I cannot think of a better title than the obvious can I? My head's not working today! (is it ever???) Anyway I thought these photos were rubbish but looking at them again today they are not too bad and will suffice for this post. Crocheting snowflakes for my Christmas tree when I should be writing cards, wrapping gifts, picking up lego, making mince pies, tidying up ..... I don't know. I blame it all on lovely Sandra from Cherry Heart and her exquisite snowflake decoration for her mantle piece. She is such an inspiration and is very good at blogging too. She combined coloured little balls with her snowflakes to make a really sweet decoration. She was very kind to include a link to the patterns on Ravelry that she used, my there are loads of variations once you start looking. The one in the above picture is actually from 'Learn to Crochet' by Sally Harding. You can't really see it but there are little beads on the points.
For the first one I used DMC pearl coton no. 5 (an embroidery floss), and then switched to Anchor Aida 6 ply crochet thread and the hook size I choose was a minuscule 1.25.
If I have time I will make more, and anyway I like the idea of making loads and hanging nothing but on the tree for next year, I think it will look really pretty. I will have to start making them in September.
Thank you Sandra for the inspiration. If you want the patterns follow the above link to her blog and then follow her link to the Ravelry patterns.
Have a good one!