Happy Boxing Day to those who celebrate. To everyone else, happy Thursday!
Everyone tends to be busy during this winter holiday season, but this last stretch until New Years is a welcome break at least in Academia. I celebrated by taking some time for myself on the couch, crocheting a bunch of snowflakes which I have wanted to do for ages. My mom had gotten me a book of snowflake pattern ideas (two years ago?), but I hadn't managed to get far. I am super glad to have some for my tree now.
Pattern Source: 100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio
Yarn: Payette by Loops & Threads in color 07005 (icicle)
Yarn Supplier: Michaels
Hook: F or G hook (which ever was handy at the time)
One of the things that I like best about this book is that it is roughly sorted by complexity. So I feel good about handing it to an adventurous new crocheter to play with. Also the patterns are both written out and charted, so that you can use which ever method makes more sense to your brain. I love that sort of thing!
Some of the patterns were more to my taste than others, but with so many to chose choose from that was not a problem. And it is super easy to modify the patterns into new variations if you like.
#3 Stellar omitting long points and adding a rnd of sc
#4 Spring Snow
#5 Nevada omit round 3
Pattern: #5 Nevada
#13 Snow Mist
# 14 Sikussak
#16 Arctic Mist
About a dozen was just about right for our little tree. I didn't starch these mostly due to the time frame in which I wanted to get them on the tree. So the patterns done were chosen for approximate size and relatively little floppy/saggy-ness.