22 March 2010

Snowflake Monday

Spring Flower FlakeItching for spring? Make this flake with your favorite bright color instead of white, use yarn instead of thread, make five or eight petals instead of six if desired, and/or pin the points rounded instead of sharp to make a lacy flower!

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes and/or flowers you make from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!spring flower snowflakeFinished Size: 3.5 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

Instructions

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

Round 1: Ch 13 (counts as 1 dc and ch 10), *1 dc in ring, ch 5, 1 dc in ring, ch 10; repeat from * 5 more times, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 13. Leave magic circle opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat with a little bit of ease.
Round 2: *In ch 10 space work sc, ch 3, hdc, ch 3, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 3, hdc, ch 3, sc, in ch 5 sp work sc, ch 5, sc; repeat from * around 5 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.

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. So very pretty! I'm amazed at how easily you can come up with such designs.

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  2. They are adorable! I do like the thought of using other colors too. :)

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  3. Thanks for all the snowflake patterns! I have made almost all of them.
    FYI-On this pattern there is a minor mistake. on Round 1: when it says repeat from * 5 more times--There is no * to repeat from. It is easy enough to figure out though. Just thought you might want to know.
    Happy Christmas!

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  4. Got 'er fixed, mickchick831. Thanks for letting me know!

    Merry Christmas to you, too!

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