07 December 2009

Snowflake Monday

I am not going to try to name this flake. It's just a flake. One of many hanging on my tree!

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell 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

Instructions


Round 1:Ch 13; sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring, ch 12 and sl st into ring. (I used the magic ring.) *Ch 12, sl st into ring (or 1st ch); repeat from * three more times for a total of five petals; ch 5, triple tr (four loops over) into ring; 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 six long, skinny petals.

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 foil to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or foil. TIP: Pin inner petals wide toward tops to form petal shapes instead of long skinny loops. Pin clusters (2dc into 3rd ch from hook) far apart on outer points to form diamond shaped petals with picots on top.

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.

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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