This is the third installment of the Sharing Traditions series that I am hosting on my blog. Today a blogging friend of mine, Alessia, is sharing a sweet crocheting tradition with all of us--if you love to crochet, here is a great tutorial for you!
I’m very excited to write this post for Meagan and for every one of you!
I’m Alessia, I’m 22 and during my free-time I love to crochet. Thank God – and thanks to my grandmother and my mum -, I’ve learnt how to crochet very early (considering that it is an old tradition in my family and I don’t have friends that can crochet!), and I feel very lucky! I hope I will learn a lot of other things like crochet during my life!
During my Christmas holiday I love to fill my home with lots of Christmas decorations. I personally don’t like Christmas trees, however I like decorations inspired to Christmas trees.
Furthermore, this is the very first year I’ve crocheted my entire nativity! I was very excited at the idea to make my handmade nativity and the result is very gratifying and beautiful!
I love making my parents happy by crocheting their Christmas presents. I love making them smile and I love that their gifts are exclusive!
What I love more is personalizing my gifts packages. Today I will show you how to create a Christmas tag, which looks more like a winter tag, so you can use it in different ways! It’s a Snowflake tag! But now…let’s start!
This is what you will need:
- White cotton yarn,
- light blue cotton yarn,
- a crochet hook of an appropriate size,
W H I T E C I R C L E
R1: with white yarn, magic circle, 10 HDC into the circle (10).
R2: 2 HDC in ea st (20).
R3: *1HDC, 2HDC* repeat all the way around (30).
R4: *1HDC, 1HDC, 2HDC* repeat all the way around (40).
R5: *1HDC, 1HDC, 1HDC, 2HDC* repeat all the way around, sl st to join (50). Finish white yarn.
R6: Join light blue yarn at any point around white circle. ch 1, SC in ea st, sl st to join. Finish. Weave in ends.
S N O W F L A K E
R1: with light blue yarn, magic circle, ch 4 (this counts as hdc, ch2) hdc, ch2 (5 times) into the magic circle (6 2-ch spaces)
R2: work into the 6 spaces just created, sl st into the first spaces to the left of your hook, (ch 3, sl st, ch 5, sl st, ch 3, sl st), ch 1, sl st into the next space.
Repeat 4 more times
Ch 1 and sl st into the very first sl st of this round. Finish. Weave in ends.
Sl st into one of the light blue sl, ch 10, sl st into the same st.
I hope that you like it! It would be great also as Christmas decorations for your home or for your Christmas tree.