Red Heart Super Saver Snowflake Sweet Treat Wrapper

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by Nancy Anderson, Red Heart

Red Heart Super Saver Snowflake Sweet Treat Wrapper

Present a gift of food with the clever Red Heart Super Saver Snowflake Sweet Treat Wrapper! We’ve shown one on a clear food container and using Aruba Sea, Soft White and Cherry Red yarns, but you can use them however you please! Mix and match the two widths of bands with the two snowflake designs in whatever colors suit you.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 8 sts and 7 rows sc (2 inch) to crochet Snowflake Motif 1, a snowflake that measures 4 inch in diameter. Use a gauge of 8 sts and 7 rows sc (2 inch) to crochet Snowflake Motif 2, a snowflake that measures 3-1/2 inch in diameter. Models fit 17-1/2 inch x 14 inch clear plastic grocery store bakery container. Add or subtract chain stitches and rows as necessary to fit own container. Be sure to check your gauge. If the hook listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge. Download template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere. Notes: This snowflake inspired gift wrapper is a fast and easy project designed to be used as both a decorative embellishment and a securing strap for food containers as well as jars. Snowflake motifs and strap band widths and color designs can be mixed and matched in a variety of ways. Furthermore, snowflakes can be made easily removable for use as a tree decoration by simply tying the motif onto the band, rather than sewing. Or leave the snowflake motif off entirely. To get a custom fit, plan your design using the dimension of your container and a gauge swatch. Using a tape measure wrapped all the way around the container or jar to be used record the measurement and subtract 1 – 2 inch to allow for negative ease. This will insure a tight fit. Determine the number of starting chains required based upon your gauge swatch and number of sts per inch compared to the container dimensions. Straps are worked in rows and overlapped about 1/2 inch (or more as needed) and seamed together. Band should fit tightly over the container to prevent slipping off and to aid in securing the food container top.
  • 2
    Snowflake Motif 1 (looped spokes): With Aruba Sea, make an adjustable ring. Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc—6 sc. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join with a slip st in first sc—12 sc. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, ch 2, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, ch 2; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc—6 ch-2 spaces. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, skip next st, sc in next st, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space, *skip next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc—6 ch-2 spaces. Round 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, (slip st, ch 7, slip st) in next ch-2 space, skip next sc, *sc in Round of next 3 sts, (slip st, ch 7, slip st) in next ch-2 space, skip next st, sc in each of next 3 sts; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc—6 ch-7 loops. Round 6: Ch 1, slip st in first st, slip st in each of next 2 sts, ([3 sc, ch 3] 3 times, 3 sc) in next ch-7 space, *slip st in each of next 3 sc, ([3 sc, ch 3] 3 times, 3 sc) in next ch-7 space; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc—18 ch-3 spaces. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Repeat using more Aruba Sea, Soft White and Cherry Red for desired number of snowflake motifs. The amount of yarn will need ultimately depends on how many snowflakes you wish to make and how wide your food containers are.
  • 3
    Snowflake Motif 2: With Aruba Sea, desired color, make an adjustable ring. Round 1: Ch 1, 6 sc in ring; join with a slip st in first sc—6 sc. Round 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around; join with a slip st in first sc—12 sc. Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, ch 3, *sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, ch 3; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc—6 ch-3 spaces. Round 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next st, skip next st, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space, *skip st, sc in each of next 2 sts, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc—6 ch-3 spaces. Round 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, (slip st, [ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in Round of next 2 ch, slip st in ch-3 space] twice in next ch-3 space, *skip next st, sc in each of next next 3 sts, (slip st, [ch 4, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in Round of next 2 ch, slip st in ch-3 space] twice in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
