May 18, 2021   2:21am

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Snowflakes fast! Knit, crochet or learn how …

The crocheted snowflakes above and the info below is from the founder of, Val Love. You may have seen her designs in magazines like Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Creative Knitting.

Here’s a quick-to-do last minute snowflake pattern for tying to your gift wrap, keeping kids busy with a new hobby, decorating your Christmas tree and table … not to mention a great way to pass the time flying, riding or at home relaxing. And if you want to learn to knit or crochet or are already an intermediate, you’ll be surprised how much you can accomplish with the instructions and patterns provided here …

Forgotten how? Want to learn?
You can get — at no charge — right or left hand instructions for knitting and crocheting as well as patterns on line as listed below. (Tip: if you are left-handed with right-handed instructions, work in front of a small mirror.) You also can arrange a beginner or refresher class with your local yarn shop, who usually has an excellent selection of instruction books and patterns by independent designers for all skill levels.

Here’s where to go online for:

NOTE from snoety: Val’s focus at is on original designs tailored to your specific skill level. Along with the above websites, her work is available at your local yarn shop.

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