12 October 2015

Snowflake Monday


When I began testing my Autumn Snowflake pattern, I thought it would be awesome to work up one sample in autumn colors. My favorite ball of hand-dyed thread (from the apparently defunct Sara's Colorwave Yarns) was sitting next to our computer with a half-finished snowflake on the end.

I don't remember when I started this snowflake, so I don't know what may have inspired it other than the color, and I have no idea how old it is, only that we bought the current computer in 2012 or 2013. I don't think this snowflake was on the desk when the new technology took up residence.

I can't remember how I was planning to finish it off, so I could either frog it and start all over, or try to figure out something that looks good. Which is where my fingers quickly went.

Today's snowflake is the result. I absolutely love the colors in this thread. I wish Sara was still dyeing yarn and thread!

Although we read one riveting vacation story in last week's Favorite Pink Vacation Memories Contest (Thank you, Solitaire!), we didn't get any pink vacation memories. Sigh. I'll keep the offer open for the month of October with the hopes my hunger for pink will be satisfied!

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: 5.5 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

Autumn II Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 5, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, 2 dc in ring; repeat from * 4 times; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 2 point of Round, ch 1, 1 hdc in top of dc just made to form 6th picot loop of Round. Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: 3 sc over post of dc just made, * ch 9, sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 4, 3 sc in next ch 4 loop; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 4, 1 dtr in starting sc to form 6th ch 8 sp of Round, ch 1, 1 dc in top of dtr just made to form 6th picot loop of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), working back down spoke sk next dc picot, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 10 dc in next ch 4 picot; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 5 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.

6 comments :

  1. Turned out great indeed at your feed. Hopefully your hunger for pink will get satisfied lol

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    1. I must give away really rotten prizes, Pat. This is the second time I haven't had readers swarming for prizes!

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  2. The colors are awesome. The flakes rusty color reminds me of a Gambel oak leaf.

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    1. Thanks, Lizard! I do love fall colors, and I when the beautiful leaves catch snow!

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  3. Oh, that thread is lovely! And so is the snowflake - I like all the open spaces. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sue! It will be fun to try to duplicate that thread one day when I dye again!

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