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Lacy Snowflakes

White beadspread cotton Size 4 steel crochet hook

SNOWFLAKE #1

Rnd 1: Ch 7, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 4 times, ch 3, sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnd 3: Sl st in next dc, *ch 2, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, sk center dc, sl st in next dc, repeat from * 4 more times, ch 2, sk dc, sl st in next dc.
Rnd 4: Sl st in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, *sl st in each of next 3 dc, sl st in next ch 3 sp, work (ch 3, dc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, tr, ch 3, sc, ch 3, dc, ch 3, sl st) in same sp, sl st in each of next 3 dc, ch 11, sl st in 5th ch from hook, (ch 5, sl st in same ch as before) twice (picot made), ch 6, repeat from * 4 more times, join with sl st to beginning sc. Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

SNOWFLAKE #2

Rnd 1: Ch 7, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 5 times, ch 3, join with sl st to top of ch 3.
Rnd 3: Sl st to ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, *in next ch-3 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc), repeat from * 4 more times, join with sl st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 4: Sl st to ch-2 sp, *ch 15, sl st in 5th ch from hook, (ch 5, sl st in first ch of ch-5) twice, sl st in 3rd sl st from hook (picot cluster made), ch 10, sl st in next ch-2 space (ch 5, sl st in beginning ch) twice, sl st in 2nd sl st from hook (double picot made), sl st in ch-2 sp, repeat from * 5 more times, sl st in same sp. Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

SNOWFLAKE #3

Rnd 1: Ch 7, join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 3, 3 dc in ring) 5 times, ch 3, join with sl st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 3: Sl st to ch-3 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, repeat from * 5 times, join with sl st to top of ch-3.
Rnd 4: Sl st to ch-2 sp, *(ch 5, sl st in first ch) 3 times, sl st in 3rd sl st from hook (small picot cluster made), sl st in ch-2 sp, sl st in next 2 dc, ch 11, sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 6, sl st in beginning ch, ch 4, sl st in beginning ch, sl st in 3rd sl st from hook (picot cluster made), ch 6, sk 1 dc, sl st in next dc, sl st to next ch-2 sp, repeat from * 5 more times. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Finishing: Mix 1/4 cup cornstarch with 1 1/2 cups cold water until smooth.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick and clear.
Remove from heat, cool to room temperature.
Wet each snowflake in clear water, then immerse in starch solution, squeeze out excess. Pin center of snowflake to cardboard. Pin outer points and points between, stretching as far as they will go. Let dry completely before removing pins. Use ornament hangers or thread to hang on tree.

 

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