02 December 2013

Snowflake Monday

Silent Snowflake

I've been teaching Silent Night in sign language to the 8- and 9-year-old girls at church. They will be performing in two weeks. This is the first time anything like this has ever been done in our ward. We will be using sign only to a beautiful (and slow) piano accompaniment, no singing. I thought a silent Silent Night would be powerful.

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

Silent Snowflake

Finished Size: 2.75 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, 1 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

Silent 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 * 4 times; 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.

Round 2: * 2 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc
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: 1 sc in same ch as sl st, * 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc.

Round 4: * 1 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 st, 1 hdc in next ch 3 sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 1 dc in same ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in each of next 3 st, sk next sc; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Star of Bethlehem

Finished Size: 2.25 inches tall, 1.75 inches across
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, 1 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

Bonus Pattern
Star of Bethlehem Instructions


Make magic ring.

Round 1: 8 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: * 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc; repeat from * around 3 times; sl st in starting sc.
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: 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, ch 5, sl st in 2nd and 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, ch 2, 1 sc in same sp, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, ch 8, pull up charm or bead and sl st in 2nd ch from hook, catching charm or bead in st, sl st in each of next 3 ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, ch 1, 1 hdc in same ch 3 sp, 1 sc in same sp, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook; 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.

Silent Night, Holy Night

3 comments:

  1. Love them both! And I hope you can share a video of the silent Silent Night!

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  2. very nice stars and that is sure a feat too and must be a treat, hope all goes smoothly with the concert.

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  3. A very quiet snowflake in perfect keeping with its lovely name. :)

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