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
Very nice. I am making something similar for the advent calendar.
Cool, I guess we'll have to wait until the 23rd to see it.
On the 23rd I will have some code written for the Arduino...<br><br>Can you program?
Sadly no, but one day I hope to try my hand at working with Arduino.
I guess the <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Twinkle-Twinkle-Little-Star/" rel="nofollow">snowflake</a> idea didn't work...
The star is pretty cool, it would make a nice Christmas tree topper.
Pretty and SO CREATIVE!
That is awesome! I'm a beginning crocheter, how much skill does it take to crochet with wire?
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.
Pretty! You're reminding me of some old wire jewelry I used to make... hmmm...

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