Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Winterlore Snowflake

This snowflake pattern has 6 rounds and measures about 3".  For the snowflakes pictured I used Scheepjes Maxi Sugar Rush crochet thread in the colors- English Tea, Antique Mauve, Soft Beige, Blue Bell, and Light Orchid.

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This snowflake pattern has 6 rounds and measures about 3".  
Pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.

Materials Needed
size 10 crochet thread- 15-20 yards
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors


Stitch Abbreviations
ch(s)- chain(s)
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
special FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc around the first FPdc indicated, insert hook into next ch-3 space and pull up a loop (there should be 3 loops on the hook), FPdc around the second FPdc indicated, yo and draw through all 4 loops on the hook.

2-FPdc decrease- keeping last loop of each FPdc on hook, FPdc around the next 2 sts indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

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

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

large picot- ch 5, slip st in last dc or 2-FPsc decrease made.

2-FPsc decrease- insert hook from front to back around the first FPdc indicated, yo and pull up a loop, insert hook from front to back around the second FPdc indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes
[ ] - 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.

Symbol Key


Instructions

Round 1

ch 6 (counts as foundation ch, first dc, and ch-2 space), 

in 6th ch from hook work- [dc, ch 2] 5 times, 

slip st to third ch of first dc.

(6 dc, 6 ch-2 spaces)

Round 2

ch 1, [FPdc, ch 3, FPdc] around same dc, ch 1, 

Repeat from ❄ to ❄-
❄ [FPdc, ch 3, FPdc] around next dc, ch 1 

slip st to first FPdc.

(12 FPdc, 6 ch-3 spaces, 6 ch-1 spaces)

How to make a front post double crochet (FPdc)
1- yo and insert hook from front to back around the dc indicated.
2- yo and pull up a loop.
3- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.
4- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook once more to complete the FPdc.

Round 3

ch 1, FPdc around same st, ch 1, special FPdc decrease using same st, next ch-3 space, and next FPdc, ch 1, FPdc around same st (optional- work FPdc behind second leg of the last special FPdc decrease made)

Repeat from ❄ to ❄-
❄ ch 1, FPdc around next FPdc, ch 1, special FPdc decrease around same st, next ch-3 space, and next FPdc, ch 1, FPdc around same st (optional- work FPdc behind second leg of the last special FPdc decrease made)❄ 

sc in first FPdc to make last ch-1 space.

(12 FPdc, 18 ch-1 spaces, 6 special FPdc decreases)

Special FPdc decrease

1- yo and insert hook from front to back around the first FPdc indicated.  Yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.
2- insert hook into next ch-3 space, yo and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
3- yo and insert hook from front to back around the second FPdc indicated.  Yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (4 loops on hook)
4- yo and draw through all 4 loops on the hook to complete the special FPdc decrease.

Optional- work FPdc behind the second leg of the special FPdc decrease

1- Working around the same FPdc, pull the second leg of the special FPdc decrease just made to the front so you can work behind it. Yo and insert hook from front to back around the post of the same st.

2- Yo and pull up a loop, [yo, and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice to compete the FPdc. 
Round 4

ch 1, 3 sc in same space, ch 1, 2-FPdc decrease around next FPdc and next special FPdc decrease, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FPdc, ch 1, 

Repeat from ❄ to ❄-
❄ 3 sc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2-FPdc decrease around next FPdc and next special FPdc decrease, ch 3, 2-FPdc decrease around same st and next FPdc, ch 1 ❄ 

slip st to first sc.

Mark first 2-FPdc decrease made for st placement on Round 6.

(12 2-FPdc decreases, 6 ch-3 spaces, 12 ch-1 spaces, 18 sc)

2-FPdc decrease

1- yo and insert hook from front to back around the first FP st indicated, yo and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
2- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops on hook)
3- yo and insert hook from front to back around the second FP st indicated, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (3 loops on hook)
4- yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook to complete the 2-FPdc decrease.

