20 January 2014

Snowflake Monday

Lost Amigo II Snowflake

This is the second in my series of Lost Amigo snowflakes. I didn’t write the pattern for this snowflake when I first created it because I wasn’t too impressed with the final product back then. But I like it now! Thank you, Krista, for helping me realize I had some forgotten snowflake patterns to write!

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!

Lost Amigo II Snowflake

Finished Size: 3.5 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

Lost Amigo II Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: * 1 sc in ring, ch 11, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 10, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 4, sl st in sc (tri-picot made), ch 4, working back down spoke sk next 4 ch, sl st in next ch, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, sl st in ch beneath sl st branch and in each of next 5 ch (1st spoke made), 1 sc in ring, ch 22, sl st in 11th ch from hook, sl st in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in each of next 3 ch; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc. Don’t pull magic circle too tight.
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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.

Lost Amigo II Snowflake

7 comments:

  1. Like it in both colors indeed at your feed

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  2. You are very clever with your patterns! It is wonderful to have an indoor interest to compliment your cycling.

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    1. Amen to having something to do inside when it's snowing, Paul!

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  3. Love the different blocking effects! It's amazing how it changes the whole look of the flake.

    P.S. What pretty blue-shaded yarn ... who dyed that, I wonder? :)

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    1. Um, yeah, Sue, I think you read my mind. I dyed... can't wait to dye some more! I like blocking the same flake in different ways to see how many different looks I can get.

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  4. "Lost Amigo" snowflake.... I just love it

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