07 June 2010

Snowflake Monday

In my opinion, this is one ugly flake. Tons of picots down the slip-stitched chains.

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!ugly flakeFinished Size: 7 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 4, sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc); 17 more dc in ring; sl st in 3rd ch from hook. Don't pull magic circle too tight.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st and in each of next 3 dc, *ch 20, sl st in 6th ch from hook and in each of the next 14 ch, sc in each of next 3 dc; repeat from * around 5 more times for a total of 6 spokes, ch 20, sl st in 6th ch from hook and in each of the next 14 ch, sl st in starting sc.
Round 3: *Sc in sc directly below, working up sl st ch, sl st 3 times, ch 3, sl st 3 times, ch 3, sl st 3 times, ch 3, sl st 3 times, ch 6, into ch loop at tip of branch work 1 dc, ch 2 4 times, 1 dc, ch 6, working back down sl st ch on opposite side, sl st 3 times, ch 3, sl st 3 times, ch 3, sl st 3 times, ch 3, sl st 3 times. Adjust as needed so that the picots are directly across from each other. Sc in same sc as spoke, ch 10. Repeat from * around 5 times, but do not ch 10 on final repeat. Instead, ch 6 and trtr (yo 4 times) into 1st sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, sc in loop below, *ch9, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, 2 sc in ch 6 sp of next petal, ch 3, 2 sc in same ch 6 sp, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 5, 2 sc in same ch 2 sp, in next ch 2 sp work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1dc, 1 tr, ch 6, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc, in next ch 2 sp work 1 tr, 1dc, 1hdc, 1 sc, 2 sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 5, 2 sc in same sp, 2 sc in next ch 6 sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same ch 6 sp, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 6, sc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 6, sc in next ch 10 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, but do not sc in ch6/trtr space on final repeat. Instead, sl st in starting ch; 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. You can be creative with this flake and shape it differently than the arrow shape I made. Try pulling the picots tight in different directions to see what you like best. And then please share a photo of your flake! I'd love to see the different interpretations crocheters from all over the world come up with using this pattern.

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.

15 comments:

  1. THIS CROCHET SNOWFLAKE IS GEORGEOUS!! I crochet it imidiatelly! Thank you very much for sharing :)

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  2. I think it looks really cool! =]

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  3. I disagree--it's goregous, and so unusual! Brilliant!

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  4. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder! I am the beholder and i think it's lovely.

    x

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  5. I think it's beautiful! I don't see why you think it ugly. :)

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  6. Holy moly!!! I never expected this kind of response! I truly did think it was an ugly flake, and I didn't think anyone would want to try it. I've been sitting on the pattern for months because I was so convinced this flake is genuinely not attractive.

    You gals have knocked my socks off!!!

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  7. when I saw this flake, I decided to start my snowflake season earlier! Have a nice weekend!

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  8. I have to say that this flake was really fun to make! I've finished the hard part, now i just need to "block" it. Thanks so much for the pattern! You've definitely just gotten another subscriber!

    -Patrick

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  9. it looks really cool, kind of skeletal

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  10. it is beautifully constructed

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  11. I have been down for a few weeks with a ruptured disk. I have used this time to crochet your snowflakes. I have completed 32 of them thus far. Thank you for the lovely patterns!
    Sally, Prescott, AZ

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  12. Sally, my heart goes out to you. I hope you fully recover, and how awesome that you've been able to make so many snowflakes while you're down!!!

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  13. I thought this flake was pretty! ....And then I started making it....
    It still is beautiful, but it reminds me of how much I HATE slip stitches!!!

    After years of doing tons of snowflake patterns that rely solely on slip stitches, I am much better at zipping through them. But still, for being the simplest stitch ever it is unfair that slip stitches take three times the amount of time taken my a complicated stitch!

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  14. Beautiful, I'll be taking copies of the pattern to share with the others ladies in my church. We are having a Christmas in July share time on Saturday. I'm sure they will love it too!

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  15. Not ugly maybe tedious when pinning out. this is a lovely snowflake

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