Sometimes I write some incredibly silly notes to myself when I'm shorthanding a snowflake pattern on my iPhone during a train commute.
This snowflake was an attempt to use up a very tiny amount of my own hand-dyed thread. I ran out of thread before I ran out of snowflake. So I finished the final two spokes with yet another tiny amount of hand-dyed thread.
In my notes, I called this pattern a Klingon weapon. We are excited for the next Star Trek movie, which will be released THIS FRIDAY. !!! The upcoming movie likely was heavy on my mind when I made this snowflake.
I don't know if I can use the word Klingon in a snowflake name, so I'll just call this flake Scrappy.
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: 3 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
Scrappy I Snowflake Instructions
Make magic ring.
Round 1: 6 sc in ring, sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight.
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 2: Ch 10 (counts as 1 dc and ch 8), 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (sc picot made), [ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook] 2 times, 1 sc in next ch after 1st sc picot, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch (spoke made), 1 dc in same sc as sl st at end of Round 1, * 1 dc in next sc, ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook] 2 times, 1 sc in next ch after 1st sc picot, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in same sc in ring; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 10; 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.