This was my 200th snowflake design. (I have about 70 unpublished designs stashed away for when I don't have time -- or ideas -- to come up with new designs. I'm making some of them now for my special project, which will be unveiled in February.) I live in Colorado, the Bicentennial State. So this oldie but goodie HAS to be my Bicentennial Snowflake!
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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: 3.5 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
Bicentennial Snowflake Instructions
Make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, ch 3, sl st 3rd ch from hook (picot made), * 3 dc in ring, ch 3, sl st 3rd ch from hook; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Do not pull magic ring too tight.
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Round 2: Ch 15 (counts as 1 dc and ch 12), sl st in 9th ch from hook (ch 8 loop made), ch 4, working over next picot1 dc in middle dc of next 3/dc group, * ch 12, sl st in 9th ch from hook, ch 4, working over next picot1 dc in middle dc of next 3/dc group; repeat from * around repeat from * around 4 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 15.
Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * 1 dc in next ch 8 loop, ch 3, [1 dc in same loop, ch 5] 3 times, 1 dc in loop, ch 3, 1 dc in loop, 1 dc in next dc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3; 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.