The boys and I are in Kuwait now to spend Christmas holidays together with dad, as a family. .
In the time we’ve been away from this country, not much has changed and we seem to fit right in. People do seem to think we are not from here , so we must have changed I guess.Anyways , it feels good to be back.
While dh goes to work, the children and I sit together and watch a movie or each do our own thing in the same room. The one movie we watched and loved was Planes. Made along the lines of the movie Cars. Honestly I liked Cars better but this one is good too. My boys Loved it.
I made this snowflake sometime back . I figured out the pattern from the picture.
This snowflake sprung up on my google feed when I typed crochet Snowflakes while browsing snowflake patterns. And inspired I made up my own pattern as I couldn’t find any pattern for it.
A lovely lady asked me for the pattern . I was worried of the implications of posting something that I figured out from looking at on the net.A little discussion with the ladies at my group put my mind to rest that if the source is credited , its ok.So I thought I will share my version.
So here it is, the inspired Flower Snowflake 🙂
DMC Cotton size 10 thread
Hook 1.5 mm
This pattern is written in American Terms
Ch st = Chain Stitch
Cluster Stitch= For a 4 double crochet Cluster stitch, do each double crochet without completing the the last step, (you would have 2 loops after the first dc, 3 loops on the hook after the second dc, and 4 loops on the hook and 5 loops when all all four dcs are completed. Then yarn over and draw through all the loops. That is the Cluster stitch.
For the beginning cluster, start with 3 ch which would count as the first dc.then continue the cluster stitch, explained above.
Picot=4ch Insert hook in fourth ch from hook, Yarn over and draw though the stitch.(For a bigger picot,5ch)
Row :1 Ch 4 .Join with slip stitch in the first ch to form a circle.
Row :2 Ch 1 , then make 8 SCs into the ring.Join with sl stitch in the first ch.
Row :3 Make the beginning cluster, in the first sc of the previous row, ch 3, cluster in the second sc. Repeat around. Join with sl st on top of the first cluster. (8 (4dc clusters, separated by three chains each
Row :4 Sl st in to the first cluster of the previous row, make a 4 ch picot, then a 5ch picot,a 4 ch picot,in the same space.( Ch4, sl st into the cluster of the previous row,4ch picot, 5ch picot, 4ch picot in the same space ,sl st.) .Repeat ( ) around. Join with sl st in the first cluster of the previous row. Fasten off.