I'd planned to use my second "Frozen"-inspired amigurumi today, but limited internet access and demanding work responsibilities have forced me to alter the Snowflake Monday schedule yet again. Maybe it's better this way; crocheters are still trying to crank out quickie snowflakes before Thursday, and the amigurumi I'd planned for today took me two weeks!
We hadn't planned to overnight in Roseburg, Oregon, following my nephew's Shady Cove wedding last month, but we couldn't resist a drive up the Oregon Coast, which resulted in lovely Bandon sunset photos. Roseburg also put us closer to our flight out of Eugene the next morning. I created this snowflake in Roseburg after a half day of the most inspiring beach photography.
You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!
Finished Size: 6 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, water soluble school glue or desired stiffener, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line
Roseburg Snowflake Instructions
Make magic ring.
Round 1: 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [yo and draw up loop through same sc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all three loops on hook (starting cluster made), ch 3, * sk next sc, yo and draw up loop through next sc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, [yo and draw up loop through same sc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook 2 times; yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (cluster made), ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in top of starting cluster.
Round 3: * 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 sc in same ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in same starting cluster as end of Round 2.
Round 4: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), * 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc over sc into top of next cluster, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st into 2nd ch of starting ch 5.
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Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), * 1 dc in middle (2nd) sc of next 3/sc group, ch 3, 1 dc in same sc, sk next sc and next ch 3 sp, 1 dc in next dc, ch 8, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, 1 dc in same dc in main body of flake; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
Round 6: * 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp, 6 dc in next ch 7 loop, ch 7, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), sk next dc picot, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, 6 dc in same ch 7 loop in main body of flake; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.
Finish: Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or plastic wrap.
A link to the blocking template I use is located here. That website has some of the most helpful snowflake information I know of. I also have a link to it on my sidebar to the right. I try to keep all the important links there so everyone will be able to find the information they need.
UPDATE: Noel's website currently is inactive, and I've placed a new (to me) blocking template link in the sidebar to the right. It contains a vast collection of different templates for stars, snowflakes and snowflakes that do not have six sides. Meanwhile, I've contacted Noel to let her know her website is down. She has maintained her website at her own expense and on her own personal time for more years than I've been publishing my blog, and Tangleweeds has been a valuable resource for so many crocheters for many, many years. Please be patient as I attempt to resolve what I can. I cannot and will not publish someone else's copyrighted material on my blog as that would be copyright theft. If I obtain permission to republish a template not created by me, I will do so, but not until then. If it turns out Noel's website is gone, I will update all the links in all 300 or however many patterns it is I've already published as I have internet access, but that monstrous task is going to take quite a bit of time, so I politely plead for your patience until then.
If using glue, mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture or desired stiffener. Sprinkle lightly with glitter. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflake from wax paper or plastic wrap. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one spoke, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.