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Candy Cane Snowflake Square FREE PATTERN

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Hello, and congratulations- You have almost made it through ALL of 2020! This year has flown by in some ways, and also feels like it was 5 years long at the same time. Good grief, huh? The good news is we are just DAYS away from kicking 2020 in the crotch and moving on to see what surprises lie ahead in 2021.

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I'm so overjoyed that I was asked to participate in the Hope in the Holidays CAL hosted and organized by my friend Claire at Bear Rye. I had so much fun designing my square and chatting with the other designers. I hope you have been able to make some new yarn friends during this Crochet-A-Long as well, because I have found that one of the greatest parts of staying home almost all year playing with yarn has been all of the new friendships I have made with people all over the world who speak the same language- crochet. Seriously, if everyone in the world could grab a hook and some yarn, I think we could achieve world peace. And I don't know about you, but I could use some peace in my life right about now!

My square is called the Candy Cane Snowflake, so named because I wanted to make a snowflake and also utilize some striping to resemble a candy cane. (Yes, I am very clever when it comes to naming patterns, I know).

 

I used a lot of different stitches and techniques for this square, and I hope that you will have so much fun learning new techniques. One of the most frequent stitches used in the square is hdc3l, or half-double crochet in the 3rd loop. My friend Nicky at Avery Lane Creations has an awesome tutorial for this technique HERE, so make sure you check it out if you get stuck!

You can snag your PDF of the pattern below, and make sure you enter the code CandyCane at checkout in order to get it for FREE. Please note, the download link will be emailed to you, so make sure you enter your correct email address when prompted. If you are worried about your privacy, I get it. I am a one-woman operation and I have exactly zero desire to come to your house or mail you something, but if you are hesitant to enter your real name or address, you can fudge those details. You will find the space to enter the discount code on the payment screen above the field where you would enter your credit card information.

Straight Hooked Candy Cane Snowflake Square

Candy Cane Snowflake Square- FREE Pattern

Materials:

5mm crochet hook

Knit Picks Mighty Stitch Worsted Weight in 3 colors:

Black (Color A)

Silver (Color B)

Love Letter (Color C)

Scissors

Finishing needle

Stitch markers

 

Abbreviations:

mr- magic ring

ch- chain

sc- single crochet

hdc- half double crochet

hdc3l- half double crochet in the 3rd loop (Find a great tutorial HERE)

dc- double crochet

dc3l- double crochet in the 3rd loop

htc- half treble crochet

tc- treble crochet

slst- slip stitch

fpdc- front post double crochet

fptc- front post treble crochet

fptc5tog- front post treble crochet 5 together

rnd- round

sk- skip

sp- space

 

Special Stitches:

Reverse Slip Stitch (reverse slst)

Remove hook from loop, insert hook into 1st st of round by inserting from the back of your square. Pull last loop of round through.

Straight Hooked reverse slst

 

Notes:

This pattern is worked in the round.

The ch 1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.

All chs in a round are counted at the end of row counts.

Each round will indicate whether you are to skip the st behind your fptc or not to skip

Your first st in each round will go in the same st as your slst from the previous round

 

Pattern Instructions:

Rnd 1. (Using Color A) Begin with mr, ch 1, hdc 6 into mr, slst to first hdc, tighten mr (6)

Rnd 2. ch1, 2hdc in each st, slst to 1st hdc (12)

Rnd 3. *ch3, sk 1st st, sc in next st*, repeat from *to* 5 times, slst around first ch3, joining Color B (24)

Rnd 4. (Using Color B) ch1, *3sc in ch 3 sp, sc in sc*, repeat from *to* 5 times, slst to 1st sc (24)

Straight Hooked Candy Cane Snowflake Round 4 complete

Rnd 5. ch1, *fptc around hdc from rnd 1, sc 4 (do not skip any sts on this round)*, repeat from *to* 5 times, slst to 1st fptc, joining Color C (30)

