Key starting with first white flake on left going clockwise: Taku, Ice Feathers, two white Nymphalidae, turquoise Nymphalidae, red Kaikas, dark blue Daffodil, in center left turquoise Alpine Glacier, and Taku. All patterns by Sainio except Nymphalidae and Daffodil.
My sister gave me the book 100 Snowflakes to Crochet by Caitlin Sainio for my birthday as well as some Nazli Gelin Garden Metallic thread in white. So I was all set to start the snowflake season.
What I like about the book is that all of the snowflakes come with both written instructions and charts! Since I prefer to work from charts I was thrilled. When worked in size 10 thread these turned out a bit small but they are very pretty.
This is pretty, the sparkle thread is loosely plied, a little splitty to work with but I guess it was worth the effort. Older versions of this thread were better. The white snowflakes in the photo above were done in the Garden Metallic. The turquoise ones were also done with older Garden Metallic I had leftover from last year. The sparkle is difficult to capture in photos.
I think Polaris, above, is my favorite of the Sainio snowflakes.
These three snowflakes are from the free pattern Nymphalidae Snowflake by Jessica Wifall. It doesn’t have a chart. But the pattern is a fun one, the last round loops up to form the points. I’d say it’s an intermediate level pattern.
And here is another of my favorite snowflakes, a free pattern called daffodil snowflake. This one might be an easier pattern to make. It has written instructions only.
If you’re interested in more technical information check out my Ravelry projects page. I have listed thread, hook and finished dimensions for each one.
Best wishes for the New Year!