Saturday, January 2, 2010

Crocheted Snowflake - Doily of the Month - January




This is my first doily design which I call Snowflake and a design for the month of January. It measures 11 inches point to point.



With a size 4 hook, size 10 white crochet thread


1. Chain 8, join, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 11 dc in loop, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beginning, 12 dc.
2. Ch 3, dc in same as joining, 2 dc in each st around, join in 3rd ch of beginning, 24 dc.
3. Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next st* continue around, join, 36 dc.
4. Ch 2, hdc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, *hdc in next 2 st, 2 hdc in next st* arround, join.
5. Ch 4, *TR (treble crochet) in next 2 st, 2 TR in next st*, around, join.
6. Ch 4, sk 1 st, sc in next st, *ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next*, around, join.
7. Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), dc in same st, *ch 3, sk next dc, dc, ch2, dc in next st (makes V stitch)*, around, join in 3rd chain of beginning.
8. Sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, *ch3, st st in next ch 3 loop, ch3, V st in next V st,* around join in 3rd chain of beginning.
9. Sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, *ch 4, V st in next V st, * repeat around, join.
10. Sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, *ch 3, sl st in next ch 4 loop, ch 3, V st in next st,* around, join.
11. Sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, *ch 5, V st in next V st, * repeat around, join.
12. Sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, *ch 5, sl st in next ch 4 loop, ch 3, V st in next st,* around, join.
13. Sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 5, dc in same sp, *ch 6, V st in next V st, * repeat around, join.
14. Sl st in ch 2 sp, ch 3, *7 dc in next 6 ch loop, dc in ch 2 sp,* around, join to top of ch 3.
15. Ch 3, dc in same st, *dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next st* around, join.
16. Ch 2 hdc in next 36 st, in next st 2 hdc, 2 ch, 2hdc (corner made), hdc in next 36 st., 2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc in next st (2nd corner), hdc in next 37 st, 2 hdc, 2c, 2 hdc, in next st, (3rd corner), 36 hdc, in next st 2hdc, 2 ch, 2hdc (4th corner) join to beginning.
17. Ch 3, dc in each st to corner, in corner 2dc, 2ch, 2dc, join.
18. Ch 3, *dc in each st to middle of “side”, make picot (chain 4, sl st at base of chain), continue around ending with last corner 2dc, picot 2dc join.
Blocking will give the shape you see here. You could also block as a square but I wanted more of a snowflake effect.



23 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I've tried working with thread before but it just didn't work with me. Not sure if I can do it now or not. Might give it a try. I'm always up for a challenge. Wishing you a day of joy and wonder. Blessings, Tammy

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  2. oh, so pretty! Thanks for sharing, must try to make it.

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  3. Oh, how pretty, Gloria! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing the pattern with us. :D

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  4. Thanks for the crochet pattern link...I'm still drooling!! I love this snowflake too.

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous! I've not attempted to crochet with thread ever, but I do lace knitting so surely I could??? This is finally a pattern I love enough that I just might try it. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. It is beautiful and I wish I knew how to knit or crochet..I may need to hire you to make me some.
    :)
    tammy

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  7. That is a pretty pattern. I never learned to crochet, but I used to knit easy items. I should start up again now that the weather has become cold. Thanks for sharing.
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  8. I am very impressed. It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

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  9. This is so pretty I wouldn't know where to begin even with your great step by step:)

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  10. those instructions mean nothing to me, but I sure like looking at the end product. :)

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  11. Very beatuiful! I need to start crocheting agian!

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  12. Wow...what talent you have! Funny, but those instructions to me, looked like a foreign language! Maybe one day I'll pick it up. Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

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  13. Thanks for posting to the party. I just have never learned to crochet. I don't know if I could sit that long.

    cheri

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  14. Very pretty! I'm just learning how to crochet and I love it.

    -Crystal

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  15. Love this it reminds me of a spider web..very beautiful...

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  16. It is beautiful. It is a very easy pattern to follow and easy to work. Thank you for sharing it.

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  17. I tried to copy your pattern but I just got pages and pages of "stuff". I am a senior citizen and perhaps I don't know how to play the game but it is not quite nice from someone who quotes such lovely literature. I never got the pattern.

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    1. I'm sorry that you had trouble trying to print and that you just got lots of stuff. Highlight the pattern, right click and copy into an emaill or word program. That should work or if you send me your email I will copy and send to you. Thank, glor

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  18. How kind you are! You don't know it but you have done far more than offer me a pattern. I am going away in the morning but when I return I will have one of my girls help me to do what you said. Thank you. Patty

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