07 December 2009

Snowflake Monday


When I first designed this snowflake, I couldn't think of a name. Someone who linked to the pattern came up with the name for me. It was a fun enough name, I decided to keep it.

When I first designed this snowflake, I thought it's just a flake. One of many hanging on my tree! Little did I know my snowflake patterns would grow so much in popularity I'd eventually have to create a directory listing all the patterns! Or that they'd all need names!

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: 5 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, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Funky Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 12 and sl st into ring, * ch 12, sl st into ring; repeat from * three more times for a total of five petals; ch 5, 1 trtr (yo 4 times) into ring to form 6th petal of Round. Pull magic ring tight.

Round 2: Sc into same petal, * ch 8, sc into next petal, ch 12, sc into same petal, repeat from * around, ending with sl into first sc for a total of 6 long, skinny petals.
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Round 3: * 4 sc into ch 8 space, ch 6, sc into 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st into sc, ch 5, sl st into sc, ch 1, 4 sc into ch 8 space, into ch 12 space work 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, ch 3, 2 dc into 3rd ch from hook, ch 10, sc into 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st into sc, ch 5, sl st into sc, ch 8, 2 dc into 3rd ch from hook, into ch 12 sp work 2 tr, 2dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc; repeat from * around for a total of 6 large points; 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.

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.

5 comments:

  1. Pretty, pretty, pretty. But then you know I like your snowflakes.

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  2. I enjoyed your blog. Thanks for the snowflakes. That has been my obsession for awhile.

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  3. Amazing as always. Need to find more words than Amazing. hahaha

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  4. You have THE most gorgeous beautiful snow flakes in the whole Internet, did you know that??
    Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! :)
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    xxxxxx,
    Julice
    São Paulo, Brazil.

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  5. I really like your amazing snowflakes (I've made 5 or 6 in two or three weeks!)

    Kella

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