25 November 2013

Snowflake Monday

Christmas in Paris Snowflake

One of my co-workers has decorated her condo entirely (even the restrooms!) with a pink French theme. This snowflake is a Christmas gift for her.

Christmas in Paris Snowflake detail

How's this for super cool? I should get my friend some pink wire.
I think she'd like to try to do this, even though the instructions are in Japanese.
The photo tutorial is universal.

These gloves are great, too! I think they'd be fairly easy to duplicate.

More Eiffel awesomeness.

Another one.

Incredible. (Scroll down.)

Of toothpicks. (Scroll down.)

How sweet!

Mmmm. Might have to get one of these, too...

Eiffel Tower Charm

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!

Christmas in Paris Snowflake

Finished Size: 6 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, one charm, 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

Christmas in Paris Snowflake Instructions

String charm onto thread. Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), * 1 dc in ring, ch 1; repeat from * around 10 times for a total of 12 ch 1 sp; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
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: * 3 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 6, sk next ch 1 sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 3 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1 tr in starting sc to form 6th ch 6 sp of Round.

Round 3: * Ch 2, 1 dc over post of tr just made (or in same sp on succeeding repeats), 1 tr in same sp, 1 dtr in same sp, ch 19, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook] 2 times (tri-picot tip made) (pull charm up prior to middle sc picot and catch in sc), ch 1, working back down ch sk tri-picot tip and next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 sc in next ch, [ch 1, sk next ch, 1 hdc in next ch] 2 times, [ch 1, sk next ch, 1 dc in next ch] 2 times, sk next 3 ch, 1 dtr in next ch, ch 2, working behind dtr just made, 1 dtr back in 1st of 3 skipped chains (cross dtr made), 1 trtr in next ch 6 sp in main body of snowflake, 1 dtr in same sp, 1 tr in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 2, sl st in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; 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.

Towering

4 comments:

  1. Everything pink? I'd have to run from that place lol great job as usual

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    1. Well, it's a good thing you don't live at Mary's, Pat. You'd be surrounded and buried in pink!

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  2. Deb, you're a genius! I love this flake!

    And those project links ... dang, what a distraction when I ought to be crocheting! :)

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    1. Okay, Lady, you've had your fun! Now get back to work on that secret dazzling crochet project that's bound for another magazine cover!!! :)

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