Sometimes it is fun to choose crochet cotton thread in unusual colors that will make your creation a stunning beauty!
One of the tricks I have found useful when working with thread is to create more tension on the thread to keep it from slipping so freely through your fingers. I create more tension by wrapping the thread around my finger one more time than I do with yarn. Another idea would be to string something onto the thread like a metal washer or multiple washers. As the thread passes under the weight of the washers, the thread flows through your hand slower making it easier to work with.
This snowflake design would make a beautiful addition to your heirloom collection of Christmas ornaments. It would also be a great quick and easy project to add to a gift for family and friends.
Starry Snowflake Christmas Ornament
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 4” across
Materials: Size 10 Crochet Cotton: White (W) – 15 yards.
Crochet Hook: Steel 7 (1.65 mm)
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
Cluster (cl): Keeping last loop of each st on hook, work 5 tr in st or sp indicated, yo and pull through all loops on hook.
General Starching Directions
Cut a piece of cardboard larger than the article to be stiffened. Cover the cardboard with clear plastic wrap.
Lay the article on the plastic, stretch out and pin into the correct shape.
Generously spray with heavy spray starch. Allow to dry completely.
This method allows for washing and re-starching whenever necessary.
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with White, Ch 1 (center ch), ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), (dc in center ch, ch 2) 7 times; join with sl st to first dc. (8 dc)
DO NOT TURN EACH ROUND.
Rnd 2: Sl st to ch-2 sp, ch 4 (counts as first tr), keeping last loop of each st on hook, work 4 tr in same sp, yo and pull through all loops on hook, ch 11, * cl in next ch-2 sp, ch 11, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first cl.
Rnd 3: Sl st in next 2 ch, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next 3 ch, * (dc, ch 3, sl st in first ch (picot made), ch 5, sl st in first ch (picot made), ch 3, sl st in first ch (picot made), dc) in next ch, dc in next 4 ch, sk last ch of this ch-11 lp, skip first ch of next ch-11 lp, dc in next 4 ch, rep from * around; join with sl st to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.
– Starch into a star-shaped 4-inch circle using general starching directions.
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