Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Wispweave Snowflake


This textured snowflake has 8 rounds and measures about 4 1/2".  For the example pictured I used Aunt Lydia's size 10 cotton thread in the color Orchid Pink.  
  
This pattern has 8 rounds and measures about 4 1/2" 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)
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches

FPtr cluster-  yo twice, insert from front to back around dc indicated, yo and pull up a loop, [yo, draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, repeat from  once more, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

FPdc decrease- [yo, insert hook from front to back around next FPdc, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

picot- ch 3, slip st in last FPsc made.

small picot- ch 2, sl st in second ch from hook.

medium picot- ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook.

large cluster- ch 3, dc in third ch from hook, large picot, ch 2, dc in last dc made, slip st in the first ch made and slip st in the dc made in the ch-3 space.

large picot- ch 5, sl st in the last dc made.
[ ] - 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.

Ch 4, slip st in fourth ch from hook to make a ring.

Round 1- ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 11 dc in ring, slip st to third ch of first dc. Mark first dc made for st placement on Round 3.

(12 dc)

Round 2- ch 3, dc in same st, [2 dc in next dc] around, slip st to third ch of first dc.
(24 dc)

Round 3- ch 3, 2 dc in same st, FPtr cluster around marked dc on Round 1, skip next dc on Round 2, [3 dc in next dc on Round 2, FPtr cluster around next dc on Round 1, skip next dc on Round 2] around, slip st to third ch of first dc. 
(36 dc, 12 FPtr clusters)

Round 4- slip st in next dc, ch 1, sc in same st, [FPdc, ch 3, FPdc] around next FPtr cluster, skip next dc, ❆ sc in next dc, [FPdc, ch 3, FPdc] around next FPtr cluster, skip next dc, repeat from ❆ around, slip st to first sc. 
(12 sc, 24 FPdc, 12 ch-3 spaces)

Round 5- slip st in next FPdc and into center ch of next ch-3 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 2, FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, ch 2, [sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, FPdc decrease around next 2 FPdc, ch 2] around, slip st to first sc. 
 (12 sc, 24 ch-2 spaces, 12 FPdc decreases)

Round 6- ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), dc in same sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, FPsc around next FPdc decrease, picot, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, FPsc around next FPdc decrease, picot, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space, ❆ [dc, ch 3, dc] in next sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, FPsc around next FPdc decrease, picot, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, FPsc around next FPdc decrease, picot, ch 1, sc in next ch-2 space, repeat from ❆ around, slip st to third ch of first dc. 
(12 dc, 6 ch-3 spaces, 30 sc, 24 ch-1 spaces, 12 FPsc, 12 picots)

Round 7- slip st into next ch-3 space, ch 3, [dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in same space, ch 5, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, ch 5, skip next 2 sc, ❆ [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in next ch-3 space, ch 5, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, ch 5, skip next 2 sc, repeat from ❆ around, slip st to third ch of first dc. 
(24 dc, 6 ch-3 spaces, 12 ch-5 spaces, 6 sc)

Round 8- ch 1, sc in same st, small picot, sc in next dc, in next ch-3 space work- [2 sc, medium picot, dc, large cluster (see special stitches), medium picot, 2 sc], sc in next dc, small picot, sc in next dc, slip st in next 3 chs of next ch-5 space, ch 4, slip st in third ch from hook, ch 2, skip next 2 chs of next ch-5 space, slip st in next 3 chs,  sc in next dc, small picot, sc in next dc, in next ch-3 space work- [2 sc, medium picot, dc, large cluster, medium picot, 2 sc], sc in next dc, small picot, sc in next dc, slip st in next 3 chs of next ch-5 space, ch 4, slip st in third ch from hook, ch 2, skip next 2 chs of next ch-5 space, slip st in next 3 chs, repeat from ❆ around, slip st to first sc.  
(48 sc, 12 small picots, 12 medium picots, 6 dc, 6 large clusters, 6 large picots, 36 slip sts).

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 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 to dry completely before removing the pins.


❆ Round 3 
How to make a FPtr cluster
1- yo twice.
2- insert hook from front to back around the post of the dc indicated on Round 1.
3- yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook).
4- [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice (2 loops on hook).
5- repeat steps 1-4 working around the same dc on Round 1 (3 loops on hook).
6- yo and draw through all 3 loops to complete the FPtr cluster.

❆ Round 8 
How to make a large cluster
1- ch 3.
2- dc in third ch from hook.
3- ch 5, slip st in last dc made (large picot made).
4- ch 2, dc in last dc made (in step 2).
5- slip st in the first ch made.
6- slip st in dc made in the ch-3 space.



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. This includes making charts or graphs of the pattern. Thank you!


© 2019 Draiguna

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12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for these beautiful patterns !

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  2. Thank you so much. I love working with fine threads and tiny hooks !

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  3. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Your work is exquisite.

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  4. These are lovely. Thank you so much.😊

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  5. I love your work. These are so exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing.����

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  6. So beautiful! I'm going to make my mom at least a couple for Christmas gifts.

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  7. I'm just starting out and looking forward to trying this. I do tend to get in a slight muddle following patterns. Do you ever make little videos? Your work is beautiful

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  8. Gorgeous pattern, I can't wait to try it.

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  9. Simply gorgeous - ALL of them! Thank you for sharing your talent! :)

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  10. I love these snowflakes, I ve made some before but these are exquisite!

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  11. I hope you can do a video on this. Reading patterns are hard for me. Beautiful work!

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  12. I would love a video on this because I can't get row 6

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