Dreaming of a white Christmas? With a little bit of yarn and even less time, you can have a flurry of snowflakes to trim your tree!
Fast and Flurry-ous Flakes
You will need:
6 yards cotton thread weight yarn (I used a bit of white Aunt Lydia’s Classic Crochet Thread in size 10)
Size 1 (2.75 mm) steel crochet hook
Finished size: about 2 1/2 inches wide
Ch 5. Join with Sl st to 1st ch to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc, ch 1). [Dc, ch 1 in ring] 5 times. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 4. Sl st to next ch-1 sp.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in same ch-1 sp. Ch 2. [2 dc, ch 2 in next ch-1 sp] 5 times. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Sl st to next ch-2 sp.
Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp. Ch 3. [3 dc, ch 3 in next ch-2 sp] 5 times. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3. Sl st to next dc.
Rnd 4: Ch 4, tr, ch 2, 2 tr in same dc. Ch 2, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, sk next dc. [(2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr in next dc) ch 2, sc in next ch 3-sp, ch 2, sk next dc] 5 times. Join with sl st to 4th ch of beg ch 4. Sl st in next tr and in ch-2 sp. Pull up a loop approx 2 inches tall. Anchor with sl st on back of snowflake. Fasten off and weave in all ends. Block and starch. Enjoy!
Don’t have cotton thread? Or don’t really love those tiny hooks? It’s all good This snowflake works out really well in worsted weight yarn too. I worked one up in a bit of white Red Heart Baby Econo (chosen for the sparkle ;D) with my favorite J hook and wound up with a snowflake measuring about 4 1/2 inches wide. It’s not as dainty but still quite pretty. You will need about 12 yards of worsted weight. So what are you waiting for? Go make your own snow flurry in a hurry. Merry Christmas!