I really enjoy working with Natural Fibers, Cotton being readily available, I look for things that will be useful, fun and look nice as a finished item. For logical reasons, Snowflake Motifs fit that bill. My tree will have sufficient snowflakes. I have some that are nearly as old as I am. I wanted something to carry into the rest of the house. I also wanted to avoid the trap of it is only useable in December. Excuse me, December is only one month. Snowflakes may or may not fall naturally where you live. It is not uncommon for them to begin in October, and last until May in some areas. This makes sense to me.
To make these Beauties, you will need White Cotton yarn, I used Worsted Weight. Any Brand is fine. Try this, It works up beautifully I just found this one on Crafysy, at an unbeatable price http://shrsl.com/?~amfm You will need a G crochet Hook, (4.25mm) some are 4.0, you could end up with stitches that are too tight to lay flat with the smaller hook. You will want a yarn needle to bury ends, and a pair of scissors to trim them.
In this pattern, you will work with Chains- Ch, Double Crochet-dc, Slip Stitches- sl st,
I have broken this down to beginner step by step instructions, complete with pictures. If you would like a PDF of this pattern, with written instruction, No pictures, no extra verbiage, you will find that in my Craftsy Pattern Store. It is available free of charge at this time.
See where the join is? We need to start the next round BETWEEN the center two posts of the side. Never fear, this is actually pretty easy, but may feel awkward the first time.
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