A cute little crochet snowflake pattern from HanJan today! I also work in a Maternity Unit and the staff have decided to make a gift for each baby born over the holidays this year…..and so starts project snowflake! We plan to add a hanging ribbon so that the snowflakes can be hung on the Christmas tree and we’ll add a tag to let them know they are handmade by the fabulous staff that work there. A wonderful lady who lives nearby has also made some blankets which we’ll add to each parcel too.
So, to make the little hanging snowflake……
- About 30g double knit wool
- 4mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- Ribbon to hang if you fancy it
Each snowflake should measure about 10cm across but it really doesn’t matter, if you want them bigger or smaller then just change your hook size up or down.
Foundation chain: make a 6ch and join with a ss to make a ring:
Round 1: ch1, 12dc into ring, ss into 1st dc to join:
Round2: ch1, dc into first dc, (ch3, dc in next dc) 11 times, htr in 1st dc to join and make last chain loop:
Round 3: ch1, dc into htr of last round, *(2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next 3ch sp, dc in next 3ch sp, repeat from * to end, ss into 1st dc to join:
Round 4: ch4, ss in st you joined to, *ch2, (dc,ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3,dc) in the next 3ch sp, ch2, (ss, ch4, ss) in next dc, repeat from * to end. Finish with a ss in first ss of last round. Fasten off:
Now you can add a ribbon to hang or maybe even make a few to make a crochet garland or snowflake bunting for the mantelpiece….if you feel really brave you could make loads and turn it into this years tinsel!