03 June 2013

Snowflake Monday

Blue River, Wider than a Smile

The Lizard took me to Blue River, Colorado, over Memorial Day weekend so we could get photos of me in my new, pieced dress with a snowy background. I had been working on a blue snowflake. We had such a blast that day, I decided the blue snowflake would be a great keepsake of our morning in Blue River.

Blue River sits between the base of fourteener Quandary Peak and the ski resort town of Breckenridge, right on the Blue River. The Blue River flows into Dillon Reservoir, which sports a dynamic view of fourteeners Grays and Torreys. We rode around it last year during Ride the Rockies. Dillon Reservoir dumps into the Colorado River. The reservoir is one of my favorite places to watch fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Dillon Reservoir

Fireworks over Lake Dillon

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!

Blue River Snowflake

Finished Size: 7 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

Blue River Snowflake Instructions

Round 1: * 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 to form final ch 7 loop of Round.
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Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same loop, * 3 dc in next ch 7 loop, ch 8, 1 dc in 7th ch from hook, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch 7 loop; repeat from * around 4 times; 3 dc in starting loop, ch 1, 1 dtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form last point of Round, ch 3, 1 tr in 2nd tier of dtr as shown to create final ch 7 loop of Round.

tr into 2nd tier of dtr to finish at top of point

finish at top of point

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same loop, * ch 13, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 7 loop, ch 8, 1 dc in 7th ch from hook, ch 1, 3 dc in same loop; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 13, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 7 loop, ch 1, dtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form last point of Round, ch 3, 1 tr in 2nd tier of dtr to create final ch 7 loop of Round.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in same loop, * ch 10, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, ch 2, 8 sc in next ch 7 loop, ch 10, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, ch 2, 5 dc in next ch 7 loop, ch 11, st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 1, sk next ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 2, 5 dc in same ch 7 loop; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 5 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; 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.

Blue River Snowflake Rocks

Blue River Snowflake Rock

Blue River Snowflake Rock

Blue River Snowflake Rocks

11 comments:

  1. Great shots indeed, looks like quite the spot

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    1. Thanks, Pat! It was a fun trip to a photo locale I had not been before, so it was like exploring!

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  2. OK, Colorado is another place to visit on my bucket list. Beautiful!

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    1. Oh, Charlotte, you will love it if you can make it here!

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  3. Love this snowflake (as I do all your snowflakes).

    Oh the pictures are awesome (as always).

    wishing you a day filled with many blessings dear friend.

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    1. Thanks, Stitchy! It really was a fun place to visit!

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  4. Well, okay, but WHERE are the pictures of you with the snowy background???

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    1. You're funny, Marigold! They're in the linked post. I didn't like looking at me so much that I had to use them twice! ;) Maybe I could crop off my face and just do the dress... Ha ha ha ha ha!

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  5. Your crochet creation is beautiful. Also love the reservoir photo!

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  6. Wow, this one's a stunner - I love the way it worked out in the blue thread, with the light and dark bits all hitting the same spots.

    Off now to check out your dress.... :)

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  7. Love the grey/white photo ♥.

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