Rnd 6. (Using Color C) ch1, *2hdc in top of fptc, hdc 4*, repeat from *to* 5 times, reverse slst to 1st hdc, join Color B (36)

Rnd 7. (Using Color B) ch1, hdc3l 2, *fptc around fptc from rnd 5, hdc3l 6 (do not skip any sts on this round)* repeat from *to* 4 times, fptc around fptc from rnd 5, hdc3l 4, slst to 1st hdc3l, joining Color C (42)

Rnd 8. (Using Color C) ch1, *2hdc, hdc 6*, repeat from *to* 5 times, reverse slst to 1st hdc, join Color B (48)

Rnd 9. (Using Color B) ch1, 2hdc3l, hdc3l, *fptc around fptc from rnd 7, sk next st, hdc3l 3, fptc around same fptc from rnd 7, do not sk next st, hdc3l 2, 2hdc3l*, repeat from *to* 4 times, fptc around fptc from rnd 7, sk next st, hdc3l 3, fptc around same fptc from rnd 7, sk next st, slst to 1st hdc3l, joining Color C (54)

Straight Hooked Candy Cane Snowflake Round 9 complete

Rnd 10. (Using Color C) ch1, *2hdc, hdc 8*, repeat from *to* 5 times, reverse slst to 1st hdc, join Color B (60)

Rnd 11. (Using Color B) ch1, *fptc around last fptc from rnd 9, do not sk next st, hdc3l 5, fptc around next fptc from rnd 9, sk next st, hdc3l 4*, repeat from *to* 5 times, slst to 1st fptc, joining Color A. (66)

Rnd 12 (Using Color A) ch1, *2hdc, hdc 10*, repeat from *to* 5 times, reverse slst to 1st hdc, join Color B (72)

Rnd 13. (Using Color B) ch1, hdc3l 2, *fptc5tog around fptc from rnd 11, do not sk next st, hdc3l 6*, repeat from *to* 10 times, fptc5tog around fptc from rnd 11, hdc3l 4, slst to 1st hdc3l and slst 2 moving your hook to the first fptc5tog, join Color A (84)

Rnd 14. (Using Color A) ch1, hdc 2, sc 6, hdc 2, dc 2, htc 2, tc, *(tc, ch2, tc in next st), tc, htc 2, dc 2, hdc 2, sc 6, hdc 2, dc 2, htc 2, tc*, repeat from *to* 2 times, (tc, ch2, tc in same st), tc, htc 2, dc 2, slst to 1st hdc (96)

Rnd 15. ch1, hdc 16, fpdc, (hdc, ch2, hdc in ch2 sp), *fpdc, hdc 20, fpdc, (hdc, ch2, hdc in ch2 sp)*, repeat from *to* 2 times, fpdc, hdc 4, reverse slst, join Color C (104)

Rnd 16. (Using Color C) ch1, hdc3l 16, fpdc, hdc3l, (hdc, ch2, hdc in ch2 sp), *hdc3l, fpdc, hdc3l 20, fpdc, hdc3l, (hdc, ch2, hdc in ch2 sp)*, repeat from *to* 2 times, hdc3l, fpdc, hdc3l 4, reverse slst, join Color B (112)

Rnd 17 (Using Color B) ch1, dc3l 16, fpdc, dc3l 2, (4dc in ch2 sp), *dc3l 2, fpdc, dc3l 20, fpdc, dc3l 2, (4dc in ch2sp)*, repeat from *to* 2 times, dc3l 2, fpdc, dc3l 4, slst to 1st dc3l, finish off and weave in all ends. (120)

Straight Hooked Candy Cane Snowflake Square complete

 

The ad-free PDF has more detailed tutorial photos, so grab your copy HERE!

I hope you had lots of fun making this square. I know your blanket is turning out BEAUTIFULLY!

Until next time,

Happy Hooking!

~Malena

 

 

 


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