These icicle ornaments seem to be one of my more popular posts so I thought I would go ahead and post the pattern. Let’s see if I can get it right. It’s really quick and easy, the icicle is shaped by wrapping it around a pencil.
Crochet Icicle Ornaments
size 10 crochet thread (Aunt Lydia’s white/pearl)
size 2 steel crochet hook
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in ea ch across (79 hdc).
Row 2: Ch 2, Turn. Sk first st, hdc in each of the next 77 hdc. Continue to hanger instructions.
Hanger: hdc in top of the next st, ch 25, sl st at base of first sc of first row. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Pour some commercial stiffener in a bowl, or a mixture of 2/3 cup white glue and 1/3 cup water. Depending on how stiff you want your icicle, you can add a bit of water to the stiffener. I just add a teaspoon or two of water because I don’t like really stiff icicles. I like a little give to them.
Saturate the icicle in the stiffener. Gently squeeze out the excess stiffener. Wrap the icicle around a pencil. I pin the hanger to the eraser of the pencil and then wind the icicle around the pencil. I place a stick pin where the hanger and the first wind meet and another one at the bottom to hold the piece in place.
Place on a towel to dry. Don’t forget to rotate every few hours or so, otherwise your icicle may stick to the towel. It also ensures the whole thing dries evenly.
After they are dry, unpin them from the pencil and hang. I store mine in a ziploc freezer bag during the year so they retain their shape and don’t get all dirty.