Crochet Snowflakes Mini CAL – Part 5

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Final part of our crochet snowflakes CAL is here! Fifth ornament from our collection was inspired by tales of wintry lands, in which I used to loose myself when I was a kid. This simple project is very easy to make, so don’t waste your time and start now!

Christmastime will be unique and magical, if only you adorn your home with handmade ornaments! This CAL is almost over, but don’t worry – Bonus Mystery Pattern will be published next week!

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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 12 cm (4,7 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.

Winterland 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 3, 1 dc, *3 ch, 2 dc* x 5, 3 ch, close with sl st.

ROUND 2:

chain 1, 2 sl st (last slip stitch should be into chain space, so that you start there), 4 ch, *2 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr* into one chain space, *3 tr, 2 ch, 3 tr* all in one chain space x 5, close with sl st.

IMPORTANT! In the next round you may find yourself wondering, if all of the stitches can fit into one chain space, but don’t worry. Move them with your fingers as you work, so that they are squeezed together – it will help!

ROUND 3:

2 sl st (last one in the chain space), chain 4, *2 tr, 1 picot, 3 tr, 2 ch, 3 picots in one st, 2 sc in the chain stitches, 3 tr, 1 picot, 3 tr*;

*3 tr, 1 picot, 3 tr, 2 ch, 3 picots in one st, 2 sc in the chain stitches, 3 tr, 1 picot, 3 tr* x 5

close with a slip stitch into top of your “chain 4” (which works as your first treble of the pack) from the beginning of the round.

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

you are done!

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, Kate

    I am enjoying creating the snowflakes from your blog. Number 3 was a challenge with the picots on the long chains, but it sure is pretty when all done.

    I have a question about round 3 here on snowflake #5. Should the round begin with ch 4 and 2 tr for the first tr grouping? And the last instruction says to sl st into dc? Should that be included inside the * or be the final fasten off?

    Thank you,
    Kathleen

    • Hey Kathleen! Good to hear that you like my patterns 🙂
      Thank you very much for your comment, because you’ve noticed something I didn’t even spot myself when making the snowflake! The mistake at the beginning of round 3 is even visible in my photo if you look closely… in all three colors! Oh, dear. Of course, you are absolutely right, so I’ve rewritten round 3 completely – it should be all nice and symmetrical now. The trick is to make two slip stitches, so that you start with your chains in the right place. I’ve added slip stitch trick in round 2, too – the previous method was ok, but this one makes the whole piece look more polished. Hope it’s fine now!
      Please let me know if you managed to do it 🙂

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