Free thread crochet pattern: Christmas snowflake ornament or gift tag.
Snowflake measures approx. 3" across.
size 6 - steel crochet hook
bedspread weight cotton
stiffening solution (or white glue and water)
cardboard covered with waxed paper (for drying)
Beginning Triple Cluster:
ch3, *YO twice, insert hook in same space and pull up a loop, (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice; repeat from * once more, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
*YO twice, insert hook in stitch indicated and pull up a loop, (YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice; repeat from * 2 times more, YO and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Ch 8, join with slip st to form ring.
Rnd 1: ch 1, 12 sc in ring; join with slip st to first sc.
Rnd 2: ch 1, sc in same sc, (ch3, sc in next sc) around, ch 1, hdc in first sc to form last sp: 12 ch-3 sps.
Rnd 3: ch 1, sc in same sp, (ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp) around, ch 2, dc in first sc to form last loop.
Rnd 4: work beginning Triple Cluster in same st, (ch 7, work Triple Cluster in center of next loop) around, ch 3, tr in beginning Triple Cluster to form last loop: 12 clusters.
Rnd 5: ch 1, 3 sc in same loop, (sc, ch 3 , sc) in next Triple Cluster, *(3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in next loop, (sc, 3 sc, sc) in next Triple Cluster; repeat from * around, 3 sc, ch 3, join with slip st in first sc to join. Finish Off.
Use stiffening solution* and smooth and shape your snowflake as you pin it to a piece of cardboard covered with waxed paper to dry. Let dry overnight.
*If you do not have a commercial stiffening solution, you may use white glue thinned with a few drops of water. Simply thin the glue and fully saturate the snowflake. Squeeze out the excess moisture and smooth and shape the snowflake as you pin it to your board.
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