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.
- 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)
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