24 March 2014

Snowflake Monday

Page 101 Art Forum Magazine, January 2014

Back in January, I was thrilled beyond words when my snowflake directory was featured in Art Forum magazine. The author of the article, Bunny Rogers, favored my Columbine Mine Snowflake and commented tongue-in-cheek that it should be called A Snowflake for Bunny.

Here you go, Bunny!

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!

A Snowflake for Bunny

Finished Size: 7.25 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

A Snowflake for Bunny Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2, [yo 2 times, draw up loop through ring, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (starting tr cluster made), ch 5, * [yo 2 times, draw up loop through ring, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (tr cluster made), ch 5; repeat from * 4 times; sl st in top of starting cluster. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

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

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), * 1 tr in next dc, [ch 2, 1 tr in same dc] 4 times (for a total of 5 tr), 1 dc in next tr cluster (working over Round 2 sc); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in starting ch 2.

Round 4: * [3 sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2] 3 times, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), * 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, 1 tr in next ch 2 sp, [ch 2, 1 tr in same sp] 4 times (for a total of 5 tr), 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, 1 dc in gap between next 2 3/sc groups; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 6: * 1 sc in each of next 3 dc, [3 sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 2] 3 times, 3 sc in next ch 2 sp, sk next dc, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc, sk next dc; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc
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Round 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), sk next 3 sc, * 1 dc in each of next 3 sc, 1 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), ch 1, 1 dc in same ch 2 sp, 1 tr in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, 1 tr in same ch 2 sp, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 11, working back down tree, sl st in 10th and in 11th ch from hook, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, sl st in ch between 3/sl st branch and 4/sl st branch on opposite side, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, sl st in ch between 4/sl st branch and 5/sl st branch on opposite side, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and each of next 4 ch, sl st in ch after 5/sl st branch on opposite side, ch 1, 1 tr in same ch 2 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, 1 tr in same ch 2 sp, 1 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, 1 dc in same ch 2 sp, 1 dc in each of next 3 sc, sk next 3 sc, 1 dc between next 2 3/sc groups; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; 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.

Page 101 Art Forum Magazine, January 2014

10 comments:

  1. Awesome snowflake, awesome article! And lucky Bunny to have a snowflake designed by you named after her.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! It's been nearly 15 years since I set foot in the art world; going back has been the biggest thrill!

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    2. Lucky me indeed! I am so honored! THANK YOU DEBORAH! <3

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    3. Again, thank YOU, Bunny, for putting me in the spotlight! It's been a heck of a fun ride!

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  2. Congrats on the article at your zoo, seems your snowflakes will soon be everywhere in view

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    1. That would be awesome, Pat! Fill the world with snowflakes that don't cause frostbite!

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  3. Hooray, how wonderful, and at this moment, yes March 24th it's snowing in gigantic snowflakes, a whirlwind of flakes.

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    1. Yes, we just had another four inches, too, Karen. We're about ready for spring!

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  4. Wow, Bunny's snowflake is simply dazzling - it's over-the-top beautiful. I hope she likes it!

    It's snowing here tonight.... Sigh. :)

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    1. No snow tonight here, Sue, but the nights are still cold, cold, cold!

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