Sunday, January 10, 2016

Vida Sunderman's Large Crystal Snowflake

This is the "Large Crystal Snowflake" from Vida Sunderman's book Tatted Snowflakes, though I added picots in the center instead of hanging a crystal there.  Mine looks slightly different from hers (see the cover below; it's the lower left snowflake) due to my picot size.
Large Crystal Snowflake from Vida Sunderman's book Tatted Snowflakes

A comment about the book:  this is one of my favorite snowflake books as it has a lot of very lovely snowflakes.  I'm also grateful it's published by Dover, which means it is both inexpensive and unlikely to go out of print.  But there are two downsides: most patterns do not lend themselves well to using split rings/chains to climb between rounds, and the patterns are not diagrammed.  I've tended to draw diagrams in the margins of my copy.

(Note: in order to insert the cover image I signed up for Amazon's affiliate program, and am supposed to include this text:  “I'm a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to”  My comments about the book are my own, and I am not promoting one retailer over another.)