How to Make a Gauge Swatch
With A, ch 15.
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 14 sc.
Row 2 Ch 1, turn; working in front lps only, sc in each sc across. Repeat Row 2 ten more times for a total of 12 rows.Resulting gauge swatch should be approx 4"/10cm square. If necessary, adjust hook size to obtain correct gauge.
Surface sl st (surface slip stitch) Make a slipknot, but do not place it on hook. Hold slipknot on wrong side of fabric. Insert hook from right side of fabric through to wrong side. Place slipknot on hook, draw lp to right side. Insert hook from right side to wrong side through desired stitch or space, yarn over, draw lp to right side and through look on hook (surface slip stitch made). To end a line of surface slip stitches, draw up a lp on the right side of fabric. Remove hook from lp and insert hook from wrong side to right side of fabric, then draw lp through to wrong side. Fasten off leaving a long tail. Draw tail through final lp and pull tight.
Thread yarn on yarn needle, insert needle from wrong side to right side of fabric, and draw yarn through. Wrap yarn around the needle 2-3 times, and push needle back down from right side to wrong side near the point where it came up.
With A, ch 153.
Row 1 (right side) Sc in back hump of 2nd ch from hook and each ch across - 152 sc.
Rows 2-173 Ch 1, turn; working in front lps only, sc in each sc across. Do not fasten off, and do not turn.
Round 1 Pivot afghan to work along left side; working in ends of rows, sc in end of each row along side - 173 sc; sc once more in end of last row; pivot work to work along bottom; working in free lps of beginning ch, sc in each free lp across bottom - 152 sc; sc once more in last free lp; pivot afghan to work along right side; working in ends of rows, sc in end of each row along side - 173 sc; sc once more in end of last row; pivot work to work along top, sc in each sc across top - 152 sc; sc once more in last st worked; join with sl st in first sc - 654 sc. Do not fasten off.
Round 2 Ch 4 (counts as first tr here and throughout), tr in next 172 sc, 5 tr in next sc, tr in next 152 sc, 5 tr in next sc, tr in next 173 sc, 5 tr in next sc, tr in next 152 sc, 5 tr in next sc, tr in next sc; join with sl st in top of beginning ch-4 - 670 sts. Fasten off. Join B in middle tr of 5-tr group in upper left corner of project.
Round 3 3 sc in same st as join, sc in next 177 tr, 3 sc in next tr, sc in next 156 tr, 3 sc in next tr, sc in next 177 tr, 3 sc in next tr, sc in next 156 tr; join with sl st in first sc - 678 sts. Fasten off.
Hexagon Snowflake (make 18)
With B, ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 Ch 1, work 6 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc - 6 sc.
Round 2 Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout) 2 dc in same sc, *ch 3, 3 dc in next sc; repeat from * 4 more times, ch 3; join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3 - 18 dc and 6 ch-3 lps. Fasten off.
Select locations for snowflakes. Snowflakes should be placed randomly on the right side of the throw. First attach and complete the hexagon snowflakes, then fill in with star snowflakes.
Attach Each Hexagon Snowflake
Hold snowflake in desired location. With B, work surface slip stitches through both thicknesses, snowflake and throw, working one surface slip stitch in the top of each dc and in each ch around the outer edge of the snowflake - 36 surface sl st.
Complete Each Hexagon Snowflake
Create surface sl st spokes on hexagon snowflake extending from each ch-3 corner of the snowflake. Work 2 shorter parallel surface sl st lines crossing the end of each spoke.
Complete the throw by working any number of star snowflakes randomly placed about the right side of the throw. With B, make three crossing surface sl st spokes of varying length to form snowflake. Place three French knots between alternating spokes. Weave in all ends.