26 October 2015

Snowflake Monday


Last Minute Snowflake, First Version

I've had a couple of requests lately for easier, faster snowflakes. Today's pattern has been sitting around a few years because I thought it was too easy, too simple. Perhaps it's just perfect for the final week of Breast Cancer Awareness month as well as a quick project for the busy Christmas season.

While testing the pattern, I dressed up the snowflake to make it just a little fancier. Both options are provided here.

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


Last Minute Snowflake, Second Version

Finished Size: 3.5 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

Last Minute Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in ring, * ch 3, 3 dc in ring; repeat from * around 4 times for a total of 6 3/dc groups; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, * 1 hdc in next sp, 3 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 hdc in next sp, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
NOTE: Binding off here makes a cute little 1.5-inch snowflake.


Mini Last Minute Snowflake

Round 3: 1 sc in same sp, * ch 10, 1 sc in next sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Version 1, Round 4: * 2 sc in next ch 10 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, 2 tr in same sp, ch 3, 2 tr in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Version 2, Round 4: * 2 sc in next ch 10 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, 2 tr in same sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 2 tr in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 2 sc in same sp, ch 6, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 6, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 1; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; 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.


Last Minute Snowflake, Second Version

6 comments :

  1. Fast isn't always the best, but fast worked in this case indeed.

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    1. I'm a real fan of intricate snowflakes, Pat, but I guess snowflakes are snowflakes, as long as they have six sides!

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  2. Simple can still be beautiful! This is lovely, especially in that shaded pink thread.

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    1. Can't really go wrong with pink in October, huh, Sue? :)

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