Blizzardine Peak stood out back when I looked at mountain names to make a list for future snowflake pattern names. I had no clue where the mountain is, and I didn't even know how tall it might be. The name just sounded super cool.
Not much information exists when searching for Blizzardine Peak. The 11,310-foot peak sits right next to another (taller) unusual name: Blueberry Peak (elevation 12,005 feet). Also in the neighborhood is Snowslide Mountain B (which means there is more than one peak by that name in Colorado), standing 11,664 feet tall. All three are in Custer County, where my adopted daughter was born. All three tower above beautifully named Music Pass in the Sangre de Cristos.
I found one picture of Blizzardine and Snowslide here.
With names like Blizzardine and Snowslide, I think these peaks were named in winter. Trying to figure out how Blueberry fits in there causes some head-scratching!
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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!
Finished Size: 4.5 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
Blizzardine Peak Snowflake Instructions
Make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), *1 dc in ring, ch 3; repeat from * 10 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 5. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: Sl st into next ch of next ch 3 sp, 1 sc in same sp, * ch 2, 1 hdc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 5, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, 1 hdc in same sp, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.
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Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), * 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, 1 hdc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 5, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, 1 hdc in same sp, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 3.
Round 4: 1 sc in same ch as sl st, * ch 3, sk next ch 1 and ch 2 sp, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 hdc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 5, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, 1 hdc in same sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sk next ch 2 and ch 1 sp, 1 sc in next dc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; 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.
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.