10 June 2013

Snowflake Monday

Garden Snowflakes with Blue Me Away

I needed a bunch of small rocks for my garden, so I made some itty bitty snowflakes, easily converted into rock coverings.

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

Finished Size: Snowflake 1, .75 inches from point to point, Snowflake 2, 2.25 inches from point to point, Snowflake 3, 3.5 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

Garden Snowflake 1

Garden Snowflake 1 Instructions

NOTE: This snowflake is so tiny, it looks just fine without being blocked if stitches are worked tightly.

Garden Snowflake 1

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 2 sc in ring, ch 4, 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in sc; repeat from * 5 times; sl st in starting sc. Bind off. Weave in ends.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Garden Snowflake 1
This is the same design, but made with dc stitches in ring instead of sc.

Garden Snowflake 2

Garden Snowflake 2 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. 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: 1 sc in same ch as sl st, * ch 12, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 2, 1 sc in each of next 2 dc in main body of flake; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off.

Round 3: 3 sc in any ch 7 loop at top of spoke, ch 3, [3 sc in same sp, ch 3] 3 times, * 3 sc in next ch 7 loop, ch 3, [3 sc in same sp, ch 3] 3 times; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Garden Snowflake 3

Garden Snowflake 3 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 3, 2 dc in ring; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form last ch 3 sp of round. Pull magic ring 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 11 (counts as 1 dc and ch 9), 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 2, 1 dc over post of tr at end of Round 1, * 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 9, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 11; 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.

Garden Snowflake Rock

Garden Snowflake Rock

10 comments:

  1. The blue one really stands out, as do the rocks, showing how your garden grows haha

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I was so excited to get home from Ride the Rockies and find more flowers blooming!!!

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  2. How darling are these? Great for paperweights too...but you have a lovely display here with beautiful deep purple flower in the centerpiece..thank you for sharing your patterns..I count you as one of friends.....here in blogland...we have connected....:)

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    1. Thank YOU, Faith! Thank you for reading and for being a blog friend! It makes everything I do here more worth the time and effort!

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  3. Cool! Love the blue flowers too. Can't beat blue flowers. :)

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    1. Couldn't agree more, Marigold. The bluer the better!

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  4. Wow, we get more than one snowflake pattern this week! :) I think your baby snowflake patterns are so adorable that I always seem to end up making one. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Cogaroo! I've got three more babies coming either next week or the week after; can't remember. Still bicycle-brained...

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  5. I really like that green one ... it makes me think of ice cream cones, or keys, or bike parts.

    Hope you're having fun at RtR! :)

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    1. Bike parts! Yes, that's the ticket, Sue!! ;)

      RtR was awesome! Hot, smoky and hard, but awesome! Sure glad to be home, though!

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