Crochet Snowflakes Mini CAL – Part 3

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Part three of my crochet snowflake CAL is here! I’m very excited to share with you this pattern, because it’s lacy, lightweight and ornamental. This project works mostly with chain stitches, which create arms of the star and delicate picots. You must admit, that it looks quite magical!

Crown Jewel Snowflake will be a beautiful addition to your Christmas tree, or a stunning wall decoration. Let me know what you think in the comment section below!

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Below you will find links to next parts of this CAL, which is and will remain free, so you will always have the chance to make it. They will be published every Tuesday during November 2020. Start now, so that you are ready before Christmas!

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PATTERN NOTES

LEVEL – beginner

TERMS – standard US

TECHNIQUES

MATERIALS AND TOOLS

  • yarn: 100% cotton thread – I used an unpopular Polish one, but something like Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush should be ok, too! 
  • crochet hook 1.5 mm
  • scissors

MEASUREMENTS

  • this crochet snowflake is around 10 cm (4 inch) high after blocking
  • remember that your yarn weight of choice, hook size and crocheting style can affect the final size of the ornament, as well as blocking and stiffening.

Crown Jewel Crochet Snowflake

BEFORE YOU START

  • How to make a picot? 

Chain 4, insert your hook in the 4th chain counting from the hook, yarn over and pull through all loops (like in a slip stitch). I recommend applying a little bit tighter tension when working with them!

  • What does it mean that picots are worked “in the same stitch”?

It means that second and each next picot “grow out” and is “attached” to the same stitch as the first one. 

  • My chains are twisting! Help!

I feel you, it can be a true nightmare! Be sure to use your other hand (thumb and index finger) to follow your chain stitches as you crochet along, so that you can keep them in place. It makes counting easier, too! 

  • I made it, but my snowflake is all wobbly and doesn’t look good…

It’s time to block it! Remember, that without blocking and stiffening, your crochet snowflakes will not look good, because lacy projects are all about symmetry. Be sure to pin down each and every picot, so that they are nicely visible and make sure that the arms of the star are even.

START:

chain 6, close with slip stitch.

ROUND 1:

chain 4, *1 dc, 1 ch* x 11 into the loop, close with sl st.

ROUND 2:

chain 1, [*1 sc, 1 picot, 4 ch, 1 picot, 1 sc* in chain space, *1 sc, 4 ch, 2 picots in the same st, 4 ch, 3 picots in the same st, 4 ch, 2 picots in the same st, 4 ch, 1 sc* in one chain space] x 6, close with sl st.

Fasten off, secure the yarn, and don’t forget to block and stiffen your snowflakes! 

YOU ARE DONE!

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