Wednesday 3 July 2019

Snow Flurry in July

I had an order for some snowflakes.  It took me a while to make them all but it was a good exercise as it enabled me to revisit several patterns I'd not made for a while and update some of them.

I don't know why but the photo below of them all messy together appealed to me.

Working on Regal caused me to think how useful it is to use both ways of making chains on the same piece - flipped as normal, and reverse order unflipped.  That way you can do all the work looking at the front of your design, and the chains can curve either way depending on the method you choose.  In Regal for example, the chain curves one way before the JK and then the other way after it.

Snowdrop remains one of my favourite of the snowflakes I've designed.  I really like its shape and how it was designed from a real snowflake image and I also really like the fact that it's all tatted in one round.

Étoile du Nord


Ice Queen


(This one really needs a better name!)

Crystal Star




Tatting snowflakes has also made me think that maybe I should try to find time to design a new one for 2019... during the summer... as I'll get busy with studies again in September.  I still feel sad that I didn't design one for 2018.  I can't have two years in a row without a new snowflake design??!

And lastly, don't forget to check the previous post if you're interested in making my new crochet bag as I have a giveaway for which there are still only a few entries!

Best wishes,


  1. Przepiękne śnieżynki.
    Pozdrawiam z Polski :)

    1. Hello! Thank you for your comment. :-)

  2. They’re all beautiful and I do hope you decide to design a new snowflake this year. I missed seeing it last year!

  3. Stunning snowfall!!! I love each flake!! :)

  4. Ein wunderbarer Schneefall. Da kann der Winter kommen.
    Es wäre wunderbar eine neue Schneeflocke für dieses Jahr.
    Die Schneeflocken sind alle sehr schön

  5. How about Filigree for Criss-cross? All are beautiful.

  6. They are, indeed, beautiful! Such a lovely sight to see!

  7. All your snowflakes are beautiful and I have no doubt you will come up with another brilliant desing


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