Saturday, October 12, 2019

Winter Realm Snowflake

This crochet snowflake pattern has 8 rounds and the finished size is about 4".  The front post stitches and optional popcorn stitches adds texture to these snowflakes.  Just a small amount of size 10 crochet thread is needed to make one.  For the examples pictures I used Aunt Lydia's size 10 thread in the colors Violet, Wood Violet, Cream, Delft, Aqua, and Silver. A printer friendly version of the pattern is available here- https://www.draiguna.com/p/winter-realm-snowflake-printer-friendly_12.html  
Happy crocheting! 
This pattern has 8 rounds and measures about 4" from the points.  
Pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.
size 10 thread- 15-20 yards
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors
Stitch Abbreviations

ch- chain
dc- double crochet
FPdc- front post double crochet
FPsc- front post single crochet
FPtr- front post treble crochet
sc- single crochet
st(s)- stitch(es)
tr- treble crochet
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches

2-FPdc decrease- ❄ yo, insert hook from front to back around post of next 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.

5-dc popcorn (optional on Round 5)- 5 dc in st indicated, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc, pick up the dropped loop and draw through.

special FPdc decrease- 2-FPdc decrease around the post of next 2 sts indicated, [2-FPdc decrease around the post of same st as second leg of last 2-FPdc decrease made and next st indicated] twice. (optional- work first leg of the the third 2-FPdc decrease behind the second leg of the last 2-FPdc decrease made).

3-FPdc decrease- ❄ yo, insert hook from front to back around post of next st indicated and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, repeat from ❄ 2 times more, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

tr decrease- (uses next 2 ch-5 spaces on Round 6) yo twice and insert hook from
 front to back in first ch-5 space indicated and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yo twice and insert hook from back to front in next ch-5 space and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yo and draw though all 3 loops on hook. 

large picot- ch 5, slip st in last FPsc made.

small picot- ch 2, slip st in last sc made.

2-dc cluster- [yo and insert hook into ch indicated and pull up a loop, draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yo and draw through all 3 loops on 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 5 has two different sets of instructions, one without popcorn sts and one with 5-dc popcorn sts.
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 around same st, ch 3, [FPdc around next dc, ch 3] around, slip st to first FPdc.
(6 FPdc, 6 ch-3 spaces)

Round 3- ch 1, [FPdc, ch 1] twice around same st, sc around ch-2 space on Round 1 and ch-3 space on Round 2 together as 1 st, ch 1, 
❄ [FPdc, ch 1] twice around next FPdc, sc around ch-2 space on Round 1 and ch-3 space on Round 2 together as 1 st, ch 1, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first FPdc.
(12 FPdc, 18 ch-1 spaces, 6 sc)

Round 4- ch 1, FPdc twice around same st, 3 sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc twice around next FPdc, (optional- work the second FPdc behind the first FPdc),
[FPdc twice around next FPdc, 3 sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc twice around next FPdc] around, slip st to first FPdc. 
(24 FPdc, 18 sc)

Round 5, no popcorns- ch 1- 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FPdc, FPdc around same FPdc, skip next sc, sc in next sc, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same FPdc and next FPdc, (optional- work first leg of the 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), 
ch 3, ❄ 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, FPdc around same FPdc, skip next sc, sc in next sc, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same FPdc and next FPdc, ch 3, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first 2-FPdc decrease. 
(12 2-FPdc decreases, 12 FPdc, 6 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces)

Round 5, with 5-dc popcorns- ch 1- 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FPdc, FPdc around same FPdc, ch 1, skip next sc, 5-dc popcorn in next sc, ch 1, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same FPdc and next FPdc, (optional- work first leg of the 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3, ❄ 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, FPdc around same FPdc, ch 1, skip next sc, 5-dc popcorn in next sc, ch 1, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same FPdc and next FPdc, ch 3, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first 2-FPdc decrease. 
(12 2-FPdc decreases, 12 FPdc, 12 ch-1 spaces, 6 5-dc popcorns, 6 ch-3 spaces)

