To make these, I found a snowflake pattern I liked. There are a ton of them on the internet! I used one from the JPF Crochet Club site, designed by Julie Boldoc. Crochet Pattern Central also has links to a lot of nice snowflakes. I used a variegated size 20 Lizbeth crochet thread (Caribbean) for the colored areas. I didn't have any size 20 white thread that wasn't already connected to an unfinished project, so I decided to give it a go with size 10 thread and it seemed to work fine. I'm not sure it would have worked with a larger piece, but for a snowflake it was fine.
With a size 7 steel hook, I started one snowflake with the white thread and one with the Lizbeth thread - and changed colors with each row.
Now I'm off to try another idea for colorful snowflakes!
Happy Creating! Deborah