Breezy Snowflake Garland
Designed by: Aurora Suominen Copyright © 2011
You choice of hook and yarn. In my example, I used Caron Simply Soft and an “F” hook.
SPECIAL STS/NOTES: Vst: DC, Ch2, DC in sp or st indicated. BPDC: Back Post Double Crochet ~NOTES~ Ch3 counts as a st. JOIN: Join w/ slst in top of beg ch3, or 1st sc. “St” means any dc and ch sps.
Ch4, Join in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch3, DC in ring. [Ch2, 2DC in ring] 5Xs. Ch2 & join in top of beg ch3. (12dc, 6ch2)
Rnd 2: Sl st in next dc & ch2sp. Ch3, 2DC in same. [Ch2, skip 2dc, 3DC in next ch2sp]5Xs. Ch2 & join. (18dc, 6ch2)
Rnd 3: Sl st in next dc, Ch5 (counts as dc & ch2) DC in same dc. [+Ch1, skip dc, V st in ch2sp, Ch1, skip dc+, V st in dc]5Xs. Repeat +to+ once & join. (12vst & 12 ch1sp)
Rnd 4: Sl st in ch2 sp, Ch3, DC, Ch2, 2DC. [SC in 7sts, (2DC, Ch2, 2DC) in next ch2sp]5Xs. SC in last 7sts & join. (24dc, 42sc) Fasten Off & weave in ends. Make as many snowflakes as you want.
My mantle is about 99” long. I made 9 snowflakes. I laid out the snowflakes on my mantle to determine how far apart I wanted them to be. I used the tail of one to pull through the second snowflake in the ch2 sp, and used that as a guide for the chain in between them, and used the count below.
Chain 20, SC in ch2 sp of a snowflake. [Ch40 & SC in ch2 sp of another snowflake] Repeat for the rest of your snowflakes. After you SC into your last snowflake, Ch20, and Fasten off.
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