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: 3.75 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
Plan Ahead Snowflake Instructions
Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring.
Round 1: 12 sc into ring. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: Ch 7 (counts as 1st dc and ch 4), skip next sc, 1 dc into next sc, * ch 4, skip next sc, 1 dc into next sc; repeat from * around 3 more times for a total of 6 spokes; ch 2, dc into 3rd ch of ch 7.
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Round 3: Sc into ch 2/dc space below, ch 8, *sc into next sc, ch 8; repeat from * around 4 more times for a total of 6 petals; sl st into 1st sc.
Round 4: *Into next ch 8 space work sc, ch 2, hdc, ch 3, dc, ch 3, tr, ch 4, tr, ch 3, dc, ch 3, hdc, ch 2, sc; repeat from * around 5 times for 6 points; sl st into 1st sc; 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.