I designed a snowflake a couple of weeks ago that gave me the idea for today's snowflake. Some of the points looked like ribbons, and this is Pink Ribbon Month! I didn't get to make the new snowflake Monday because I was camping and didn't want it to be grimy, sweaty or tainted by sun lotion. So my special SnowMon actually is a SnowWed!
Many of my friends have endured breast cancer, and I wanted to do something special in honor of them this month. This flake turned out so well though, I'm going to make another one with teal ribbons for another friend who has endured two battles with ovarian cancer. The possibilities with this flake are endless.
You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not republish or sell the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!
Finished Size: 7 1/2 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in two colors (white and color desired for ribbon), size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or foil, cellophane tape, glue, water, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line
Pink Ribbon Snowflake Instructions
With white, ch 4, join to form ring.
Round 1: Ch 9 (counts as tr and ch 5), tr in ring, ch 5, repeat 10 more times for total of 12 tr; sl st in 4th ch of first ch 9.
Round 2: Sl st into ch 5 space, ch 7 (counts as tr and ch 3), tr in same ch 5 space (V-stitch), ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space, ch 5, *V-stitch in next ch 5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch 5 space, ch 5, rep from * 4 more times for a total of 6 V-stitches; sl st in 4th ch of beginning ch 7.
Round 3: Sl st in top of V-stitch, ch 9 (counts as first tr and ch 5), tr in same ch 5 space (V-stitch made), ch 12, sl st in 7th ch from hook, ch 5, *V-stitch in top of next V-stitch, ch 12, sl st in 7th ch from hook, ch 5, rep from * around; sl st in 4th ch of beginning ch 9.
Round 4: Sl st in top of V-stitch, ch 2, dc in same V-stitch, ch 3, V-stitch in same space, ch 3, dc in same V-stitch, ch 3, ch 2, change colors, 7 sc along ch 5 of next space, in loop work 2 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 3 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2sc, 7 sc along next ch 5, change color back to white, *ch 2, dc in next V-stitch, ch 3, V-stitch in same space, ch 3, dc in same V-stitch, ch 3, ch 2, change colors, 7 sc along ch 5 of next space, in loop work 2 sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 3 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 2sc, 7 sc along next ch 5, change color back to white, rep from * 4 more times for a total of 6 colored ribbons and 6 V-points; sl st in next dc.
Round 5: 1 sc in next ch 3 space, * ch 5, 4 sc in top of next V-stitch, ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in same sc (tri-picot made), 4 sc in top of same V-stitch, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, [ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made)] 3 times, ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in same sc, [ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook] 3 times, sc in next ch 3 space, rep from * 5 more times for a total of 12 points, ending with [ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook] 3 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends. Weave color ends under color stitches only.
Finish: Tape wax paper or foil to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or foil. Pull chain spaces tight with pins to achieve shape. Mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflake to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflake from wax paper or foil. Attach 10-inch clear thread to one point, 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.