01 September 2014

Snowflake Monday


As I was making snowflakes for our Pikes Peak cycling jerseys, I really didn’t like the center of Big Wet Heavy. So I made a new one. Three times.

When it came time to make this snowflake yet again for my special project, I opted for the third variation instead of the original snowflake because that's the one I like best.

Because the Big Wet Heavy Snowflake remains one of my most popular patterns to this day and because the modifications change the appearance of the snowflake (and make it a little bigger), I decided to share my modifications.

As a reminder, this is another one of those patterns that makes cute snowflakes by binding off on just about any of the individual rounds.

The group of Big Wet Heavies and the third variation I made in white for my special project brought my white snowflake total to 50. I've been planning all along to send some of my hand-dyed thread to enthusiastic participants who are helping me keep going because I have grown so super tired of ALL WHITE ALL THE TIME!!! Each time I finish another 50 white snowflakes without rust or blood stains on my way to 200, I plan to give away another hank of hand-dyed thread.

Johanna is leading the charge this first quarter with a whopping 34 snowflakes uploaded to the Flickr group when I finished my 50th. Way to go, Johanna! She chose a hank of my hollyhock-dyed thread.

my first hollyhock thread

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!

Finished Size: 6.5 inches from point to point, full-sized, all nine rows
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, glue, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Bigger Wetter Heavier Snowflake Instructions

Bigger, Wetter, Heavier Snowflake with wheel center

Wheel Center

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), * 1 dc in next sc, ch 2; repeat from * around four more times; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 5.

Round 3: * 1 sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in same dc, ch 1; repeat from * around 5 more times; sl st in starting sc.
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 4: Sc in same sc, * ch 2, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3,1 dc in same sp (V-stitch made), ch 2, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in staring sc.

Round 5: Sc in same sc, * ch 3, dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, dc in same ch 3 sp (V-stitch made), ch 3, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 6: Sc in same sc, * ch 4, in top of next V-stitch work [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc], ch 4, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 7: Sc in same sc, * ch 5, in next ch 3 sp work 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc (V-stitch made), ch 3, in next ch 3 sp work 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc (V-stitch made), ch 5, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 8: Ch 11 (counts as 1 dc and ch 8), * between next two V-stitches work 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc (V-stitch made), ch 8, 1 dc in next sc, ch 8; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last ch 8 of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 11.

Round 9: Ch 9 (counts as 1 dc and ch 6), * in top of next V-stitch work [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc], ch 6, 1 dc in next dc, ch 6; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last ch 6 of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 9.

Round 10: Ch 10 (counts as 1 dc and ch 7), * work V-stitch into next ch 3 sp, ch 5, work V-stitch into next ch 3 sp, ch 7, 1 dc in next dc; ch 7; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last ch 6 of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 10.

Round 11: Ch 9 (counts as 1 dc and ch 6), * work V-stitch in top of next V-stitch, ch 3, in ch 5 sp work [1 tr, ch 3, 1 dtr, ch 5, 1 dtr, ch 3, 1 tr, ch 3], work V-stitch in top of next V-stitch, ch 6, dc in next dc; ch 6; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last ch 6 of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 9; bind off. Weave in ends.

Bigger, Wetter, Heavier Snowflake with solid center

Solid Center

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in same sc, * 2 dc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 more times; sk starting ch 2; sl st into starting dc.

Round 3: Sc in same dc, * ch 1, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 dc in same dc, 1 hdc in same dc, ch 1, 1 sc in next dc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 4: Sc in same sc, * ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in same dc (V-stitch made), ch 2, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 5: Sc in same sc, * ch 3, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same ch 3 sp (V-stitch made), ch 3, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 6: Sc in same sc, * ch 4, in top of next V-stitch work [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc], ch 4, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.
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 7: Sc in same sc, * ch 5, in next ch 3 sp work [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc] (V-stitch made), ch 3, in next ch 3 sp work [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc] (V-stitch made), ch 5, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 8: Ch 11 (counts as 1 dc and ch 8), * between next two V-stitches work 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc (V-stitch made), ch 8, dc in next sc, ch 8; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last ch 8 of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 11.

Round 9: Ch 10 (counts as 1 dc and ch 7), * in top of next V-stitch work [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc], ch 7, 1 dc in next dc, ch 7; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last ch 7 of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 10.

Round 10: Ch 11 (counts as 1 dc and ch 8), * work V-stitch into next ch 3 sp, ch 5, work V-stitch into next ch 3 sp, ch 8, dc in next dc, ch 8; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last ch 8 of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 11.

