19 July 2010

Snowflake Monday

I haven't come up with a name yet for this flake. When I was writing the pattern, I wrote, "6 points and 6 flower picots." I guess that's as good as it gets.

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!6 points and 6 flower picotsFinished Size: 5.75 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: 24 sc in ring. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: Sc in 1st sc, *ch 12, sk 1 sc and sc in next sc; repeat from * around 10 more times for a total of 11 petals, ch 5 trtr (yo 4 times) into starting sc to form 12th petal.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in petal, *ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 5, sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sc in next petal, ch 12, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in next ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, trtr (yo 4 times) in next ch, ch 4, sc in next petal; 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.

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.

6 comments:

  1. Just found your blog. It is wonderful.

    I have been thinking about doing snowflakes for some time. But I am a chicken. I have only been doing crochet for about four years.

    I found you from Ravelery.

    Have a beautiful day.

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  2. I really liked your article. Keep up the good work.

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  3. I just love your snowflakes! Thanks to you my home will look wonderful and cheerful for a great many years to come. Thank you so much fo sharing. ~ Amanda

    P.S. This one reminds me of gothic church spires lol :)

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  4. I Previously complete this snowflake and im already hooked. i plan on making more. you are such an inspiration. happy holidays and god bless.

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  5. Hi I recently discovered your blog and I've been busy finding all your patterns. It's been alot of fun!
    The center of this flake reminds me of daisies or coneflowers, so... maybe you could name this one Gothic Daisy. :-)

    Brenda in snowy Minnesota

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  6. Thank you, Brenda! I've been trying to figure out a name for this one, and I love your suggestion!

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