29 December 2014

Snowflake Monday

Gorgeous Day, Albeit Cold

The name of the thread colorway I used when I designed this snowflake is Winter. Perfect!

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: 7 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, school glue (make sure it is water soluble), water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line

Solstice Snowflake

Solstice Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 6, 2 dc in ring, ch 6; repeat from * 5 times; ch 3, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 6 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: 5 sc over post of tr directly below, * 9 sc in next sp; repeat from * 4 times; 4 sc in next sp; sl st in starting sc.

Round 3: 1 sc in same sc as sl st, * ch 18, 1 sc in 8th ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 3, 1 sc in 5th sc of next 9 sc group; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.
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Round 4, Winter Colorway: * 5 sc in next sp, working up spoke [ch 4, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp] 2 times, ch 4, 2 sc in spoke tip sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp, ch 5, 2 sc in same sp, ch 7, 2 sc in same sp, ch 5, 2 sc in same sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp, working down spoke, [ch 4, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp] 2 times, ch 4, 5 sc in next sp, ch 8, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Round 4, White: * 5 sc in next sp, working up spoke [ch 4, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp] 2 times, ch 4, 2 sc in spoke tip sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp, ch 5, 2 sc in same sp, ch 7, 2 sc in same sp, ch 5, 2 sc in same sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp, working down spoke, [ch 4, 2 sc in next ch 1 sp] 2 times, ch 4, 5 sc in next sp, ch 10, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 4, sk next 4 ch, sl st in next ch; 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.

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.

Solstice Snowflake

6 comments :

  1. Winter is perfect for it indeed, still no snow here though, yippee!

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    1. I'll send you some snow if you want it, Pat. 10 inches on Christmas, and another 8 today... :)

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  2. I love this one! For some reason it makes me think of old fashioned tatted lace.

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    1. Now that I'm looking at it through your eyes, Elisa, I think I agree!

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  3. What a classically beautiful flake, and what very lovely thread! "Winter" is the perfect name for it.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! It was fun to make a not-white snowflake!

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