24 January 2011

Snowflake Monday

Mountain snowflakes get a break this week. I wanted to design a snowflake in memory of my dear friend Shonna and to honor her valiant battle with ovarian cancer.

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

A Snowflake for Shonna
Finished Size: 6.25 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, 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 36; sl st into starting ch, taking care not to twist ch.

Round 1: Ch 2 (does not count as dc); 3 dc in same ch, 1 dc in next ch, [yo, draw up loop in next ch, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw up loop in next ch, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw up loop in next ch, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, draw through all four loops on hook] (3 dc dec made), 1 dc in next ch, *5 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 3 dc dec across next 3 ch, 1 dc in next ch; repeat 4 times around; 2 dc in starting ch, sl st in 1st dc. NOTE: Each time you work 5 dc in one ch, the next ch is going to be really tight. Take special care not to accidentally skip the tight ch after each 5 dc point so your count will not be off.
Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), 3 dc in same dc, *1 hdc in dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 5 dc, 3 dc in next dc; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 hdc in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in starting dc.
Round 3: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), 3 dc in same dc, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, sk next st and ch sp; ch 4, *3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, sk next st and ch sp, ch 4; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting dc.
Round 4: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), 3 dc in same dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, sk next st and ch sp; ch 5, *3 dc in next dc, 1 dc each of next 2 st, 1 hdc in next st, 1 sc in next st, sk next st and ch sp, ch 5; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting dc.
Round 5: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), 3 dc in same dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st, 1 sc in next st, sk next st and ch sp; ch 6, *3 dc in next dc, 1 dc each of next 2 st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st, 1 sc in next st, sk next st and ch sp, ch 6; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting dc.
Round 6: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), 3 dc in same dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st, 1 sc in each of next 2 st, sk next st and ch sp; ch 7, *3 dc in next dc, 1 dc each of next 2 st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st, 1 sc in each of next 2 st, sk next st and ch sp, ch 7; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting dc.
Round 7: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), 1 dc in same dc, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, sl st in top of starting dc, 2 dc in same dc as starting dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st, 1 sc in each of next 2 st, sl st in next st, sk next st and ch sp; ch 8, *1 dc in next dcch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, sl st in top of starting dc, 2 dc in same dc as dc following ch 8, 1 dc each of next 2 st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st, 1 sc in each of next 2 st, sl st in next st, sk next st and ch sp, ch 8; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting dc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Finish: Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflake to box on top of wax paper or plastic wrap.

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 plastic wrap. 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.

17 comments:

  1. That is a beuatiful flake in her memory.

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  2. A beautiful snowflake and tribute. Blessings to your day.

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  3. Very beautiful and how wonderful to name in memory of your friend.

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  4. This was a great way to honor your friend.

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  5. A beautiful snowflake, made even more beautiful by the story behind it. My thoughts to you and your friend's family.

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  6. That is beautiful! I love the spiraling shape of it and the thought behind it.

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  7. I'm definitely crocheting this flake and hanging it on my tree this year! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I'm going to make it for my tree too, and maybe some more. I love it that you made it in your friend's memory, but I'm going to consider it mine too, since today is my birthday :-)

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  9. Beautiful snowflake, Deb. May Shonna rest in peace.

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  10. Beautiful! The first of next top 20. Thank you very much! Kisses.

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  11. What a cheerful snowflake ... love the pinwheel effect.

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  12. ohh my goodness I'm in love with this Snowflake... thank you so much for your creativity & your wonderful sharing...

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  13. Sometimes I see other worlds/galaxies in your snow flakes. =)

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  14. So many beautiful snowflakes you make! I'll make some of them and use them on my christmastree.
    Thanks for sharing!
    I link to your blog, hope that's Allright?


    Assa from Norway

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  15. What a beautiful little snowflake...thanks for sharing as always!!

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  16. I just tried this pattern. I think I did something wrong. The first round will not lay flat. I haven't tried to pin it out, but I don't think it is going to flatten out. What's wrong?

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    1. Hi, Nana. I'm not sure without seeing your snowflake, but I would try pinning it out. Sometimes they do need to be pinned out to lie flat. Lay flat?!? Gosh, I always get that one mixed up!

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