31 January 2016

Snowflake Sunday


In celebration of Snowflake Day on February 6, I'm sharing a new snowflake pattern every day this week! Sisters of the Snowflake are preparing for their second annual snowflake ball. And I'm gearing up to announce this year's special project, which, quite frankly, I hope will knock your socks off. It's about the best thing my husband and I have made together. So far.

My notes for today's snowflake said simply, "I don't really like this one."

So while testing the pattern (which had a few clowny booboos in it), I dressed it up a bit.

Now I like it... because it's... well, different!

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: 4.25 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

Big Top Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc),1 dc in ring, ch 4, * 2 dc in ring, ch 4; repeat from * 4 times around; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: * In next ch 4 sp work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, ch 5, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook, [ch 5, sl st in sc] 2 times (tri picot made), 2 dc,1 hdc, 1 sc; repeat from * around 5 times, sl st in starting sc.
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Round 3: Ch 2, yo and draw up loop through same sc as sl st, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw up loop through next hdc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (dec made), * ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), [ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook] 3 times (3 picots made), ch 7, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 dtr in next ch, 1 trtr in next ch, [ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook] 3 times (3 picots made), ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), sk over next picot and next 2 dc, yo and draw up loop through next hdc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw up loop through next sc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (dec made), yo and draw up loop through next sc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw up loop through next hdc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (dec made); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dec of final repeat; sl st in starting dec; 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.

12 comments :

  1. Wait! Did you switch it from Monday to Sunday or double the dose this week? Now the cat is all confused lol

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    1. Only for this week, Pat! Had to give The Cat seven times as many snowflakes to chase!

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  2. I love, love, love this flake!! Can't wait to get it on my hook!! Thank you so much!!

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I actually like this one now, too. I hated it before I added in three times as many picots!

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  3. Oh yes! Snowflakes every day for a week works for me. I am on a bit of a snowflake holiday for a bit though right now.

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    1. I'll bet you are on a Snowflake Vacation now, Michelle! Congrats on finishing your goal!

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  4. I like it! But, then again, I like them all! Especially the white ones. ;)

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    1. Thanks, Lizard! All the white ones except the full-size one went into the... um, special project, so you can see them every day! Wow, almost slipped and disclosed the identity early!!!

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  5. Love the little clown heads / circus tents! (I think I said this on fb too.) Another great flake!

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    1. I didn't see circus tents until you pointed it out, Sue! Thanks!

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    1. Teresa, you may print as a PDF to save it to your hard drive, then when you print, select just the pages you want (otherwise you'll get about 30 pages), or you may select the text and paste it into a Word document and then select all and change the text from white to black (because this is white text, and white does not print on regular printers), or paste it into an email or Notepad, and that should solve the ink color problem. Or use PrintFriendly.com, which instructions are in the sidebar to the right further down the page.

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