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StitchFinder: Crochet Snowflake: Icicle

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Yarn: We recommend Bonbons in Beach or Nature (our 100% cotton variety packs) for the snowflakes, since each snowflake motif does not use up a lot of yarn.
Hook: Start with an E-4 (3.50 mm) or F-5 (3.75 mm) hook. Switch to a larger or smaller hook if you prefer your snowflake to be looser or denser.
With all of our StitchFinder motifs, you may use any yarn you choose and its recommended hook/needle size as a starting point. They are meant to be generic designs that can be incorporated into your creations however you choose.

Close your eyes, and you can picture this graceful flake drifting by a row of icicles, outside the window.

Foundation ring: ch 6; join with sl st in first ch.
Rnd 1: ch 1 (counts as first sc). 11 sc in ring; join with sl st in initial ch 1.
Rnd 2: ch 1 (counts as sc). sc in 1 sc. *ch 5. sc in 2 sc. Repeat from * 4 times. ch 5. Join with sl st in initial ch 1.
Rnd 3: ch 3 (counts as dc). dc in sc. *ch 2. sc in ch 5 point. ch 2.** dc in 2 sc. Repeat from * 4 times, and from * to ** once more. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of initial ch 3.
Rnd 4: sl st in dc, and in ch 2 space. ch 1 (counts as sc). sc in same ch 2 space. *[sc, ch 2, sc] in sc. 2 sc in ch 2 space. ch 2.** Skip 2 dc; 2 sc in next ch 2 space. Repeat from * 4 times, and from * to ** once more. Join with sl st in initial ch 1.
Rnd 5:ch 1 (counts as sc). *ch 4. dc in next ch 2 point. ch 8, and sl st in 4th ch from hook to form picot. ch 4. sl st in top of last dc made. ch 4. Skip 2 sc, and sc in 1 sc. [sc, ch 4, sc] in ch 2 space.** sc in 1 sc. Repeat from * 4 times, and from * to ** once more. Join with sl st in initial ch 1. Finish off; weave in ends.

Click here to learn more about how to block and stiffen your snowflake.

Snowflake directions reproduced with permission, from 100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio, courtesy of St. Martin’s Griffin 2012.


ch = chain dc = double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s) sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch  

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