Monday, November 11, 2019

Frostvale Snowflake


This pattern has 6 rounds and measures about 3 1/2”. For the snowflakes pictured I used Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush crochet thread.  
A printer friendly version of the pattern is available here- https://www.draiguna.com/p/frostvale-snowflake-printer-friendly.html
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.

cluster- ch 2, dc in st indicated.

large 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.
ch 4, sl st in fourth ch 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 for stitch 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, FPtr cluster around marked dc on Round 1, dc in next dc on Round 2, ch 3, [dc in next dc on Round 2, FPtr cluster around next dc on Round 1, dc in next dc on Round 2, ch 3] around, slip st to third ch of first dc. 
(24 dc, 12 FPtr clusters, 12 ch-3 spaces) 

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

Round 5- slip st 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, repeat from  around, slip st to first sc. 
(12 sc, 24 ch-2 spaces, 12 FPdc decreases) 

Round 6- ch 1, sc in same st, 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, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook, FPdc around next FPdc decrease, cluster in last FPdc made, ch 3 (mark first ch made for st placement), slip st in second and third ch from hook, large picot, ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook, slip st in marked ch and in last dc made, cluster in same dc, FPdc around the same FPdc decrease on Round 5, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook, ch 1,  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, sc in next sc, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook, FPdc around next FPdc decrease, cluster in last FPdc made, ch 3 (mark first ch made for st placement), slip st in second and third ch from hook, large picot, ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook, slip st in marked ch and in last dc made, cluster in same dc, FPdc around the same FPdc decrease on Round 5, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook, ch 1, repeat from  around, slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.
(24 sc, 6 FPsc, 6 picots, 12 FPdc, 12 clusters, 6 large 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 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.






ch 4, sl st in fourth ch 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 for stitch 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, FPtr cluster around marked dc on Round 1, dc in next dc on Round 2, ch 3, [dc in next dc on Round 2, FPtr cluster around next dc on Round 1, dc in next dc on Round 2, ch 3] around, slip st to third ch of first dc. 
(24 dc, 12 FPtr clusters, 12 ch-3 spaces) 

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

❅ Round 5 
slip st 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, repeat from  around, slip st to first sc. 
(12 sc, 24 ch-2 spaces, 12 FPdc decreases) 

❅ Round 6 
 ch 1, sc in same st, 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, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook, FPdc around next FPdc decrease, cluster in last FPdc made, ch 3 (mark first ch made for st placement), slip st in second and third ch from hook, large picot, ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook, slip st in marked ch and in last dc made, cluster in same dc, FPdc around the same FPdc decrease on Round 5, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook, ch 1,  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, sc in next sc, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook, FPdc around next FPdc decrease, cluster in last FPdc made, ch 3 (mark first ch made for st placement), slip st in second and third ch from hook, large picot, ch 2, slip st in second ch from hook, slip st in marked ch and in last dc made, cluster in same dc, FPdc around the same FPdc decrease on Round 5, ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook, ch 1, repeat from  around, slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.
(24 sc, 6 FPsc, 6 picots, 12 FPdc, 12 clusters, 6 large picots)








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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13 comments:

  1. Another beautiful snowflake! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. WOW -- do you have a downloadable file available for any of these? They are beautiful.

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  3. Would love a downloadable OFF file, if one is available!

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  4. I'd love a video tutorial, just not getting it but it is too pretty to give up on ��

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    1. I agree. I'm starting to swear! Lol So stuck on rnd 6!

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    2. I am lost on round 3. I don't understand the pattern and trying to read the instructions for the FPtr cluster - I have no idea... (I'm new to all of this and the patterns confuse the daylights out of me.)

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  5. Love this so much! I hope I’ll manage to make it.

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  6. Thank you so much for your gift of these snowflake patterns Julia!
    Your patterns are very challenging but when finished absolutely gorgeous!
    Merry Christmas to you!

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  7. Thank You! such a great and beautiful pattern.well written and yes if pay careful attention works up fine.Love it.I enjoyed the challenge of it and plan to make more which i think will get easier since already finished one.

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  8. Oh my, how gorgeous is this piece of art. I can only wish to be able to make it. I am going to try, so please wish me luck. Thank you for sharing this.

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  9. Very beautiful, thanks a lot for sharing !

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  10. In round 6 the pattern says "FPsc around next FPdc decrease" and then you do a bunch of stitches to make the point. Then the pattern says "FPdc around the same FPdc decrease on Round 5." Shouldn't there be the same stitch on both sides of the point. That is FPsc on both sides, or FPdc on both sides??

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    1. Ignore the above the comment, I was misreading the instructions. I think I have it figured out now!

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