Friday, 30 May 2014

DIY: crochet snowflakes

It is heading for Winter here, and although winters where I live never get much colder than -1 degrees celcius, and some morning frost, I decided to be creative with a winter theme.

cue crochet snowflakes
I made this one in cream coloured 8ply acrylic
I learned how to crochet when I was very young, around 3 or 4 years old, and I find it quite easy to do. The trouble is I am not that good with understanding crochet patterns, I always find them convoluted and complex. I find it easier to make stuff up as I go along, or revise a pre-written pattern into one that works for me.

I have been fiddling around with an easy to make crochet snowflake, after success making one out of variegated blue 8ply acrylic yarn I thought I would share it with all of you! 

what i did:
using a 3.5 hook and 8ply yarn chain 6 and slip stitch to join
chain 4, then treble 11 into the hole
slip stitch the end of the row of trebles to the start

  • *chain 5, then double crochet (dc) in the 4th chain from hook
  • chain 5, dc in the 4th chain from hook
  • then dc again near the top of the trebles
  • and one more dc in the next treble*

repeat from * 5 more times

then slip stitch to finish, darn in edges

et voila

if you use sparkly yarn it will look even nicer!

this one was made in variegated blue 8ply acrylic


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