31 August 2015

Snowflake Monday

Very cool graphic!

I've tried my best but have been unable to track down the artist who created this and this. Aren't they whimsical?!? They seem to draw from my passion for quilting, my love of embroidery and my obsession with blues. These graphics even have a denim appearance, which makes them all that much more beautiful and magnetic to me!

I hope whomever designed these two fun graphics will appreciate today's snowflake. It is my token of appreciation to the graphics designer!

Winter Ice Snowflake

While making blue flower flakes for my motif project, I ran out of size 10 periwinkle crochet thread I'd inherited from my grandmother in 1979. Needless to say, the thread was not available anymore.

I searched and found a periwinkle Lizbeth thread that's close to what I'd been using and an attractive color to boot. Lizbeth also had a new two-color twisted thread in a colorway called Winter Ice. How could I resist?

This was the first snowflake I made with that thread, just to try it out. When The Lizard first saw it, he asked if it is an Elsa snowflake because of the colors. So I suppose Winter Ice is the perfect name.

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!

Winter Ice Snowflake Rock

Finished Size: 4.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, 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

Winter Ice Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 10, 2 dc in ring; repeat from *4 times; ch 4, 1 dtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 10 sp of Round. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc over post of dtr directly below, * ch 8, sl st in 7th ch from hook, ch 1, 5 dc in next ch 10 sp, ch 3, 5 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 8, sl st in 7th ch from hook, ch 1, 5 dc in next ch 10 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 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), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * 2 dtr in next ch 6 loop, [ch 3, 2 dtr in same loop] 4 times, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 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.

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.

Winter Ice Snowflake Rock

6 comments :

  1. Winter ice sure fits it indeed. Sometimes it can be hard to find the artist as they try and remain anonymous

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    1. I did everything I could, and I'm a pretty decent snoop, Pat, and I still couldn't find the origin. Maybe the designer will pop our of the woodwork one day now...

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  2. Blue is you.

    Yes, Winter Ice is good

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    1. Thanks, Lizard. Yes, I guess I am a bit blue, aren't I? Ha ha!

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  3. I think I had some of that periwinkle thread back in the 90s! A lovely colour.

    The snowflake is beautiful, and I love what happens when you put it on a rock. The transition from flake to mesh is really exquisite.

    And yes, awesome graphic! :)

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I really loved what the rock transition did to this pattern, too. I almost like it better than the original!

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