Crochet Patons Snowflake: Version 1


Welcome back to The Crochet Crowd as well as my friends over yarnspirations.com. I’m your host Mikey. Today we are going to work on either snowflake one or two depending on the video. So what we have here is one pattern has two beautiful snowflakes here. You can stiffen those up and this is uh, snowflake number two that you see here with the beautiful points. Just needs a little bit as stiff, stiffener and then you can hang it up. And then also we have snowflake number one just like you see it’s a little more complex. So what we’re going to do in today’s video is either do one or two. So depending on which we are you’re looking at is the one that we’re gonna get involved with today. So this is snowflake one and snowflake number two. Let’s begin working on this pattern together. So this pattern requires us to use Patons Grace and we’re gonna be using a small crochet hook today of 2.75 mm, a US 7 and what we have is the diagrams that are available on page number two. You have the stitch key to be able to follow and what we’re going to do is just follow these around. They’re not very complex as far as like the number of rounds. Uh, for example, you only see that there’s four rounds here on snowflake number two and on number one there’s actually five. So either one is no big deal and we’re gonna be getting started right now. So let’s continue on to snowflake number one. Snowflake number one we’re gonna just start off in the center point and work our way out. These are really not that difficult when you just go piece by piece but when you look at it as a whole it looks a lot more complicated than it truly is and you just gotta spend the time in it. So when you look at it then from a finished project like this it looks like it’s really quite busy. But if you can see that there are six spokes. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. It’s like six pieces of the pie. So once you do the first section of the pie the second section is the same. Its the same flavors going all the way around the pie. So once you get it, then it can stick into your head. So let’s begin to work on snowflake number one. So let’s begin snowflake number one. We’re going to just start off with a slip knot [chuckles] Somebody commented that all my videos start off with a slip knot I’m like it yeah, that’s the way crochet is. So here we go. Let’s chain four. So 1, 2, 3, 4 and let’s slip stitch then to the beginning chain to form the center ring like so. So when you go to start then round number one you wanna keep the stragglers so that it’s around the ring so it gets stuck underneath so you don’t have to worry about sewing anything afterward. So let’s s start round number one. Let’s begin round number one. Now before you speed ahead the way that we’re gonna finish the round is going to be unique. So make sure that you do stick with me to the end of the round or just fast forward to the last section. So you’re just gonna chain up one and in the center of this ring I need you just to put in a single crochet. So each one of these mot, uh, motifs here are six sided. So if that may help you. So once you get your first single crochet, I need you to chain six. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and then go back to the center of the ring in single crochet. You’re gonna continue to do that until you see at least five of these chain six spaces. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and single crochet to the center and then six, so 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and crochet to the center 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 crochet to the center, then crochet to the center. So how many uh, spaces do you see so far? You see a total of four. So it’s do another one so 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and single crochet. So you see that there’s five chain six spaces so the very last space what you’re just going to do then is that you’re gonna chain only three. So 1, 2, 3 and right to the very first one that you started what I need you to half double crochet over there and what this does is that puts you right into the center of one of those spaces which is where you need to be then to start round number two. So right where you are starting now, you’re going to then just chain up one and single crochet into the same chain six space. So we’re immediately going to jump to the next chain six space. In order to get there you have to chain two to jump and then once you’re in the chain six space which I’m about to do you just go in and single crochet first and then chain three. So 1, 2, 3, and single crochet into that chain six again. So each of the chain six spaces have a single crochet, chain three, single crochet. In order to jump to the next space you have to only chain two. So just chain two and then go to the next chain six space. So single crochet, chain three and single crochet and then how many chains do you need to do the jump. That’s right, it’s two and then in the chain six space you’re gonna single crochet and then how many chains. If you said three that’s the right answer and then single crochet back in and then jump. So chain two to jump. So 1, 2, 3, I’m in the chain six space, single crochet in and then chain two to jump, 1, 2, 3 I’m in the chain six space again and then single crochet to jump. So you just gotta watch to where you started this. So this here is the last chain six space. So I have to chain two to get there and then single crochet but watch how I finish this round. So when I go to finish this round all I’m just going to do then is that I am going to chain three. So 1, 2 and 3 and then slip stitch it to the beginning one and then we’re gonna start then the next round which is round number three. So let’s begin round number three. You’re gonna start off and chain three counts as a double crochet and you’re gonna double crochet in that same space. So that was partial of a spoke that you need to do. So you’ll finish that spoke when you get back around. So to jump to the next chain three space right over here you’re going to chain two and then start in that chain three space and now you’re going to apply a full one. So you’re gonna do two double crochet first, 1 and 2 and then chain three, 1, 2, 3 and then two double crochet. So to get to the next one that you need to do you need to chain two to get there and then just apply your two double crochet and then chain three, so 1, 2, 3 and two double crochet. Chain two to jump and then again two double crochet to start, chain three and two double crochet, 1, 2. Go to the next chain three space so it’s two double crochet, chain three, two double crochet. So, do you understand like it’s just a repeating of the slices of pie? It’s actually not a hard pattern when you break it down piece by piece. So two double crochet, chain three and two double crochet, chain two to jump. So this is where I started so the very final one I’m gonna put in two double crochet first. Okay, and then all I just need to do is chain three and then join it to the