Well its the most wonderful time of the year and I rather be crocheting. World Series, football and falling leaves and I'd rather be crocheting. Seasons eating, Holiday shopping and I would rather be crocheting.
Do you know what I put off doing? If you said crocheting you would be right. Well I am going to remedy that by dedicating some of my blog posts to my favorite hobby . It would help me blog more often. Beginning this month I'm starting a crochet series 25 days of Crocheted Christmas ornaments. It will consist of free patterns that I find across the web. I will give credit to the designers and links to their pattern.
The 1st one in the series is Sweetie the Snowflake designed by
Sally Ives from http://www.ravelry.com/people/crochetsal there is a free down load available at her Facebook group at this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/379329545500832/383074201793033/
I Crocheted three versions of her using different yarns weights.
Here they are...
Each was finished differently but first let's get to the basics.
You will need a small amount of yarn. It's a great scrap buster project.
The 1st Sweetie is made with worsted weight yarn #4 I used a size g hook.
Google eyes, embroidery floss or paint, and blush for the facial features. I used black and Red markers and I added a little bow.
Sweetie #2 was Crocheted using size 10 crochet thread and steel crochet hook size 6. I also used a small nut (as in nuts and bolts) for the center. I did not have a small o-ring so I tried the nut. It worked but I will be looking for small rings at the craft store. All I did was crochet 8 sc in the center then follow the pattern as written. She was embellished with a simple red flower. I thought it came out very sweet.
Sweetie #3 was made with #LionBrandYarns . The little bom bom brand. They are perfect for ornaments, but any sports weight yarn #3 will do fine. Crochet hook f was used in the sample. I added Snowflake buttons in the center. It does not show up to well in the photograph.
The pattern is fairly easy to follow. When I had start over it was because I messed up on the count. So count carefully. Do not join your rounds. It is worked in a continuous circle. Stitches used are single crochet and chain stitch. I had fun making them. I hope you give them a try.
Happy Crocheting! ♡♡♡