Thursday, January 1, 2009

"Chill" snowflake

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.

For pattern as pdf click here.

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.

R ring
Ch chain
cm centimeter
SR split ring
- picot
-- large picot
+ join
j join
p picot
RW reverse work
/ separates number of stitches on each side of a split ring


*♥* Heather *♥* said...

This is another on my list which gives me the excuse to attempt the split ring with the shuttle (biting nails and wandering if I can)
THANKS again for sharing its too pretty!!

Marilee Rockley said...

You're welcome, Heather. The 2nd half of a split ring is just double stitches that aren't flipped (made using the second shuttle).

BTW, there is a link added now for a pdf version of the pattern.