WHITE CHRISTMAS Glittering Snowflake Jennifer E. Ryan Design by INTERMEDIATE from hook (3 sk chs count as first dc), [ch 2, 2 dc] 5 times in same ch, ch 2, FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 41/2 inches at widest point join (see Pattern Notes) (12 dc, 6 MATERIALS in top of • Aunt Lydia’s Metallic Crochet size 10 cotton/metallic crochet thread (100 yds per ball): 1 ball #410S silver/silver • Size 4/2.00mm steel crochet hook • Large-eye embroidery needle beg ch-3. ch-2 sps) Rnd 2: Beg 6-dtr cl (see Special Stitches), [ch 7, 6-dtr cl— see Special Stitches)] GAUGE 5 times working last dtr of last rep in top of beg ch-3 of rnd 1, ch 7, join in top of beg 6-dtr cl. Gauge is not important for this project. This silvery snowflake will add just the right touch of sparkle to your Christmas tree. (6 dtr cls, 6 ch-7 sps) Rnd 3: *(4 sc, ch 8, sl st in 8th ch from hook ch 10, sl st in 9th ch from hook ch 11, sl st in 11th ch from hook ch 9, sl st in 9th ch ch 9, sl st PATTERN NOTES (ch lp made), (ch lp made), Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated. 15 sc in next ch lp, sl st in first sc of 15-sc group; 12 sc in next ch lp, sl st in first sc of 12-sc group; sc in next ch-1 sp between last ch lp and next ch lp; 10 sc in next ch lp, sl st in first sc of 10-sc group; sl st in ch-1 sp between last ch lp worked and next sc; ch 4, sl st in next sl st. *Ch 4, work in next spoke as follows: sl st in base of first ch lp, (5 sc, 5 sc) in next ch lp, sl st in base of first sc of first 5-sc group; Rep steps B–I once, then rep from * around. Fasten off. D. (ch lp made), (ch lp made), (ch lp made), (spoke com from hook in 8th ch from hook 4 sc) in next ch-7 sp sl st in top of next 6-dtr cl, rep from * around. E. SPECIAL STITCHES Beginning 6-double treble crochet cluster (beg 6-dtr cl): pleted), F. Ch 4 (counts as first dtr), holding back last lp of each dtr on hook, dtr (see Stitch Guide) in next dc, 3 dtr in next ch-2 sp, dtr in next dc, yo, draw through all 6 lps on hook. (48 sc, 5 ch lps on each of 6 spokes) G. Lightly steam-block Coaster to prevent twisting and curling of ch lps. Allow to dry completely. H. Note: To sl st in first sc of any sc group, hold yarn in back, insert the hook in the sp between top lps of that sc and ch lp in rnd 3, yo and pull through lp on hook to encase and close the ch lp. 6-double treble crochet cluster (6-dtr cl): I. Holding back last lp of each dtr on hook, dtr in sp between next 2 dc, dtr in next dc, 3 dtr in next ch-2 sp, dtr in next dc, yo, draw through all 6 lps on hook. Drop lp from hook, insert hook in 6th sc of neighboring ch lp of previous spoke, place lp on hook and draw through sc, ch 1. A. lp-join— see Special Stitches, Rnd 4: Ch 4, work in first spoke as follows: Sl st in first ch lp, 10 sc in same ch lp, sl st in first sc of 10- sc group; sc in next ch-1 sp between first 2 ch lps; 12 sc in next ch lp, sl st in first sc of 12-sc group; Loop-join (lp-join): A. FINISHING B. Steam-block again taking care that all ch lps lie flat. Allow to dry completely. SNOWFLAKE C. Make 2. Rnd 1 (RS): CW Ch 4, dc in 4th ch 65 CROCHET-WORLD.COM AUTUMN 2019
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