20 July 2015

Merry Monday


I have nearly 80 unpublished blog posts, and most of them are Friday Funnies. While trying to set up Friday Funnies in advance for the month of June while I was too busy pedaling to pay tons of attention to my blog, I found a lot of dead Friday Funny links. Perhaps it's time to use up some of those remaining unpublished Friday Funnies before all the links go dead.

So, here's to Comedy Week at Snowcatcher!

Yoga Snowflake Mandala

Don't forget to send your mandalas to Kathryn at Crochet Concupiscence by August 31!

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!

Yoga Snowflake

Finished Size: 5 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

Yoga Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: * 1 sc in ring, ch 8; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 4, dtr in starting sc to form 6th ch 8 sp of Round. Pull magic ring tight.

Round 2: 1 sc in top of loop just made, * ch 5, 1 sc in top of next loop; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 tr in starting sc to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.
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 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same sp, * 2 hdc in same sp, 2 sc in same sp, 2 sc in next ch 5 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting 2 of last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 4: 1 sc in same ch as sl st, * ch 16, sl st in 10th ch from hook, ch 6, 1 sc in middle dc of next 3 dc group; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), * 3 dc in next sp, 3 hdc in same sp, 3 sc in same sp, 3 sc in next loop, ch 3, sl st in sc just worked, 3 hdc in same loop, ch 3, sl st in hdc just worked, 3 dc in same loop, ch 3, sl st in dc just worked, 3 hdc in same loop, ch 3, sl st in hdc just worked, 3 sc in same loop, 3 sc in next sp, 3 hdc in same sp, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; 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.

Yoga Snowflake

6 comments :

  1. Only 80? Geez, you need 200 like me haha oh, I've had that happen, doing yoga and Orlin decides to curl up on me. He gets rather miffed as I move haha

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    1. I know, you're always five or six months ahead, Pat! And that's quite the accomplishment. I don't mind being a month or two ahead; anything beyond that is hard to manage due to spotty internet access...

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  2. A Comedy Week is a great idea! And wow, that snowflake / mandala is stunning. I can't decide which version I like best. What a scrumptious colour combination in the bottom photo.

    :)

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I was looking up the thread I used for that bottom snowflake when I listed the pattern on Ravelry because I couldn't remember the name of the color (Branco), and I was stunned to see BreAly currently isn't doing thread, just yarn. BOOHOO! She really did come up with some unusual color combinations!

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  3. The video and mandala are awesome.

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    1. Thank you, Lizard! I'm glad we're both finally able to watch videos!

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