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 or republish 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
A Snowflake for Marikamum Instructions
Make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 10, 2 dc into ring; repeat from * 4 more times around, ch 4, 1 trtr in 2nd ch of ch 2 to form 6th ch 10 petal of Round. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow 6 petals to lay flat.
Round 2: 6 sc over post of trtr, * 11 sc in next ch 10 sp; repeat from * around 4 more times; 5 sc in next ch 10 sp, sl st in starting sc.
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Round 3: 1 sc in same st, * ch 12, 1 sc in middle (6th) sc of next petal; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 10, 1 dc in starting sc to form 6th ch 12 sp of 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.
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.
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.