It takes no time at all to create these delicate crocheted snowflake designs for Christmas. They make perfect personalised greeting cards and decorations.MATERIALS
- DMC Cebelia crochet cotton #20 – Blanc
- Aero Crochet Hook 1.0mm
- Craft glue
- Artist’s paintbrush (white bristle)
Dc: double crochet
Slst: slip stitch
TO STIFFEN SNOWFLAKES
Place the Snowflakes into a bowl of warm water from about 5minutes. Remove, and place between a clean cotton tea towel (not terry cloth) to remove excess water. Place a piece of aluminium foil onto an ironing board. Block the Snowflakes onto this, using pins. Place a small amount of craft glue into a shallow lid, adding a little water, mix well. Using an artist’s paintbrush, dab the mixture onto the Snowflakes. Leave for 5-6minutes, then remove the pins and very gently lift the Snowflakes off the foil and place onto the tea towel to dry. For added stiffness, place them back onto a clean piece of foil and dab more mixture onto them.
For smaller Snowflakes use:
DMC Cebelia crochet cotton #40 with Aero crochet hook 0.75mm
For variation, use Christmas coloured beads
in the crocheting, or sew one or two strands of DMC gold or silver metallic thread
around the outer edge of the Snowflakes. Another alternative is, when the stiffening process is complete, sprinkle glitter
over the Snowflakes while still wet.
TO MAKE THE CARD/DECORATION:
These make a lovely card and gift rolled into one – the recipient can easily remove the snowflake design from the card and use it as a tree or window decoration.
White cotton and sharp sewing needle
Cardboard or thick art paper (we used various shades of pink) or purchased blank cards
Sharp scalpel and ruler
Draw a rectangle on cardboard or paper large enough to fold in half to make card front and back and to fit each crocheted motif comfortably. Cut out and score along fold line.
Centre motif on the card front and use sharp needle to pierce card at outer most points of the crochet ornament. Stitch ornament in place with white cotton.