A couple of my good friends really, really love winter - so much so that they named their firstborn Snow (love her and her name!). So when I saw this book, 100 Snowflakes to Crochet, I knew exactly who I needed to make some for.
Here are four of the crocheted snowflakes, before they are blocked and hardened.
I love how the rainbow crochet cotton turned out! All of these were made with size 10 crochet cotton.
The book included a diagram to block them on. I traced it four times, covered it with plastic wrap (to not glue the snowflakes to the paper), and taped it to a cardboard box (so pins could be stuck into it).
I dipped the snowflakes into a mixture of half water, half clear Elmer's glue before blocking. This made them stiff and more durable.
One of them is blue, Snow's favorite color!
They took about a day or two to fully dry.
I'm so happy with the results! Hope everyone is having a fantastic winter. I'm looking forward to my friends' annual winter party this weekend. Last year it had just snowed heavily - with perfect snowman-making snow - and I made a snow dragon! =D It was awesome. Have a great weekend, everyone! ~Kell
Labels: crocheting, gifts