13 October 2014

Snowflake Monday

I designed this snowflake in a light drizzle while I was standing in line for the train and my commute to work in downtown Denver. I was so excited about this pattern, I boarded the wrong train and didn't notice until the train reached its final destination. I had a long walk to work in a total downpour without an umbrella. But every time I look at this snowflake, I know it was worth it!

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!

Wrong Train Snowflake

Finished Size: 5.5 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

Wrong Train Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 18 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 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), 1 dc in same sc, * sk next 2 sc, 1 dc in next sc, ch 3, 1 dc in same dc; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 5.

Round 3: * 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 10, 1 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc.
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Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), * 1 tr in next ch 10 sp, [ch 3, 1 dc in same sp] 3 times, ch 3, 1 tr in same sp, 1 tr between next 2 sc; repeat from * around 4 times, omitting last tr of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.

Round 5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), * sk next ch 3 sp, 1 tr in next ch 3 sp, [ch 3, 1 tr in same sp] 2 times, ch 10, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 tr in next ch 3 sp of main flake body, [ch 3, 1 tr in same sp] 2 times, sk next ch 3 sp and next tr, 1 tr in next tr; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last tr 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.

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.

Wrong Train Snowflake

10 comments :

  1. Sorry you had to walk in the rain, but the beautiful snowflake was worth it. You amaze me how you design a new snowflake each week.

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte! I hope the ideas keep coming so I can keep doing this a while longer...

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  2. lmao oh that would sure suck. But you know you got a good one when the wrong train doesn't matter

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    1. You are right, Pat! I didn't care that my hair was getting completely frizzy because I knew I had an awesome snowflake!

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  3. Excellent! My kind of flake!

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    1. Thanks, Lizard! I'm so glad you haven't tired of my snowflake obsession yet!

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  4. Well worth a walk in the rain!

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    1. Thanks, Krista! I'm glad you like it! Can't wait to see how you spruce it up with beads!

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  5. Just the name is wonderful! But it's a really beautiful flake too. I like the lacy section - I see hearts in it, and it also reminds me of Art Deco architecture. In fact the Empire State Building comes to mind, spire and all! :)

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    1. I think you're the first one who likes the name besides me and The Lizard, Sue! I hadn't seen the hearts; thanks for pointing them out! Art Deco, huh? Maybe that's why I'm so drawn to this one!

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