21 June 2010

Snowflake Monday

Right the First Time Snowflake

This was a fun flake for me because it wasn't inspired by anything. It was just an idea I had in my head. I played around with the design on the train in one commute, and by the time I finished, I liked it. I didn't redo and redo and redo this one!

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

Right the First Time Snowflake

Finished Size: 6.25 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 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

Right the First Time Snowflake Instructions

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

Round 1: Sc into ring 12 times; sl st in first sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: Sc in same sc as sl st, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sc in next sc (picot point made), *ch 12, sc in next sc, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 more times; ch 6, trtr (yo 4 times) into starting sc to form 6th ch 12 petal.

Round 3: 1 sc in petal just formed, ch 9, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 6, sk next picot point, sc in next petal, *ch 6, sc in same petal, ch 9, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 6, sk next picot point, sc in next petal; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, dc in starting sc to form sixth ch 6 loop.

Round 4: * 1 sc in same loop, ch 12, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 9, sc in next ch 6 loop, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 12, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook; 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.

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4 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this one is beautiful! I love it so much. If I were making it for an earring, I'd probably stop after the third round though... (All I can ever think of is how to convert your larger snowflakes into earrings! Haha.)

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  2. I love the little sparkles in it! It seems delicate. :)

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  3. This has an error in row 2, if you trtr then you end up at the beginning of it and by the picture you need to end up in the middle of the top of the pedal. Believe it should be chain 6 and then trtr?

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    1. Thank you, Jill. You are correct. I have updated the pattern. This also allowed me to reformat it to make it easier to read, and I found one more typo, too. So hopefully the pattern is perfect now!

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