Yarn: We recommend Bonbons in Beach or Nature (our 100% cotton variety packs) for the snowflakes, since each snowflake motif does not use up a lot of yarn.
Hook: Start with an E-4 (3.50 mm) or F-5 (3.75 mm) hook. Switch to a larger or smaller hook if you prefer your snowflake to be looser or denser.
With all of our StitchFinder motifs, you may use any yarn you choose and its recommended hook/needle size as a starting point. They are meant to be generic designs that can be incorporated into your creations however you choose.
A cold northwest wind in central France shares its name with this wispy and elegant crystal.
Foundation ring: ch 6; join with sl st in first ch. Rnd 1: ch 1 (counts as first sc). 11 sc in ring; join with sl st in initial ch 1.
Rnd 2: ch 3 (counts as dc). dc in 1 sc. *ch 5. dc in 2 sc. Repeat from * 4 times. ch 5. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
Rnd 3: ch 1 (counts as sc). *ch 2. sc in next dc. [3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc] in ch 5 space.** sc in 1 dc. Repeat from * 4 times, and from * to ** once more. Join with sl st in initial ch 1.
Rnd 4:sl st in next ch 2 space. ch 1 (counts as sc). *ch 4. Skip 4 sc, and dc in next ch 2 point. ch 7, and sl st in 6th ch from hook to form loop. ch 8, and sl st in 8th ch from hook. ch 6, and sl st in 6th ch from hook. sl st in 1st ch of ch 7. dc in same point as last dc. ch 4.** Skip 4 sc, and sc in next ch 2 space. Repeat from * 4 times, and from * to ** once more. Join with sl st in initial ch 1. Finish off; weave in ends.
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Snowflake directions reproduced with permission, from 100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio, courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin 2012.