A delicate victorian icicle in crochet – (time to get started on needlework to trim your tree…)

I love these and the snowflake patterns that will be here soon. Some years I’ve been ambitious (obsessed? compelled?) enough to crochet a blizzard of snowflakes and icicles to cover my tree.

What I can’t find – and I’m hoping someone here can help me?- is an old pattern I used to have for crochet lace covers for glass Christmas tree balls. They were lacey, letting a lot of the glass ball show through – and so pretty. Has anyone seen these around?

Here’s the pattern for the icicles

crochet thread in white or off-white, green and rose
Steel crochet hook size 5.
Measurements: approx. 6″

Row 1: With white or off-white, ch 37 loosely, sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. ( 36 sc ).

Row 2: Ch 4, turn, 5 tr in each of next 11 sc, 4 dc in each of next 12 sc, 3 sc in each of last 12 sc.

Row 3: Ch 5, turn, sl st in first sc, ( ch 3, skip next st, sl st in next st ) across to turning ch, ch 3, sl st in top of turning ch, ch 3, sl st around turning ch, ch 3, sl st in same sc as first 5 tr group, fasten off.

With Rose make 3 Berries and glue to small triple leaf to form a bouquet.

Twist Icicle in an even spiral and pull downward gently to stretch.

Floral Decorations

Berries ( make 3 ):
Rnd 1: Leaving a longer end for gathering, ch 2, 8 sc in second ch form hook, do NOT join but place marker.

Rnd 2: Holding beginning end of front of work, sc in each sc around, sl st in next sc, fasten off. Thread sewing needle with longer end from beginning of work and weave through back lps of each st, pulling firmly to close.

Small Triple Leaf:
Rnd 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in fourth ch from hook, join with sl st to top of beg ch. ( 12 ).

Rnd 2: Ch 6 loosely, sc in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in same st as joining and in next 3 dc, * ch 6 loosely, sc in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sl st in next 4 dc * rpt from * once more, fasten off.

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