Shimmering Snowflakes by Mark Roseboom

Shimmering Snowflakes

November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
2.5 mm
16 - 66 yards (15 - 60 m)
all snowflakes have different sizes. See notes for details
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My very first holiday pattern is here. The Shimmering Snowflakes are perfect as decoration in your home during Christmas time. But even after Christmas they might fancy up your home a bit while the cold and dark winter stays. Let these snowflakes shimmer around as fresh snow does in the moonlight. The pattern holds three different snowflakes to make. Some details about the pattern :

  • crocheted with scraps of Scheepjes Catona. You will need between 4 - 11 grams of scrap yarn in fingering weight. It depends on which of the three snowflakes you make. Of course, the pattern tells you how much you need for which snowflake.

  • as these ornaments need to be tight, I chose a hooksize 2.5 mm to crochet with as they make the snowflakes pretty solid. See for yourself what size of hook fits for your hand, but remember the work has to become really tight so the snowflakes won’t be flexible.

  • the snowflakes contain beads. I used glass and metal beads size 6/0 rocailles. You just need a bunch of them for each snowflake so you might have them in inventory already.

  • If you never crocheted with beads so far, please take a look at my website where there is a tutorial in the menu about crocheting with beads.

  • No beads ? Don’t worry, you can easily make the snowflakes without beads. Pattern holds instructions to do that.

  • Size of the snowflakes :

Snowflake 1 : approx. 12 cm (4.7 inches) from point to point
Snowflake 2 : approx. 15 cm (5.9 inches ) from point to point
Snowflake 3 : approx. 16 cm ( 6 inches ) from point to point

  • the pattern holds clear written instructions and many photos to guide you. However, it doesn’t hold charts or videos.

  • Stitches used in the pattern are regular stitches from a single crochet up to a treble crochet.

  • pattern is available in English, Dutch and German. Many thanks to Christina Berberich for the German version of the pattern.

  • some people like to put there ornaments in sugar water or glue after making them. I didn’t leave instructions for this in the pattern as I can’t garantuee these techniques will do any harm to the beads. If you decide to do this, please check for yourself if the material you are going to use doesn’t do any damage to iron or glass as most beads are made from this.

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