This two shuttle snowflake pattern makes use of split rings and twisted picots. The finished snowflake measures about 3 inches across in size 30 crochet cotton.
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Wind 2 shuttles with continuous thread.
R 6-2-2-6. RW. Ch 6-3--3-6. (The large picot measures 3cm when open). R 6+2-2-6. (j to last p of previous r). Continue around for a total of 6 r and ch, joining the last r by both 1st and last p. J the last ch to the base of 1st r.
SR of 5/5. This is where you climb out of the 1st round to the 2nd round.
*Ch 15. RW. SR with 1st half of 5+5 (to large p, twisting it 4 times in direction of thread twist before making the j), then 2nd half of SR of 10.
Ch 10. RW. SR of 5+5/10 (to same twisted p). Ch 15. RW.
R5+5 (to base of r on previous round). RW..
This completes one branch of the snowflake. Repeat instructions from * for a total of 6 branches. Give each branch a tug after completion to center and straighten the twisted picot.
SR split ring
-- large picot
RW reverse work
/ separates number of stitches on each side of a split ring