  • 4
    Wet finished motif, flatten and straighten snowflake spokes, allow to dry.
  • 5
    For extra flattening, cover damp motif with waxed paper and place heavy book on top until motif is dry. Optional: Spray with laundry starch to stiffen as desired.
  • 6
    Wrapper Band (wide version): Directions are given for a container with a 17-1/2 inch circumference. Adjust size to fit own container as indicated in the pattern notes. Specific color patterns of samples are found after pattern directions.
  • 7
    With Row 1 color, ch 62. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across—61 sc. Row 2: Rotate to work across end of Row 1, ch 1, work 3 sc in row-end sc; rotate to work across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, turn—64 sc. Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), hdc in first 61 sts, working around the end, 2 sc in each of next 3 sts, hdc in each of last 61 sts, turn—128 sts. Row 4: With designated color, ch 2, hdc in each of first 61 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 sts, 2 hdc in each of next 2 sts, hdc in each of last 61 sts—132 hdc. Fasten off. Row 5: With right side facing, join Row 5 color with a slip st in first st or Row 4, ch 1, sc in each of first 63 sts, [2 sc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, sc in each of last 63 sts—135 sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
  • 8
    Wide Wrapper Band Color Sequences: Wide Version A: Rows 1-3: Aruba Sea. Row 4: Soft White. Row 5: Cherry Red. Pictured with Snowflake Motif 1 in Soft White.
  • 9
    Wide Version B: Row 1-4: Soft White. Row 5: Aruba Sea. Middle Accent: Two strands of Cherry Red held together as one. Pictured with Snowflake Motif 1 in Cherry Red.
  • 10
    Wide Version C: Row 1-4: Cherry Red. Row 5: Aruba Sea. Middle Accent: Two strands of Soft White held together as one. Pictured with Snowflake Motif 2 in Aruba Sea.
  • 11
    Narrow Wrapper Band: Directions are given for a container with a 17-1/2 inch in circumference. Adjust size to fit own container as indicated in the pattern notes. Specific color patterns of samples are found after pattern directions.
  • 12
    With Row 1 color, ch 66. Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across—65 sc. Row 2: Rotate to work across end of Row 1, ch 1, work 3 sc in row-end sc; rotate to work across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in each ch across, turn—68 sc. Row 3: With designated color, ch 1, sc in each of first 65 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of last 65 sts, turn— 135 sc. Fasten off. Join Row 4 color. Row 4: With Row 4 color, ch 1, sc in each of first 66 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of last 66 sts. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
  • 13
    Narrow Version A: Row 1-2: Soft White. Row 3: Aruba Sea. Row 4: Cherry Red. Pictured with Snowflake Motif 1 in A.
  • 14
    Narrow Version B: Row 1-3: Cherry Red. Row 4: Snow White. Pictured with Snowflake Motif 2 in Soft White.
  • 15
    Narrow Version C: Row 1-3: Aruba Sea. Row 4: Cherry Red. Middle Accent: Two strands of Soft White held together as one. Pictured with Snowflake Motif 2 in Cherry Red.
  • 16
    Finishing: Middle Accent (optional): Thread 2 strands of designated yarn onto yarn needle, weave through the holes created by working both sides of the starting ch, in the center of the finished band. Secure the yarn ends neatly on wrong side of band. Wrap band tightly around gift container and pin ends, overlapping the rounded edge about 1/2 inch or more as needed. Sew through both layers neatly around the curved end to prevent puckers when band is stretched. Likewise, turn the band inside out and sew the loose opposite end to the underneath side of the band. Weave in ends.
  • 17
    With matching color yarn, sew snowflake over the overlapped portion of the band or thread yarn through the band and the centered snowflake and tie on with a bow for easy removal for use as tree decoration. Alternatively, leave motif off, weave yarn along center and tie in small yarn bow.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Aruba Sea 104467866
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Soft White 104212435
  • Red Heart Super Saver Yarn Cherry Red 104212439
  • Susan Bates Crochet Hook Crystalites Size G-6 104236386
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 17-1/2 inch x 14 inch Food Container (see instructions for adapting to different size Food Containers)
  • Susan Bates Split Lock Stitch Count Markers 104236460
  • Spray Bottle and Water
  • Spray Starch (optional)
  • Wax Paper and Heavy Book (optional)
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