31 December 2012

Snowflake Monday


Physical therapy is helping me work through some of the pain I've been experiencing in my back since... well, for about eight years now, but magnified beyond tolerance last June. My whole attitude is changing, and I am hopeful I will be able to ride the entire 2013 MS-150!

In a snowflake jersey of my own design!

We started our very own team!!!

a team of our own

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 New Day Snowflake

Finished Size: 4 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in two colors if desired (snowflake may be made in one color or just white), 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

A New Day Snowflake Instructions

With Color A, make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, ch 8, * 2 dc in ring, ch 8; repeat from * 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 2: *8 sc in next ch 8 sp, ch 16, 8 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off off if using two colors
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: (Ch 4 to count as 1 tr instead of starting tr if not changing colors this round.) With Color B, 1 tr in any joint between 2 8/sc groups, between petals, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 8 sc in next ch 16 sp, [ch 3, 3 sc in same sp] 2 times, ch 3, 8 sc in sam sp, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 tr in next joint between 2 8/sc groups; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last tr of final repeat, sl st in starting tr (or 4th ch of starting ch 4 if working in one color); bind off. Weave in ends.

A New Day Snowflake

Pink Variation

With Color A, make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, ch 8, * 2 dc in ring, ch 8; repeat from * 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 2: *8 sc in next ch 8 sp, ch 24, 8 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off off if using two colors

Round 3: With Color B, 1 tr in any joint between 2 8/sc groups, between petals, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 12 sc in next ch 24sp, [ch 3, 3 sc in same sp] 2 times, ch 3, 12 sc in sam sp, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 tr in next joint between 2 8/sc groups; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last tr of final repeat, sl st in starting tr; bind off. Weave in ends.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

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.

A New Day Snowflake

A New Day Snowflake

A New Day Snowflakes

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A New Day Snowflake Rock

8 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Neferi! Best wishes to you in the coming year, too!

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  2. Praying your pain will be much better. My husband and I deal with daily pain and I can pretty much tolerate mine unless a new one gets thrown in there or it all gangs up on me!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! PT really is making a difference. I still have pain, but it is different. It's beginning to be tolerable again. I think I will be able to ride again!

      If I could take away your pain and your husband's pain, I would...

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  3. You, my friend, are a force of nature. I'm so happy to know you. :)

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    1. And my life is richer for knowing you, Marigold!

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  4. Woo hoo! It's official! I know one person who'd like to join your team.... :)

    What a fantastic snowflake - I love it when you block them different ways like this. And that purple yarn is to die for.

    Hope the PT continues to make things better. Can't wait to see that jersey!

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    1. Woohoo! Woohoo! Woohoo! Does this mean you'll ride with me?!?!? The adrenaline rush from knowing that may well be enough to get 60 miles out of me!!!

      PS: I love that purple thread, too. Just heavenly!

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