Free Pattern for Large Tosne Snowflake

The time has finally come to publish the pattern for my LARGE TOSNE SNOWFLAKE. As explained in the post for the Small Tosne Snowflake, Tøsne is the Danish term for the heavy, wet kind of snow that you get when it’s not really frosty enough for the snow to stay and even though the Small and Large Tosne Snowflake are not really made as a ‘couple’, they both have a heaviness and compactness about them compared to my Feather Snowflakes or the Starburst Snowflake that I last published.


This is one of the largest snowflakes I have made (along with Large Feather Snowflake and the yet to come Star Web Snowflake).When made with 3-ply linen yarn and a 2 mm hook it measures 13.5 cm from tip to tip when blocked and stiffened. Even though the linen yarn makes the snowflakes firmer it is still necessary to stiffen them if you want them to hang well. I stiffen mine once they are blocked with a mixture of PVA glue and water.

The pattern is given below in both UK and US terms. You can find a guide to the abbreviations on my page Crochet Terms. If you are finding it hard to follow I offer the patterns for the Small Tosne Snowflake, Starburst Snowflake and Large Tosne Snowflake together as a PDF file with a photo tutorial of the Large Tosne Snowflake for a small sum. You can get it in either my Etsy Shop or Ravelry Store. Please remember that these are my designs and my copyright – so please don’t copy and publish the pattern as your own. I would appreciate it if you credit me as the designer and link to my pattern if you sell what you make online – thanks!


Large Tosne Snowflake UK terms

Special Stitch:

Picot: a picot is a series of chain stitches that are joined to form a loop by making a ss to the first chain. A picot can consist of anything from 3 chains and upwards, all formed into a loop by a ss to the first chain. In this pattern you’ll find 4-ch, 6-ch and 8-ch picots. E.g. with a 6-ch picot you ch 6 and ss to the first ch to make a loop.

  • Foundation ring: ch 6, ss in 1st chain to form a ring.

  • Round 1: ch 3 (counts as a tr), 1 tr [ ch 3, 2 tr] x 5 in ring, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch of first 3 ch.

  • Round 2: ss in 1 tr and ch-3 sp, (ch 3 (counts as a tr), 1 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in ch-3 sp, [ skip 2 tr, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in ch-3 sp, ] x 5, skip 2 tr, ss in 3rd ch of first 3 ch.

  • Round 3: ss in 1 tr and ch-3 sp, (ch 3 (counts as a tr), 2 tr, ch 4, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip 4 tr, [(3 tr, ch 4, 3 tr) in ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip 4 tr ] x 5, ss in 3rd ch of first 3 ch.

  • Round 4: ss in next 2 tr and ch-4 sp, work in ch-4 sp: (ch 3 (counts as a tr), 1 tr, 2 dtr, 8-ch picot, 2 dtr, 2 tr), * ch 2, skip 3 tr, 1 dc in ch-2 sp (from round 3), ch 2, skip 3 tr **, work in ch-4 sp: (2 tr, 2 dtr, 8-ch picot, 2 dtr, 2 tr) *, repeat from * to * 5 more times ending at ** the last time, ss in 3rd ch of first 3 ch.

  • Round 5: ss in 1 tr, ch 1, 1 dc in next 2 dtr, * work in 8-ch picot: [2 dc, 6-ch picot, 3 dc, ch 1, 6-ch picot x 3, ss in ch 1 made before 3 6-ch picot, 3 dc, 6-ch picot, 2 dc ], 1 dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 4-ch picot, skip 1 dc, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, 1 dc in next 4 st *, repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting the last 4 dc the last time, 1 dc in last ss from R4, ss in 1st ch. Fasten off and sew in ends.


Large Tosne Snowflake US terms

Special Stitch:

Picot: a picot is a series of chain stitches that are joined to form a loop by making a ss to the first chain. A picot can consist of anything from 3 chains and upwards, all formed into a loop by a ss to the first chain. In this pattern you’ll find 4-ch, 6-ch and 8-ch picots. E.g. with a 6-ch picot you ch 6 and ss to the first ch to make a loop.

  • Foundation ring: ch 6, ss in 1st chain to form a ring.

  • Round 1: ch 3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc [ ch 3, 2 dc] x 5 in ring, ch 3, ss in 3rd ch of first 3 ch.

  • Round 2: ss in 1 dc and ch-3 sp, (ch 3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, [ skip 2 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, ] x 5, skip 2 dc, ss in 3rd ch of first 3 ch.

  • Round 3: ss in 1 dc and ch-3 sp, (ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2 dc, ch 4, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip 4 dc, [(3 dc, ch 4, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp, ch 2, skip 4 dc ] x 5, ss in 3rd ch of first 3 ch.

  • Round 4: ss in next 2 dc and ch-4 sp, work in ch-4 sp: (ch 3 (counts as a dc), 1 dc, 2 tr, 8-ch picot, 2 tr, 2 dc), * ch 2, skip 3 dc, 1 sc in ch-2 sp (from round 3), ch 2, skip 3 dc **, work in ch-4 sp: (2 dc, 2 tr, 8-ch picot, 2 tr, 2 dc) *, repeat from * to * 5 more times ending at ** the last time, ss in 3rd ch of first 3 ch.

  • Round 5: ss in 1 dc, ch 1, 1 sc in next 2 tr, * work in 8-ch picot: [2 sc, 6-ch picot, 3 sc, ch 1, 6-ch picot x 3, ss in the ch made after the 3 6-ch picot, 3 sc, 6-ch picot, 2 sc], 1 sc in next 4 st, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, 4-ch picot, skip 1 sc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, 1 sc in next 4 st *, repeat from * to * 5 more times omitting the last 4 sc the last time, 1 sc in last ss from R4, ss in 1st ch. Fasten off and sew in ends.

It has taken a lot of time and effort (and many cups of coffee!) to develop these patterns and to set up this site and publish them for free. If you would like to see more free patterns I would be grateful if you would consider making a small donation towards my work – every little helps, as they say, and will enable me to keep expanding this site.





I hope you enjoy and have fun making!

 

@ SARAPHIR QAA-RISHI

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