05 August 2013

Snowflake Monday

Mount Elbert, 14,433 feet, Colorado's tallest peak

I've been having wildflower withdrawals for more than a year. As a result, I've been trying to soak up as many wildflowers this summer as possible before the autumn gold sets in. The idea for this snowflake was inspired by flower petals.

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!

Cluster Petal Snowflake

Finished Size: 2.5 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

Cluster Petal Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, pull loop on hook up to height of dc, [yo and draw up loop through ring, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (starting cluster st made), ch 3, sl st in ring, * ch 3, [yo and draw up loop through ring, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times (cluster st made), yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 3, sl st in ring; repeat from * 4 times; ch 3, sl st in top of starting cluster st. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
NOTE: This pattern makes a cute little snowflake or flower by ending after the first round, binding off and weaving in ends.

Cluster Petal Snowflakes

Round 2: Ch 1, pull loop on hook up to height of dc, [yo and draw up loop through top of same cluster st, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (starting cluster st made), ch 3, sl st in top of same cluster st, ch 7, sl st in top of next cluster st, * ch 3, [yo and draw up loop through same cluster st, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (cluster st made), ch 3, sl st in top of same cluster st, ch 7, sl st in top of next cluster st; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, sl st in top of starting cluster st.
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Round 3: Ch 1, pull loop on hook up to height of dc, [yo and draw up loop through top of same cluster st, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (starting cluster st made), ch 3, sl st in top of same cluster st, ch 5, sl st in top of next cluster st, * ch 3, [yo and draw up loop through same cluster st, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (cluster st made), ch 3, sl st in top of same cluster st; ch 5, sl st in top of next cluster st; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, sl st in top of starting cluster st.

Round 4: Ch 1, pull loop on hook up to height of dc, [yo and draw up loop through top of same cluster st, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (starting cluster st made), ch 3, 1 sc around next ch 5 and ch 7 loops from rounds below, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), sc around same ch loops, ch 3, sl st in top of same cluster st, * ch 3, [yo and draw up loop through same cluster st, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (cluster st made), ch 3, sl st in top of same cluster st; ch 3, 1 sc around next ch 5 and ch 7 loops from rounds below, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 1 sc around same ch loops, ch 3, sl st in top of next cluster st; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, sl st in top of starting cluster st; 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.

Cluster Petal Snowflake Rock

4 comments:

  1. I love the snowflake but I especially like it on a rock! I have a few rocks "decorated" and love them. My granddaughter and I collect rocks while we camp and we are camping this week so I will look for a nice fat round one for this flowery flake on a rock cover!

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  2. A bigger formed one then some others, nice

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  3. That top photo is absolutely gorgeous!!

    And I love the snowflake too.

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  4. Oh this is a fun one. I love the daisy look! It would make a gorgeous fabric or trim, too, if joined with lacy rounds.

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