30 August 2010

Snowflake Monday

I've been doing a lot of really big flakes lately, so I thought it might be time to do a tiny one for a change. I call it Petite 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!
Petite Flake
Finished Size: 2 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 11 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 in 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 2, dc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in sc of final sl st of Round 1.
Round 3: *Ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 4, sl st over next sl into sc below; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in final sl st of Round 2.
Round 4: *4 sc in next ch 4 sp, ch 2, dc in next dc, ch 2, 4 sc in next ch 4 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in final sl st of Round 3; 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.

12 comments:

  1. beautiful! We have some of those hung on our Christmas tree each year.

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  2. Such intricate work. Beautiful!

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  3. Lovly! I was never good at doing this, I had a hard time creating a circle, they always looked like an egg in shape. Short and wide. :(

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  4. OK, now I know where the blog name comes from. very cool

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  5. Oh petite sounds right up my alley! :) I keep looking at the thread and the hook, the thread seems so thin I worry it will be tiny. I crocheted just a string and it was so thin, I'm scared to try, lol.

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  6. Barb (Magickal Thread Realm)05 September, 2010 19:46

    Deborah, I'll be making a lot of this one! Thank you! Barb

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  7. Very pretty design! Intricate appearing but easy to do! I used Caron Simply Soft and a 3.5 hook, which made a snowflake about 3" wide. Thanks for sharing this pattern!

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  8. Thanks, vlpw! I'll bet it does look nice in Simply Soft. I bet you could make a bunch of them and join them together for a bigger project!

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  9. Just found your beautiful snowflakes! I did this one on an I hook with bulky yarn to sew onto a hat. It looks great in the heavy weight too, thanks so much for sharing your lovely patterns!

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    1. Wow, Sara, I would LOVE to see a photo of your hat! I'll bet it turned out great! I've been wanting to do that very same thing and something similar for a couple of years now and just haven't gotten around to it yet. You've inspired me!

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