Wire Snowflake

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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.

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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.

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    PamJ30

    Question 1 year ago on Step 1

    How does one add a bead when only using 1 strand of wire?

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    ChrysNPamJ30

    Answer 1 year ago

    It should work the same with 1 strand wire if you find beads with large enough holes.

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    PamJ30

    Question 1 year ago on Step 1

    Can high guage work with this project? What size hook is used?

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    ChrysNPamJ30

    Answer 1 year ago

    For this project I used a 2.50 hook, I haven't tried it with a higher gauge wire, I imagine it would work provided the wire is flexible enough.

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    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

    7 years ago on Introduction

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