I hope you look up the instructions on how to make these. They are super simple once you get the hang of them. I am not a person who crochets all the time so I relearn every year. They are great to add on packages as well! Enjoy!
Great Crochet Website
The website where I found these great patterns is called Crochet Mania by Teresa. She has great YouTube videos in the project descriptions that go along with the instructions. Here is the link for Snowflakes I like to do each year. I add them to the tree as well as add them on packages.
Stiffening the Crochet Snowflakes
It is so simple but a little sticky since I use sugar. Here is what I do. I usually wait until I have about 8 snowflakes to stiffen. This amount works well for that amount.
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of hot water or boiling water. I used the water out of our water cooler. Be careful not to burn your fingers!
- Mixed until sugar is dissolved. If water turns cooler before sugar dissolves, try 5 seconds at a time in the microwave.
- When temperature is tolerable (not to burn your fingers). Dip crochet items (snowflakes in this case) to completely soak them
- Squeeze off excess sugar water (try not to wring or extremely distort your item)
- I used a cookie sheet with wax paper on it. Not sure if this is good idea or not. Maybe someone can advise. Seemed to work for me without getting wax on the items. Placed the snowflakes on it and arranged out all the crocheted details.
- Let sit for at least 24 hours to dry. I went back overnight and they still weren't done, I thought I did it wrong. I flipped them so the other side could get air and then I left them to sit longer and the next time I came back, they were stiff as a board.
- Add a yarn or ribbon hanger through one of the openings and then hang on the tree or add to a gift box.
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