Saturday, November 17, 2018

Frostwoven Snowflakes

These snowflakes have 5 rounds and measure about 3" if using size 10 thread.  They are quick and easy to make!  The thread I used is Aunt Lydia's size 10 cotton in the colors- cream, orchid pink, ecru, red, and burgundy.  The beige colored one is white thread that I dyed using tea :D  A printer friendly version is available here- https://www.draiguna.com/p/frostwoven-snowflake-printer-friendly.html

 These snowflakes have 5 rounds and measure about 3".  This pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.
a small amount of size 10 crochet thread
1.65 mm hook
yarn needle 
scissors
Stitch Abbreviations

ch- chain
dc- double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
sc- single crochet
st- stitch
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches

FPdc decrease-  yo, insert hook from front to back around post of st indicated and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat from  once more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

cluster- ch 3, dc in third ch from hook.

picot- ch 5, slip st in fifth ch from hook.

[ ] - work enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated, or work enclosed instructions in the stitch or space indicated.

 - repeat the following instructions the amount of times indicated.


( ) - Enclose additional information and the number of stitches at the end of a round.


Round 1- ch 6 (counts as foundation ch, first dc and ch-2 space), dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, [dc in same ch as last dc made, ch 2] 4 times, slip st in third ch of first dc. (6 dc, 6 ch-2 spaces)

Round 2- ch 1, FPdc twice around same st, ch 2, [FPdc twice around next dc, ch 2] around, slip st to first FPdc. (12 FPdc, 6 ch-2 spaces)

Round 3- ch 1, FPdc twice around same st, FPdc twice around next FPdc, ch 2, [FPdc twice around each of next 2 FPdc, ch 2] around, slip st to first FPdc. (24 FPdc, 6 ch-2 spaces)

Round 4- ch 1, [FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc] twice, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 3,  [FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc] twice, ch 3, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 3, repeat from around, slip st to first FPdc decrease. (6 sc, 12 ch-3 spaces, 12 FPdc decreases)

Round 5- ch 1, FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc decreases, cluster, picot, cluster, slip st in last FPdc decrease made, ch 3, [sc, ch 3] twice in next sc,  FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc decreases, cluster, picot, cluster, slip st in last FPdc decrease made, ch 3, [sc, ch 3] twice in next sc, repeat from around, slip st to first FPdc decrease, fasten off and weave in ends. (12 sc, 18 ch-3 spaces, 6 FPdc decreases, 12 clusters, 6 picots)

Blocking and Finishing

It is optional but recommended to block your finished piece. Fill a bowl with water and add some liquid starch if you prefer the snowflake to be lightly stiffened. Soak the snowflake and gently press out any excess liquid, being careful not to pull or twist on the stitches. Lay it flat on a blocking mat and pin the snowflake working from the center out to the edges. Allow it to dry completely before removing the pins.






Round 1



1- ch 6. The first ch made is the one you will be working in for Round 1. Chains 2, 3, and 4 count as the first dc. Chains 5 and 6 count as the first ch-2 space. 



2- dc in the first ch made (6th ch from hook). 

3- ch 2, [dc in same ch as last dc made, ch 2] 5 times.  There should be 6 dc and 6 ch-2 spaces.  Slip st to the third ch of first dc.  Round 1 complete.





Making the first FPdc on Round 2



1- ch 1


2- yo and insert hook from front to back around the same dc.

3- yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).

4- yo and draw through 2 loop on hook (2 loops remaining).

5- yo and draw through the last 2 loops on the hook to complete the FPdc.






Making the first FPdc decrease on Round 4



1- ch 1.


2- yo and insert hook from front to back around the same FPdc.

3- yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook).

4- yo and draw through 2 loops (2 loops remaining. 

5- repeat steps 2 to 4 around the next FPdc (3 loops on hook).

6- yo and draw through all 3 loops.



Making the first FPdc decrease on Round 5

1- ch 1, yo and insert hook from front to back around the same FPdc decrease.

2- pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook).

3- yo and insert hook from front to back around the next FPdc decrease and pull up a loop. Yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. 

4- yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.


cluster, picot, cluster on Round 5

1- ch 3.

2 and 3- dc in the third ch from the hook to complete the first cluster st.

4- ch 5.

5- slip st in fifth ch from hook.

6- repeat steps 1-3 to complete the second cluster.  Slip st in the last FPdc decrease made.


I hope that you enjoyed this pattern.  Happy crocheting!! :D



This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna. Feel free to link to this pattern but do not reprint it on your site. You can sell items made from this pattern. Please credit me as the designer, Julia Hart of Draiguna, link to my etsy shop- draiguna.etsy.com, or to my blog- www.draiguna.com. Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it. Thank you!


© 2018 Draiguna

6 comments:

  1. I love how you use front-post double-crochets to give your Frostwoven Snowflakes added dimension and firmness. Beautiful!

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  2. Thank you very much for the pattern.

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  3. I love it, so easy to make and the FPdc give lots of classic look. Thank you for sharing tis nice pattern.

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  4. Thank you SO much for sharing this pattern with us. I'm an experienced "hooker" and have seen Thousands of patterns and I can say honestly yours are the BEST I ever seen! Your written instructions as well as the pictures are clear. It's nice to see the old school charts too. I think even someone new to crochet will be as pleased with the finished snowflake as I am.

    Thank you again

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