Cluster Snowflake Christmas Ornament

Just as there are and infinite number of real snowflakes, the possibilities for crochet snowflakes are also endless.

If you have never tried crocheting with crochet cotton thread before, a snowflake pattern like this is a place to start.  You will get instant gratification when you create your first thread craft project.

Use your snowflakes for ornaments, package decorations or as gifts for family and friends.


Cluster Snowflake Christmas Ornament

FP290
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 5” 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.

Special Stitches
Beginning Cluster (beg-cl): Ch 4, keeping last lp of each st on hook, 2 tr in st or sp indicated, yo and pull through all loops on hook.
Cluster (cl): Keeping last loop of each st on hook, work 3 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.

SNOWFLAKE
Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with White, ch 8, sl st in first ch to form ring; beg-cl in ring, (ch 7, cl in ring) 7 times, ending with ch 2, dtr in first cl (forms last lp and positions thread for next rnd).
DO NOT TURN EACH ROUND.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in same lp, (ch 7, 3 sc in next lp) 7 times, ch 7; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 3: Sl st in next lp, ch 1, * (4 sc, ch 3, 4 sc) in ch-7 lp, ch 3, rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st to next ch-3 sp, ch 4, cl in same sp, * ch 2, ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in 7th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook, sl st in 2nd ch of ch-2, ch 1, cl in same sp (as last cl worked), ch 5, sc in center ch of next ch-3 sp, ch 5, cl in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending with ch 5, sl st in first cl. Finish off and weave in ends.

Finishing
– Starch into a star-shaped 5-inch circle using general starching directions.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,
Maggie

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