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Snowflake Ornament
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Sportweight
Pattern Number: craft-wes-snowflake Not just for Christmas trees! These elegant snow flakes are perfect decoration for any Winter holiday!

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: One Size

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

660-301 Wool-Ease Sportweight Yarn: White/Multi (discontinued) White with soft flecks
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45

GAUGE:
Chain of 20 sts = 4 inches. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.


INSTRUCTIONS



SNOWFLAKES


Snowflake 1
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size Approx 7 inches across.


Ch 3.

Sl st to join to form ring.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, make 8 sc in ring, sl st to first sc to join.
Rnd 2 Ch 3 (this counts as first dc), make 2 more dc in same sc, (skip 1 sc, ch 5, make 3 dc in next dc) around; ending ch 5, skip next sc, sl st to join in top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 3 Sl st across dc to ch-5 sp, ch 3, make 2 more dc in ch-5 sp, ch 5, make 3 dc in same ch-5 sp, [ch 1, skip next 3 dc, make (3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc) in next ch 5 sp] around; ending ch 1, sl st to join in top of beg ch-3.
Leg 1 Sl st across dc to ch-5 sp, *ch 3, make 2 more dc in this ch-5 sp, ch 5, make 3 dc in same ch-5 sp*, turn; sl st across dc to ch-5 sp, work from * to *.

Fasten off.

Rep Leg 1 in other 3 rem corner ch-5 sps.
Rnd 4 Attach yarn in any ch-5 sp at top of leg, ch 1, **(sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-5 sp, (ch 3, skip next 2 dc, sl st in top of next dc) twice, skipping 3 dc in rnd below, make (tr, ch 2, tr, ch 2, tr) in ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (sl st into next dc, skip next 2 dc, ch 3) twice**, rep from ** to ** around, ending sl st to join in top of first sc.

Fasten off.




Snowflake 2
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size Approx 4 3/4 inches across.




Ch 3, sl st to join to form ring.

Rnd 1 Ch 3 (this counts as first dc), make 11 dc in ring, sl st to top of first ch-3 to join.
Rnd 2 Ch 1, (sc in dc, ch 5, skip 1 dc) around; ending sl st to join in top of first sc.
Rnd 3 Sl st to 3rd ch in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, (sc in ch-5 sp, ch 7) around; ending sl st to join in top of first sc.
Rnd 4 Ch 1, [sc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, ch 2, (tr, ch 2, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sl st into top of tr), ch 2, dc in next ch, skip 1 ch, sc into next ch, sl st into sc] around.

Fasten off.




Snowflake 3
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Size Approx 4 1/2 inches across.




Ch 3.

Sl st to join to form ring.
Rnd 1 Ch 1, 6 sc in ring, sl st to join in top of first sc.
Rnd 2 Ch 3 (this counts as first dc), dc in same sc, ch 2, [work 2 dc in next sc, ch 2] around; ending sl st to join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
Rnd 3 (Ch 8, sl st into 4th ch from hook, ch 4, sl st into next dc, ch 3, skip ch-3 sp, sl st into next dc) around.

Fasten off.


Snowflake 4
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Size Approx 5 1/8 inches across.




Ch 3, sl st to join to form ring.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, make 8 sc in ring, sl st to top of first sc to join.
Rnd 2 Ch 3 (this counts as first dc), dc in same sc, ch 1, (make 2 dc in next sc, ch 1) around; ending sl st to top of beg ch-3.
Rnd 3 Sl st over to ch-1 sp, ch 1, (sc in ch-1 sp, ch 5, skip next 2 dc) around; ending sl st to join in top of first sc.
Rnd 4 Sl st over to 3rd ch of ch-5 sp, ch 1, (sc in ch-5 sp, ch 7) around, ending sl st to join in top of first sc.
Rnd 5 Ch 1, [sc in sc, ch 2, dc in ch-7 sp, ch 2, (tr in same ch-5 sp, ch 2, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sl st into top of tr), ch 2, dc in same ch-5 sp, ch 2] around; ending sl st into top of first sc.

Fasten off.




Snowflake 5
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size Approx 6 inches across.




Ch 3, sl st to join to form ring.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, sl st to first sc to join.
Rnd 2 Ch 5 (this counts as first dc plus ch 2), (dc in next sc, ch 2) around; ending sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-5.
Rnd 3 Ch 4 (this counts as first dc plus ch 1), dc in same dc, ch 3, [(dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, ch 3] around; ending sl st to join in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.

First Leg (Sl st to ch-1 sp, ch 4, dc in ch-1 sp, turn) 3 times, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, skip ch-1 sp, sl st to join in top of next dc.

Fasten off.



Filler Attach yarn to top of first real dc of leg, ch 1, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 2, sl st into 2nd ch from hook, sl st into top of dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, then work as for First Leg in next ch-1 sp.



Continue as established until all 4 legs and fillers are worked; ending sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-4 of First Leg.

Fasten off.


Snowflake 6
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner+
Size Approx 5 1/4 inches across.




Ch 8, sl st to join to form ring.

Rnd 1 Ch 1, make 16 sc in ring, sl st to top of first sc to join.
Rnd 2 Ch 1, (sc in sc, ch 5, skip next sc) around; ending sl st in top of first sc to join.
Rnd 3 Ch 1, (sc in sc, make 5 sc in ch-5 sp) around, ending sl st to join in top of first sc.
Rnd 4 Sl st over to 3rd sc in ch-5 sp, ch 1, (sc in 3rd sc, ch 7, skip next 5 sc) around; ending sl st to join in top of first sc.
Rnd 5 Ch 1, (sc in sc, make 7 sc in ch-7 sp) around; ending sl st to join in top of first sc.
Rnd 6 [Ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, (ch 3, sl st into 2nd ch) twice, sl st in rem chs, sl st in next 4 sc in ch-7 sp, (ch 3, sl st into last sl st place) twice, sl st in next 4 sc] around; sl st to join in base of 1st ch-5.

Fasten off.



FINISHING FOR ALL

Stiffen Snowflakes with crochet thread stiffener as per manufacturer's directions.

When Snowflakes are completely dry and hardened, neatly snip off loose ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tr = treble (triple) crochet


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