My husband noticed me pensively gazing at my soymilk during breakfast, and as always, asked what was on my mind.
"I'm designing this snowflake on my glass," I replied, pointing to one flake in particular.
"You can do that?" he asked, incredulous. "You can decide which stitches you're going to use when you're not even crocheting, and then make what you thought in your head?"
I love my husband! He's so incredible! Not only does he let me hang snowflakes way before Thanksgiving and Christmas, but he actually likes what I make, too. And he always has the wonder of a child at Christmas when he sees my midnight oil churning. He'll watch as I remove stiffened flakes from my recycled pizza box condos and study each snowflake as if he might begin crocheting one day, too. (He hasn't said he would, but he does say he's ready to learn how to quilt. By machine...)
I usually hold up one flake each batch to admire and announce it's my new favorite. He never fails to reply, "I like that one, too, but they are all my favorites. I like all your snowflakes."
I really love my husband!
And now that the sappy part of this post is done, time to get on with that snowflake on the glass. This is the design I came up with during breakfast. I will be modifying the design several times until I have it perfect, not necessarily reflecting what’s on the glass.
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: 4 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 11 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
Glass Snowflake Instructions
Make magic ring.
Round 1: 1 sc into ring, * ch 10, 2 sc in ring, repeat from * 4 more times for a total of 5 petals, ch 4, 1 dtr into ring to form 6th petal. Do not pull magic ring too tight.
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Round 2: 1 sc over post of dtr directly below, * ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and into each of next 5 ch, [ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and into each of next 5 ch] 2 times for total of 3 branches, ch 9, 2 dc into 3rd ch from hook, sk next 3 ch, sl st into next ch and into each of next 2 ch, working back down spoke [ch 7, sl st into 2nd ch from hook and into each of next 5 ch, sl st into ch beneath branch on opposite side of spoke] 3 times for a total of 3 branches on each side, sl st in next ch at base of spoke, sc into same petal, ch 12, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 sc into each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc into each of next 2 ch, 1 dc into each of next 2 ch, ch 3, sc into next petal, repeat from * 5 more times for a total of 6 points and 6 trees, omitting last sc of final repeat; 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.
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.