I wanted to make some of these snowflakes by Attic24. While I was messing with different colors I decided to string some together. They are made with #10 crochet cotton & a #7 steel hook(1.65mm) & joined "as you go" style. Here is her pattern. http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/crochet-snowflake.html I think it's gonna make a lovely garland for next Christmas.