Friday, November 8, 2013

Snowflake Ornament 110813

By M. J. Joachim 
I had a little fun experimenting with crochet technique for today’s snowflake ornament. At first you don’t join rounds, and then you do. Follow the directions closely. Notice the slight spiral effect in the center of the ornament that gradually becomes full circle.
Step 1:  Chain 2, make 6 single crochet in 2nd chain from hook – do not join
Step 2:  Chain 4, triple crochet in front loop only of 1st single crochet
Step 3:  Chain 2, hdc in next sc; chain 2, triple crochet in front loop only of next sc
[Repeat Step 3 one more time; slip stitch into 1st chain 4 loop]
Step 4:  Chain 7, slip stitch into next chain 2 loop (five times around)
[Repeat Step 4 for next round, slip stitching into each chain 7 loop]
Step 5:  Chain 1, make 3 sc in last chain 7 loop, chain 5
Step 6:  Make 3 sc in next chain 7 loop, chain 5 (five times for each loop around); join with slip stitch to 1st sc in round
Step 7:  {sc + picot (chain 2, ss into first chain) + sc} in next sc
Step 8:  Chain 3, {sc + picot + sc} in next chain 5 loop; chain 3, repeat sequence in 2nd sc from hook; join with slip stitch to 1st sc in round
Step 9:  Single crochet into center of 1st picot; chain 15, sc in same place to make hanging loop
Step 10:  Alternate sc and hdc in back loop only of each chain around hanging loop; join with slip stitch to 1st sc in hanging loop
Finish off. Weave in loose ends.
This ornament works up quickly and easily. It’s a lot of fun to make. Embellishing it with ribbon, bead and other accessories would really make it stand out.
Thank you so much for visiting Lots of Crochet Stitches today. I always enjoy it when you stop by, especially when you leave such lovely and appreciated comments.
M. J.
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