HOW TO MAKE… A CROCHET SNOWFLAKE JUMPER
MATERIALS Q Grey jumper Q Scheepjes Twinkle, 75% cotton/25% polyester, 50g/130m ball, one ball each in Baby Blue (907) and Mint (921) Q 3.5mm (UK 9, US E/4) crochet hook Q Yarn needle Q Sewing needle Q Matching sewing thread
TENSION Tension is not important for this design ABBREVIATIONS st(s) stitch(es) sp(s) space(s) ch chain ch-sp chain space ss slip stitch dc double crochet htr half treble tr treble magic ring to make a magic ring, hold yarn in your hand and wrap working yarn around forefinger twice to create ring, slip ring off your finger and insert hook to pick up first st, ch1, then work necessary sts for Round 1. Close ring tightly by pulling the loose end picot ch3, ss into 3rd ch from hook Create your very own winter wonderland by embellishing a plain knit with a flurry of crocheted snowflakes.
A subtle take on the traditional Christmas jumper, this make is an easy way to prettify last year’s winter woollies, sewing the finished snowflakes around the yoke, like all the best Scandi knits.
We’ve used a yarn with a delicate sparkle running through it, but you could easily switch it out for something plain in a similar weight. To make our version, crochet two small snowflakes and two large snowflakes in mint yarn, and one small snowflake and three large snowflakes in pale blue yarn.
Round 1 start with a magic ring, 6dc in ring, pull to close and ss into first dc to secure [6dc] Round 2 ch1 (does not count as st), 2dc in st at base of ch1, 2dc in each of 5 remaining dc, ss into 1st dc to close [12dc] Round 3 (ch3, ss into st at base of ch3, ch6, ss into same st, ch3, ss into same st, dc into next st) 6 times, ss into first ss to close Break yarn, fasten off and sew in any loose ends.
Rounds 1 and 2 as for small snowflake Round 3 (ch4, miss 1dc, 1dc in next st) 6 times, ss into first ch to close [6 4ch-sps] Round 4 ch1 (does not count as st), (1dc, 1htr, 1tr, ch2, 1tr, 1htr, 1dc) into each 4ch-sp around, ss into first dc to close Round 5 (ch4, ss into 2ch-sp, picot, ch4, ss into 2nd dc along) 6 times Break yarn, fasten off and sew in any loose ends.
Arrange the snowflake motifs on the jumper, using the main image as a guide. Pin the motifs in place and, once you’re happy with the positioning, sew them on securely using a sewing needle and matching thread.
Sara Huntington Designer and Simply Crochet commissioning editor Sara lives in the West Country with her husband, three children and their pets. Follow her crochet adventures on Instagram @crochetdeli. www.simplycrochetmag.co.uk