Round 6- ch 1, special FPdc decrease around same st and next 3 sts (see special stitches), ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 5, ❄ special FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 5, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first special FPdc decrease. Mark first ch-5 space made for st placement on Round 8.
(6 special FPdc decreases, 12 ch-5 spaces, 6 sc)

Round 7- ch 1, 3-FPdc decrease around same st and next 2 sts of special FPdc decrease, ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 1, ❄ 3-FPdc decrease around next 3 sts of special FPdc decrease, ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 1, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first 3-FPdc decrease.
(6 3-FPdc decreases, 36 sc, 6 ch-5 spaces)

Round 8
- ch 1, FPsc around same st, large picot, ch 1, sc in each of next 3 sc, small picot, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, tr decrease using marked ch-5 space on Round 6 and and next ch-5 space on Round 6, ch 3, slip st in second and third ch from hook, ch 3, 2-dc cluster in third ch from hook, ch 2, slip st in same ch as last 2-dc cluster made, ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook and in the first ch made after the tr decrease, slip st in the last tr decrease made, 3 sc in same ch-5 space, small picot, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 1, ❄ FPsc around next 3-FPdc decrease, large picot, ch 1, sc in each of next 3 sc, small picot, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, tr decrease using the next 2 ch-5 spaces on Round 6, ch 3, slip st in second and third ch from hook, ch 3, 2-dc cluster in third ch from hook, ch 2, slip st in same ch as last 2-dc cluster made, ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook and in the first ch made after the tr decrease, slip st in the last tr decrease made, 3 sc in same ch-5 space, small picot, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 1, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first FPsc, fasten off and weave in ends.
(6 FPsc, 6 large picots, 12 ch-1 spaces, 72 sc, 12 small picots, 6 tr decreases, 6 2-dc clusters)

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 

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 around same st, ch 3, [FPdc around next dc, ch 3] around, slip st to first FPdc. 
(6 FPdc, 6 ch-3 spaces)

❅  Round 3 
ch 1, [FPdc, ch 1] twice around same st, sc around ch-2 space on Round 1 and ch-3 space on Round 2 together as 1 st, ch 1, ❄ [FPdc, ch 1] twice around next FPdc, sc around ch-2 space on Round 1 and ch-3 space on Round 2 together as 1 st, ch 1, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first FPdc.
(12 FPdc, 18 ch-1 spaces, 6 sc)

sc around ch-2 space on Round 1 and ch-3 space on Round 2 together as 1 st

❅  Round 4 
ch 1, FPdc twice around same st, 3 sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc twice around next FPdc, (optional- work the second FPdc behind the first FPdc), [FPdc twice around next FPdc, 3 sc in next ch-1 space, FPdc twice around next FPdc] around, slip st to first FPdc. 
(24 FPdc, 18 sc)






(optional- work the second FPdc behind the first FPdc)

1- FPdc around the next FPdc.
2- yo, pull the FPdc just made to the front so you can work behind it, and insert the hook from front to back around the same st.
3- yo and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice to complete the FPdc.





❅  Round 5 


Round 5, no popcorns- ch 1- 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FPdc, FPdc around same FPdc, skip next sc, sc in next sc, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same FPdc and next FPdc, (optional- work first leg of the 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3, ❄ 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, FPdc around same FPdc, skip next sc, sc in next sc, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same FPdc and next FPdc, ch 3, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first 2-FPdc decrease. 

(12 2-FPdc decreases, 12 FPdc, 6 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces)



Round 5, with 5-dc popcorns- ch 1- 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FPdc, FPdc around same FPdc, ch 1, skip next sc, 5-dc popcorn in next sc, ch 1, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same FPdc and next FPdc, (optional- work first leg of the 2-FPdc decrease behind the last FPdc made), ch 3, ❄ 2-FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, FPdc around same FPdc, ch 1, skip next sc, 5-dc popcorn in next sc, ch 1, FPdc around next FPdc, 2-FPdc decrease around same FPdc and next FPdc, ch 3, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first 2-FPdc decrease. 

