Crocheted Snowflake Shapes - Photo © Amy Solovay
If you would like to crochet snowflake shapes like the ones pictured, check out our list of snowflake patterns. We've published a fantastic variety of snowflakes -- some easy, some a bit more challenging.
Easy Crocheted Snowflakes
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One of my favorite crochet techniques: making a symmetrical project that starts in the center, where the second half of the project is a mirror image of the first half. I love these!
But, I HATE the extra loose ends that result from this way of working. I also hate the break in the yarn in the center of the project, that you end up with when you work this way. It's probably really geeky and perfectionist-ic that I'm even concerned with these things -- but I can't help it. I get hung up on details, because I know that it's bunches of little details that make the difference between a stunning finished project, or a mediocre one.
So, when I started mulling over different ways to get over these hurdles, this is what I came up with. It's a technique I mentioned in passing in a couple of my newer patterns, such as the lacy treble shell dishcloth pattern (pictured above.) We now have a brand new tutorial, with pictures, showing you the technique in better detail. I hope you'll find these insights helpful, or at least interesting.
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Shell Stitch - Photo © Amy Solovay
This question arrived by email:
Could you send me some instructions on how to shell stitch, I would love to learn how to do it.
Thank-you very much
Great question, Marilyn!
There are quite a few different ways to crochet shell stitches. Here are links to instructions and free patterns for a variety of shell stitches. I hope you will enjoy them.