03 May 2010

Snowflake Monday

A 3D Crystal Rose for MomA crystallized 3D wild rose for Mom on Mother's Day! This flake does not have to be stiffened, but it looks better (and holds its shape longer) if it is blocked.

Happy Mother's Day!

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

Mother's Day Snowflake
Finished Size: 6.25 inches from point to point
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

3D Crystal Snowflake For Mom Instructions

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

Round 1: *2 sc into ring, ch 3; repeat 4 times, 2 sc in ring, tr in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: Working around post of tr just made, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc; * working over next ch 3 sp, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2.

Round 3: Working along back of flake, * sc through back bottom two loops of dc of next petal, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc of this row.

Round 4: *Sl st in next ch 3 sp, in same ch 3 sp work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sl st; repeat from * around 5 times, ch 2.
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 5: Working along back of flake, * sc through back bottom two loops of middle dc of next petal, ch 4; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc of this row.

Round 6: *Sl st in next ch 4 sp, in same ch 4 sp work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, sl st; repeat from * around 5 times, ch 2.

Round 7: Working along back of flake, * sc through back bottom middle two loops of 2tr of next petal, ch 5; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, dc in starting sc of this row.

Round 8: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc around post of dc just worked at end of Row 7, ch 1, sc in same sc as dc post just worked around, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch 5 sp, ch 1, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 1, 3 dc around dc post from end of Row 7, ch 1, dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.

Round 9: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc around post of dc just worked at end of Row 8, ch 2, sc in next sc, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 2 sp, ch 2, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 3 dc around ch 1 from end of Row 8, dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.

Round 10: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc around post of dc just worked at end of Row 9, *ch 1, sc in 1st dc of 3 dc group below, ch 3, sc in 3rd dc of same 3 dc group, ch 7, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 4, sl st in same sc, ch 2, sc in 1st dc of next 3 dc group, ch 3, sc in 3rd dc of same 3 dc group, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 9, [3 dc in same ch 3 sp]; repeat from * around 5 times ending with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3 instead of [3 dc in same ch 3 sp] on final repeat.

Round 11: Ch 1, *sc in next dc, ch 3, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, ch 9, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch after 3 picots just made, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, ch 4, sc in next dc (after tri-picot below), ch 3, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc, in next ch 9 sp work sc, hdc, dc, tr, dtr, ch 4, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 2 dc in same ch 9 sp, ch 4, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, 2 dc in same ch 9 sp, ch 4, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, in same ch 9 sp work dtr, tr, dc, hdc, sc; repeat from * around 5 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.

50 comments:

  1. This one is so beautiful! A little flower! =]

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  2. You outdid your self. This is beautiful!!!!

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  3. This? Is breathtaking. The detail, the time spent creating it...

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  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I so admire your patience and creativity!

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  5. This is so beautiful, but I would like to ask if you could tell us what the finished snowflake measures across from point to point?
    thanks
    Dee

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  6. Oops...I just found the size. Never mind...
    Dee

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  7. WOW! This is by far the prettiest snowflake I have ever seen and the rose in the center just tops it off! Thank you for passing it on to us.

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  8. Wow! This is the prettiest snowflake I have ever seen and the rose in the center just takes your breath away. Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us!

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  9. This is beautiful! My projects need to be mobile as I work in home health care and take my projects with me to work on while clients are sleeping, so I need to print the directions out on my computer but I must be missing something. The pictures will print, but not the text. What am I doing wrong?

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  10. Hi, Deb... good name!!! :)

    Go to your print menu and select "print text as black" before printing. It doesn't show before you do that because you essentially are printing white text on white paper. But make sure to change it back after you get done so anything you try to print in color will print correctly.

    Good luck, and please let me know if you need more help.

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  11. Gorgeous, Deborah! I might just have to name it my favorite!

