21 December 2015

Snowflake Monday


A couple of days after our huge 16-inch storm, we were blessed with huge, fluffy flakes in full sunshine and the incredible phenomena unique to the concrete canyons of downtown Denver... snow falling up!!!

Oh, my gosh! I just hit "publish" and saw this is my 1,800th blog post!!! How cool! I'm going to hit 2,000 in 2016!!!

1,800!!!

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: 4 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

Snowing Up Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 and replace loop on hook, pull loop through ch (popcorn stitch made), ch 6, * 5 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made), ch 6; repeat from * 4 times; sl st in top of starting popcorn st. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 sc and ch 4), 1 sc in next ch 6 sp, ch 4, * 1 sc in top of next popcorn st, ch 4, 1 sc in next ch 6 sp, ch 4; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 1st ch of starting ch 5.
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Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 sc and ch 4), * 1 sc in next sc, ch 4; repeat from * around 10 times; st st in 1st ch of starting ch 5.

Round 4: Ch 9 (counts as 1 sc and ch 8), sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sk next sc, * 1 sc in next sc, ch 8, sl st in 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sk next sc; repeat from * around 3 times; 1 slc in next sc, ch 4, 1 dtr in 1st ch of starting ch 9 to form 6th ch sp of Round, ch 2, 1 dc in top of dtr just made to form 6th ch 4 loop of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in over post of dc directly below (in "ch 4 loop"), 4 dc in same sp, take loop off hook, insert hook through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 and replace loop on hook, pull lopp through ch (popcorn stitch made), * ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (small picot made), ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook (large picot made), ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, (small picot made), ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 5 dc in next ch 4 loop, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made), ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made) 5 dc in same ch 4 loop, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last popcorn st of final repeat; sl st in top of starting popcorn; 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.

7 comments :

  1. You can keep those big fluffy flakes haha I have 2093 posts at the moment, but being 301 ahead I won't hit 2000 until 2016 too.

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    1. Pat, you're nearly a year ahead now!?? Holy moly!!!!! Dude, you could take a one year vacation if you were paid!!!

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  2. Blessings to you and yours and a blessed Christmas.

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  3. Congrats to you... thanks for all the inspirations during this year. I made some of your snowflakes and they are in a movie that I created of my work this past year. https://youtu.be/0lWZTi3zjqg is the link or you may see them(and other work) on my FB page at https://www.facebook.com/patty.foley.395........... Merry Christmas....... and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

    PS I look forward to Mondays :)

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    1. Patty, that is one of the nicest things you could have said! Thank you for a most beautiful Christmas present! I'm going to try to check you out on FB... I think you'll know me when you see me. :)

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  4. Snowing UP! Love it.

    This is such a great flake, Deb - not only is it beautiful but I really like the technical aspects of the design.

    Here's to many more blog posts from you!

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    1. Why thank you, Sue! Here's to hoping internet access issues won't prevent me from accomplishing that...

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