Let’s keep the momentum of holiday crafting going!!! Here is another Christmas crochet project for table setting, a set of Snowflakes Coasters, perfect for the upcoming festive celebration. You may have already seen the “sneak preview” of them in the Poinsettia Napkin Ring, here is the pattern and tutorial to make yours today!
If you don’t need another coaster, the snowflake itself is self-contained. Just crochet it, then stiffen it with fabric stiffener to uphold the shape, decorate onto anything you want, for example, as an ornament and hang it on your Christmas tree or twig branches; decorate on a featured wall, Christmas card, gift wrap; make a garland out of them, etc…
Besides these small ornaments, blow it up by crocheting with heavier yarn to make a bigger snowflake!!! Sew it on a pillow, fabric tote, wooly pullover, jacket, etc; or, frame it up as a picture for the holiday; or, make a coaster’s similar project – placemat or trivet, etc… You name it!!!
All you need to crochet these beautiful snowflakes coasters are some cotton lace thread, I used double strands of DMC Pearl Cotton Ball size 8, in White, a crochet hook, red felt, and lastly, glue to glue it on the felt. You will need about 15 minutes to make the first snowflakes, however, the timing will improve as you work on the subsequent pieces.
Oh yeah, if you need more blink-blink on your snowflakes, you may add some glitters in the fabric stiffener before brushing it to the snowflakes or sprinkle on it after the brushing.
Hope you enjoy crochet some for this Christmas! More Christmas crafts to come 🙂
- DMC Pearl Cotton Ball size 8, 2, White, double strand
- Synthetic Felt, 2mm thickness, Red, 12″ x 8″
- 4″ Hexagon template, click here to draw your own template with the variable of R=2″, or, you can use 4″ circles as an alternative
- Crochet Hook, 1.75mm
- Quick-dry all-purpose adhesive (clear color), for example, UHU
- Spray bottle or fabric stiffener
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
slst = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
prev = previous
fo = fasten off
Snowflakes Pattern (in American terms)
- Use double strand of DMC Pearl Cotton, size 8, in white. Make a Slip Knot to begin.
- Rnd 1:
ch 2 (this first ch is considered as a base ring of the snowflakes, the second ch is the beginning st of rnd 1), *12 sc in the first ch, slst to the ch stitch at the beginning of the round.
ch3, dc in next stitch, ch5, *skip 1 st, 2dc on next st, ch5, repeat *5 times. slst to the 3rd ch at the beginning of the rnd.
- Rnd 3:
ch 1, *ch9, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 2 sts, sc next 2 sts tog, ch6 slst in 4th ch from hook, ch7 slst in the prev slst st, ch3 slst in the prev slst st, slst in next 2 sts, ch5, sc in second ch from hook, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts, skip 1 ch sts and 1 dc st of prev rnd, sc in next dc sts, 3 sc in the 5-ch space of prev rnd, ch3 slst to the loop of last sc, ch7 slst in the prev slst st, ch3 slst in the prev slst st, 3 sc in the 5-ch space of prev rnd, sc in dc st of prev rnd, repeat * 6 times, slst to the first ch at the beginning of the rnd. fo, hide thread ends.
- Dampen the crochet snowflakes by spraying some water on them or brushing a thin layer of fabric stiffener, adjust the shape and pin it down to an ironing board, leave it dry to block the shape.
Note: Use Martha Stewart Water Resistant Fabric Stiffener if you wish to seal the white snowflakes to protect them from getting stained.
- Assembly: Cut 4″ hexagon felt. You can generate the hexagon template by using this tutorial, or, you can use 4″ circles as an alternative shape.
- Glue the crochet snowflakes on it by using clear quick dry all-purpose adhesive. Press them with heavy books for at least 10 minutes.
Display these beautiful snowflakes coasters on your dining table to welcome your guests with the utmost festive feel.
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