27 May 2013

Snowflake Monday

full bow but no gold

Another rainbow snowflake?!?

Yes. Couldn't resist. We're finally done with winter in my neck of the high plains, and I got to see my first genuine rainbow of the year last week. I'm celebrating what I hope will be at least a four-month absence of snow at our house. But bring on that rain! Make my flowers bloom!

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!

Rain Dance Snowflake

Finished Size: 4.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in 6 colors, 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

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.
Color Key for Stripes:
Color A: shades of maroon from eBay
Color B: shades of orange from Flora (discontinued)
Color C: shades of yellow from eBay (Lizbeth also has thread this color now)
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)

Rain Dance Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: With Color A, 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: With Color B, 1 dc in any sc, ch 5, sk next sc, * 1 dc in next sc, ch 5, sk next sc; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting dc; bind off.

Round 3: With Color C, 5 dc in any ch 5 sp, ch 5, * 5 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting dc; bind off.
NOTE: For optional picots as in snowflake rock shown below, work 3 dc, ch 2, sl st in top of dc, 3 dc instead of 5 dc.
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: With Color D, 3 sc in any ch 5 sp, ch 10, * 3 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 10; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off.
NOTE: For optional picots as in snowflake rock shown below, work 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc instead of 3 sc.

Round 5: With Color E, 10 dc in any ch 10 sp, ch 10, * 10 dc in next ch 10 sp, ch 10; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting dc; bind off.
NOTE: For optional picots as in snowflake rock shown below, work 5 dc, ch 2, sl st in top of dc, 5 dc instead of 10 dc.

Round 6: With Color F, in any ch 10 sp work [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc], ch 5, sk next 4 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next dc, ch 5, * in next ch 10 sp work [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc], ch 5, sk next 4 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next dc, ch 5; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off; weave in ends.
NOTE: To work over Round 5 picots and to make optional picots as in snowflake rock shown below, work Round 6 as directed below.
Round 6: With Color F, in any ch 10 sp work [1 sc, 1 hdc, ch 3, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, ch 3, 1 hdc, 1 sc], ch 5, sk next 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, ch 2, sk over picot, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 5, * in next ch 10 sp work [1 sc, 1 hdc, ch 3, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, ch 3, 1 hdc, 1 sc], ch 5, sk next 3 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, ch 2, sk over picot, sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 5; repeat from * around 4 times; 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.

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. 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.

Rain Dance Snowflake Rock

Rain Dance Snowflake Rock

Rain Dance Snowflake Rock

Final Resting Place

10 comments:

  1. Very colorful one, matching the rainbow with no snow, just sun.

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    1. I'm 100% for that until October, Pat! Lots more rain, no snow until fall!

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  2. Beautiful, as always. Have a great Memorial Day!

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte! I hope your Memorial Day weekend was great, too!

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  3. Ooo! Ahhh!!! Gotta' love a rainbow!!!

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    1. Yuppers, Marigold, every single one of them!

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  4. Wow! What an amazing photo capture in the first photo, and just stunning beauty throughout your entire post! Happy Memorial Day to you! Hope you are enjoying it!

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I enjoy every bit of every three-day weekend I can get! Hope yours is great, too!

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  5. I love your photos ♥. The rain is wanted here, too.

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    1. Thanks, Neferi. And oh my gosh, looks like we might have another drough on our hands...

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