09 April 2012

Snowflake Monday

once a century

This snowflake is an adaptation of my Century Snowflake, created because the Century Snowflake was too big to fit on my still unfinished and still unnamed quilt. Because the Century Snowflake is one of my most popular patterns, I thought I probably ought to share the modifications.

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!

Century Snowflake II

Finished Size: 5.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, water soluble school glue or desired stiffener, 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: Ch 2 (does not count as dc), 12 dc in ring; sl st tightly across starting ch 2 into 1st dc. Pull magic circle tight.
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2); *1 dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * around 10 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 4.
Round 3: Sl st in next ch 2 sp, 3 sc in same sp, *ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 dc in top half of next dc, 1 dc in bottom half of same dc, sl st in next ch (heart made), 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with 1st 3/sc in next ch 2 sp on final repeat; sl st in starting sc.
Round 4: Ch 20 (counts as 1 dc and ch 17), *1 dc over sc of Round 3 into next Round 2 dc (ch looping over heart), ch 17; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st into 3rd ch of starting ch 20.
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Round 5: *3 sc in next ch 17 sp, 3 hdc in same sp, 3 dc in same sp, ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 dc in top half of next dc, 1 dc in bottom half of same dc, sl st in next ch (heart made), 3 dc in same sp, 3 hdc in same sp, 3 sc in next sp, ch 12, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 dc in top half of next dc, 1 dc in bottom half of same dc, sl st in next ch (heart made), ch 6, sl st into last sc made; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; 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.

If using glue, mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture or desired stiffener. 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.

Century Snowflake II

3 comments:

  1. I think you should name your quilt 'Snow Dreams'. :)

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! Have a wonderful, blessed day.

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  3. What a pretty, pretty flake. I love all the perfect little hearts.

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