22 December 2014

Snowflake Monday

Bandon, Oregon

I'd planned to use my second "Frozen"-inspired amigurumi today, but limited internet access and demanding work responsibilities have forced me to alter the Snowflake Monday schedule yet again. Maybe it's better this way; crocheters are still trying to crank out quickie snowflakes before Thursday, and the amigurumi I'd planned for today took me two weeks!

We hadn't planned to overnight in Roseburg, Oregon, following my nephew's Shady Cove wedding last month, but we couldn't resist a drive up the Oregon Coast, which resulted in lovely Bandon sunset photos. Roseburg also put us closer to our flight out of Eugene the next morning. I created this snowflake in Roseburg after a half day of the most inspiring beach photography.

Roseburg Snowflake

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 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 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

Roseburg 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), [yo and draw up loop through same sc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all three loops on hook (starting cluster made), ch 3, * sk next sc, yo and draw up loop through next sc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, [yo and draw up loop through same sc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook 2 times; yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (cluster made), ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in top of starting cluster.

Round 3: * 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 sc in same ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in same starting cluster as end of Round 2.

Round 4: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), * 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc over sc into top of next cluster, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st into 2nd ch of starting ch 5.
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Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), * 1 dc in middle (2nd) sc of next 3/sc group, ch 3, 1 dc in same sc, sk next sc and next ch 3 sp, 1 dc in next dc, ch 8, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, 1 dc in same dc in main body of flake; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 6: * 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp, 6 dc in next ch 7 loop, ch 7, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), sk next dc picot, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, 6 dc in same ch 7 loop in main body of flake; 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.

Roseburg Snowflake

10 comments :

  1. The link for the blocking template has expired. Can you send a copy of it to me for the Century Snowflake pattern?

    I love your snowflakes so much. I've downloaded several of the patterns. Merry Christmas.

    Carrie

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    1. Hi, Carrie. I responded to your previous comment on another snowflake requesting this template and posted three additional links for snowflake templates. I've updated the link in my sidebar to one of these new (to me) template collections, but have not updated the link in all my snowflake patterns yet because I am hoping Noel's website will not be down permanently. If it turns out Tangleweeds is gone, I will begin the long process of updating all my links, but I am unable to publish someone else's copyrighted work without permission, which I do not have at this point.

      Thank you for reminding me the links are not currently active. It's been a horribly busy couple of months, and my internet access has shrunk considerably, but I'm not abandoning my post. I'm just slow in catching up.

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    1. Thank you, Charlotte! And Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  3. Awesome job as always, but damn that real life for getting in the way of blogging, huh? lol

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    1. Thanks for putting things back into perspective for me, Pat! I needed a humorous reminder of what's important today! :)

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  4. Perhaps we can return to Bandon with a small dose of abandon. Nice flake! By the way, the days are getting longer, the days are getting longer... :)

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    1. Oh, you don't know how happy that makes me, Lizard! Both a return to Bandon with abandon and longer days... more daylight!!! Yippeeeeeeeeeee!

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  5. What a lovely flowery flake ... it suits its name. And the arm tips look a bit like rose hips! :)

    "Shady Cove" sounds so romantic.

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I was indeed trying to capture the magic of the name. Did the same thing with Shady Cove...

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