|Some of the 24 different varieties |
of crocheted snowflakes
The snow flakes are added to the window with white tack and there they smile at us each day. During day light hours, not so many any more as we are fast approaching the shortest day of the year, they cheer us up no end and in the evening the lamplight glow catches on the white and brings extra warmth into our home at night.
I do not have any specific patterns that are used, but have below collated a few snowflake patterns for you to have a dabble and play with. Join me in adding snow to your home at Christmas. Remember though that it is important to block your crochet to achieve the desired finished effect, just look at the difference it can make.
For those of you who do not crochet (yet!) there are a couple of other options to enjoy too. Below the crochet patterns are some linked to great sites for paper cutting your own snowflakes, such intricate details and fine cutting is amazing. Something for the boys too, even Darth Vader snowflakes! imagine! However, should you wish, you do not need to cut snowflakes out of paper or card, but could use material instead, felt would be particularly good for this and a more permanent solution, which can be brought out year on year and be another added tradition to your home as it is to ours.
Enjoy snow flaking!
Snowflake crochet patterns:
Lucy at Attic 24 has very clear instructions with photographs step by step, it is a fantastic website.
A great book to use if you become addicited to this ideas and would like to have different snowflakes, then this is for you!
Snowflake paper/card/felt patterns:
Basic how to fold to obtain the correct shape: http://www.highhopes.com/snowflakes.html
EXCELLENT for boys and men and fans of Star Wars, such clever ideas for snowflakes: http://manmadediy.com/users/chris/posts/2769-how-to-make-diy-star-wars-snowflakes-free-templates
Takes snowflake papercutting to a whole new level: http://mattersofgrey.com/diy-star-wars-snowflakes/