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  12. I just want to copy this pattern so that I can make this beautiful Snow catcher also. Unfortunately, no matter what I do I cannot seam to get this site to allow my printer to print this pattern. This is not the first time I have had this problem. Is there any way I can print this or do I have to do something else? Please answer through my e-mail -linh4cats@yahoo.com. Thank you.

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  13. I saw the comment to DEB on the same subject that I wrote about and I tried to do the same. No luck, the page came out black with no printing on it at all. What else do you suggest?

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  14. As someone with MS (24 years), I want to thank you for participating in MS events. I used to do MS walks in Florida and was the highest fund raiser in each event I participated in! I can no longer walk very well, so I just donate instead of participate.

    Your snowflakes are beautiful, and although my eyes are "going", I'm going to try and do one. :)

    Best to you and your friends and family!

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  15. Thank you for the beautiful pattern. I copied to microsoft word and couldn't see words until I went to top of page to the left of type size, left of type, there is another drop down window. select normal....and your words should appear as if by magic. Good luck.

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  16. I love this snowflake, made one for my mother too. She loves it, probably as much as yours loves the one you made for her. Round 11 was a bit tricky to get through the first couple of repeats but I finally got the hang of it and the whole thing went smoothly. Thanks again for sharing all your beautiful snowflake patterns!

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  17. You don't have anyway to download the patterns. All of them are simply beautiful.
    Anita

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  18. I just saw that you had the snowflake booklet out (just discovered your website!) - any way to purchase it despite the fundraiser being closed?

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  19. Why can't I print this pattern? It's tough to work from the computer. Is there anything you can do to correct this problem?

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  20. Thanks, Anita, knittingcurmudgeon and Nancyrose. Anita and Nancyrose, there are instructions in the sidebar, as well as in the comments above on this post, how to print from this blog.

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  21. OMGosh, this is beautiful! :)
    Lee Ann
    Blog: crochetgottaloveit.blogspot.com
    Webpage: http://cgli.us

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  22. I just made this one for my own mother- Dad had bought her roses for their 55th wedding anniversary just a couple weeks ago, and I made this one with rose red for the flower and dark green for the rest- absolutely stunning! Thank you!

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  23. here's a link to my red rose and green 'leaf-flake'!
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=353462791350549&set=a.348269331869895.96667.252189881477841&type=1&theater

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  24. if you can't get it to print out.....try this
    Highlight what you want to print. Pull up Start and click on WordPad. left click on WordPad and click on Paste. Save it on WordPad, Then pull it up from My Documents and print. Hope this works for you

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  25. Thank you anonymous- finally got it to print so I can read the pattern!!! Thank you a thousand times!!!

    Sue Wendt!!!

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  26. Wonderful Snowflake! I'm going to try making one... Hope it turns just as beautiful. Thanks for sharing :-)

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    1. Thank you, Zuolie. I hope you will share on one of the snowflake groups how your flake turns out. I'd love to see it!

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  27. I mix my glitter right into the glue and water. Holds much better and doesn't shed. Terrific patterns from you.

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    1. Thanks, Liberal. I used to mix my glitter right in with the glue, too, but I'm using liquid starch now, and that doesn't work as well... Doesn't hold the glitter in place.

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  28. I am having a problem with this pattern....I am stuck transitioning between rows 8 and 9....there is no indication to slip stitch them together so Iam not doing that and I feel like I have extra sticthes in row 8......help me please.....if you are in the process and can maybe send a photo of what it looks like when going from row 8 to 9 that would be amazing or if there is a video tutorial that would be even better.....thanks, i can't wait to have a finished snowflake it is gorgeous.

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    1. Hi, Anonymous. I will try working up this snowflake again and photograph it as I go and include the photos here in the post. My intention is always to try to get the photos up as quickly as possible, but the last couple have taken longer than I meant to. My goal is to have the new photos for you by this weekend. I'll do my best...

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    2. PS: You are NOT slip stitching at the end of round 8. The ch 1 and dc ending both Rounds 7 and 8 are forming the final point chain spaces instead of slip stitching across a bunch of stitches to get into the middle of the next chain space on the next round. Pretend the last dc of each round is just the chain space, same as the other points.

