10 March 2014

Snowflake Monday

Original Version of Lost Amigo IV Snowflake

This is yet another of my lost snowflake patterns, pointed out to me by a reader. The original snowflake appeared on a greeting card I made several years ago, and I apparently never wrote the pattern back then.

While working up another version of this snowflake from a photo, I had to make a few adjustments because two rounds had too many stitches. That's probably why I never wrote the pattern in the first place. I may not have liked this snowflake in its infant stage, but I really like it now!

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 IV Snowflake

Finished Size: 4.25 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 IV 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. Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: 1 sc in same ch as sl st, *ch 3, sk 1 dc, 1 sc in next dc; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, * ch 2, 1 sc in next sc, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 sc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 4: Sl st in next dc, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same dc, * ch 5, 3 dc in middle dc of next 3/dc group; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 5: Sl st in next dc, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same dc, * 2 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in middle dc of next 3/dc group; repeat from * around 4 times; 2 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
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Round 6: Sl st into next dc; ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), ch 2, 1 dc in same dc as sl st, * ch 2, 1 sc in gap between same 3/dc group and next 2/dc group, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 8, 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 4, sl st in sc (tri picot made), ch 4, 2 dc in same ch 3 sp, ch 2, 1 sc in gap between 2/dc group and next 3/dc group, ch 2, 1 dc in middle dc of next 3/dc group, ch 5, sl st in 3rd from hook, ch 2, 1 dc in same dc; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 sc in gap between same 3/dc group and next 2/dc grup, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 8, 1 sc in 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 4, sl st in sc, ch 4, 2 dc in same ch 3 sp, ch 2, 1 sc in gap between 2/dc group and next 3/dc grup, ch 2; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 7; 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.

Lost Amigo IV Snowflake

9 comments:

  1. Another good one indeed, but lost it and never wrote it? Geez such a slacker back then haha

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    1. True, Pat! I was a slacker. Seven more times, too!

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  2. They are lovely! Have a happy week!

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    1. Thanks, Fundy! Great week to you, too!

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  3. I liked the first version, but oh my yes, the revised one is wonderful! Tightened up and quite, quite beautiful. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I don't really like the first version anymore, but I think you've hit the nail on the head. I must have used a bigger hook for that one, and I don't like it loose.

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  4. I think Round 6 should start with slip stitch over to the middle dc of the 3/dc group.

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    1. You were right, Krista. Thanks for the Eagle Eye! I've fixed the pattern.

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