Saturday, December 5, 2020

Winter Dream Snowflake

This textured snowflake pattern has 9 rounds and measures about 3 3/4". The texture is added by working around the posts of the dc stitches instead of in them. For the snowflakes pictured thread I used is Aunt Lydia's size 10 cotton crochet thread in the colors Cream and Delft.

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Winter Dream Snowflake
This pattern has 9 rounds and measures about 3 3/4".
Pattern is written using U.S. Terminology.

Materials Needed
size 10 crochet thread- 20-40 yards
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors
Stitch Abbreviations
ch(s)- chain(s)
dc- double crochet 
FPdc- front post double crochet
FPhdc- front post half double crochet
FPsc- front post single crochet
slip st- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
st(s)- stitch(es)
tr- treble crochet
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches
FPdc- yo and insert hook from front to back around post of st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.

FPhdc- yo and insert hook from front to back around post of st indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

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

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.

2-tr decrease- (uses next 2 ch-5 spaces on Round 7) 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. 

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.

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
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 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, around same st work- [FPdc, ch 1, FPdc, ch 1, FPdc], sc around ch-2 space on Round 1 and ch-3 space on Round 2 together as 1 st,

❄ around next FPdc work- [FPdc, ch 1, FPdc, ch 1, FPdc], sc around ch-2 space on Round 1 and ch-3 space on Round 2 together as 1 st, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first FPdc.
(18 FPdc,12 ch-1 spaces, 6 sc)
Round 4
ch 1, 2 FPhdc around same st, ch 1, [FPdc, ch 1] twice around next FPdc, 2 FPhdc around next FPdc, ch 1, 

❄ 2 FPhdc around next FPdc, ch 1, [FPdc, ch 1] twice around next FPdc, 2 FPhdc around next FPdc, ch 1, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first FPhdc.
(24 FPhdc, 24 ch-1 spaces,12 FPdc)
Round 5
ch 1, 2-FPsc decrease around same st and next FPhdc, ch 1, 2 FPhdc around next FPdc, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 FPhdc around next FPdc, ch 1, 2-FPsc decrease around next 2 FPhdc, ch 1, 

❄ 2-FPsc decrease around next 2 FPhdc, ch 1, 2 FPhdc around next FPdc, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 2 FPhdc around next FPdc, ch 1, 2-FPsc decrease around next 2 FPhdc, ch 1, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first 2-FPsc decrease.
(12 2-FPsc decreases, 30 ch-1 spaces, 24 FPhdc, 6 dc)



2-FPsc decrease
1- insert hook from front to back around the post of the first FPhdc indicated.
2- yo and pull up a loop. (2 loops on hook)
3- insert hook from front to back around the post of the second FPhdc indicated.
4- yo and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
5- yo and draw through all 3 loops to complete the 2-FPsc decrease.
Round 6
slip st into next ch-1 space and in next FPhdc, ch 1, 2-FPsc decrease around same st and next FPhdc, ch 2, 3 FPdc around next dc, ch 2, 2-FPsc decrease around next 2 FPhdc, ch 3, 

❄ 2-FPsc decrease around next 2 FPhdc, ch 2, 3 FPdc around next dc, ch 2, 2-FPsc decrease around next 2 FPhdc, ch 3, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first 2-FPsc decrease.
(12 2-FPsc decreases, 12 ch-2 spaces, 18 FPdc, 6 ch-3 spaces)
Round 7
slip st into next ch-2 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 2, 3-FPdc decrease around next 3 FPdc, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, 

❄ ch 5, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 2, 3-FPdc decrease around next 3 FPdc, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, repeat from ❄ around, ch 2, dc in first sc to make last ch-5 space.

Mark first 3-FPdc decrease made for st placement on Round 9.
Mark first ch-5 space made for st placement on Round 9.
(18 sc, 12 ch-2 spaces, 6 3-FPdc decreases, 12 ch-5 spaces)
Round 8
ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-5 space, ch 2, sc in next 3-FPdc decrease, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, 

❄ 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, sc in next 3-FPdc decrease, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, repeat from ❄ around, slip st to first sc.
(42 sc, 12 ch-2 spaces, 6 ch-5 spaces)
Round 9
ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 1, FPsc around marked 3-FPdc decrease on Round 7, ch 5, slip st in last FPsc made (large picot made), ch 1, sc in each of next 3 sc on Round 8, ch 2, slip st in last sc made (small picot made), 3 sc in next ch-5 space, 2-tr decrease using the marked ch-5 space on Round 7 after the 3 sc already in that space and next ch-5 space on Round 7 before the 3 sc already in that space, 

{ch 3 (mark the third ch made for st placement), 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 marked ch made after the tr decrease, slip st in the last 2-tr decrease made, 3 sc in same ch-5 space on Round 8, small picot},

❄ sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 1, FPsc around next 3-FPdc decrease on Round 7, large picot, ch 1, sc in each of next 3 sc on Round 8, small picot made, 3 sc in next ch-5 space, 2-tr decrease using the next ch-5 space on Round 7 after the 3 sc already in that space and and next ch-5 space on Round 7 before the 3 sc already in that space, repeat from { to } once, repeat from ❄ around, slip st in first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.
(72 sc, 12 ch-1 spaces, 6 FPsc, 6 large picots, 12 small picots, 6 2-tr decreases, 6 2-dc clusters)

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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