Snowflakes

Crocheted snowflakesI haven’t been able to do any sewing or crocheting over the last couple of weeks as I have been just so tired due to the stress of work and long hours but this evening I had twitchy fingers and felt in need of something to occupy my hands.  In my project bag was a free crochet kit from Simply Crochet with some sparkly yard and instructions to crochet a snowflake or two.  With the weather turning colder and Christmas around the corner I thought this was just the thing to get me in the mood.

To date my crocheting has been very square or oblong – granny squares etc nothing fiddly looking but I am aspiring to do the more intricate patterns.  My aunt is a very clever crocheter and knitter, she even crocheted her own wedding dress back in the 1950s, hooking a motif each way on her way to work and then sewing them all together.  I would love to be able to have her skills and to crochet the dainty crocheted dollies such as my mother has gracing her dining room table and sideboard.  I think they are quite beautiful.

I have seen a number of patterns for snowflake on Pinterest and they seemed to be made up of fairly simple stitches.  I have to report that this kit was so simple that I quickly crocheted two snowflakes in less than an hour and the only thing that stopped me doing more was that I ran out of the sparkly yarn.  I think I will get some more and crochet some more snowflakes to use for Christmas decorations.

Crocheting this kit has given me the confidence that I can try some more complicated looking patterns and I no long have to stick to straight lines!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Helen Johnstone says:

    Reblogged this on The Patient Gardener's Weblog and commented:
    I am getting in the Christmas spirit over at my other blog

  2. foamofdays says:

    What a fun little project! Looks so cute!

  3. Cathy says:

    Glad that you had this to do to ease your itchy fingers and tired mind, Helen. Creativity is so good for the soul, isn’t it?

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      I love them and am going to do more, son worried about how woolly the christmas tree may get

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