I was browsing Pinterest yesterday evening, came across some adorable gift tag embellishment options, and thought “I really need to come up with something like this–and soon!” Coincidentally I had a conversation with a friend this morning, and she mentioned that the flower from my Victorian Blush Muffler would be cute in other projects, and , Ta-da!, the Victorian Blush ornament/gift tag idea was born! These dainty “snowflakes” (which are really flowers), will add a touch of old-fashioned charm to your tree or gifts this holiday season.
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2.75mm hook for an ornament
1.5mm (#8) steel hook for a tag
20-25 yards Aunt Lydia’s #10 Crochet Thread in White, or color of your choice, per ornament.
needle for weaving in ends
Ornament hooks (optional)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
2 dc cluster = dc2tog in the same stitch.
BPsc = back post single crochet
Gauge is not particularly important for these–they look cute in a variety of sizes.
Approximately 2.75″ to 3″ wide using a 2.75mm hook, or 2 1/4″ across using a 1.5mm hook
-You can use this pattern to make gift tags as well as ornaments. I’d suggest using a smaller hook for the tags and a larger hook for the ornaments, but really it’s up to you. My gift tag came out to be 2 1/4″ across with I used #10 thread and a 1.5mm steel hook.
You could try using #20 or #30 cotton thread and a smaller steel hook if you want really tiny “snowflakes”. Likewise, you could use a 4mm (G) hook and #2 sport weight yarn to make larger “snowflakes”.
ch 4, join to first ch with sl st, forming a circle
Round 1: ch 1, 12 sc in circle. Join with sl st to first sc (12)
Round 2: ch 1, 2 dc cluster in same stitch as join, ch 1 * 2 dc cluster, ch 1 in next stitch* Join with sl st to first dc cluster (24)
Round 3: ch 1, sc in top of dc cluster, 2 sc in ch 1 space from previous round *sc in top of dc cluster, 2 sc in ch 1 space from previous round* Join with sl st to first sc (36)
Round 4: [hdc, 2 dc] in first stitch, [2 dc, hdc] in the next, sl st in the next *[hdc, 2 dc] in first stitch, [2 dc, hdc] in the next, sl st in the next* (12 petals) Note: your edge will be rippled and not lay flat. This is ok.
Round 5: ch 2, skip stitch, BPsc around next 4 stitches, skip 3 stitches *BPsc around next 4 stitches, skip 3 stitches* Join with sl st to first BPsc (48)
Round 6: skip stitch, 5 dc in the next, skip stitch, sl st in the next *skip stitch, 5 dc in the next, skip stitch, sl st in the next* (12 shells)
Once you get to the end of round 6 you can either chain 10 and slip stitch back into the same stitch to create a small loop to hang your tag or ornament from, or you can use an ornament hook to hang it from instead.
Fasten off, and weave in ends
String your tree with lights, and/or garlands. Slip ornaments over the tips of the branches. Turn tree lights on, and bask in the glow of Peace on earth, goodwill toward men. ♥
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