20 May 2013

Snowflake Monday

Many Thunders Motifs

It’s probably no secret I really love my Many Thunders Snowflake. It probably comes as no surprise that I love motifs, particularly when they may be joined as the project is worked.

So of course I had to come up with a whole new project to incorporate Many Thunders into something bigger than just a snowflake.

This is yet another project that doesn't necessarily require blocking, but blocking makes it look so much better.

Blocking makes a difference.

Blocking makes a visual difference.
Blocking really makes a difference.

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes and/or motifs you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Many Thunders Motifs

Finished Size: 5 inches from point to point; 6 joined motifs, 25 inches long and 5 inches wide; 3 joined motifs, 9 inches across at widest point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in desired number of colors, depending upon desired size of project, size 8 crochet hook

TIP: There are a lot of ends to weave in on this project. To prevent having to go back and weave in ends at completion of project, weave in ends as you go. Contrast color ends are very easy to bury at start of each new main color round by working 5/dc groups over ends.

Color Key for 6 Joined Motifs:
Main Color: MC (I used antique white by Red Heart instead of plain white)
Color A: shades of maroon from eBay
Color B: shades of orange from Flora (discontinued)
Color C: shades of yellow from eBay
Color D: shades of green (my own hand-dye)
Color E: shades of blue from Lizbeth
Color F: shades of violet from Bre-Aly (Lizbeth also has thread this color now)

Many Thunders Motif Instructions

First Motif

Round 1: With white or MC, * ch 8, sl st in 7th ch from hook; repeat from * 4 times; ch 1, sl st in starting ch, ch 3, 1 tr in sl st (counts as last ch 7 loop of round).

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same loop, * 3 dc in next ch loop, ch 3, 3 dc in same loop; repeat from * around 4 times; 3 dc in next ch loop, ch 3; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off.

Round 3: With Color A, 1 sc in any ch 3 point, * ch 4, 1 sc between next 2 3/dc groups, ch 4, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 4, 1 sc in same ch 3 point; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off.
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Round 4: With MC, 5 dc in any ch 4 sp just left of point, 5 dc in next ch 4 sp, ch 3, *5 dc in next ch 4 sp; 5 dc in next ch 4 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off.

Round 5: With Color A, 1 sc in any ch 3 point, * ch 4, 1 sc between next 2 5/dc groups, ch 4, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 4, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off.

Round 6: With MC, 5 dc in any ch 4 sp just left of point, * 5 dc in next ch 4 sp, 3 dc in next ch 4 point, ch 3, 3 dc in same point, 5 dc in next ch 4 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 5 dc of final repeat; sl st in starting dc; bind off.

Round 7: With Color A, 1 sc in any ch 3 point, * [ch 4, 1 sc between next 2 5/dc groups] 2 times, ch 4, 1 sc between next 5/dc and 3dc group, ch 4, 1 sc in next ch 3 point; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off.

Round 8: With MC, 5 dc in any ch 4 sp just left of point, 5 dc in each of next 3 ch 4 sp, ch 3 * 5 dc in each of next 4 ch 4 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting dc to complete final ch 3 sp of round.

Round 9: 1 sc over post of dc just worked, * [ch 5, 1 sc in between next 2 5/dc groups] 3 times, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Subsequent Motifs (for single row of motifs, joining on 1 side)

Make 6 or desired number of motifs, using a different contrast color in each (if desired), following same instructions as above through Round 8, joining as you go. Beginning with the second motif, work Round 9 as follows:

Round 9: 1 sc over post of dc just worked, [ch 5, 1 sc in between next 2 5/dc groups] 3 times, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 point, ch 2, 1 sc in ch 5 point of 1st (joining) motif, ch 2, 1 sc in same ch 3 point of current motif, [ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp of joining motif, ch 2, 1 sc between next 2 5/dc groups of current motif] 3 times, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 3 point, ch 2, 1 sc in ch 5 point of joining motif, ch 2, 1 sc in same ch 3 point of current motif, * [ch 5, 1 sc between next 2 5/dc groups] 3 times, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 point, ch 5, 1 sc in same point; repeat from * around 3 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

1 sc into 5 ch tip

1 sc into 5 ch tip

joining diagram

ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp

ch 2, 1 sc in next sp between 5/dc groups






Subsequent Motifs (for more than 1 row of motifs or joining in square, circular or triangular shapes, joining on 2 or more sides)

Many Thunders Motifs

Make 3 or desired number of motifs, using a different contrast color in each (if desired), following same instructions as above through Round 8. Positioning motifs as pictured below, work Round 9 as follows:

Round 9: 1 sc over post of dc just worked, [ch 5, 1 sc in between next 2 5/dc groups] 3 times, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 point, ch 2, 1 sc in ch 5 point of 1st (joining) motif, ch 2, 1 sc in same ch 3 point of current motif, [ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp of 1st joining motif, ch 2, 1 sc between next 2 5/dc groups of current motif] 3 times, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 3 point, ch 2, 1 sc in sc joint of 2 joining motifs, ch 2, 1 sc in same ch 3 point of current motif, [ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp of 2nd joining motif, ch 2, 1 sc between next 2 5/dc groups of current motif] 3 times, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 3 point, ch 2, 1 sc in ch 5 point of 2nd joining motif, ch 2, 1 sc in same ch 3 point of current motif, * [ch 5, 1 sc between next 2 5/dc groups] 3 times, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 point, ch 5, 1 sc in same point; repeat from * around 2 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.





Snowcatcher's joined Many Thunders motifs

Finish: This project does not necessarily require blocking, but the mesh between motifs looks better if the project is blocked. To block, using rust-proof pins, pin out on protected surface. (I typically use my spare bed, with a towel between the project and the bed. For this project, I tried using my yoga mat, but I don't like the pin holes it left behind, so I won't do that again. Use whatever works for you.) Spray lightly with plain water. Allow to dry thoroughly. Gently remove pins. Enjoy your motif project!

Motif Project Ideas: In my opinion, a string of these motifs would make a beautiful skirt edge. I plan to make a matching 6-motif string and use them as insets on long sleeves. The 3-motif piece might become an inset on the bodice for the project with the long sleeves. It also would look great on a bag or purse. I could see randomly joined motifs as quilt embellishments, too.

Many Thunders Motifs

Many Thunders Motifs

7 comments:

  1. This would make a beautiful spread for a bed or a tablecloth or runner. The ideas are endless!

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    1. Oh, Charlotte, that does sound beautiful. You have to share photos if you do it!

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  2. That is neat how they are all in a row, must have taken quite the effort too.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! Did it all on the train back before I was riding my bike to work almost every day...

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  3. The colored parts look great in the middle of the white ones.

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  4. So do you call this "Many Many Thunders?" :)

    I thought of a bedspread too ... it would be stunning.

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  5. Love how your ideas evolve. Your art is far from stagnant.

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