To me, this flake is somewhat reminiscent of Irish crochet. Notice how the largest chain spaces seem to form hearts.
You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and Merry Christmas!
Finished Size: 6 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 4 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or foil, cellophane tape, glue, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line
Irish Hearts Snowflake Instructions
Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring.
Round 1: 12 sc into ring; sl st into 1st sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough for stitches to lay flat.
Round 2: * Ch 8, skip 1 sc, sl st into next sc; repeat from * around 5 times ending with sl st into first sc.
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Round 3: * Into next ch 8 space work sc, 2 hdc, 3 dc, 2 hdc, sc; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st into sl st.
Round 4: Ch 13 (counts as 1st dtr [yo 3 times] and ch 8), * dtr (yo 3 times) between next 2 sc, ch 8; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 5th ch of ch 13.
Round 5: Ch 4 (counts as 1st tr), into same dtr work 1 dc and 1 hdc, * into next ch 8 space work 4 sc, ch 3, 4 sc, into next dtr work 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, ch 3, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc; repeat from * around 4 times; into next ch 8 work 4 sc, ch 3, 4 sc, into 1st dtr work 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1tr; dc into 4th ch of ch 4.
Round 6: Ch 3, around dc formed below, work 2 dc, * ch 10, into next ch 3 sp work 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 10, around final dc of previous row work 3 dc, ch 2, sl st into 3rd ch of ch 3.
Round 7: 1 sc in ch 2 space directly below (yes, you are working over the sl st you just made), * ch 6, into next ch 10 space work 6 sc, ch 3, 6 sc, ch 6, into next ch 2 sp work 1 sc, ch 3, 2 dc into 3rd ch from hook, ch 5, sc into 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st into sc, ch 5, sl st into sc, ch 3, 2 dc into 3rd ch from hook, sc; repeat from * around; sl st into 1st sc; bind off. Weave in ends.
Finish: Tape wax paper or foil to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or foil.
A link to the blocking template I use is located here. That website has some of the most helpful snowflake information I know of. I also have a link to it on my sidebar to the right. I try to keep all the important links there so everyone will be able to find the information they need.
Mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture. Sprinkle lightly with glitter. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflake from wax paper or foil. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one spoke, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.