Introduction: Wire Snowflake

In this instructable I will show you how I re-purposed some computer wire to crochet a snowflake.  I disassembled an old keyboard a while ago to use for another project. I was happy to be able to put to use the remaining part of that old thing to make a pretty Christmas ornament.  If you don't have an old keyboard to disassemble you can find the wire in other computer cables or from  broken headphone/earphone.

Step 1: What You Will Need

  • Old computer cables or headphone wires etc.
  • Beads
  • Pliers
  • Crochet hook

Step 2: Stripping the Cable

I had some cable left over from an old keyboard that I took apart for another project.  Inside the cable I had four wires plus another which didn't have a plastic covering, this consisted of a bundle of 10 thin wires.  I separated the thin wires into bundles of three and used that to crochet my snowflake.  To connect the wires to make it longer just twist the ends together. 

Step 3: First Round

  • Make a slip knot to start crocheting, I left a bit of a tail so I can add a bead later
  • Ch 4
  • Sl st into first chain
  • Ch 4, add a bead, ch 5
  • *Dc into ring, ch 3 and add bead
  • Ch 3, dc into ring
  • Repeat 3 times from *
  • Ch 3, add bead and dc in the ch 9 (ch4 +5)
You should now have 6 petals with beads at the tips

Step 4: Second Round

  • *Sc to dc post, ch 9, add bead ch1, dc in chain before bead, ch 7, sc around same dc post
  • Ch4, add bead, ch 4, sl st into chain with bead on next petal from round 1
  • Ch4, add bead, ch 4, sc in dc post
  • Repeat from *
  • Tie off
Add a bead in the centre of the snowflake using the tail left from the slip knot make at the start. Add some string to hang your snowflake.

Comments

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blinkyblinky made it! (author)2011-12-02

Very nice. I am making something similar for the advent calendar.

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ChrysN made it! (author)ChrysN2011-12-02

Cool, I guess we'll have to wait until the 23rd to see it.

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blinkyblinky made it! (author)blinkyblinky2011-12-04

On the 23rd I will have some code written for the Arduino...

Can you program?

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ChrysN made it! (author)ChrysN2011-12-04

Sadly no, but one day I hope to try my hand at working with Arduino.

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blinkyblinky made it! (author)blinkyblinky2012-01-07

I guess the snowflake idea didn't work...

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ChrysN made it! (author)ChrysN2012-01-07

The star is pretty cool, it would make a nice Christmas tree topper.

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blinkyblinky made it! (author)blinkyblinky2012-01-07

Thanks.

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bajablue made it! (author)2011-12-03

Pretty and SO CREATIVE!

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ChrysN made it! (author)ChrysN2011-12-03

Thanks!

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Penolopy Bulnick made it! (author)2011-11-30

That is awesome! I'm a beginning crocheter, how much skill does it take to crochet with wire?

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ChrysN made it! (author)ChrysN2011-11-30

It's not much different than using yarn. With the thickness of wire I used it is still quite pliable, with thicker wire it is more rigid and harder to work with. The only trouble I had was if I made a mistake and try to undo stitches the wire tends to kink.

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susanrm made it! (author)2011-11-30

Pretty! You're reminding me of some old wire jewelry I used to make... hmmm...

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