12 July 2010

Snowflake Monday

When I started this flake, I could see a knot coming up on the spool of thread. I didn't want to waste thread. I thought I could finish the flake before I got to the knot. So off I went. Silly girl!

The knot, which was unusually horrendous and not something I would have been able to cover up if I had used it, came right in the middle of a chain space. So I had to unravel, cut the thread to get rid of the ugly knot, make a better knot in a portion of the flake where I could weave in the ends, and redo that section of the flake.

I would have been much better off either making a much smaller flake (I do lots of flake centers when I need smaller flakes, so I easily could have done that with this!) or just cutting off that section of thread and starting after the knot. As it is, I had twice as many ends to weave in when I was done, and because I started this flake an hour before choir practice started, I was ten minutes late for choir.

So I guess this is my sour note flake. :) Some lessons I just have to learn the hard way.

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

Sour Note Flake

Finished Size: 6.25 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: 12 sc into ring, sl st into starting sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: Ch 11 (counts as 1 dc and ch 8), *skip next sc, dc into next sc, ch 8; repeat from * around 5 more times, sl st into 3rd ch of starting ch 11.
Round 3: *Into next petal work 3 sc, 3 hdc, 3dc, 3 hdc, 3 sc; repeat from * around 5 times, sl sl into starting sc.
Round 4: Sc in same sc, ch 8, dc in middle dc of next 3dc group, *ch 8, sc between next two 3 sc groups, ch 8, dc in middle dc of next 3 dc group; repeat from * around 4 times, ch 3, tr in starting sc.
Round 5: Ch 1, sc loop just formed, ch 8, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, ch 4, sc in next loop, *ch 6, sc in next loop, ch 8, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next ch, ch 4, sc in next loop; repeat from * around 4 times, ch 2, tr in starting sc.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in loop just made, *ch 6, dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 8, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 6, dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sc in next ch 6 space, ch 8, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 ch of ch 8, hdc in each of next 2 ch, sc in each of next 2 ch, sc in loop below; repeat from * 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.

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. I can't help but wonder what you do with all your lovely snowflakes? Do you display them somehow?

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  2. Sour note or not, I loveee it! I really must start crocheting your beautiful snowflakes again.

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  3. Quite lovely! I totally love this one! Too bad about the knot and being late but it's worth it!

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  4. made it love it i even made one small mistake by replacing the dc for a sc in in the middle of dc group and it still came out,thank you! this will also be my new obsession.

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