09 August 2010

Snowflake Monday

Sybil FlakeThis flake is a perfect example of how you can change the personality of a flake just by the way you pin it. One pattern can make a plethora of variations. So should we call this flake Sybil? Those of you too young to understand that reference may want to call it the Schizophrenic Flake. Or maybe Schizo for short...

Actually, while I was designing and testing the pattern, I kept thinking this flake reminds me of stained glass. So although I've poked fun here and given it an alternate humorous name, this is my Stained Glass Flake.

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!Schizo FlakeFinished Size: 6 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 8, sl st into 1st ch OR make magic ring.

Round 1: 24 sc into ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: Ch 7 (counts as 1 tr and ch 3), skip next sc, tr into next sc, *ch 3 skip next sc, tr into next sc; repeat from * around 9 times, ch 1, dc into 4th ch of starting ch 7.
Round 3: Sc around dc post just made, ch 7, sc in next ch 3 space, *ch 14, sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 7, sc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 4 more times; ch 6, yo 6 times, draw up loop through starting sc, [yo and bring through 2 loops] 7 times.
Round 4: Sc around post of stitch just made; *ch 14, tr in 7th ch from hook, ch 7, sc in next ch 14 sp, ch 12, sc in same ch 14 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with sl st in starting sc instead of final sc of repeat; 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.

7 comments:

  1. Cara Snowcatcher,complimenti per i tuoi snowflakes!!Il prossimo Natale decorero' il mio albero con i tuoi lavori!!Kiss... Civetta!!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! You are very talented!

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  3. This is gorgeous!! I will be dreaming of snowflakes while it is 100 outside today.

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  4. Well how cool is that! Like Amy said it's 100 degrees out and you're making snowflakes. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This Stained Glass Snowflake is absolutely gorgeous! It is so "cool"! ;)

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  6. I do love the name Sybil but Stained Glass suits it better!

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  7. Sybil flake works for me. :) I am ever impressed with your various creations!

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