This snowflake is inspired in part by last week's snowflake, by thread colors, by Christmas ornaments, by rainbows and by the sparkles on a fresh blanket of snow when the sun first hits it.
This is my new favorite snowflake!
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: 9 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
Medallion II Snowflake Instructions
TIP: This snowflake has a lot of ends to weave in. If the snowflake will be stiffened, ends may be pulled under just a couple of stitches, then clipped when snowflake is dry. Stiffened snowflake thread ends will not unravel.
Medallion I (make 6)
Make magic ring. Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Pull magic ring tight. Weave in ends.
Medallion II (make 6)
Make magic ring. Ch 1 (does not count as hdc), 9 hdc in ring; sl st in starting hdc; bind off. Pull magic ring tight. Weave in ends.
Medallion III (make 6)
Make magic ring. 6 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Pull magic ring tight. Weave in ends.
Make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in ring, ch 6, * 3 dc in ring, ch 6; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Do not pull magic ring too tight.
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Round 2: * 2 sc in next ch 6 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, 2 sc in any dc of a Motif I and in each of next 5 dc for a total of 12 sc, ch 2, 2 sc in any hdc of a Motif II and in each of next 3 hdc, 1 sc in next hdc, ch 3, 2 sc in any sc of a Motif III and in each of next 2 sc, ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, ch 3 (yes, ch 3, not a typo), 2 sc in each of next 3 sc of Motif III, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch between motifs, 1 sc in same hdc as last sc in Motif II, 2 sc in each of next 4 hdc, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch between motifs, 2 sc in each of next 6 dc of Motif I, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch 6 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; 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. (TIP: Length of spikes on this snowflake may dictate stronger stiffener than liquid starch.) 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.