This is my interpretation of the snowflake on that bag.
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 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
Eris Snowflake Instructions
Make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr in ring, ch 3, * 3 tr in ring, ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
Round 2: 1 sc in same ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 tr, * 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 9, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook] 2 times ( coxcomb picot made), ch 7, 1 dc in same ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, 1 sc in each of next 3 tr; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.
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Round 3: Sl st in next sc, * sk next st, 1 sc in each of next 3 st, 3 sc in next ch loop, 3 hdc in same loop, 3 dc in same loop, 2 tr in same loop, ch 3, sl st in top of tr just worked, ch 3, sl st in same ch loop, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, [yo 2 times and draw up loop through next ch, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook 2 times] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (tr dec made), ch 10, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, [1 sc dec across next 2 ch] 2 times (1st curly branch made), ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch (picot made), ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 2 sc in each of next 2 ch, draw up loop in last sc of picot, draw up loop in last sc of 1st curly branch, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (2nd curly branch made), working back down branch 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 3 tr in next ch, sk next coxcomb picot, sl st in same ch loop, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 2 tr in same ch lp, 3 dc in same loop, 3 hdc in same loop, 3 sc in same loop, 1 sc in each of next 3 st, sk next st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around 5 times; 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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I try to help crocheters having difficulty with my patterns when possible, but I do not have (and do not want) 24-hour internet access.
If you need immediate assistance, please consider asking for assistance on Ravelry (either the Snowflake group or the Techniques group), Crochetville or Sisters of the Snowflake. All three are totally free and wonderful resources loaded with friendly, experienced and helpful crafters. Thank you for being patient and considerate.