21 September 2015

Snowflake Monday

Autumn Snowflake unshaped
This is why we block.

Tomorrow is the end of summer. Wednesday starts a whole new season.

My friend Autumn said she's experiencing difficulty crocheting in the round.

Autumn, today's snowflake is for you.

Autumn Snowflake Star

I discovered while testing the pattern during a distracted, sleepy train ride, this pattern works for a star, too, with no adjustments other than just being off on the count.

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!

Autumn Snowflake

Finished Size: 5.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, very small amount of stuffing, 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

NOTE: This project is not worked in the round, but back and forth in rows.

Autumn Snowflake, unblocked
This is why we block.

Autumn Snowflake Instructions

Leaving a long tail, ch 14.

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 2, sk 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, 1 tr in next ch, ch 7, turn.

Row 2: 1 tr in next tr (round edge made), ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next hdc, ch 2, 1 sc in next sc, sl st in each of next 5 sl st, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sl st in each of next 5 sl st, 1 sc in next sc, ch 2, 1 hdc in next hdc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 tr in next tr, ch 9, turn.

Row 4: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 4, 1 tr in next tr (point made), ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next hdc, ch 2, 1 sc in next sc, sl st in next sl st, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sl st in next sl st, 1 sc in next sc, ch 2, 1 hdc in next hdc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 tr in next tr, ch 7, turn.

Row 6: 1 tr in next tr, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next hdc, ch 2, 1 sc in next sc, sl st in next sl st, sl st in each of next 4 sl st of Row 3, ch 1, turn.
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Row 7: Sl st in each of next 5 sl st, 1 sc in next sc, ch 2, 1 hdc in next hdc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 tr in next tr, ch 9, turn.

Row 8: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 4, 1 tr in next tr, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next hdc, ch 2, 1 sc in next sc, sl st in next sl st, ch 1, turn.

Rows 9-32: Repeat Rows 5-8 4 times for a total of 6 points and 6 round edges; bind off, leaving a long tail. Using ending tail, sew sides of snowflake together, matching up tr, dc, hdc and sc stitches. Do not pull too tight. Using starting tail, weave through center of flake and pull tight to close opening. Stuff center lightly if desired. Using same tail, weave through slip stitches closest to sc stitches and pull tight to form a bobble. Tie the two ends and pull inside of bobble.

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.

Autumn Snowflake

6 comments :

  1. Sure is a star by far and I wish autumn would make things a little cooler, still goes up to 90 degrees in my apartment, ugg lol

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I'm sure cooler weather is just around the corner! We're already getting a bit of autumn color in the trees here...

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  2. Another Kuule Beanz flake! The white and gold version looks very Christmas like.

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    1. Thank you, Lizard! I really like the center on this one. I may have to incorporate that into more patterns...

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  3. Love this! All the versions are gorgeous - and that rainbow-coloured thread is a knockout.

    Very imaginative construction too! :)

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    1. Thank you, Sue! I bet you didn't even know your slip stitch berries inspired this. I almost named it the Micaberry. BIG grin!

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