Christmas Snowflake #1

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Materials:

  • 1 ball - Size 10 white cotton crochet thread
  • size 10 crochet hook
  • white craft glue
  • paint brush to brush on the glue
  • waxed paper
  • rustproof pins
  • monofilament

Instructions:

Starting at the center, ch 7, join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 2 dc in ring, * ch 3, work 3 dc in ring; repeat from * 4 more times; end ch 3, join rnd with sl st in top of ch-3 - six 3-dc groups made.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next 2 dc and ch-3 space; ch 3, in same space work 2 dc, ch 10, 3 dc; * ch 1, in next ch-3 space work 3 dc, ch 10, 3 dc; repeat from * 4 more times; end ch 1, join with a sl st to top of ch-3 at beginning of the round.

Rnd 3: Work the following in each ch-10 loop around: 3 dc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sc, (ch 2, dc, ch 1, ch 2, hdc in second ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in same ch as hdc--picot made. Work another picot, sl st in ch-1 below picots, dc, ch 2, sc) twice, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, and 3 dc. Sl st in next ch-1 sp.

BLOCKING: If necessary, wash the ornament in warm water and mild detergent. Rinse thoroughly. Wrap the snow flakes in a towel and squeeze out the excess water.

Place two or three layers of paper towels on top of a padded board.

Pin the snowflake to the board evenly. Dry the snowflake.

Dilute the glue with water into a mixture that is two-thirds glue and one-third water. Place dried and blocked snowflakes on waxed paper. Use the paint brush to saturate the snowflake with the glue mixture.

Carefully pick up the snowflake and place it on a fresh piece of waxed paper. Allow to dry.

Cut a piece of the momofilament line and tie it through the top of the snowflake to make a hanging loop.

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