26 July 2010

Snowflake Monday

Another spoke flake, because I've had bicycle on the brain (and rear end) almost all spring and summer long.

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

Another Spoke Flake

Finished Size: 5 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: Ch 8 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), *dc in ring, ch 10, dc in ring, ch 5; repeat from * around 4 times; dc in ring, ch 5, dtr in 3rd ch of starting ch 8. Leave magic circle opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in space below, *ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 5 loop, ch 15, sc in 9th ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, sc in same ch 5 loop, [ch 3, sc in next ch 10 loop, ch 15, sc in 4th ch from hook, ch 8, sl st in sc, ch 4, sl st in sc, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch, tr in next ch, dtr in next ch, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch], sc in ch 10 loop; repeat from * around 5 times; repeat [ ] 1 time; 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.

2 comments:

  1. You really are encouraging me to get out my crochet hooks! I shared a link to your snowflakes with my mom, she used to make a lot of doilies and I thought she might enjoy these. :)

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  2. Hi Deborah, I just would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your amazing Blog and the terrific patterns! I have done 3 so far, two of which are currently drying in stiffener this morning. The first round are gifts for family and friends, then after they're distributed, I'll be making more for us. You really brightened my Christmas, and you're helping me to increase my skill level as well. Hope you and those you love have a bright beautiful Christmas!

    If you're interested, my efforts so far are pictured here:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1439990909550410&set=a.1389159891300179.1073741833.100006185442719&type=1&theater

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