HOW TO MAKE… A CRO­CHET SNOWFLAKE JUMPER

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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.

Small snowflake

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.

Large snowflake

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.

Fin­ish­ing

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

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