15 March 2010

Snowflake Monday

I'm looking over six four-leaf clovers, and they make my flakes as lucky as can be!

The events of last week prevented me from posting a snowflake pattern, so today I am sharing two, a giant one and a tiny one. The tiny one also looks good in green thread or sock yarn.

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

Finished Size: 9 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

Ch 4, sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: Ch 10 (counts as tr and ch 6), *tr in next sc, ch 6; repeat from * around 4 times, ending with ch 2, dc in 4th ch of starting ch 10 instead of ch 6 on final repeat.
Round 3: Sc around post of dc just worked, *ch 10, sl st in 4th ch from hook, [ch 3, 2 dc in ring just formed, ch 3, sl st into ring], repeat [ ] 3 more times, ch 6, sc in next ch 6 loop; repeat from * around 5 more times, ending with sl st in starting sc instead of sc in ch 6 loop on final repeat.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in sc below, *ch 20, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 15, sc in next sc (after next clover); repeat from * around 5 times, ending with sl st in starting sc instead of sc in next sc on final repeat.
Round 5: *In next ch 15 sp work 5 sc, ch 5, 5 sc, ch 5, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 15, sl st in 12th ch from hook, ch 6, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, on other side of tri-picot work 1 dtr, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 5, 5 sc, ch 5, 5 sc; repeat from * around 5 more times, sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.Tiny Shamrock SnowflakeTiny Shamrock Flake Instructions

Finished Size: 3 inches from shamrock to shamrock
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 11 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

Ch 5, sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring.

Round 1: 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Do not pull ring too tight.
Round 2: 1 sc in next sc, *ch 12, sl st in 4th ch from hook, [ch 3, 2 dc in ch 4 loop just made, ch 3, sl st in ring], repeat [ ] three more times to form shamrock, sl st in next ch of ch 12 and in each of next 2 ch, sc in each of next 3 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in each of next two sc in starting ring; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc instead of 2nd sc of final repeat, 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.

2 comments:

  1. How beautiful, I especially like the tiny shamrocks. Thanks!

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  2. Ha! I used to listen to Stevie Nicks when I was younger!
    Ahem....Your snowflakes rock! They are spectacular and you share them! What can be better?

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