I have to confess that I often find a "favorite" to tat up and will make several of it - often making variations, different amounts of points (5 - 6 - 8), turn a snowflake into a star or star into a snowflake, add picots to make them appear more lacy, or something like that.
With that in mind, I decided to begin with one of my favorite books. I have not made many snowflakes from this book, because I always had a hard time picking one! The snowflakes in this book are so sweet to tat. I spend about 30 minutes on a snowflake - sometimes longer if I make mistakes and have to un-tat.
The book I choose to start with is......... Vida Sunderman's "Tatted Snowflakes" pattern book.
Taking a break from the book, I found these next two online - and made a slight change to one. I really love how they work up.
More snowflakes to come!