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  29. This is fantastic pattern. Can you please turn it into the english version of the pattern as it is very confusing trying to change it over

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    1. Thanks, Anonymous.

      As to converting it to English, it is in English. If you are referring to British/European terms, here is a great chart to assist in translation.

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  30. All of these snowflakes are absolutely gorgeous. I would be very interested once you finish your pattern book. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics.

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    1. Thank you, Virginia! I hope to have the 2013 booklet done within about a month. I'm getting very excited about it again!

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  31. I may have found an error in the instructions for Round 7. It says:

    Round 7: Working along back of flake, sc through back bottom middle two loops of 2tr of next petal, ch 5; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, dc in starting sc of this row.

    There is no "*" mark to tell you where the repeated section is supposed start.

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    1. Good eye, KJ. Thank you for pointing that out. I can't believe this pattern has been published this long, and no one has noticed that, including me! Looks like each of the preceding uneven rounds have the same defect. I'm going to fix that right now. Thank you very much for helping me make the pattern better!

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  32. No problem! Thank you SO much for sharing your beautiful creations with us. Love your stuff!

    KJ

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  33. I fall for anything with the "Irish Rose" in the center. So pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Faith! It's difficult to top this one; not sure I can ever come up with another one quite like this!

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  34. This snowflake is so beautiful. I already know the window in which I will hang it that will make it sparkle the most. What you are doing on behalf of the people you know who have MS is wonderful. In 2005 I was told I had MS. Fortunately, this was an erroneous diagnosis, but had it never happened I would not have learned about the MS Swank Foundation. I have met so many amazing souls through that organization. Best of all, it changed my lifestyle for the better. An awesome book that I still use to this day is 'The Multiple Sclerosis Diet Book' by Roy Laver Swank, M.D., Ph.D. and Barbara Brewer Dugan. My copy is the 1987 edition. Dr. Swank passed away at the age of 99. He must have followed his own advice. It certainly is a healthy way for anyone to live a wonderful life! Thank you for the magical pattern. Keep shining!

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    1. Thank you, Nat, and I'm so glad your diagnosis wasn't MS. I have heard of Dr. Swank's book, and I will have to look it up. From what I remember, it seems he was a crusader for healthy and less-processed food, which we've adopted into our own lifestyles with no regrets whatsoever. If I can get my hands on a copy of the book, it will be interesting to see how much we are already doing. Thanks for the tip!

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  35. In row 10 I am following the directions as written but am not getting that trip picot as pictured...Ch7 , sc in 5th ch, ch 5 section only makes 1 picot, not 3 what am I missing?

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    1. Hi, Carole. I'm wondering if perhaps you are missing a line of text in your printout or whatever you are working from. As I see the instructions above, there are three picots: ch 7, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 4, sl st in same sc, ch 2. Please let me know if you continue to have problems.

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  36. Thanks ....I was reading the instructions incorrectly- I was doing the sl st after that ch 5 into the sc from the previous row

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    1. Oh, good, Carole! I'm so glad you were able to figure it out. You should be close to finishing now! I hope your snowflake turns out beautiful!

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  37. Please make this pattern printable. I can't sit in front of my computer to crochet. When I try to print, no matter how I try to highlight pattern only, it says it is 22 pages long. There has to be a way to make this easier.

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    1. Hi, Mary Kay. There are instructions in the comments above and in the sidebar to the right how to print from a dark blog with white text. The easiest way to print this pattern is to select just the text you want (not all the comments, although sometimes the comments have very helpful information) and copy it into a document or email, then print that, although if you paste as HTML, which for some stupid reason is Microsoft Word's default paste, you will have to change the text from white to black by selecting it all again and changing the font color. This is because the HTML paste default pastes the text as white and doesn't adjust for the color of your document or email background, and you likely don't have white ink in your printer anyway.

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