(12 2-FPdc decreases, 12 FPdc, 12 ch-1 spaces, 6 5-dc popcorns, 6 ch-3 spaces)

❅  Round 6 

ch 1, special FPdc decrease around same st and next 3 sts, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 5,  special FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 5, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first special FPdc decrease. 

Mark first ch-5 space made for st placement on Round 8.
(6 special FPdc decreases, 12 ch-5 spaces, 6 sc)



 special FPdc decrease around next 4 FP sts
1- 2-FPdc decrease around the post of next 2 sts indicated.
2- 2-FPdc decrease around the post of same st as second leg of last 2-FPdc decrease made and next st indicated. 
3- Repeat step 2 to complete the special FPdc decrease.


❅  Round 7 

ch 1, 3-FPdc decrease around same st and next 2 sts of special FPdc decrease, ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 1, ❄ 3-FPdc decrease around next 3 sts of special FPdc decrease, ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 1, repeat from  around, slip st to first 3-FPdc decrease. 
(6 3-FPdc decreases, 36 sc, 6 ch-5 spaces)


3-FPdc decrease around same st and next 2 sts of special FPdc decrease
1- yo and insert hook around the post of the same st of and pull up a loop, draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops on hook).
2- yo and insert hook around the next FP st of the special FPdc decrease, yo and pull up a loop, draw through 2 loops on hook.  (3 loops on hook).
3- yo and insert hook around the next FP st of the special FPdc decrease, yo and pull up a loop, draw through 2 loops on hook.  (4 loops on hook).
4- yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook to complete the 3-FPdc decrease.

❅  Round 8 
ch 1, FPsc around same st, large picot, ch 1, sc in each of next 3 sc, small picot, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, tr decrease using marked ch-5 space on Round 6 and and next ch-5 space on Round 6, ch 3, slip st in second and third ch from hook, ch 3, 2-dc cluster in third ch from hook, ch 2, slip st in same ch as last 2-dc cluster made, ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook and in the first ch made after the tr decrease, slip st in the last tr decrease made, 3 sc in same ch-5 space, small picot, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 1, ❄ FPsc around next 3-FPdc decrease, large picot, ch 1, sc in each of next 3 sc, small picot, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, tr decrease using the next 2 ch-5 spaces on Round 6, ch 3, slip st in second and third ch from hook, ch 3, 2-dc cluster in third ch from hook, ch 2, slip st in same ch as last 2-dc cluster made, ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook and in the first ch made after the tr decrease, slip st in the last tr decrease made, 3 sc in same ch-5 space, small picot, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 1, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first FPsc, fasten off and weave in ends.
(6 FPsc, 6 large picots, 12 ch-1 spaces, 72 sc, 12 small picots, 6 tr decreases, 6 2-dc clusters)

tr decrease using marked ch-5 space on Round 6 and and next ch-5 space on Round 6
1- yo twice.
2- insert hook from front to back in the marked ch-5 space on Round 6.
3- yo and pull up a loop, [draw through 2 loops on hook] twice. (2 loops on hook).
4- yo twice.
5- insert hook from back to front in the next ch-5 space on Round 6.
6- yo and pull up a loop, [draw through 2 loops on hook] twice. (3 loops on hook).
7- yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook to complete the tr decrease.

ch 3, slip st in second and third ch from hook, ch 3, 2-dc cluster in third ch from hook, ch 2, slip st in same ch as last 2-dc cluster made, ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook and in the first ch made after the tr decrease, slip st in the last tr decrease made
1- ch 3.
2- slip st in second and third ch from hook.
3- ch 3.

4- 2-dc cluster in third ch from hook.
5- ch 2, slip st in same ch as last 2-dc cluster made. 
6- ch 2.
7- slip st in second ch from hook and in the very first ch made after the tr decrease, slip st in the last tr decrease made.









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!

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