07 July 2014

Snowflake Monday

Turquoise Snowflake

The day I designed this snowflake on the commuter train, I was wearing a turquoise dress. My commute bag is turquoise. My were turquoise. (Because I like to match!) My iPhone sock is turquoise. And I was crocheting with turquoise-flecked thread.

commute bag

My Dress

My Socks

My iPhone

My fellow (and lady passengers) commented I must like turquoise.

Yes, I do! My day was not planned to be turquoise, but I'm certainly not complaining!

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!

Turquoise Snowflake

Finished Size: 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

Turquoise Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

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

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of tr directly below, * ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.
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Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 1, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 12, 1 tr in 8th ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in same ch 3 sp, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 2 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 3 and last 2 dc of final repeat, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, 2 tr in next ch 8 tip, ch 3, 2 dc in same tip, ch 3, 2 hdc in same tip, ch 5, 2 hdc in same tip, ch 3, 2 dc in same tip, ch 3, 2 tr in same tip, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), ch 1, 2 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 time, omitting last 2 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.

While making a white Turquoise Snowflake for my special project, I couldn't resist playing around with the final round. Instructions are below. If you'd like to join me in my Snowflake-A-Long, please feel free to add your snowflake photos to the collection.

Turquoise Snowflake in White

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 tr in next ch 8 tip, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 dc in same ch 8 tip, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 hdc in same tip, ch 5, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 4, sl st in sc, 2 hdc in same ch 8 tip, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 dc in same tip, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2 tr in same tip, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sl st in top of dc just worked, ; repeat from * around 5 time, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, ch 3, sl st in same ch; 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.

ball-dyed blues

4 comments :

  1. haha wow, you were sure all one color that day, accessories and all at your hall.

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    1. Yes, Pat, I've decked the halls with turquoise. Ha ha!

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  2. I like the lacy look of this one - and that yarn is a knockout!

    You didn't mention your turquoise placemats.... :)

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    1. Only because the turquoise placemats weren't on the train with me... ;)

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