Crochet Snowflake Rhodes
Get your home ready for the Christmas season. Crochet these snowflakes and add a unique and elegant touch to your Christmas tree. Make it snow and have a Merry Christmas!
I used cotton thread size 10 and a 2 mm crochet hook for this snowflake motif and its final size is 8 cm (3,15 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.
In case you want to stiffen your 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.
Make a magic ring.
- Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc plus ch 1), (dc, ch 1) 11 times, pull the thread end to tighten the ring and join with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch4.
- Round 2: Sc in first ch-1 sp, (ch 6, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, ch 6, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 2, dc in first sc (to form last ch-4 loop).
- Round 3: * Sc in ch-4 sp, ch 2, in next ch-6 sp work (2 dc, ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook, tr, ch 7, sl st in 7th ch from hook, tr, ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc), ch 2; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in first sc.
Fasten off and weave in loose ends.
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 pinning 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.