Friday, July 11, 2014

CROCHET PATTERN - Cluster Snowflakes


It's HOT here in the PNW right now, so I'm looking forward to wearing hoodies and sweaters again!  I've also been thinking about snowflakes... although it doesn't snow much here.  I've designed 2 snowflakes; a 5-point star snowflake and a more traditional 6-point one.  Both have a nice bobble texture, and are perfect for embellishing hats and scarves.  You could also use crochet thread, and starch them to make ornaments!

Supplies:  G (4.0mm) crochet hook, yarn needle, scissors.

Yarn:  I used Red Heart Shimmer in White.  You can use any yarn/hook you like.

Stitch Guide:  ch - chain, sc - single crochet, dc - double crochet, st(s) - stitches, sl st - slip stitch
Double crochet 4 together (dc4tog) - [Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 4 times, yarn over, draw through all 5 loops on hook.

Gauge:  Not critical to this project.  Snowflakes are about 3.5-4" wide.

Here we go...

Written as 5-point snowflake with 6-point snowflake instructions in brackets:  5-pt [6-pt]

Make magic ring.

Round 1:  Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1), (dc, ch 1) 9[11] times in ring, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. — 10[12] dc and 10[12] ch-1 spaces

Round 2:  Ch 1, sc in same space as join, * ch 1, dc4tog in next ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in next dc, ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, ** sc in next dc; repeat from * 5[6] times, ending last repeat at **, join with sl st to 1st sc.  Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. — 5[6] clusters and 5[6] peaks

Sew snowflake to headbands, hats, scarves, or anything you like!  You can also block and starch them, and hang them on your Christmas tree with a hook.


 © 2014 Danyel Pink.  You may sell what you make, but please credit Danyel Pink Designs for the pattern. You may NOT resell the pattern, distribute it in any form, post it elsewhere online, or alter it to claim it as your own. Please provide a link back to my blog instead.  Contact me with any questions or for pattern support.