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