03 August 2015

Love in a Mist Monday

love in a mist

My head was In a Mist when I crocheted the first prototype of this beautiful flower from my garden. (I messed up on the count more than once. See proof below.) Seems like my head as been In a Mist a lot lately on the train! So much for multi-tasking!

Love in a Mist Snowflake

Other flower flakes in this series include:

Mother's Day Snowflake Motif
Sunflake III
Daisyflake
Picotee Snowflake
Chamomile Snowflake
Lobelia Snowflake
Hoyaflake
Daffodil Snowflake
Windflower Snowflake
Blue Flax Snowflake
Spiderwort Snowflake

You may do whatever you'd like with flowers and/or snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Love in a Mist

Finished Size: flower: 2.25 inches across; snowflake: 4 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in 3 to 5 colors, 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

Love in a Mist Snowflake Instructions

With bright green or flower center color, make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; do not join. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Sl st in front loop of next sc, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, * sl st in front loop of next sc, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch; repeat from * around 4 more times; bind off.

Round 3: With white or inner petal color, 1 sc in back loop of any Round 1 sc (or back loop of next Round 1 sc in repeats), ch 7, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off.

Round 4: With periwinkle or outer petal color and working from back of motif, * 1 sc in any Round 3 sc ( or next Round 3 sc in repeats), ch 8, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, ch 1; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off.
For flower with no In a Mist leaves, end here. For In a Mist Leaves or snowflake, keep going.

Love in a Mist Snowflake with Oopsies

Round 5: With green or white and working from back of motif, 1 dc in any ch 1 sp, * ch 5, 1 dc in next ch 1 sp; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 tr in starting dc to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 6: Ch 9 (counts as 1 dc and ch 7), * 1 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 7; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 9.
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Round 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc and ch 10), * 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in same dc, ch 10; repeat from * around 4 times, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 8: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 5, 1 sc over Round 6 and Round 7 chains, 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same tip, ch 5, 1 dc in came sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 5, 1 sc over Round 6 and Round 7 chains, 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same tip, ch 5, 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.

Making slow but steady progress on the vest!
Making Slow But Steady Vest Progress...

4 comments :

  1. That is neat vest progress indeed that is taking seed. The cat may soon rip off you too, just fyi lol

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    1. You have me on pins and needles, Pat! Yes, I know. I'm on pins and needles all the time. But I'm curious to see how you're going to roast me...

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  2. That's going to be a knockout vest!

    Such a lovely pattern this week - can't decide which version I like best. The background thread in the top photo is really stunning, and really evokes the threadlike leaves of the plant.

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I think the vest is going to be awesome, too. I can't wait to attach a few more hexies so it can really begin taking shape.

      The threadlike leaves of the green version were intentional. Thought as long as I had stem-like leaves to work with, might as well make a new snowflake pattern!

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