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Holiday Sparkle Snowflakes

Though they may look intricate, these delicate crocheted snowflakes are quick to make. Use them as tree decorations or gift toppers.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Version 1: Approx 4½” [11.5 cm] in diameter; Version 2: Approx 4” [10 cm] in diameter; Version 3: Approx 2½” [6 cm] in diameter

Gauge: 29 sc and 31 rows = 4” (10 cm)

Materials

Yarn: Patons Lace Sequin (68% acrylic, 14% polyester, 9% wool, 9% mohair; 344 yards [314 meters]/70 grams): #37005 Crystal (1 ball)
Hook: US size B/1 (2.25 mm) hook
Notions: Crochet thread for hanging loop (optional)

Special Stitches

2dc-cl: (Yoh and draw up a loop in next st, yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
3dc-cl: (Yoh and draw up a loop in next st, yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
2tr-cl: [(Yoh) twice and draw up a loop in next st, (yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] twice, yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
3tr-cl: [(Yoh) twice and draw up a loop in next st, (yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice] 3 times, yoh and draw through all loops on hook.

Pattern

Version 1

Ch 2.
Rnd 1: 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook; join with sl st to first sc. (6 sc)
Rnd 2: *Ch 4, 2tr-cl in next st, ch4, sl st in same sp as last st; rep from * 4 times, ch 4, 3tr-cl.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in top of 3tr-cl, ch 6, *1 sc in top of next 2tr-cl, ch 6; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next ch-6 sp, ch 1, *7 sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 9; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *skip next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, picot, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, skip next sc, (1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) in next ch-9 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Version 2

Ch 4, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2dc-cl in ring, (ch 7, 3dc-cl) 5 times in ring, ch 3, join with dc to top of 2dc-cl.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in first dc, (2 dc, ch 7, 2 dc) in next 2dc-cl, *1 sc in next ch-7 sp. (2 dc, ch 7, 2 dc) in next 3dc-cl. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *1 sc in next sc, ch 7, dc in next ch-7 sp, picot, ch 7; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.
Fasten off.

Version 3

Ch 6, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4, 1 tr in ring, ch 4, (2tr-2cl, ch 4) 7 times in ring, join with sl st to top of first tr.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in top of first tr, (ch 3, 3dc-cl, picot, ch3) in next ch-4 sp, *1 sc in top of next 2tr-cl, (ch 3, 3dc-cl, picot, ch 3) in next ch-4 sp; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc.

Finishing

Block, pinning out points of Snowflake.
Optional; Cut length of fishing line or ribbon 10” [25.5 cm] long. Loop crochet thread through point of Snowflake and tie to create hanging loop. yarn ball

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