19 November 2012

Snowflake Monday

Cold Storage Snowflake Rock

Last week my work group moved to a new floor. Today is my first day in my new office.

Last week I also learned I would be speaking in church yesterday. I had to write what I would say, and I had to practice.

Weeks like this make me very thankful I have a stash of 28 new snowflakes. Well, 27 now...

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: 4 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

Cold Storage Snowflake I

Cold Storage I Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: *1 sc in ring; ch 6; repeat 4 times around; 1 sc in ring, ch 3, 1 tr in starting sc to form final ch 6 sp. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, * 3 dc in next ch 6 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 3 to form final ch 3 sp.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 3: 1 sc in same sp, *ch 3, 1 dc in space between next 2 3/dc groups, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp (V-stitch made), ch 3, 1 sc in next sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 4: *1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp (in top of V-stitch), 1 tr in same sp, 1 dtr in same sp, 2 trtr in same sp, ch 3, sl st in top of trtr just worked, 1 trtr in same sp, 1 dtr in same sp, 1 tr in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; 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.

Cold Storage Snowflake Rock

10 comments:

  1. Good luck in your new office. I miss that part of the day........NOT! Happy Monday!

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  2. I love this snowflake that you grabbed out of your emergency fund! Thanks once again for a Monday Snowflake that will soon be part of my collection! And loving your story of survival!

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  3. Pretty little snowflake that. Oh but I do hate speaking in front of people! I had to present a person for baptism once and I thought my knees would fail me and I would tumble on the floor!

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  4. Welcome back to the work week! Thanks for bringing out such great ideas and delightful visions for us to dream about!

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  5. Ooo! Purple! You are SO talented!!!! I'm still waiting to see one of those tiny goats though. :)

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    1. The brain is cooking, but the mind is not smelling the fumes yet, Marigold. ;) Goat to come... Eventually.

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  6. I hope you enjoy your new office.

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  7. Any lavender snowflake would capture my fancy, but this is a beauty on its own merits. Hope you had a smooth week, and that speaking in church was not too traumatizing! :)

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I may just have to find time to break out the dyes again and make some more lavender; I'm all out!!!

      Speaking in church went okay, surprisingly. People were still coming up to me this last weekend (a week after the ordeal) to tell me they had enjoyed my presentation. (Which included a couple of a capella verses, I might add...) So maybe it went okay. Just maybe.

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