Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cute snowflakes

Hi everyone!
 
Today a new post on snowflakes for the January theme. First of all, I want to share a very good video I found on youtube, teaching how to crochet a small model that took me about 8-10 minutes to complete. You can then attach it anywhere: a pin, a pair of earrings, or a Christmas wreath (as I did here).


You can also change the yarn size, in order to obtain very different results. In the picture below, the large one is made with an acrylic 3-ply thread and a 4mm hook, while the other three are created with a size 2,5mm hook and different types of cotton yarn. I really like the one on the top, for which I used a yarn containing a very thin shiny pearly thread.

You can also create these small cute decorations with beads. The examples below are made following a beautiful pattern by Sandra Halpenny, also author of the book Beaded Lace Snowflakes Ornaments, (see full book review here).

Enjoy the pictures, and come back soon!



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