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crochet motif snowflake

Follow this free pattern and crochet a whole bunch of these snowflakes. Use them as ornaments for the Christmas tree, pretty window decorations or holiday gift toppers. Make it snow and have a Merry Christmas!
For this snowflake, I used cotton thread size 10 and a 2 mm crochet hook. Its final size is 7,5 cm (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 a smaller motif. You will also need a needle to weave in loose ends and a pair of scissors.
If you want to stiffen the snowflakes you will need white pva glue or your favorite starch, stainless steel pins (or toothpicks), plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board.

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

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

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Stiffening
You will need white pva glue or your favorite starch, stainless steel pins (or toothpicks), plastic wrap and some kind of foam/blocking board.
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
Find a stunning, yet very easy snowflake in this free tutorial: Christmas Tree Snowflake Ornament

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