26 May 2014

Snowflake Monday

True Love Snowflake

Cogaroo Crafts recently used one of my snowflake patterns to put the finishing touch on her rendition of Elsa's castle. She said she'd love for me to design a snowflake based on Elsa's snowflake.

We don’t have cable or streaming internet, so the movie "Frozen" completely got by me. How this particular flick escaped my attention when everyone knows I'm addicted to snowflakes is beyond me. But such is the case.

We ordered the movie a couple of weeks ago. We went to Moab the following week to escape snowstorm Zephyr and celebrate an anniversary. When we returned, most of our Colorado snow had melted, and "Frozen" was waiting in our mailbox.

When I first ordered it, I thought, "If we don't like it, we can give it to our four-year-old neighbor. She loves Disney princesses."

She won't be getting our copy, though. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the movie and the music! AND THE SNOWFLAKES!!! (We did tell her she could borrow it whenever she'd like. Turns out she loves the movie, too.)

Right after we finished watching "Frozen" for the first time, The Lizard commented, "Makes me look forward to winter again!"

Even though I am very ready for wildflowers and long bicycle rides, he's right. "Frozen" made us both fall in love with the magic of winter all over again!

After watching all the "Let It Go" music videos in all the different languages, The Lizard went straight to the computer and looked up the "Frozen" snowflakes to inspire me to get right to work making them.

I have my work cut out for me. But that's not a complaint.

We also found some lovely paper snowflakes inspired by the movie, but by golly, they are four-sided!!!

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!

True Love Snowflake

Finished Size: 5.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 crochet hook, 12 beads (I used size 3mm and 6 mm), 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, rust-proof stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

True Love Snowflake Instructions

String 12 beads on thread. Make magic ring.

Round 1: * 2 sc in ring, ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 5 ch, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: * 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, working up spoke 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc, 1 dc in each of next 2 sc, ch 3, 2 dc in ch 1 tip of spoke, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, working back down spoke 1 dc in each of next 2 sc, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc.
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Round 3: * Ch 11 (counts as 1 tr and ch 8), sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch (1st spoke made), ch 14, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch (2nd spoke made), 1 dc in ch before 1st spoke, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, sl st in next ch, * ch 2, working up next main spoke 1 sc in each of next 2 dc, 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, 1 sc in last sc made, 1 sc in same ch 3 sp, ch 7, pull up bead and work chain catching bead, ch 1, sk 3 ch just made and sl st in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 7, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 sc in top of next dc, 1 dc in bottom of same dc, sl st in next ch (heart tip made), sl st in next ch, 2 sc in same ch 3 sp, ch 7, pull up bead and work ch catching bead, ch 1, sk 3 ch just made and sl st in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, 1 sc in last sc made, 1 sc in same ch 3 sp, 1 sc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, [1 tr in joint gap between 2 2/sc groups, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch (1st spoke made), ch 14, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch (2nd spoke made), 1 dc in ch before 1st spoke, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, sl st in top of tr]; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last [ ] sequence of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 11; 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.

True Love Snowflake

17 comments :

  1. I also bought the Frozen movie but was disappointed because I expected more from a Disney movie. The kids seem to love it though. Beautiful snowflakes.

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    1. Sorry you didn't care for the movie, Charlotte. We loved it and likely will watch it many times. I hope it inspires many more snowflakes!

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  2. Look forward to winter again? blah lol but yeah the best disney film in years

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    1. Well, not until September or October, Pat, but yes, I have fallen back in love with the magic of winter! Snowflakes don't last too long in summer, you know... :)

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  3. I love the inspiration! This one definitely wowed me just like last Monday's.

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    1. Thanks, Krista! This is one of my new favorites, too, and every time I make it, "Let it Go" plays in my head!

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  4. It's funny, I just said to Mr. M yesterday that we really need to watch that movie - I've heard so many good things about it.

    This snowflake really does have a kind of fairy-tale, romantic look to it (and not I don't mean the hearts). The arms remind me of castles, I think. Love that first one in the multi-colour yarn!

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    1. Wow, that's a HUGE compliment, Sue, to say it has a fairy-tale, romantic look! Geez! I feel like I'm dancing on air now!

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  5. Oh I love the little beads on this one. Gotta give it a try!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I love incorporating beads, and this one was a natural!

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  6. Thanks for linking to me! I love all of your snowflakes, I was so happy when I saw this one. :) This is so pretty on its own, and the fact that it looks like the one from Frozen makes it even cooler (no pun intended). I am on my way to find some crochet thread so I can try to make a new one for the ice castle. Thank you so much!

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    1. Thank you, Cogaroo! You were the motivation behind this one, and I'm so glad you introduced me to the movie in a roundabout way! We love it, and we love watching it with my five-year-old-neighbor. Can't wait to see your take on my flake...

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  7. When you are working your way down the spoke with the beads, you said: "1 sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 2", but I think you mean to say dc instead of sc.

    This one worked out great, although you hearts outsmarted me, so I just improvised my own.

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    1. Good eye, once again, Krista! Thank you! I've changed the booboo.

      I can't wait to see what you did with your hearts. Maybe you've come up with a better heart than mine?!?

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  8. I love your soul! Be blessed and happy and protected by the one who creates the most beautiful snowflakes on Earth! I love you!

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