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Merging, adapting and tweaking

As many will know, I’ve got snowflakes on the brain. Well last night I adapted an existing snowflake pattern from a book (Mini Christmas Crochet by Val Pierce).

I used elements from other snowflakes I’ve seen on the internet. Adding these features to the final round.

There are still things I’d like to change but I’m happy with the result of my tinkering.


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A rose by any other name

One of the first things I learned to make were crocheted roses. The nicest pattern that I found was part of a Youtube video.

They’re easy and effective to make; you’ll find them enhancing quite a few of my projects.

Twine rose



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Star snowflake

Just a short post to share another snowflake. This hasn’t been starched or blocked yet.


I’m quite enjoying making these… I may see if I can write some patterns for my own. 🙂

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And another snowflake


The pattern for this one is from a book of Christmas projects. I used wool and a metallic silver thread (though the thread is difficult to see it does add a sparkle).

I’m thinking I could use some embroidery thread to make some smaller snowflakes with a 1mm hook


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Idle hands make snow flakes

I’ve finished a couple of projects recently and was at a loose end. So rather than continue with my bear that I’m crocheting (bit complicated atm) I decided I’d make a snow flake. I’m thinking maybe I could make and sell a few or even give some as gifts.

I’m really pleased with the result but need to find a way to stiffen it. My spray starch didn’t do the trick.

Here’s the pattern… I spotted a few mistakes but generally it’s good http://www.bhg.com/christmas/cards/crochet-a-snowflake-gift-topper/


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