01 October 2012

Snowflake Monday

Teal Snowflake

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Teal Snowflake came first. And then I had to make one with some pink, too.

Teal Snowflake in Pink

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!

Finished Size: 7 to 7.5 inches from point to point, depending upon size of loop holders used
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 crochet hook, 6 loop holders (I used candy tubes cut in half and lip gloss containers), 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

NOTE: I used only the large points on the Teal Snowflake instead of alternating large and small points, just to see what it would look like. The pink snowflake has alternating large points and small points, as instructed in the pattern.

Instructions

Round 1: * Ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (shell made); repeat from * 5 times; Taking care not to twist work, sl st into bottom of starting shell.

Round 2: * Ch 5, 1 sl st between next 2 shells; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 tr in sl st joining shell ring to form final ch 5 sp.
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Round 3: 1 sc into sp just made, * ch 7, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp; repeat from * around 4 times, ch 3, 1 dtr in starting sc to form final ch 7 sp.

Round 4: 1 sc into sp just made, * ch 9, 1 sc in next ch 7 sp; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 5, sl st in starting sc.

Round 5: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), * 2 dc in next ch 9 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 sc in same sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, 1 tr in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last tr of final repeat; sl st across starting ch 4 into starting dc.

Round 6: Draw up loop large enough to place on loop holder, draw up loop in each of next 5 st and place on same holder; sk ch 3, draw up loop in each of next 6 st and place on holder; * sk next tr, draw up loop in each of next 6 st and place on next holder, sk ch 3, draw up loop in each of next 6 st and place on holder; repeat from * around 4 times.

Round 7: Draw up loop to top of next holder as if to make sl st, give it an extra twist, * gently slip 6 loops off holder, and into middle of combined loops work 2 sc, 2 hdc and 2 dc, ch 12, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 3 (large point made), gently slip next 6 loops off holder and into middle of combined loops work 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch(small point 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.

A link to the blocking template I use is located here. That website has some of the most helpful snowflake information I know of. I also have a link to it on my sidebar to the right. I try to keep all the important links there so everyone will be able to find the information they need.

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.

Teal Snowflake Rock

4 comments:

  1. I love the different effects you made with the blocking ... also the differences in appearance made by the yarn weights.

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  2. P.S. AND the pink header looks awesome. :)

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  3. Wow! I've never seen a crochet snowflake like that one before... I haven't started my annual production of crocheted snowflakes yet, but I think this one may be on the list for when I do!

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  4. This one is really striking! What a great pattern for the cause.

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