22 September 2014

Puppyflake Monday

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Last week was Bear Week. This is NOT puppy week. But I do have a Puppy Snowflake today!

This snowflake may be worked without the motifs, and the motifs may be connected to just about any snowflake bigger than 1.5 to 2 inches.


I think my Puppyflake is another cute idea because it reminds me of a song I used to listen to all the time as a teeny bopper. The brown version looks like the cute little dachshunds living next door. But I also designed this snowflake because our Sisters of the Snowflake Yahoo Group has decided to make snowflakes for children's hospitals or senior centers this Christmas. A Puppy Love Snowflake might be just the perfect gift for a child in need of hope and/or smiles. At least one more cute kid snowflakes suitable for giving to children is planned, and I hope you'll join us in trying to make the world a little brighter this winter.

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Most of my animal snowflakes will be going to Children's Hospital in Denver. If you would like to participate in this service project and don't have a facility in your area you would like to donate to, Children's consistently is one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country and serves several states. My adopted daughter was treated there many years ago. I know a couple of doctors and several staff members there, and I have known many children who have been treated there over the years. I currently have one friend whose infant is being treated there.

I finished my 100th snowflake for my special project, so it's time to give away another hank of hand-dyed thread. Krista is participating in the Snowflake-a-Long, but more importantly, has been helping me perfect my patterns. I've often said my eyes don't always see what any pattern says but instead see what the pattern SHOULD say. On several snowflake patterns, I've worked them up half a dozen times or more without seeing a mistake or typo. Krista has found several and has graciously offered her expertise in correcting problems. Thank you, Krista! She picked a hank of my hollyhock thread because she likes pinks and purples.

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




Finished Size: 5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 crochet hook, stitch markers (if desired), 12 seed beads for eyes and 6 seed beads for nose (if desired), empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, glue, water, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line
NOTE: Eyes and nose may be googly eyes and felt, bead or tiny pompoms, may be made from tiny pompoms and/or buttons, may be made from tiny pieces of felt, may be drawn with permanent markers, may be embroidered or crocheted, or may be omitted altogether.
NOTE: For small children who put everything in their mouths, no eyes or noses may be more appropriate.








Puppy Motif Instructions (Make 6.)

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring; sl st over starting ch 2 into starting dc. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: (NOTE: This Round is longer than one regular round.) 1 sc in next dc, 2 hdc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, 2 hdc in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, sl st in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, 2 hdc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc; 2 hdc in next dc, 1 sc in next sl st, sl st in each of next 3 st.
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 3: To form first ear, ch 9, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 2 sc in next ch, 3 sc in next ch, sl st in same st as previous sl st, 2 sc in each of next 2 dc, sl st in next hdc, to form 2nd ear ch 12, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, draw up loop in each of next 2 ch, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (sc dec made), draw up loop in each of next 3 ch, yo and draw through all 4 loops on ch, sl st in same hdc as previous sl st; bind off. Weave in ends.

Mark middle bottom dc of each puppy motif chin.


Puppy Love Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 7, sl st in 7th ch from hook, 2 dc in ring; repeat from * 5 times; ch 1, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, ch 3, 1 tr in ch sp directly below to form 6th ch 6 sp of Round. Pull magic circle 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: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in same loop, * 7 dc in next ch 6 loop; repeat from * around 4 times; 3 dc in starting loop; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same st, * 1 dc in next gap between 7/dc groups, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), ch 1, 1 dc in same gap, 3 dc in middle (4th) dc of next 7/dc group, 1 hdc in st next to middle st on Puppy motif chin, 1 sc in middle or marked st in Puppy motif chin, 1 hdc in next st on Puppy motif chin, 3 dc in same dc in main body of puppyflake; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3; bind off. Weave in ends.

unPuppy Love Snowflake

Unpuppyflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 7, sl st in 7th ch from hook, 2 dc in ring; repeat from * 5 times; ch 1, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, ch 3, 1 tr in ch sp directly below to form 6th ch 6 sp of Round. Pull magic circle 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: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in same loop, * 7 dc in next ch 6 loop; repeat from * around 4 times; 3 dc in starting loop; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same st, * 1 dc in next gap between 7/dc groups, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), ch 1, 1 dc in same gap, 3 dc in middle (4th) dc of next 7/dc group, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 3 dc in same dc in main body of snowflake; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3; 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.

Mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture. Apply eyes and noses, dabbing with an extra drop of glue if necessary. 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.

Six Heads are Better Than One

Let's Put Our Heads Together

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7 comments :

  1. Awesome job, the cat even says so. Those pups won't sniff his butt haha cute pup in the first pic too.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! Yes, these pups will not sniff anyone anywhere!!!

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  2. Awww so very clever and adorable, too! :) Blessings always sweet friend. :)

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    1. Thanks, Stitchy! Blessings right back at you!

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  3. Oh Deb, these are SO DARN CUTE! They really made me smile. :)

    Have you thought of a snowflake with dog-biscuit-shaped arms to go with your puppy flake?

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    1. Thank you, Sue! Actually, I did try to work dog bones into this one (great minds think alike!!!), but it looked... well, let's just say I scrapped that idea after the first couple of attempts. A separate flake might work, though... I do have something very different up my sleeve for next Monday!

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  4. The hollyhock is gorgeous! Now I just have to find something special to make with it. Thanks again!

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