Round 5

slip st in next sc, ch 1, sc in same st, FPdc around next 2-FPdc decrease, ch 3, [sc, small picot, sc] in next ch-3 space, ch 3, FPdc around next 2-FPdc decrease, skip next sc, 

Repeat from ❄ to ❄-
❄ sc in next sc, FPdc around next 2-FPdc decrease, ch 3, [sc, small picot, sc] in next ch-3 space, ch 3, FPdc around next 2-FPdc decrease, skip next sc ❄

slip st to first sc.

(18 sc, 12 FPdc, 12 ch-3 spaces, 6 picots)

Round 6 
slip st in next FPdc and into next ch-3 space, ch 1, 2 sc in same space, FPtr around marked 2-FPdc decrease on Round 4 directly below, ch 3, FPtr around next 2-FPdc decrease on Round 4, 

ch 1, turn your work over so the wrong side is facing up, and working in the FPtr, ch-3 space, and FPtr just made- sc in same FPtr, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next FPtr, picot, ch 1, turn your work over so the right side is facing up, 

skip next 2 sc, in next sc work- [sc, ch 2, dc, large picot, dc, ch 2, sc], picot, ch 1, skip next sc, slip st in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 space on Round 5, picot, 2-FPsc decrease around next 2 FPdc, large picot, picot, 

Repeat from ❄ to ❄-
❄ 2 sc in next ch-3 space, FPtr around next 2-FPdc decrease on Round 4 directly below, ch 3, FPtr around next 2-FPdc decrease on Round 4, ch 1, turn your work over so the wrong side is facing up, and working in the FPtr, ch-3 space, and FPtr just made- sc in same FPtr, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next FPtr, picot, ch 1, turn, skip next 2 sc, in next sc work- [sc, ch 2, dc, large picot, dc, ch 2, sc], picot, ch 1, skip next sc, slip st in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-3 space on Round 5, picot, 2-FPsc decrease around next 2 FPdc, large picot, picot ❄ 

slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

(54 sc, 12 FPtr, 6 ch-3 spaces, 24 picots, 12 large picots, 6 2-FPsc decreases)

How to make a front post treble crochet (FPtr)

1- yo twice and insert hook from front to back around the 2-FPdc decrease indicated.
2- yo and pull up a loop. (4 loops on hook)
3- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (3 loops on hook)
4- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook. (2 loops on hook)
5- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook once more to complete the FPtr.

How to make the point

1- FPtr around the next 2-FPdc decrease indicated on Round 4, ch 3, FPtr around the next 2-FPdc decrease on Round 4, ch 1. You will be working in the 2 FPtr and ch-3 space just made in Step 3.
2- turn your work over so the wrong side is now facing up.
3- sc in the same FPtr just made, 3 sc in the next ch-3 space, sc in the next FPtr.
4- ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook (picot made), ch 1.  Turn your work over so the right side is facing up.
5- skip the next 2 sc, sc in the next sc. You should be working in the center sc of the 5 sc made in Step 3.
6- ch 2, in the same sc work- [dc, large picot, dc, ch 2, sc].
7- ch 3, slip st in third ch from hook (picot made), ch 1, skip next sc, slip st in next sc.
8- 2 sc in the next ch-3 space on Round 5.

2-FPsc decrease

1- insert hook from front to back around the first FPdc indicated.
2- yo and pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
3- insert hook from front to back around the next FPdc indicated.
4- yo and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
5- yo and draw through all 3 loops on the hook to complete the 2-FPsc decrease.

Blocking and Finishing
It is optional but recommended to block your finished piece. Soak the snowflake in liquid starch or dilute with water if you prefer it to be lightly stiffened. 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.




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This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna. Feel free to link to this pattern but do not reprint it onto your website. 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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2 comments:

  1. Yay! I'm so excited to start in on snowflakes! It's still high 80's where I live, but I'm ready for it to cool off. Maybe getting a pile of snowflakes made will convince the weather to cool down, haha! Thank you so much for such a great tutorial, as always! <3

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  2. Just finished my Winterlore Snowflake and I love it just as much as all your other designs! Thanks for sharing!!

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