Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ROLL STITCH SNOWFLAKE PATTERN



Back about 10 years ago I was designing patterns for a company that was publishing leaflets that featured the roll stitch.  I came across this little snowflake in my design notebook and decided to add a couple of variations to it and share it with you.  It takes very little thread and works up in a snap.  You can stiffen it using a commercial stiffener and add a hanger for an ornament or gift tag hanger, or you can skip the stiffener and stitch it to a sweater, jacket or stocking as an accent.  The roll stitch can be a bit tricky to make at first......but keep trying and before you know it you will have mastered it. 

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ROLL STITCH SNOWFLAKE (3 variations)

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Finished size: 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 2 1/2"

Materials used:

size 10 thread, white
size 8 crochet hook
commercial fabric stiffener (optional)

Stitches and terms used and their abbreviations:

round = rnd
chain = ch
stitch = st
roll stitch = rs
slip stitch = sl st
single crochet = sc
loop or loops = lp or lps
picot = no abbreviation used
skip = sk

special stitches:

roll stitch (rs): Yo 12 times (wrap yarn loosely around hook, keeping wraps even), insert hook in st indicated and pull up lp, yo, and pull through all lps on hook, ch 1.

picot: sl st in 3rd ch from st.




VARIATION #1

Rnd 1: ch 4, rs 12 times in the 4th ch from hook.  sl st in top of first rs to join. 
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each rs around.  Sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 3: [ch 3, picot, sl st in next st, ch 5, picot, ch 2, sk next st, sl st in next st] around.  Finish off. 




VARIATION #2

Rnd 1: ch 4, rs 12 times in the 4th ch from hook.  sl st in top of first rs to join. 
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each rs around.  Sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 3: [ch 3, picot, sl st in next st, ch 7, picot, ch 4, sk next st, sl st in next st] around. Finish off.




VARIATION #3

Rnd 1: ch 4, rs 12 times in the 4th ch from hook.  sl st in top of first rs to join. 
Rnd 2: ch 1, 2 sc in each rs around.  Sl st in first sc to join.
Rnd 3:[ch 3, picot, sl st in next st, ch 5, picot, ch 2, sk next st, sl st in next st, ch 3, picot, sl st in next st, ch 7, picot, ch 4, sk next st, sl st in next st] around.  Finish off.