Friday, November 9, 2012

Quick and Easy Snowflake

Looking for something quick and easy to make?  This snowflake makes and adorable ornament, would look great as a garland, and a gift tag. 
I have not blocked this one yet, but want to give you an idea of how yours will look.  I am working on getting a lot of them made and will block them all at the same time.  I wanted to get the pattern up so you can enjoy it too!  When I have mine blocked, I will add the new pictures. 

Swirls and Sprinkles: Quick and Easy Snowflake pattern
Quick and easy snowflake

 You may not change or sell my patterns in part or in whole.  You may sell your finished product, but I ask that you give credit for the pattern by linking back to me.


Quick and Easy Snowflake
What you will need:
F hook
Worsted weight yarn
Scissors
Yarn needle


Special stitches
Picot- ch 3, sl st into first ch.

Abbreviations:
Ch- chain
Sl st- slip stitch

Ch 5, sl st to first ch to form loop.
Round 1: ch 1, sc into loop, (ch 3, sc into loop) 5 times, ch 3, sl st into first sc.  (6 loops made)
Round 2:  (sl st into first loop, picot, sl st into loop, ch 5, sl st into next loop) 5 times, picot, sl st into loop, ch 5
Round 3: (ch 6, sl st into 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st into next ch 5) 5 times, ch 6, sl st into 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st into last ch 5, sl st into first sl st.
Fasten off
Block using a stiffener.  Either starch, or 50/50 elmers glue and water.

23 comments:

  1. Isn't (4) Worsted weight yarn rather thick? Maybe I'm confused about yarn weights. Please respond to pinkcaddy7@yahoo.com. Thanks. Viki

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    1. You are right. Worsted 4 weight yarn is thicker than what you would typically use for a snowflake. I used it to have something that works up quickly and doesn't necessarily need blocking. :)

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  2. I have used worsted weight cotton yarn and also regular worsted weight yarn for these snowflakes and while they are a thicker, they look really nice, especially when I hang them in my windows surrounding my lighted Christmas decorations. I sometimes add a strand of sparkly crochet thread to give it a bit of sparkle.

    Thank you for sharing your designs.

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    1. You are very welcome! The sparkly crochet thread is a great idea!

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  3. this is also awesome. maybe you should add a couple of sparkle yarn pieces to make it totally awesome??? i love this pattern and i will link back when i sell this snowflake

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    1. Thank you. :) I can't wait to see your finished snowflake!

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  4. Thank you. This looks lovely. I've only made snowflakes once...that was nearly the end of me as a crocheter. Aieeee! I'd just learned and had no idea what I was doing, exactly, and no one to help me. I later made a few on a loom with thread and they were easier, but...Not so easy that I'd do it without a second thought. Now these I can do. Pretty. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  5. thank you, it's so easy and beautiful!

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  6. I had SEARCHED the internet for snowflake patterns and this is by far the best! As you state ...easy and fast AND BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU for my sanity and the great gifts I am giving this year with pride in my work! I do have a question for you..... In the first row it states there should be 6 loops....I redid it 3 times and I come up with 5 EVERY TIME....what am I doing wrong? I can do your second design without a hitch they look amazing BTW.....I used plain white string and they work up amazingly well firm and I may block just to preserve them and add a sparkle in the glue and water for a neat look...can you help me figure it out? Arghhhh! =] THANK YOU SO MUCH! SO TALENTED AND CREATIVE
    Ter

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  7. For heavens sake....I got it!....Duh!!!!...sorry.Time to get STRONGER reading glasses....
    Ooooops.

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    1. I am so glad you were able to figure it out. Thank you for your kind words in your first comment. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  8. What is the majic circle and majic ring?

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    1. The magic circle/magic ring are two different names for the same technique. When working in the round, it is an alternative way to start your crochet projects, rather than chaining and joining to form a small ring.
      It is something that is difficult to explain in only text. Here is a video that shows it very well. The woman in the video has a lot of wonderful tutorials.
      Magic Circle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

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    2. Ok, so that link didn't work. Sorry about that!
      I just posted about the magic circle/ring and I have added a "resources and tutorial" tab on my blog. Here is a link to my latest post. (if it doesn't work, just copy and paste into your browser) :)
      http://swirlsandsprinklesblog.blogspot.com/2012/12/what-is-magic-circle.html

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  9. I absolutely love your design but am having a problem at the end of round 2, which says "picot, sl st into loop, ch 5" Am I supposed to sl st into the beginning st of that round, and if so, where do I begin the ch 6 for round 3? No one else seems to have a problem with this...what am I doing wrong? Please reply to mabeyg@charter.net. Thank you!

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  10. For some reason every time I have 6 loops at the end of the first round I end up with 7 points in the third round. Therefore, I ended up having only 5 loops in round 1.

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  11. I am having the same probablem as Anonymous. I am getting tripped up at the end of round 2. Thank you

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  12. I made tiny practice one from thread. Will accompany gift tag. Now thicker material to make ornament. Fun! I like the pattern. Thank you.

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  13. I am also having trouble with the end of round two and beginning of round three. Please let me know what I am missing.
    Thanks,
    Melissa (dearhart6@yahoo.com)

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    1. I'm having the same problem as you!

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  14. Ok this was one I got stuck on, I am going to try it again...

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  15. I'm facing the same rnd 2-3 issue.
    Pretty flake though!

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