FREE PATTERN …TWO IN ONE OPEN SHELL SNOWFLAKE/ COASTER…. STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL

I saw a decal snowflake stuck to the glass at one of the shops in the mall . Inspired, I made my own interpretation of the snowflake.

I wanted to keep it as simple as possible and so there are no fancy stitches.

Skill Level:
 
 Easy
 
Materials:
Size 10 thread ( I used a Crochet cotton 2ply satin from a company called Sullivan)
Or 
Sports weight yarn
 
Hook:  1.75 mm/3.75mm
 
This pattern is written in American Terms
 
Stitches:

Ch=Chain

Slst=slipstitch

Sc= Single Crochet

Dc= Double Crochet
 
Shell Stitch= 2dc ch2 2dc
Bigger shell stitch = 3dc ch3 3dv
 
For starting shell, start with 3ch which counts as first dc
 
Picot= 3ch ,insert hook in the third chain from hook, yarn over , draw through the stitch. For a bigger picot, 5ch .
 
Pattern:
 
Round 1: Ch 4, in the 4th chain from hook, make 17 more dc ( count as 18dc). 
                    Pull the tail tight , close with a sl st on to the 3rd chain of the beginning Ch3.
 
Round 2: Ch3, Dc in the same space, Ch2, 2dc, skip2dc, in the next dc, make shell stitch, around .(6 ,shell stitch )
 
Round 3:Sl st in to the ch 2  of the previous round, Ch3,2dc,Ch3,3dc. In the next Ch2 space, make the bigger shell stitch, around. Close with sl st on the 3rd Ch of the beginning Ch3.
 
Round 4:Sl st into the Ch3 sp of the previous row . Ch3, 1dc,3chain picot, 2dc,Ch4, sl st into the 3rd Ch from hook ,(3 ch picot) , Bigger picot, (5ch picot) ,3ch picot, sl st into the first picot base,Ch 1,2dc, Ch3 picot, 2dc, Ch3, dc in the 3rd ch from hook,2dc in the next 3ch space,Repeat around. Finish off , Block.
 
Now for the step by step:
 

Round 1: Ch 4, in the 4th chain from hook, make 17 more dc ( count as 18dc). 

Pull the tail tight , close with a sl st on to the 3rd chain of the beginning Ch3.
Round 2: Ch3, Dc in the same space, Ch2, 2dc, skip2dc, in the next dc, make shell stitch, around .(6 ,shell stitch )
Round 3:Sl st in to the ch 2  of the previous round, Ch3,2dc,Ch3,3dc. In the next Ch2 space, make the bigger shell stitch, around. Close with sl st on the 3rd Ch of the beginning Ch3.
Round 4:Sl st into the Ch3 sp of the previous row . Ch3, 1dc,3chain picot, 2dc,
Ch4, sl st into the 3rd Ch from hook ,(3 ch picot) , 
Bigger picot, (5ch picot) ,
 
3ch picot, sl st into the first picot base,
 
Ch 1,
2dc, Ch3 picot, 2dc, 
Ch3, dc in the 3rd ch from hook,
2dc in the next 3ch space,
Repeat around. Finish off , Block
.
I haven’t gotten around to blocking my snowflakes, but the pattern is here for you make and Enjoy.
Here is the one I made with Bali cotton yarn and 3.75 mm hook into a coaster

Merry Christmas ,my dear friends.

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