02 June 2014

Snowflake Monday

Savanna Snowflake

This snowflake was inspired by a flower snowflake rock necklace I created for my four-year-old neighbor, upon her request, after she helped me place an armful of snowflake rocks in my early spring garden.

I asked her what she would like to name her snowflake, and she picked Savanna. She explained she likes that name.

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!

Savanna Snowflake Rocks

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

Savanna Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: 1 sc in same sc, * ch 5, sk 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 dc in starting sc to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, 2 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, * 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, sl st in top of dc just worked (picot made), 1 dc in same sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, ch 1, 1 dc in sl st to form 6th ch 3 picot of Round.
NOTE: Ending here and binding off makes a cute flower flake. Ch 3 and sl st into sl st instead of ch 1 and dc into sl st to bind off here.

Savanna Snowflake Rock Necklace

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc just made (into center of picot), * ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 1, 3 dc into next picot, ch 3, 3 dc into same picot; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 3 dc into next picot, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.
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Round 5: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc around post of dc directly below, * ch 1, 1 dc in top of next dc picot, ch 3, 1 dc in same picot, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, [ch 3, 1 dc in same sp] 3 times; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 1, 1 dc in top of next dc picot, ch 3, 1 dc in same picot, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 5 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 6: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), * 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 4, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, [ch 3, 1 dc around post of dc just made] 2 times (3 D-stitches made), sk next ch 3 sp, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 5, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 6, sl st in sc, ch 4, sl st in sc (tri-picot made), ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 1 dc in same ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last dc picot of final repeat; sl st into 2nd ch of starting ch 5; 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.

Savanna Snowflake Rock Necklace

Savanna Heart

Very Happy Necklace Recipient

5 comments :

  1. Savannah cat is the type of cat orlin is, so he likes that word too, great job as always at your zoo

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    1. Pat, I did not know that! Don't know what I was doing when you posted this comment, but I'm sorry I missed it then, and I'm glad I know now what kind of cat sassy Orlin is!

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  2. She's such a cutie, and so is the necklace! Great adaptation to a snowflake - I like the contrast between the more solid core and the lacy outer portion. :)

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  3. I absolutely love your snowflakes. Finally had a good reason to work on this one. It is absolutely lovely. Just one minor thing I noted, and I hope you do not mind me pointing it out. Round 6 does not look like your picture, if worked as currently written. I believe it is missing a dc picot just before the "1 dc in next ch 3 tip". Of course snowflakes never look completely the same anyway, and I am liking the slight variation I ended up with. I just thought you might want to know. Thank you for posting these great patterns.

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    1. Thank you, knittingyards, for your kind words and for bringing that omission to my attention. I have fixed the pattern. Funny how I've made this one about 20 times now and have never noticed that...

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