I thought I had missed this month’s Making Winter blog hop, but it’s open until Christmas day, so here is my contribution! Do you need a bit more sparkle? I felt in need of a bit more sparkle this week, and luckily I have a stash of some wonderful DMC Metallics.
These are stranded, just like the embroidery threads, but are a bit more rigid. They aren’t my favourite thread to stitch with, it can be really difficult to get a smooth result, but I have discovered that I love crocheting little designs with them, for their very rigidity.
Today, I made a crocheted snowflake tree decoration. It took 2 skeins of the thread (used complete not split), and a 2.5mm crochet hook.
First, wrap the thread around your finger 10 times.
This is the point at which the first skein ran out. I just added in the new skein by looping it round as the final loop of one of the dcs. Then I held the ends along the chain, and did the next few dcs over the ends. They just get trimmed at the end – no weaving in ends!