You know that moment when you see a yarn and you know exactly what you want to do with it! When I saw Bernat Handicrafter Holidays Cotton, I saw snowflakes, snowflakes and more snowflakes! The bright white with a silver thread leaves endless beautiful options for snowflake designs and so easy to tweak for a completely different look. The best part is because they are relatively small, they are quick to whip up to make garland, to use as a tree ornament, gift tag or an appliqué to add to anything.
I had so much fun playing with different stitch combinations and counts, I came up with a few relatively simple designs. They are all only 2-3 rounds each, so once you figure out the rhythm of the patterns they work up pretty quickly.
I haven’t tried starching to stiffen these yet, but I would really like to see the results. I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes!
Rnd 1: 12 sc in MR, sl st to join
Rnd 2: ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), dc in same st, *ch 1, skp st, dc, ch 3, dc in the same st* rep around, sl st to the 3rd st of starting ch.
Rnd 3: work into ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc, picot, 3 dc, *3 dc, picot, 3 dc* in ea ch 3 sp, Slst to top of ch 3.
Small Simple Snowflake
Work into MR, ch 4, dc, picot, *dc, ch 1, dc, picot* rep 5 times, sl st to 3rd ch, FO.
Star bright Snowflake
Rnd 1: ch 6 *dc, ch 3* in MR, rep 5 times, sl st to join.
Rnd 2: work into ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, *4 dc, ch 3* rep 5 times.
Rnd 3: *skp 1st st, 4 sl st, ch 3, sl st, ch 5, sl st, ch 3* rep 5 times, sl st to join.
Rnd 1: work into MR, ch 8, *2 dc, ch 5* rep 5 times, dc, join to 3rd ch.
Rnd 2: ch 1, *3sc , picot, 3 sc, ch 1* in ea ch 5 sp, 6 reps, sl st to join.
Stunning Puff Snowflake
Rnd1: 12 sc in MR, sl st to join.
Rnd 2: ch 4, dc in same st, ch 2, skp st, *(dc, ch1, dc) in same st, ch 2, skp st* rep 5 times, join to 3rd ch.
Rnd 3: ch 2, *puff st in ch 1 sp, ch3, sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3* rep 6 times, sc to top of puff st.
Rnd 4: *(ch 2, hdc, dc, picot, dc, hdc) in top of puff st, sc in ch sp, ch 2, sc on ch sp* rep 6 times, sl st to join.
Rnd 1: ch 6 *dc, ch 3* in MR, rep * 5 times.
Rnd 2: *sl st, ch 2, sl st, ch 4, sl st, ch 2 sl st* rep in each ch 3 sp, sl st to join.