11 February 2013

Snowflake Monday

Notice the heart-shaped tires... We love cycling!

I began the pink and purple version of this snowflake with the simple purpose of trying to use up the rest of my hand-dyed thread. While pinning it, I noticed it has heart shapes!

That wasn't the only accidental valentine for me this week. My favorite segment of my serialized book, "Heels Over Head," will appear this Thursday. Valentine's Day. I didn't plan it that way. This is just the way the posts fell.

So I'm dedicating today's snowflake to Louis and family. Read about them here. (Link will not work until Thursday.) Then go and hug your loved ones. Often.

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!

Accidental Heartflake

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

Accidental Heartflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in ring, * ch 8, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, 3 dc in ring; repeat from * 4 times for a total of six points; ch 2, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form last ch 4 sp of round, ch 3, 1 tr over body of dc just made to form last ch 6 loop of round. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: (Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in same loop, * ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made) (for the rock, I did ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next hook picots), 4 dc in next ch 6 loop, ch 6, sl st in top of dc just made, 4 dc in same loop; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), 4 dc in starting loop; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, ch 3, 1 tr in same ch to form last ch 6 loop of round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc in same loop, 1 sc in same loop, * ch 12, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 6, 1 sc in next ch 6 loop, 1 hdc in same loop, 1 dc in same loop, ch 2, 1 dc in same loop; 1 hdc in same loop, 1 sc in same loop; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 2, dc, hdc and sc of final repeat; ch 1, 1 hdc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form last ch 2 sp of round.
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 4: 1 sc in same sp, * ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 6 sc in next ch 6 loop, ch 3, sl st in top of sc just made (picot made), 6 sc in same loop, ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; 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.

Accidental Heartflake

7 comments:

  1. I did notice the tires.... :)

    A lovely snowflake (as always) and I'm looking forward to Thursday's segment. What a sweet dedication to a very special man.

    Have a good week!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I think that's how my tires would have to be shaped right now if I were to ride... I'd need something pretty darned sharp to pierce the ice!

      You have a great week, too!

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  2. Oh this has to be the best set of wheels ever! Great heart shape!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Nothin' but hearts this week!

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  3. cool shot, You created a heart of the wheels. :)

    The cactus is the same as yours, but for this shot it was a flower not coming out correctly. It was misshaped. But made a great macro. :)

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