Thursday, December 8, 2011

Crochet: Twine Snowflakes


Call it "theme and variation" but after a bit of experimentation I think I've found what these crochet snowflakes were meant for: cotton twine. I absolutely love them made out of this material! They look so rich--like linen or hemp or flax--yet so humble. And this is a perfect shade of "natural."


I just used regular hardware store twine (which I actually bought at the grocery store), this pattern, a J-hook, and a little more patience than working with yarn.


I made five to start with and am making a garland by stringing them on the twine. (I used a tapestry needle to weave the twine through the middles and then back across the tops so they don't flop over.)


But I also thought they would look fabulous appliqued on an angora pillow--wouldn't they?


And definitely as a present-topper, especially with some burlap.



19 comments:

house full of jays said...

These are so wonderful! The twine looks just perfect. Time to relearn crochet...

Marisa said...

Incredible! Some day, I will crochet.

Pacas said...

They are absolutely gorgeous! I think I'll try it :)

Tonya said...

Beautiful!!! I've already made some in the white sparkle yarn and used them on gifts. Now I'm working on some for the kids' shirts for our Polar Express Christmas party at church. I had already thought of making garland. You are so wonderful for sharing your ideas and pattern! THANK YOU!!! :)

sajuki said...

amazing :)

Susan said...

I like the color of the twine. Was it hard to work with?

Laura said...

These are wonderful...what is their approximate size?
Thanks so much for sharing!

Tara said...

Wow, so beautiful. I may have to do this. They look like vintage lace.

Bari Jo said...

L.O.V.E. it! I just found some little girl shirts to put some pink and white snowflakes on! I hope to finish them soon! This is a great idea to do it in twine... so much fun! Thank you for all the WONDERFUL inspiration! Your pillow looks like a pottery barn pillow - which I LOVE! LOVE the burlap idea for wrapping, too!!! Oh my head is going to explode! Thank you for the fun ideas and inspiration! Merry Christmas! Bari Jo

Corrabelle said...

These are adorable! I'm tempted to try a miniature version with bakers twine!

CrochetBlogger said...

Beautiful take on the popular crochet snowflake!

Anneliese said...

Thanks for the enthusiasm! Twine is a bit more work to work with than yarn because it doesn't slide quite as easily. These finished snowflakes are about six inches across.

Denise L said...

Anneliese, thank you so much for sharing this. I will definitely make this! I am really in to decorating with neutral colors and natural materials so I was really happy to see your post. I like the pillow idea too and will make one. Have a great day, Denise

Peggy said...

Love the snowflake and thanks for the pattern!

Tish said...

Lovely. Had you considered them as coaster?

Anonymous said...

sweet & simple enough! I found some cute crochet stuff also on the little michaels holiday site, you can tell them what you want to see more of, too.

http://michaelscraftroom.com

http://michaelscraftroom.com/blog

Brianna Bell said...

Thanks for this wonderful idea!!

I recently posted a blog called Christmas Gift Ideas and posted some links to blogs that had great ideas. I included a link to this blog post and your blog as well. I hope that's okay with you.

You can see the blog here:
http://thisrookiewife.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-gift-ideas.html

abby said...

hi - want to give props to TipJunkie.com that linked me to your site (baby blanket). but i have been wanting to find an idea to use twine and this found me ♥. thank you. i'll join you. love your blog banner too. best, j.

Lynette said...

I absolutely love the twine snowflakes!! I am making mine to use as coasters for our family Christmas dinner. Am going to try to use a bit heavier to create larger flakes to use as the hotpads. I want our Christmas table to be in burlap and twine with cranberry and black accents! :) Thank you so much for all the inspiration you provide on your sight! There are many more ideas you have that I want to try! Thanks again! You are so blessed with an amazing talent for creativity. You use it well!

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