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fredag, desember 19, 2008

Let it snow

Seems like the snow decided to leav Oslo before christmas this year ..... but NO worries!! I'll make my own ;) LOL If you like crocheting read on. ;)
To make one of these snowflakes I used white alpacca wool (mirasol by Du Store Alpakka) and hook (european) # 3,5

rnd 1: ch 1 work 12 sc in ring, join with sl st to beg sc
rnd 2: ch 3, work ( 1 dc in next sc ) 3 times, ( ch 12, work 1 dc in each of next 4 sc ) 5 times, ch 12, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3
rnd 3: work 1 sl st in each of the next 3 dc and into first 6 ch of the 12lp, ch 3, work 2 dc, ch 3, and 3dc, ( ch 7, in next ch-12lp work 3dc, ch 3, and 3dc) 5 times, ch 7, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3.
rnd 4: sl st in each of next 2dc and into ch-3lp, ch 3, 2 dc, * ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in 7th ch from hook, ch 5 sl st in 5th ch from hook, sl st in top of last dc made, - picot made - ch 1 in same ch-3 lp, work 3 dc, ch 3, in next ch-7 lp work sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5 sc, ch3**, 3 dc in next ch-3 lp, repeat from * around. End last rep at **. Join with sl st to top of beg ch-3. fasten off.

Now you have one large, cozy snowflake. I made alot of those. When I reached the amount of snowflakes I wanted I put them all in my washing machine with a tablecloth ( to felt more) washed at 40 degrees celcius ( normal program - not wool-program!!)
shape the snowflakes while wet. You can pin the snowflake in a symetrical shape ( use plastic foam under the snowflake ) if you prefer - remove pins when dry.
I just pulled my snowflake into shape and let it dry flat.
Add a little silver-tread to make it possible to hang in the christmas tree.
I sewed glass-beads to all the 6 points of the snowflake.

voila!

And happy white christmas to all of you!

4 kommentarer:

Gladie sa...

LOL - her var det mye gresk, gitt *blush* ;) Men vakkert resultat - definitivt :)

Vibeche sa...

Så nydelig snøkrystall :)
Ellers er jeg bare innom for å ønske deg og dine en riktig god jul.
Nyt høytiden :)
Juleklem fra meg

Miaa sa...

Så söta!! Önskar mina reumatiska fingrar klarade av att virka, som det heter på svenska...
God Jul!! Ta det lugnt och njut av julen!!
MVH Miaa

Denise sa...

Gudrun thank you!! I just got my little package and it is so pretty and magical! Merry Christmas to you and your family.