Round 11: Ch 9 (counts as 1 dc and ch 6), *work V-stitch in top of next V-stitch, ch 3, in ch 5 sp work [1 tr, ch 3, 1 dtr, ch 5, 1 dtr, ch 3, 1 tr, ch 3], work V-stitch in top of next V-stitch, ch 6, 1 dc in next dc, ch 6; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last ch 6 of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 9; bind off. Weave in ends.

Bigger, Wetter, Heavier Snowflake with flower center

Flower Center

Make magic ring.

Round 1: * 1 dc in ring, ch 8, 1 dc in ring, ch 6; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dc in ring, ch 8, 1 dc in ring, ch 3, 1 tr in starting sc (counts as final ch 6 sp). Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: Sc over post of tr just made, * ch 4, [dc in next ch 8 sp, ch 3, dc in same sp] (V-stitch made), ch 4, sc in next ch 6 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with sl st in starting sc on final repeat instead of final sc.

Round 3: Sc in same sc, * ch 5, [dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, dc in same ch 3 sp] (V-stitch made), ch 5, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with sl st in starting sc on final repeat instead of final sc.

Round 4: Sc in same sc, * ch 6, in top of next V-stitch work dc, ch 6, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 5, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with sl st in starting sc on final repeat instead of final sc.
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 5: Sc in same sc, * ch 7, in next ch 3 sp work [dc, ch 3, dc (V-stitch made), ch 3], in next ch 3 sp work [dc, ch 3, dc] (V-stitch made), ch 7, sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with sl st in starting sc on final repeat instead of final sc.

Round 6: Ch 12 (counts as 1 dc and ch 10), * between next two V-stitches work [dc, ch 3, dc] (V-stitch made), ch 10, dc in next sc, ch 10; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 10 and last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 12.

Round 7: Ch 10 (counts as 1 dc and ch 8), * in top of next V-stitch work [1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc], ch 8, dc in next dc, ch 8; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 8 and last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 10.

Round 8: Ch 11 (counts as 1 dc and ch 9), * work V-stitch into next ch 3 sp, ch 5, work V-stitch into next ch 3 sp, ch 9, dc in next dc, ch 9; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 9 and last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 10.

Round 9: Ch 10 (counts as 1 dc and ch 8), * work V-stitch in top of next V-stitch, ch 3, in ch 5 sp work [tr, ch 5, dtr, ch 3, dtr, ch 3, tr, ch 3], work V-stitch in top of next V-stitch, ch 8, dc in next dc, ch 8; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 8 and last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 10; 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. 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.

Bigger, Wetter, Heavier Snowflake with flower center and little Big Wet Heavies

14 comments :

  1. like the sky background you put in there, adds an awesome effect

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I love taping snowflakes to windows to get sky shots; I should do it more often!

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  2. Snowflake boy likes white. But, he's getting accustomed to colored flakes.

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    1. You're so funny! I'm so thankful you tolerate all my flakiness! All. Year. Long. :)

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  3. I love all the rounds on this one!

    I finally finished the baby blanket that I was working on, so hopefully I can get back on the snowflake bandwagon. I have lots of flakes to finish before Christmas.

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    1. Thanks! Me, too, Krista! Too many snowflakes and not enough days left to make everything I want to make!

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  4. Lizard looks good in crochet - which is just as well since he's destined to be around a lot of it!

    I love the new title on this - has a sort of Olympian feel. :) The project is looking amazing, by the way.

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I personally think The Lizard looks good in anything... :)

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  5. Should the flower center one start with sc in ring instead of dc? and then sc not dc in the rest of round 1? I'm going back and redo with sc since row 2 doesn't make sense unless I do that.

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    1. Wow, Brenda, I don't know how I missed your comment, but I think Tink below has it right. I think the dc in the first round should be a dc, and the sc on Round 2 should go into the next ch 6 sp. I'll fix that. I'm sorry I didn't catch it when you first pointed it out. I must have been on the road to Durango or something back then!

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  6. Hello, me again!
    I hope you are well in this Xmas week.

    I've come across a possible typo. In Round2, where it says "sc in next sc", should it say "sc in next ch6 space"...?
    No need to publish this, I just can't find your email or way of contacting you just now :)

    Your snowflakes are still the best :)

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    1. Thank you, Tink! My week will be great when we have the day off for Christmas. Working this week can be a bit stressful. Everyone's trying to get everything done so they can take time off, and that makes it difficult for the support staff. But we shall survive, and we shall celebrate. It just might take a couple more days...

      Thank you for pointing out the error. Looks like Brenda saw it back when it was a fresh pattern, but somehow I missed her comment and didn't get the fix made. Thanks for helping get the pattern straight!

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    2. I forgot there were various centres as I've had this open for a while. My comment was about the Flower centre :)

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    3. Thanks, Tink! I figured that out because the other two didn't have the sc into to fix... Hopefully I've got it right now.

      Merry Christmas!

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