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Free Crochet Pattern Irish Snowflake

Embrace the magic of winter and the beauty of snowflakes with this enchanting free crochet pattern Irish Hearts Snowflake. Perfect for adding a touch of handmade charm to your holiday decor, this pattern combines the intricate artistry of Irish crochet with the whimsical shape of snowflakes, creating a unique decoration that’s sure to captivate.The Irish Hearts Snowflake stands out with its delicate design, featuring large chain spaces that form heart-like shapes, reminiscent of traditional Irish crochet techniques. With a finished size of 6 inches from point to point, this snowflake is the perfect size for adorning your Christmas tree, windows, or even as a festive wall hanging.

Materials Needed:

  • Size 10 crochet thread
  • Size 4 crochet hook
  • An empty pizza box, wax paper or foil, and cellophane tape for the blocking process
  • Glue, water, and glitter for adding that sparkling snow effect
  • A small container for mixing the glue and water
  • A paintbrush and stick pins for the finishing touches
  • Clear thread or fishing line for hanging

Crafting Your Snowflake:

The pattern begins with a magic ring, followed by rounds of single crochet and chain spaces that gradually form the snowflake’s intricate design. The process is a delightful challenge for crocheters looking for a project with a bit of complexity and a lot of beauty.

Finishing Touches:

Once crocheted, the snowflake undergoes a transformation with a glue and water mixture, followed by a sprinkle of glitter, giving it a glistening finish that mimics the sparkle of real snowflakes. The final step involves pinning the snowflake to a prepared surface for drying, ensuring it retains its shape and dazzles from every angle.

Displaying Your Snowflake:

The pattern includes instructions for attaching a clear thread to one of the snowflake’s spokes, allowing you to hang your creation and watch it twirl freely with the air’s movement. Whether displayed on your Christmas tree, taped to your ceiling, or hanging in a window, this snowflake is a beautiful testament to the joy of crafting and the wonder of the winter season.This Irish Hearts Snowflake crochet pattern is not just a project but a journey into the heart of winter’s beauty, offering a delightful way to celebrate the season with a piece of handmade decor. Whether you’re crafting for yourself or as a gift, this snowflake is sure to bring a touch of magic to any holiday setting

Free Crochet Pattern Irish Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 12 single crochets into ring; slip stitch into first single crochet. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough for stitches to lay flat.

Round 2: * Chain 8, skip 1 single crochet, slip stitch into next single crochet; repeat from * around 5 times ending with slip stitch into first single crochet.

Round 3: * Into next chain 8 space work single crochet, 2 half double crochets, 3 double crochets, 2 half double crochets, single crochet; repeat from * around 5 times; slip stitch into slip stitch.

Round 4: Chain 13 (counts as first double treble crochet [yarn over 3 times] and chain 8), * double treble crochet (yarn over 3 times) between next 2 single crochets, chain 8; repeat from * around 4 times; slip stitch in 5th chain of chain 13.

Round 5: Chain 4 (counts as first treble crochet), into same double treble crochet work 1 double crochet and 1 half double crochet, * into next chain 8 space work 4 single crochets, chain 3, 4 single crochets, into next double treble crochet work 1 half double crochet, 1 double crochet, 1 treble crochet, chain 3, 1 treble crochet, 1 double crochet, 1 half double crochet; repeat from * around 4 times; into next chain 8 work 4 single crochets, chain 3, 4 single crochets, into first double treble crochet work 1 half double crochet, 1 double crochet, 1 treble crochet; double crochet into 4th chain of chain 4.

Round 6: Chain 3, around double crochet formed below, work 2 double crochets, * chain 10, into next chain 3 space work 3 double crochets, chain 2, 3 double crochets; repeat from * around 4 times; chain 10, around final double crochet of previous row work 3 double crochets, chain 2, slip stitch into third chain of chain 3.

Round 7: 1 single crochet in chain 2 space directly below (yes, you are working over the slip stitch you just made), * chain 6, into next chain 10 space work 6 single crochets, chain 3, 6 single crochets, chain 6, into next chain 2 space work 1 single crochet, chain 3, 2 double crochets into third chain from hook, chain 5, single crochet into 5th chain from hook, chain 5, slip stitch into single crochet, chain 5, slip stitch into single crochet, chain 3, 2 double crochets into third chain from hook, single crochet; repeat from * around; slip stitch into first single crochet; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Tape wax paper or foil to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or foil.Mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture. Sprinkle lightly with glitter. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflake from wax paper or foil.

Attach 10-inch clear thread to one spoke, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

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