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Lacy Snowflake

Image of Lacy Snowflake Designed by Julie A. Bolduc

This lacy snowflake is made with size 20 thread and would be a bit bigger if made with size 10 thread. It could be put into a metal ring to turn it into a sun catcher.
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Materials Needed:
Small amount size 20 crochet cotton in white
Coats& Clark Big Ball Mercerized Cotton
Size 11 steel crochet hook
Fine Tapestry needle
Fabric Stiffener
Small bowl I used a custard cup
Waxed paper
Rust proof pins
Foam board One you can put pins into.

Yarn Thickness: 20thread
Gauge: 12sc=1"
Finished Size: =3¼" across from point to point
Skill Level: Easy

Instructions
RND 1: Ch6, join w/slst to first ch to form ring. Ch6. *Dc in ring. Ch3. Rep from * 4 times more. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch6.

RND 2: Slst into the first ch3 sp. 5sc in same sp. Ch5. *5sc in next ch3 sp. Ch5. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to first sc.

RND 3: Slst in the first 3 sts. Ch3. Work the fol in the next ch5 sp. (dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc). Sk 2sc. *Dc in next dc. Work the fol in the next ch5 sp. (dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc). Sk 2sc. Rep from * around. Join w/slst to top fo ch3.

RND 4: Ch6, dc in same st as slst. *Ch5. Work the fol in the next ch5 sp. (dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc). Ch5. Sk the ch3sp and the next dc. Dc, ch3, dc in next dc. Rep from * 4 times more. Ch5. Work the fol in the next ch5 sp. (dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc). Ch5. Sk the ch3sp and the next dc. Join w/slst to 3rd ch of ch6.

RND 5: Slst in the first 2 chs. Sc in ch3 sp. *Ch8. Sk the next ch5 and ch3 sps. Work the fol in the ch5 sp of the next point. (dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc). Ch8. Sk next ch3 and ch5 sps. Sc in the next ch3 sp. Rep from * 4 times more. Ch8. Sk the next ch5 and ch3 sps. Work the fol in the ch5 sp of the next point. (dc, ch3, dc, ch5, dc, ch3, dc). Ch8. Join w/slst to first sc. Fasten off and weave ends into work.

To Stiffen Snowflake
1. Dip the snowflake into a very small amount of fabric stiffener and lay it out onto a wax paper covered foam board.

2. Use a paper towel and dab off the excess fabric stiffener

3. Stretch & pin the snowflake down to the wax paper covered foam board sticking the pins into the points of the snowflake.

4. Allow to dry overnight.

5. Attach hanger to one of the points.

Designed on Thursday, August 13, 1998. Copyright ©1998 by Julie A. Bolduc f103003

JPF Crochet Club where Crocheting is Just Plain Fun http://www.jpfun.com This pattern is for personal use only and not to be resold.