01 February 2010

Snowflake Monday

pink hearts

I threatened a couple of weeks ago to make some colorful flakes. Along comes February, and I have the perfect excuse. Pink seemed like just the right color for this flake!

I actually have a name for this flake, in pink or white. I call it "Be Still My Heart."

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Be Still My Heart

Finished Size: 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

Be Still My Heart Snowflake Instructions

Ch 3, sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring, sl st in 1st sc. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sc, *2 dc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 times for a total of 12 dc; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.

Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), dc in same sc, *1 dc in next dc, in next dc work 1 dc, ch 2, 1dc; repeat from * around 4 times, dc in next dc, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 5.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 4: *3 sc in ch 2 sp, 1 hdc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, sl st in top of 2nd dc, 1 dc in same dc as previous 2, 1 hdc in next dc; repeat from * around 5 times for a total of six points, sl st in starting sc.

Round 5: Sl st into middle sc of 3 sc group, ch 18 (counts as 1 dc and ch 15), *dc into middle sc of next 3 sc group, ch 15; repeat from * around 4 more times; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 18.

Round 6: *11 sc in ch 15 loop, ch 1, sl st in sc, 10 sc in same ch 15 loop; repeat from * around five more times; sl st in starting 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.

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.

4 comments:

  1. I look forward to Mondays now because of you and your snowflakes :)

    Thanks for the patterns, I've been having fun with them.

    Heidi S.

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  2. Love your snowflake! I don't know how to crochet and I keep saying I'm going to learn but somehow that never happens...

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  3. Love, love your blog! I am in the crochet mood after, oh..say..15 years of serious knitting!
    Thank you for posting the snowflakes!!

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  4. I love your snowflakes so much that I may made everyone of them. I better get busy!

    Thanks for sharing them with us,

    Clara

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