28 December 2015

Snowflake Monday


In the mood for popcorn?

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!

Extra Popcorn Snowflake

Finished Size: 5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 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

Extra Popcorn Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in same sc, pull hook out of loop (dropped loop) and insert in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, insert in dropped loop, pull dropped loop through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 (starting popcorn stitch made), ch 3, * 5 dc in ring, pull hook out of loop (dropped loop) and insert in top loop of 1st dc of this 5/dc group, insert in dropped loop, pull dropped loop through top loop of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made), ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in top of starting popcorn. Pull magic circle tight enough to make popcorn stitches poufy.
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Round 2: Sl st into next ch 3 sp; ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [yo, draw up loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (starting cluster made), * ch 3, [yo and draw up loop through 3rd ch from hook, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (cluster picot made), ch 14, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, sk next ch, popcorn st in next ch, sl st in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 3, [yo and draw up loop through 3rd ch from hook, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (cluster picot made) (spike made), [yo and draw up loop through same ch 3 sp in main body of flake, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (cluster made), cluster in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last cluster of final repeat; sl st in starting cluster; 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.

8 comments :

  1. Let the patterns pop away maybe with a good movie on display lol

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    1. I almost tried to tie it in with a movie, Pat, but then decided I didn't want this flake to be connected with a movie if the movie stinks...

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  2. Morning! Like that snowflake, I do. I am snowflaking away this morning. Only 48 more to go!

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    1. Wow, Michelle! What are you making so many snowflakes for??? I'm with you in spirit. I have to make 160 white ones by February...

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    2. I did 5 dozen in December for friends. Finishing up 4 dozen and 3 more dozen to do for friends who like them so much. May have even more to do later this year. We can do it!!!!

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    3. I enjoyed seeing your stash of snowflakes in progress. I'll try to keep a positive attitude too!

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  3. Love this flake! Also the opening photo. It DID make me hungry. :D

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    1. Ha ha! Very fitting, given recent Christmas treats, huh?!?

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