Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Snowflake Ornament 103013


By M. J. Joachim
The ruffle effect on this snowflake gives it a bit of a wispier feel, similar to a real snowflake, I think. I used size 3 doily thread and plastic white beads I picked up from the craft store a while back. My steel hook was 1/2.75. However, you can make many sizes of this same ornament, adjusting thread and hook size. You can also add glistening beads or other embellishments, to personalize your project. I chose the white on purple, because I think it goes well together and had these materials on hand.
This pattern was created using the tulip stitch. Minor adjustments were made to create the desired outcome, but that’s where my inspiration came from today.
Step 1:  Chain 20, form ring by slip stitching in 1st chain
Step 2:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st dc) make 2 more dc in center of ring
Step3:  Chain 4, make 3 dc in ring (9 times); chain 4, join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc

Step 4:  Chain 8, make 3 dc in 4th chain from hook
Step 5:  Make (1 sc + 3 dc) in first chain of chain 8
Step 6:  Slip stitch in next chain 4 space, repeat Steps 4 & 5
Step 7:  Slip stitch in 1st dc of next dc group, repeat steps 4 – 6 around; join with slip stitch to first slip stitch in previous round

Step 8:  Chain 3, *insert hook in 8th chain of previous row’s chain 8; attach bead, yarn over, draw through bead and all loops on hook; chain 8, repeat from * working counter-clockwise around perimeter. Finish round with chain 8 and join with slip stitch to base of 1st bead.

Step 9:  Slip stitch into next chain 8 space, chain 3 (counts as 1st dc), make 2 more dc in same loop
Step 10:  Make 1 triple + picot (chain 2, slip stitch in first chain); make 3 more dc in same chain 8 loop
Step 11:  Make {3 dc + 1 tr + 1 picot + 3 dc} in each chain 8 loop around; join with slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc

Step 12:  Chain 20, slip stitch in same place to make loop; chain 3 + sc in loop (9 times); join with slip stitch to 1st slip stitch in round
Finish off. Weave in loose ends.
Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope this Snowflake Ornament series gives you lots of pleasure and makes it easier to prepare for the upcoming holidays.
M. J.
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