11 November 2013

Snowflake Monday

United We Stand

This is one of the most beautiful and yet tear-jerking military salutes I've ever read. Very fitting tribute this Veteran's Day.

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!

Tribute Snowflake

Finished Size: 5.5 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

Tribute Snowflake 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.

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), * sk next 3 dc, 1 tr in next dc, ch 10, 1 tr in same dc, sk next 3 dc, 1 tr in next dc, ch 10, 1 tr in same dc, sk next 3 dc, 1 tr in same ch as sl st at end of Round 1, ch 5, 1 trtr in 4th ch of starting ch 4 to form final ch 10 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc over post of trtr, 3 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, * 1 sc in next ch 10 sp, 3 hdc in same sp, 5 dc in same sp, ch 3, 5 dc in same sp, 3 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 1 time; 1 sc in next ch 10 sp, 3 hdc in same sp, 5 dc in same sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form final ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 5, 1 dc over Round 3 into upside-down V sp between 2 tr of Round 2, ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 5, 1 dc over Round 3 into upside-down V sp between 2 tr of Round 2, ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 5, 1 dc over Round 3 into upside-down V sp between 2 tr of Round 2, ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form final ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 6, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 4, sk next ch 5 sp, 1 sc in next dc, ch 4, sk next ch 5 sp, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 2 times, omitting last 3 dc and ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form final ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 8, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 4, sk next ch 4 sp, 1 sc in next sc, ch 4, sk next ch 4 sp, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 2 times, omitting last 3 dc and ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form final ch 3 sp of Round.
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Round 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, * ch 5, 1 sc over ch sp of Round 6 and Round 5 into ch 1 sp of Round 4, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, 1 tr in same sp, ch 3, 1 tr in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, ch 5,1 sc in next sc, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, 1 tr in same sp, ch 3, 1 tr in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 1 time; ch 5, 1 sc over ch sp of Round 6 and Round 5 into ch 1 sp of Round 4, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, 1 tr in same sp, ch 3, 1 tr in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, ch 5,1 sc in next sc, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, 1 tr in same sp, 1 tr in 3rd ch of starting ch 3 to form final ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc),1 dc over post of tr directly below, * [ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 2 dc in same sp] 5 times, ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 1, sk next ch sp, 2 dc in next sc, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), ch 1, 2 dc in same sc, ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 1, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 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.

Tribute Snowflake

9 comments:

  1. Colorful and patriotic too, nice job at your zoo

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  2. Love, love, love it! God Bless all our veterans!
    I had just thought to honor the Purple Heart recipients I should have crocheted my first snowflake from my new pattern in purple! http://brendasbric-a-brac.blogspot.com/

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  3. Love the flag and your snowflake is a very beautiful tribute as well!

    I love how the middle of the snowflake separates it into 3 parts. Very unique!

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  4. Wow, Deb, what an amazing snowflake construction! I love the offset look that the dyed yarn gives it.

    That is a beautiful and sad story you linked to. Once when I had just flown into Milwaukee airport, and was exiting the terminal, there was a similar transport with a similar escort driving away. It was very touching to see the hearse, and the emergency vehicles that were there to do honour to the fallen one, and to realise that someone's son or brother or daddy (or sister or wife) had just come home for the last time.

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  5. I love this snowflake and many of the others that you've posted. I've made several of them and been able to follow your patterns. Round 4 on this one is giving me problems though. In the picture it looks like there should be 4 sets of 3 dc at each of the three points, but I'm not getting that from the pattern directions. Am I missing something? I'll try again, but please let me know if there is a trick I'm not getting!!! Thanks for your beautiful artwork!

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    1. Thank you, Shauna! Yes, there should be 4 sets of 3 dc at each of the three points. I'm wondering if it's confusing because on the 1st point, you are starting with the 2nd set; so the repeats are for 3/4's of a point at the beginning of the repeat and the final 1/4 at the end of the repeat... Odd construction, I know. I'll see if I can rewrite it (which will make it longer) to make it less confusing. Thank you for pointing this out to me.

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  6. I got it figured out! I just studied the picture and did what I saw! I have to thank you again for posting these patterns. They have really helped me in getting through a few long weeks of bed rest (only 10 more to go *sigh*). And my husband's office will look beautiful for Christmas!!!

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    1. Thanks, Shauna! I'm so glad you got the other pattern figured out. I'm sorry you are laid up for a while but hope the recovery goes well. And yes, your husband's office is going to be awesome!!!

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