top of the chain three that I started with and that will conclude off that round. This is around number three. So two more rounds to go for this snowflake number one. So let’s begin round number four. We need to slip stitch to the chain two space. So let’s slip stitch over to the next double crochet and then go right into the chain two space and then that’s where we’re going to start. We’re gonna chain up one and then single crochet into the same one and then chain three. So 1, 2, 3. This is a really easy round. So I’m not gonna take you through the whole thing. So then you’re just gonna go in this chain three space that is in between those double crochets and you’re just gonna apply three double crochet this time. So 1, 2, and 3 and then chain three. So 1, 2, 3 and double crochet in the same space. So if you can remember the number three the three is the key factor on this one. So once you’ve done that chain three and single crochet into the next chain two space. I’ll show you one more piece. So chain three and then in the chain three space that is in between you’re going to put in three double crochet, 1, 2 and 3 and then chain three. So 1, 2, 3 and then three double crochet in there. Okay, and then once you’re finished that chain three and then single crochet into the chain two space. So please do that all the way around. This is round number five or sorry round number four, and then we’re gonna move on to round number five which will then be the conclusion of the snowflake and then you can add your stiffener and make this an ornament in your home. So I’m coming to the last point here and I got my three double crochet, chain three, three double crochet in order to get back to where I had started I have to chain three and then just slip stitch it and I have one more round to do and this would be the fifth round. This one is a little more complex, but it’s really not that hard. It’s just a matter just let’s take it slowly and we’ll work at it section by section. So back to the diagram we go. So we’re gonna be starting off and we’re gonna be chaining a total of five. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. We’re going to rotate in the diagram visually here clock or counterclockwise. We’re then going to single crochet into the first double crochet and then chain five and then come to the chain three space and we’re going to single crochet, chain two. We’re gonna do a picot and then chain two and single crochet back into that same one. We’re then going to chain five and come to the other side here to the double crochet and then chain two and then double crochet down into here. Do you see that? So it’s just a matter just following it exponentially or sorry just following it incrementally I should say as we’re gonna go all the way around. So let’s just take it slow and let’s get you started today. Okay, so right where were sitting when we left you we’re gonna start up nice and slow. So we’re gonna chain five so 1, 2, 3 that’s your double crochet and 4 and 5 is your chain two space. Come to the first double crochet that you’re about to run into and single crochet and then chain five, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Now come to the chain three space which is on the end of the spoke and single crochet. And now we’re gonna do a picot. So we’re gonna chain two to start so 1 and 2 and what I would do is just pinch it right on the second one and then go 3, 4, 5. That’s how I would count it in my head and right where my thumb is pinching that I’m just gonna move it out of the way and I’m just gonna insert in and then yarning over and pulling it through and through and there is my picot and then I’m gonna chain two. So 1 and 2 and then single crochet back in there. I’m gonna show you one more slice of the pie before I let you go with this one. Then I want to chain five. So 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and come to the last double crochet that is existing on that spoke. So we’re now gonna come in between the spokes here we’re gonna chain two and then double crochet in the single crochet down there. And then chain two and then we’re gonna begin again. So right here is where we’re going to apply the first double, double crochet is gonna be a single crochet and then chain five, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. In the tip of the spoke in the chain three you’re gonna single crochet and we’re gonna do our picot. So here’s how I want you to count it. I want you to count 1, 2 pinch, 3, 4, 5 and right where you pinched it is where you’re gonna stick your hook. So just move your thumb out of the way and insert into that chain right where that is and yarning over through and through. And now to finish it chain two and single crochet into that same spot. And now chain five, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and then single crochet in the chain or sorry, in the double crochet, the last one and now we’re coming in between the spokes again. So chain two and double crochet in the single crochet down here and then start all over again. So we’re just gonna double crochet that one and start again as we go into another spoke. So if you look at it here from this perspective you’re building it out. So continue to do this all the way around. Just reverse this video back at this point if you need more help and then I will see you at the end of this round to finish off this particular snowflake for today. So I’m just gonna finish up this one here. So come all the way back around. Don’t forget the chain two and then just join it to the third chain up. And uh, just like that. So once you just stiffen it up, you can really see the shaping of it pretty good. I’m actually a little looser than it was last time. I think it’s because you know, I’ve been through the pattern already. So to finish off these loose ends that you don’t have them falling out on you just simply trim your yarn. If you went up over top of the middle like you should have then you should be able to cut that out without having to use a tapestry needle. But if you’re going to use this in any capacity, I would just run it through a tapestry needle three times. So just run it through some of the stitch work. So 1 and make sure that you don’t alter it by pulling it too tight and then 2 and then finally at 3rd time is a charm as always well at least here on The Crochet Crowd it is. Okay, and maybe I can actually just put this back onto my … these uh, particular tapestry needles I really don’t like them. I should just switch it out. I just find that its so loose it just falls out. Nobody likes a loose tapestry hook. [laughing] Okay, so, see it just fell out again so after the third time we can just safely trim out your loose ends and then you can stiffen it if you want to. This also could be a nice thing for putting on a plant or something small. Oh, you know what? I’m gonna use this for um, the soap container for my kitchen. Yeah, that’d be awesome. So until next time it’s Mikey on behalf of The Crochet Crowd as well as my friends over at yarinspirations.com. Bye, bye 👋