So pretty! I made a few snowflakes once upon a time. I wonder what happened to them….

  2. Larry says:

    Hmm, if Suzy had a blog, I’m sure that her entry for today would be, “What fun! My person made little snowflakes for me to play with! I don’t think they will last too long, however. I think I can make them melt in record time!”

  3. Laura says:

    those are beautiful!

  4. Tez Miller says:

    Suzy is Australian – I haven’t seen snow either 😉 She’s in the pose my Manny takes before he pounces on something (usually something I can’t see as Manny has more imagination than I do 😉 ). I suspect that evil red eye was your camera’s fault, aye? (I never know the trick to avoiding that.)

    Ooh, you have stairs – big house! 🙂

    Have a lovely day! 🙂

  5. spincerelyyours says:

    So pretty! That is the kind of snow that I like — Crocheted and in California and not in my backyard:)

  6. Wow… so beautiful!
    We have never seen snowflakes before…
    Wonder if they can be eaten…

  7. Lorraine says:

    Nicole- Tell Suzy to add me to your Christmas list-
    they are so pretty and I can’t crochet for beans!

  8. Brigitte says:

    OK. WOW! Those are amazing! I can’t crochet to save my life, and those are just lovely. Look at the detail, you did an amazing job.

  9. Jess says:

    Gorgeous! I particularly like the bottom right one. 🙂

  10. tiennie says:

    These are so pretty!

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