Friday 15 December 2017

Crocheted Snowflakes

Hello!  Welcome to my blog today!  Thanks for dropping by!

Today I have some crocheted snowflakes to share with you. 

Our snow has been melting a lot outside and as I looked at our snowmen displayed on the bookshelf it looked like they needed something to compliment them.

We enjoy winter up here in the Yukon, and this is just a fun addition. 

I bought some new white cotton thread, pulled out my tiny needle (#7 Milward) and got to work. 
There are a ton of wonderful snowflake patterns on Pinterest, but I chose just a few. 

Then I hung up the snowflakes above the snowmen, 
using fishline and a random branch I got from by the wood shed.  

I pulled out a couple of these cool non-marking hangers and stuck them to the log. 
The branch set in the hooks nicely.

One thing to remember when tying fishline is to put the line through the loop twice before pulling tight.  I suppose if I were a fisherwoman I'd know how to do it without thinking.

They make a fun new addition to the hall and our snowmen display. 

It's amazing that these dainty little snowflakes don't take a huge amount of time to create. 
I know that you can block them, glue them and other things, but I for some reason like the softness of them just like this. I did smooth them out with my fingers.  

Thank you for dropping by, and when you have time, 
just think about the amazing detail that God has created in each and every snowflake.  
Such a great God he is!  


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

These are SO pretty!! I haven't tried using the cotton to crochet in years - I'm afraid I'd need one of those magnifying lights to see the stitches lol! What a great idea to hang them like that with the branch and fishing line. It truly is amazing when you catch one of the real ones before it melts and see the Divine detail!

Stephanie said...

Oh Jennifer, I just LOVE your sweet snowflakes! And I agree with Lauren, what a clever idea to hang them from a branch.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hugs!

Danielle Dunn said...

So pretty :)

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Jennifer, you are such a talented lady! I just love your idea of getting the branch and tying the snowflakes to it, such a fun and creative way to brighten up the snowman corner! We are just now starting to collect our snow here, I'm sorry to hear yours is melting! I'm sure you'll get more though, lol! Happy hugs to you today :)

September Violets said...

These snowflakes are just beautiful! I like to hang things I've made from driftwood, and the snowflakes look great hanging from your branch. I searched for knitted snowflakes without much luck. I guess I'll have to learn crochet in order to make some up (not happening). Looks like you have enough yarn there to make an entire blizzard! The nice thing about snowflakes is they can stay up all winter long ;)