17 March 2014

Snowflake Monday

Twisted Space Snowflake

I wrote the pattern for this snowflake on my iPhone aboard a commuter train a couple of years ago or so. And I left it there. Who knows how long?

When I lost a different snowflake pattern I'd written on my iPhone last year, I found several patterns or partial patterns from years past. This pattern was one of them. But the final two rounds were scrambled. I didn't even have a photo of the snowflake to work from. So today's snowflake may or may not resemble that initial snowflake.

I don't remember if I liked the original snowflake, but I like this version of it a lot. So I guess it's a good thing the pattern got twisted in space. Hey, that makes a great snowflake name!!!


Because today is St. Patrick's Day, I just HAVE to share this: The Best Jacquie Lawson Card Ever. Happy St. Patty's Day, and may many rainbows come your way!

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!

Twisted Space Snowflake

Finished Size: 7 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

Twisted Space Snowflake Instructions

NOTE: This pattern makes an attractive snowflake when ended on Round 3, Round 4 and Round 5, as well as Round 6.

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1dc and ch 1), *2 dc in ring, ch 1; repeat from * 4 times; 1 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 3. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: * 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 4; repeat from * 4 times; 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 2, 1 dc in staring sc to form 6th ch 4 sp of Round.

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

Round 6: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr over post of dc just worked, 1 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, 1 sc in same ch 5 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp (point), 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, 2 tr in same sp, ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 5 ch, 2 tr in same ch 5 sp, 1 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc, hdc, dc and 2 tr; sl st in 4th ch of starting ch 4; 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.

Twisted Space Rocks

4 comments:

  1. You are so talented! I can follow a pattern but to write one, forget it! Happy St.Patrick's Day!

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  2. What is lost can be found, or maybe sorta I guess haha another nicely done one under your sun

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  3. Oh my gosh, that IS the best Jacquie Lawson card ever!!! How amazingly creative.

    This is a great snowflake and a great name for it - the tips remind me both of the Space Needle and in a way of the Starfleet logo. I like the thread too - wonder who dyed it? :)

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    1. Ha ha ha, you always know my hand-dye, don't you, Sue? Did you recognize the snow-dyed fabric, too??? :)

      I hadn't thought about the Space Needle or Starfleet logo, but I'm glad you pointed that out. Now I'll always connect this flake with two of my favorite things!

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