18 November 2013

Snowflake Monday

Indigo Ice Snowflake

Obviously, my stinky solar indigo vat is exhausted. And now it's frozen solid to boot. However, I think the color of exhausted indigo on cotton is the most attractive color possible for crocheted snowflakes. Don't you think?

Snowflake Week all week long!

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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!

Indigo Ice Snowflake

Finished Size: 8 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

Indigo Ice Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), * 1 dc in next sc, ch 3; repeat from * around 3 times; 1 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 dc in n 2nd ch of starting ch 5 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.
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 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same sp, * ch 20, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch] 6 times; 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 4: 1 sc over post of dc just worked, * ch 3, sk next ch 1 sp in spoke, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 7, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 9, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 5 ch, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 11, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 7 ch, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 13, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 9 ch, ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 7 loop at tip of spoke, ch 15, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 11 ch, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, ch 14, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 11 ch, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 12, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 9 ch, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 7 ch, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 8, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 5 ch, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp between spokes; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; 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.

Indigo Ice Snowflake

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26 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte! The inspiration for this flake will be revealed on Thursday. Snowflake Week all week long right here on my blog!

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  2. Really shine through with the backdrop indeed

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    1. Thanks, Pat! The yarn in the photos was dipped in the indigo BEFORE all the pigment ran out! :)

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! See the inspiration for it on Thursday!

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  4. You creat the most beautiful snowflakes. looking forward to hearing about what inspired you for this one.

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  5. Hold the phone sister! I joined the sisters in snowflakes, but something went wrong with the email I have set up, and I can't get into it. I still want to join. So for now, delete the email which I used to sign up with and I'll start over...oh bother :)

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    1. Thanks, Faith! I've passed your request on to Autumn, the group administrator...

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  6. Ah yes, this is what I call a most lovely snowflake. Always so much finer than the ones collecting on my ground outside! Although, none out there yet, even if the air feels it could at any moment!

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    1. We were supposed to get more yesterday, Karen, but we got 70 mph wind instead. I think I'd rather have the snow! We get another chance of it on Thursday...

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  7. I literally had to force my mouth closed! This is one of those jaw dropping experiences! Seriously!! I'm a day late to this because we didn't have power but this will be on my hook sometime today! Love, love, love it!!

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    1. Wow, Brenda! That's got to be one of the most jaw-popping comments I've ever received! :D

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  8. Wow! This is breath-taking. You truly touch the hearts of those who are blessed to know you. The works of your hands will most certainly be shouted within the Gates of Heaven!

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    1. Holy moly, Stitchy... you'ver really made me blush!!! Thank you for such kindness!

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  9. I'm going to try this pattern today...I told my husband it's time to start filling up my windows again this winter so we can bring on the snow!
    Still Love your stuff...You are amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Munson! Would really love to see photos of your windows of snowflakes!

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  10. I found your site when I was looking for snowflake crochet pattern. O, Iike them all...... I already tried some.
    Thank you for sharing the patterns. Greetings from the Netherlands.

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    1. Welcome, Nettie, and thank you! I hope you will enjoy all of the patterns!

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  11. I have made several of your snowflakes to hang on my Christmas tree and as gifts. I always share where I found the beautiful patterns and I only make them for the family and friends that understand how much time and love go into making each one! I don't know how you do it but I am one happy lady that you can! Thank you for all of your time that has gone into each snowflake. It's very kind of you to share.

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    1. SamanthaJo, I think you've made my entire week. Thank you. I really appreciate the warm fuzzy you just passed along! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  12. Gosh, Deb, you've made many incredible snowflakes, but this one is astoundingly beautiful. Words fail me. Wow.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! I really love this flake, too. I love to just look at it. But I've yet to make a second one yet...

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  13. For the past 4 years or so I've been crocheting snowflakes and putting them in my Christmas cards. I'm looking at this pattern on December 27 and I'm already looking for patterns for next year's cards...I think I found my winner! I hate doing all of those sc in the chain but for this final product it will be worth it. Maybe only the special people in my life will get this one. BEAUTIFUL! This might be my favorite of all that you've designed!

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    1. Thank you, C! All the single crochet in the final round of this one is indeed a chore, but the whole time I was making mine, I couldn't stop because it looked so beautiful during the making. That made it easier to keep going and not get bummed about so many single crochet and SO MUCH counting!

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