Crochet Snowflake #16 is 3 1/2 inches in diameter.
Crochet Supplies: 175mm Crochet Hook & Size 10 Crochet Cotton
I use the British Names for the Crochet Stitches. Click Here for a Conversion Chart to American Stitch Names.
Snowflakes are very limp, without a stiffener. My favourite is the the old fashioned sugar & water mixture. This makes the crochet snow flake rock hard and gives it a slightly translucent white almost sparkly apperance. It is a little sticky to work with but I've explained the procedure on the page for crochet stiffeners. Once you've got it down it not a big deal. A lot of the finished shape of the crochet snowflake is created by the way you mold with your fingers and pin it in place.
Work, 8ch. Join into a circle with ss into first ch.
13ch, (1tr, 10ch) 5 more times, ss into 3rd of first 13ch.
*4dc into 1st loop, 8ch, 2dc into same loop, 9ch, ss into 5th of 9ch, 5ch, ss into same 5th of 9ch, 5ch, ss into same 5th of 9ch, 4ch, 2dc into same loop, 10ch,
ss into 6th of 10ch, 5ch, ss into same 6th of 10ch, 5ch, ss into same 6th of 10ch, 5ch, 2dc into same loop, 8ch, 2dc into same loop, 9ch, ss into 5th of 9ch, 5ch, ss into same 5th of 9ch, 5ch, ss into same 5th of 9ch, 4ch, 2dc into same loop, 8ch, 4dc into same loop. Repeat from * 5 more times. ss into 1st dc to finish.
Cut cotton, slip end through and darn ends invisibly into work.
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