Here are six crochet snowflake patterns that you can use to create tree ornaments, gift tags, decor for canned jams, or in the case of pattern #5 – gear for your ears. There are many more snowflake patterns on Ravelry; so many in fact, your tree could be entirely decorated with snowflakes, with no two the same. Find the key to the crochet patterns and instructions for stiffening crochet snowflakes below.
Mix an equal amount of glue and water. Put the water in the bowl first, then add the glue. If you only have a couple of snowflakes to stiffen, you won’t need more than 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of glue.
Mix until the consistency is smooth and even.
Dip the snowflakes in the stiffener; make sure both sides are coated.
Lay the snowflakes on waxed paper and blot gently with a paper towel.
Transfer the snowflakes to a blocking board (cover the blocking board with waxed paper). Use multiple, rust-proof pins to block the snowflakes into shape.
Dry 12 or more hours. If the snowflakes aren’t stiffened to your liking. Re-dip and dry the snowflakes.
If you want the snowflakes to be shiny. You can spray them with a gloss sealer.
Are you looking for something fun to crochet for Halloween? The holiday is just around the corner, giving you plenty of time to make up one or two crochet skull patterns. Find the key to these seven patterns below the image.
It’s so hot in Dallas in the summer, that it’s difficult to find a a scarf one can endure around one’s neck; then, I discovered a pattern for a skinny scalloped scarf. My crochet scarf scalloped edge differs in the type of yarn used (Berroco Ultra Silk – 20% silk, 40% rayon, and 40% nylon), and I added silver beads to the double crochet stitch in the scallop to give this accessory a “jeweled” look. Since the scarf is skinny, it doubles as a necklace and a scarf. I made this up in a couple of hours, so it’s the perfect pattern for a quick-to-crochet gift.
When you review the pattern (linked above), you’ll see that the designer added a note for creating a slightly wider scarf. I did crochet the extra row, and I like the results. If you haven’t crocheted with beads, I think you’ll find this video helpful.
In order to the get the bead at the tip of the double crochet, I pulled the yarn through 2 loops, and then I pushed the bead up, and then pulled the yarn through for the last 2 loops.