16 November 2015

Snowflake Monday


I suppose it's time to put away my flowery snowflake motif vest until near the end of winter, not only because inspiration in my garden froze solid, but also because I have to finish the next MS-150 pattern booklet and two more quilts for a total of eight by Thanksgiving, plus three more by Christmas (this time, all for gifts, not for exhibition).

I'm still flower-brained, though, even if flowers currently aren't blooming in my outdoor garden. Fingers crossed at least a few of the indoor plants (besides the Christmas cacti), will provide color and joy for the next three or four months.

Here are a few of my indoor flowers from winters past:










I might have to get an orchid one day. They are coming up with some really incredible colors!



bluer than blue

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: 2 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 III Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2, 1 dc in ring, * ch 4, 2 dc in ring; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 4 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, * 1 sc in next ch 4 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, ch 5, 2 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 sc in next ch 4 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 4 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 3 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 sc in next ch 4 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 3 dc in same sp, ch 3, 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.

Yes, I grow my larkspur indoors, in winter!





2 comments :

  1. Nothing wrong with being flower brained haha beats wanting snow and ice any day

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    1. Between my bicycle brain and my flower brain, Pat... Not sure I'm going to get much else done!

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