Sunday, 15 December 2013
On the third day of Christmas..... snowflakes on a garland
This is a quick and easy crochet snowflake very popular on Pinterest at the moment but I saw it first two years ago on Sarah London's blog here. To make a garland I crocheted a simple chain and slip stitched them into it as I went along. 15 or 20 chains between each flake is about right but make sure you count as you are going to keep it regular. Number 20 crochet cotton looks nice I think (makes a flake about 3cms across using a 3.5mm hook) but Sarah made hers with DK for a chunky snowflake to hand individually on your tree or in a window.
Of course white is the obvious colour but I like them in red too and they are very pretty in pastel colours. If you don't crochet perhaps felt flakes would be a good substitute or even something shop bought if you are short of time.
And I forgot to say yesterday that my very good blog friend Bauke, at the brilliant Busy Bee Free is also crafting the 12 days of Christmas. Make sure you visit her too for more inspiration. Thankyou Baukje! x