Crochet Snowflake Kos

Add your personal touch and make the holidays more special. Make these snowflakes and use them as ornaments for the christmas tree or as pretty window decorations.

 
What you'll need
To make this snowflake, I used cotton thread size 8 and crochet hook size 2 mm and it came out 8 cm (about 3 inches) in diameter. You can use heavier thread and bigger hook, or thinner thread and smaller hook and you will have a bigger or smaller motif. You will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.
To stiffen the snowflakes you will also need white pva glue, stainless steel pins (or toothpicks), plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board.


Instructions
Ch 6, join with sl st to form ring.

  • Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc, ch 4, (3 dc, ch 4) 5 times, join with sl st into 3rd ch of first ch3.
  • Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch1), * into next ch-4 sp work (3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc), ch 1; repeat from* 5 times, into last ch-4 sp work 3 dc, ch 5, 2 dc, join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch4.
  • Round 3: *Sc in ch-1 sp, ch 2, in next ch-5 sp work (dc, ch 2, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 5, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 2, dc), ch 2; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.


Stiffening
Print out this blocking template . It will help you make your snowflakes symmetrical. Tape it on your blocking board and then cover it with plastic wrap.
Prepare a mix of equal amounts of white craft glue and water, or use your preferred stiffening solution.
Soak the snowflake in the solution, squeeze out the excess and spread out the snowflake on the plastic wrap-covered foam/blocking board, having right side facing up. Use stainless steel pins and start by pinning the center. Work your way out pinning as you go until you reach the desired look. While it is still wet, you can sprinkle glitter and make it sparkly. Let dry completely. Remove from the board.
To hang the snowflake, attach a piece of thread, yarn, ribbon, invisible thread or wire.

The stiffening solution will permanently damage your pins, so it's best to set the used ones aside for use in future starching projects.

Abbreviations
ch chain
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
sp space
sl st
slip stitch
 * work instructions following * as many times as indicated
(  ) work instructions the number of times specified or work instructions in the stitch or space indicated or contains explanatory remarks
Kos postcard
This tutorial is for personal use only
You can use it to make as many snowflakes as you like for yourself or as gifts for friends, but please don't make any for sale. Please feel free to borrow photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source. Do not reproduce my entire tutorial on your site. Thanks!