30 June 2014

Snowflake Monday

Renewal Snowflakes

In my quest to make one of each of my one-color snowflakes, I was saddened when I reached A Snowflake for Jaden. Jaden, whom I didn't get the chance to meet, drowned. I love the snowflake but wanted my new project to be wrapped in happiness. So I made a few modifications, and I like the new flake so much, I thought I should share it.

I'd love to have you join me in my 2014 Snowflake-A-Long. I'm trying to make as many snowflakes as we can by about November. See my progress here, and join in and submit your own progress, too, to hopefully inspire others!

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from these patterns, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Finished Size: 3 to 4 inches from point to point, depending upon interchangeable points made
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

Renewal Snowflake

Renewal I Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr in ring, ch 10, * 2 tr in ring, ch 10; repeat 4 times for a total of 6 petals, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3. Do no pull magic circle too tight.
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 2: * 3 sc in next ch 10 loop, 3 hdc in same loop, ch 3, 1 dc in same loop, 1 tr in same loop, 1 dtr in same loop, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, 1 dtr in same ch 10 loop, 1 tr in same loop, 1 dc in same loop, ch 3, 3 hdc in same loop, 3 sc in same loop; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Renewal Snowflake

Renewal II Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr in ring, ch 10, * 2 tr in ring, ch 10; repeat 4 times for a total of 6 petals, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3. Do no pull magic circle too tight.
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 2: * 3 sc in next ch 10 loop, 3 hdc in same loop, ch 7, sl st in 7th ch from hook, 1 dc in same loop, 1 tr in same loop, 1 dtr in same loop, ch 6, 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 5, 1 dc in same ch, ch 5, sl st in same ch, 1 dtr in same ch 10 loop, 1 tr in same loop, 1 dc in same loop, ch 7, sl st in 7th ch from hook, 3 hdc in same loop, 3 sc in same loop; repeat from * around 5 times; 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.

Renewal Snowflake

4 comments :

  1. Sure you will make a ton by november at your feed and have many many more after take seed

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    1. Hope so, Pat! I'm just a few weeks into this project, and I'm already bored with white!!!

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  2. I could swear I commented on this post last week ... but will do so again! Love this flake in all its iterations, especially the colour-block effect you got with the blue/green/purple thread. :)

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    1. Oh, it was you who left that nasty spam comment, eh, Sue?!? :) Thank you for coming back to leave a nice comment! Wink, wink...

      That Lizbeth Arctic Waters thread really did line up nicely for this snowflake, didn't it?

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