30 November 2009

Snowflake Monday

Three of a Kind

Don't you just love four-day weekends? I finally had time to sit down long enough to write another pattern. Liked this one so much, I made three flakes of various sizes from the same pattern in one sitting!

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!

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Finished Size: 4 to 5.5 inches from point to point, depending upon size of hook
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or foil, cellophane tape, glue, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stainless steel pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Four-day Weekend Snowflake Instructions

Ch 4; join to form ring OR make magic ring. (I used the magic ring.)

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), *dc into ring, ch 1; repeat from * around 10 times for total of 12 dc; join in 3rd ch of ch 4, pull magic ring tight or nearly tight, depending upon personal preference.

Round 2: Sl st into next ch 1 space, ch 5(counts as 1 dc and ch 2), dc in same ch space (V-stitch made), ch 2, sc in next ch 1 space, ch 2, *dc into next ch 1 space, ch 2, dc in same ch 1 space (V-stitch made), ch 2, sc into next ch 1 space, ch 2; repeat from * around for a total of 6 V-stitches; join in 3rd ch of ch 5.

Round 3: Sl st into next ch 2 space (top of next V-stitch), ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), dc into same ch space (V-stitch made), ch 3, sc into next sc, ch 3, *V-stitch into top of next V-stitch, ch 3, sc into next sc, ch 3; repeat from * around for a total of six V-stitches; join in 3rd ch of ch 5.
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Round 4: Sl st into next ch 2 space (top of next V-stitch), ch 3 (counts as dc), dc into same ch 2 space, ch 2, 2 dc into same ch 2 space (double V-stitch made), ch 5, sc into next sc, ch 5, * 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc into top of next V-stitch (double V-stitch made); ch 5, sc into next sc, ch 5; repeat from * around for a total of six double V-stitches; join in 3rd ch of ch 3.

Round 5: Sl st into next dc and into top of same double V-stitch, ch 3, dc into same double V-stitch, ch 3, [tr into same double V-stitch, ch 3] 2 times, 2 dc into same double V-stitch, ch 3, skip dc and sc into next dc, ch 5, sc into 3rd ch of ch 5, ch 3, sc into 3rd ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sc into next dc, ch 3, *2 dc into top of next double V-stitch, ch 3,[ tr into same double V-stitch, ch 3] 2 times, 2 dc into same double V-stitch, ch 3, skip dc and sc into next dc, ch 5, sc into 3rd ch of ch 5, ch 3, sc into 3rd ch of next ch 5, ch 5, sc into next dc, ch 3; repeat from * around for a total of 6 points; sl st into 3rd ch of ch 3; bind off. Weave in ends.

While making snowflakes for my special project, I often tweaked patterns to see if I could come up with something I like better. This snowflake was no exception. I also LOVE hiding Easter eggs on my website. This is one!

Four-day Weekend

Alternative Ending

Round 5: Sl st into next dc and into top of same double V-stitch, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same sp, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), 1 tr into same sp, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), ch 1, 1 tr in same sp, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 dc into same double V-stitch, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip dc, sc into next dc, ch 5, sc into 3rd ch of ch 5, ch 2, 1 sc into next dc, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * 2 dc into top of next double V-stitch, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), 1 tr into same sp, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), ch 1, 1 tr in same sp, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 dc into same double V-stitch, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip dc, sc into next dc, ch 5, sc into 3rd ch of ch 5, ch 2, 1 sc into next dc, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st into 3rd ch of starting ch 3; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Tape wax paper or foil to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or foil.

HINT: Pull all the outer chain spaces as tight as possible while pinning the first version of this snowflake to achieve the spider web-like effect.

Mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture. 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 foil. 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.

10 comments :

  1. Pretty! Thanks for the new pattern.

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  2. It's so pretty! I'm having trouble with the final round though, should there be two tr?

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  3. Lisa, looks like I did skip the second ch 3 and 1 tr in the repeat... I'll get that fixed. Thank you for pointing it out!

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  4. Thank you for your beautiful patterns. You are an inspiration.

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  5. Thanks for your beautiful patterns. You are an inspiration!

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  6. This turned out so beautiful! I used Vanna's Choice glamour yarn in Diamond so it was already sparkly. I'm making a bunch and sewing them together to make a Christmas tree skirt for my mother. I think the sparkle under the lights will be lovely. Thank you for the gorgeous pattern!

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  7. Katie, I hope you will share pictures of the tree skirt on your blog... I'd really love to see how it turns out!

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  8. OMG! I received this snowflake as part of an exchange several years ago. So happy to have found the pattern!!! Thank you!

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    1. Why, thank you, Elly! Welcome! I hope you enjoy the snowflakes here!

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