28 December 2009

Snowflake Monday

Marikamum, I finally did it! Here's your flake! Thanks for all you've done in coordinating the SnowMon crochet-along all year. I've had the time of my life with Snowflake Mondays since I found you in September!

I designed this flake incorporating some of my favorite snowflake elements (so far), so it has a little bit of everything. I think it's my second favorite flake to date. (I'm still tweaking and writing the pattern for my favorite flake.) This pattern has been the most-requested pattern by snowflake lovers anxious for me to write a new pattern. So, merry belated Christmas, and may 2010 bring many blessings and enriching experiences your way.

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: 6 1/4 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 4 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

Ch 6, sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 13 (counts as 1 dc and ch 10, *2 dc into ring, ch 10; repeat from * 4 more times around, 1 dc in ring, sl st in 3rd ch of ch 13. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow 6 petals to lay flat.
Round 2: *11 sc in next ch 10 sp; repeat from * around 5 more times; sl st in dc; bind off.
Round 3: Join in 6th sc of any petal, 1 sc in same st, *ch 12, 1 sc in 6th sc of next petal; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 10, dc in 1st sc of this round.
Round 4: *Ch 10, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 5, sl sl in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 6, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc, working back down branch, sl st in next ch, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, sl st in next ch of branch, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, sl st in next ch of branch, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, sl st in next ch of branch, ch 3, 2 sc in next ch 12 sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same ch 12 sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same ch 12 sp, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch of ch 11 and in each of next 2 ch, hdc in each of next 3 ch, sc in each of next 3 ch, 2 sc in same ch 12 sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same ch 12 sp, ch 3, sc in same ch 12 sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in 1st ch of ch 10 at start of round; 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.

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. Another winner - thank you! :-)

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  2. Thank you :') I love it!!! And just for that, I'll have to put it up as our final flake for 2009, I reckon! Thank you for the lovely flakes :') Happy New Year! (Marikamum who is not able to remember how to log in on her blogger account when not at home :'P)

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  3. Your snowflakes are always so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing them (and the pattern) with us!

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  4. How do I get the pattern?

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  5. Anonymous, the pattern is included above.

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