Benny’s snowflake tutorial

I’ve been making up little three packs of christmas decorations to sell at the fair I am attending this month and also in Abbart a little gallery shop in Wickham, Hampshire that a friend of mine owns.  If you’re local you should really take a visit. One of the three packs were snowflakes 🙂 and my husband said, I hope you are making them all different! I searched everywhere on the internet for patterns that were only 4 round because I didn’t want them to be tiny or huge. I found the Attic 24 one, adapted another from a magazine and then designed my own. I thought I would share it here for free. Because it’s nearly christmas and heck I’m feeling generous 😉

So. I used Aran weight cotton and a size 5mm hook.
To start: Ch4 and join with a sl st. To make a loop.
Round 1: Ch1 (doesn’t count as a stitch)* sc into the loop ch3* repeat between *’s 5 more times and sl st into the first sc.-6 ch 3 loops, so that you end up with something that looks like a 6 petal flower shape.

Round 2: sl st into the first ch3 loop from the previous round. Ch1.* Sc, ch3 sc into the loop* repeat between *’s 5 more times and join with a sl st into the first sc. – 6 ch3 loops.

Round 3:  sl st into the first ch3 loop from the previous round. Ch1.* Sc, ch5 sc into the loop ch1* repeat between *’s 5 more times and join with a sl st into the first sc. -6 ch5 loops with a ch1 between each of them.


Round 4: sl st into the first ch5 loop, ch1. *Sc, ch3, 2sc, ch5, 2sc, ch3, sc all into the ch 5 loop. Ch1.* repeat between * ‘s 5 more times and slst into the first sc.- 3 ch loops into the 6 loops from previous round with a ch1 between each of them. 

So it looks a little crumpled, doesn’t it? Time to block it within an inch of it’s life! Because it’s cotton, I lie it on a towel and pin it out and I get it wet using a spray bottle form ikea. I’ve been desperate and used the squirmy button on my iron before, I guess if you wanted to, you could use a super soaker. But that might be a little extreme. I do this on my ironing board… Because I mean who uses their ironing board for ironing? Riiighhht?!
 
When it’s dry, take all the pins out and admire. And go make it some friends 😉 great for bunting, christmas wrapping tags, decorations in your window or on your tree. 

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