Starched Snowflake

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In Germany, crochet resources are everywhere!  It’s pretty neat how you can buy crochet supplies at the grocery store.  There are also crochet magazines and books in a variety of places.  The only problem – the crochet patterns are mostly written as diagrams.

To solve this problem, I recently took a class on Craftsy called “See It, Crochet It.”  In this class, I learned how to read crochet diagrams.  The class itself is a little dull however, I like how the instructor gets to the point.  You must be familiar with a variety of crochet stitches before taking the class.

So, the first diagram I tried to do after I took the class was a “crochet motif” I found on Pinterest.   For the snowflake, I only did 3 rounds of the motif and finished it with a round of single crochets.  Below is an example of a crochet motif.

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To stiffen the snowflake so it sits up on the tree I used laundry starch.  (I’m currently in Germany so I have a German brand!)  I poured a capful of starch into a bowl and added a little water.  I then dipped the snowflake into the starch so it was soaking wet and let it dry flat on a piece of parchment paper overnight.  I don’t read German very well so I didnt follow any instructions.  To my surprise, it worked wonderfully!

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The next challenge will be to try a crochet motif with crochet thread.  I’ll keep you posted!

Until next time,

-AFriendLikeBen-

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