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Topic: Dreaming of cooler weather! Crocheted snowflakes  (Read 3041 times)
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« on: August 01, 2010 05:47:29 PM »

I ended up with a bit of free time this morning so I just jumped into making snowflakes. I've never really worked with bedspread weight thread nor with clusters, shells and double treble so I learned a lot. lol

My granma crocheted 2 dozen snowflakes for each of her grandchildren which was no small feat given the number of cousins that I have. It is my goal to add a few new flakes every year so that when my kids are grown, I can split my collection into a neat treat for them.

I hope granma is smiling down on me with my first attempt. Goodness knows, she got a giggle or two. Wink

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010 05:49:11 PM »

The bottom piece is supposed to be a dove. My 4 yr old took one look and said "What a cute duck!"...lol
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010 05:49:52 PM »

these are really sweet.  i love the look of them.  i really like the birdie.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010 05:59:25 PM »

Looks cute! What weight thread are you working with? I'm a wuss...I really like 5 (or is it 3....) 10 or smaller makes me nuts.
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010 06:17:10 PM »

I'm not sure Mare. The cover with the weight on it is long gone. Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010 06:28:13 PM »

Love love! Especially the dove! Did you just freestyle the dove? Are you going to make enough to do your whole tree in them?
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010 06:42:36 PM »

Oh no...no freestyle crochet from me! Not yet anyway. Wink

I have a pattern book that I found in a thrift store a couple of years ago that had all three of these patterns.

Our tree is sort of a happy mish mash of ornaments. Thankfully, I don't have to cover an entire tree because we tend to get huge trees. lol
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010 03:19:45 AM »

Ooh, I love those stars! They'll look beautiful on your tree!
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010 06:05:51 AM »

your Grandma will be proud! You did a great job for your first try. are you going to starch them too?
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010 09:14:52 AM »

I love the "duck" Cheesy

It is so nice to see a family tradition being carried on!
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