25 January 2010

Snowflake Monday

This flake actually is the inside of a larger flake I designed. I was making a second flake from the large design to tweak a couple of things and decided I liked the center enough that it should be a flake of its own.

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 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 of Its Own Instructions

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

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as tr), 1 tr in center of ring, ch 4, *2 tr in center of ring, ch 4; repeat from * around 4 more times for a total of 6 spokes; sl st in 4th ch of starting ch 4. Leave magic ring opening kind of wide.

Round 2: Sl st into top of next tr, sl st into next ch 4 sp, ch 3 (counts as dc), 1 dc into same ch 4 sp, 2 tr into same ch 4 sp (odd-shaped shell made), ch 6, 2 tr into same ch 4 sp, 2 dc into same ch 4 sp, *2 dc into next ch 4 sp, 2 tr into same ch 4 sp, ch 6, 2 tr into same ch 4 sp, 2 dc into same ch 4 sp; repeat from * around 4 more times for a total of 6 points; sl st into 3rd ch of ch 3.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc into sp below between 2 odd-shaped shells, * ch 6, 2 dc into next ch 6 sp, 2 tr into same sp, 1 dtr into same sp, ch 10, 1dtr into same sp, 2 tr into same sp, 2 dc into same space, ch 6, sk 2 tr and 2 dc, sc into space between odd-shaped shells; repeat from * around 5 more times for a total of 6 points; sl st into 1st sc; 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. Hi there! I loved your snowflake mondays. I love crocheted snowflakes. This is the only way to have snow in Brazil. Your blog is one of my favorites and I want to crochet some of your patterns. Thank you! Ane Scherrer.

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  2. I love, love, love your snowflakes. I'm making a whole bunch of them for a mobile for my mom's birthday present (4 down, 4 to go & then block & stiffen them...)
    Thanks a lot
    Inbar

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  3. HI there, i love your crochet snoflakes. I do some as well and would like to try some o yours...is your booklet still available?

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  4. Thank you, Dominique. I would love to see your snowflakes! Yes, the booklet is still available. Click on the link on the sidebar for instructions, and I will try to follow up via email tomorrow when I have access to a computer that runs a little faster than this one.

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  5. Thank you for sharing this beautiful snowflake. I just made it and love it. I am also grateful for the instructions also on how to stiffen and create sparkles. Many thanks.

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