Thursday, December 12, 2013

Crocheted Snowflakes


I crocheted snowflake ornaments to give to the girls in my book-club.

I found the free instructions here.  
It's a Russian you-tube, with English subtitles. 
(So now I know how to count to six in Russian.)

I used a much thicker yarn (Baby Bee Sweet Delight) and larger hook (F) than she did,
because that is what I had on hand.
My stars ended up being about 7 inches across; a nice size to hang in a window. 

I starched (spray starch) and blocked by lightly pressing them between cloths.
After drying overnight, I sewed a few sequins and beads to the points 
to add a wee bit of sparkle. 




48 comments:

  1. Those will look so pretty on a tree or a window. Very nice!

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  2. Oh how wonderful! I wish I had your talent. I have paper snowflakes hanging above the fireplace, but yours are simply gorgeous!!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I bet your mantle is beautiful! :-)

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  3. These are so pretty. I wish I could crochet. Maybe my New Years Resolution should be to learn!

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    1. Oh yes, you should! If I can learn to crochet, anyone can. :-)

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  4. Nicely done! I may have to try these! :)

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  5. They are beautiful, Gayle! They look very intricate. Enjoy your day! Twyla

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    1. Thank you, Twyla! :-) Not too intricate. I'm not ready for anything too complicated, yet.

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  6. Those are so pretty - I love corcheted snowflakes and those are nice than most I've seen - I might have to try some.

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  7. Wow, you did a great job, they look so pretty:@)

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  8. Oh they're lovely! I crocheted snowflakes last year, but haven't made any yet this year! I need to get busy! :-)

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    1. I remember the pretty ones you made last year! :-)

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  9. I give up on this I will never figure it out! Heidi
    yours are just lovely ....

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  10. Beautifully crocheted snowflakes; perfect for this time of year.

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    1. Thank you! :-) I thought they were perfect for the girls.

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  11. Love the starch idea! Who doesn't like snowflakes :)

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    1. I didn't want the points to be droopy. :-)

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  12. Love these snowflakes! Passing them onto my mom who can crochet anything. To bad I didn't inherit that gene! lol...

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    1. Thanks, Liz! :-) I've really struggled to learn crochet, but it gets easier with each project I make.

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  13. They've come up a treat Gayle and well done on learning to count to six in Russian, hehe.......

    Claire x

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    1. Thanks, Claire! It's fun to try to match her accent as she counts. :-)

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  14. Very pretty and there is nothing like a handmade gift!

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  15. They look lovely! Have a nice day!

    P.S. I am going out to do some shopping, using your bag (use it almost daily!). Do you remember that lovely bag with the vegetables and quotes on it? Hugs, Carolien

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    1. Thank you, Carolien! Yes, I do remember that bag. Glad to hear you have found good use for it over these past couple of years since the giveaway. :-)

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  16. Love these! Some day I may learn to crochet!

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    1. I hope you do learn to crochet. I am still learning.

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  17. Really sweet. I like this pattern,too bad I can't crochet!

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    1. Thanks, Linda! I'm finally able to follow a few simple patterns. Crocheting has been a challenge for me.

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  18. So sweet! The snowflakes would look lovely on a small Christmas tree! ... or hanging in the window :) Summer greetings and Holiday hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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    1. I think they would work in either place, too. :-)

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  19. So pretty. The girls in your book club are very lucky to have you as a friend. Barbara x

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  20. Oh! Nice job! I know your book club girls will enjoy them.
    These bring back memories!
    I used to have some of these and some crocheted angels, too!
    One year I hung them all alone on my tree with babies breath and lace bows.
    It made for a pretty tree!

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    1. That sounds so pretty, Holly. I'd love to see a picture of that tree.

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  21. I do have a pic of it but my scanner is on the fritz!

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    1. Well, one day, when it gets sorted out. :-)

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  22. Simply adorable! How clever of you to learn how to do this from a Russian YouTube.

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    1. Not so clever. There were English subtitles to help with anything I couldn't figure out by watching the video.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies