Most of the patterns I post are prepared three to four weeks in advance. Today's pattern was written yesterday afternoon while a certain football team made orange the new black. Thanks for the inspiration, Denver Broncos!
You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes and snowflake frames you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Feel free to make them in your own favorite team color(s)!
Finished Size: 5.5 inches from point to point, 2.5-inch opening
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
Vitamin C Snowflake Frame Instructions
Ch 54. Taking care not to twist ch, sl st in starting ch.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each of next 8 ch, * ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 9 dc; repeat from * around 5 times; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.
Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, * 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp (V-stitch made), ch 5, 1 dc in same ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp (V-stitch made); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last V-st and ch 5 of final repeat; ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 5 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc over post of tr directly below, * 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3 1 dc in same sp (V-stitch made), V-st in gap between next 2/dc and 7/dc groups, sk next 3 dc of 7/dc shell, 1 dc in middle (4th) dc of 7/dc shell, ch 5, 1 dc in same dc, sk next 3 dc of 7/dc shell, V-stitch in gap between 7/dc shell and next 2/dc group, V-st stitch in next ch 3 sp, V-stitch in next ch 5 tip, ch 9, V-stitch in same tip, V-stitch in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with ch 9 tip on final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 5; 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 snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.
To frame photo, ALWAYS use a copy. Never use a sole original or valuable photo in a snowflake ornament.
Place stiffened snowflake over desired photo COPY and adjust position to center subject. Make small mark around edges of photo between dc gaps of 2nd Round. Remove snowflake and cut photo COPY in a circular or hexagonal shape along marks. Run a small bead of glue along outer edge of top of photo COPY, and carefully replace snowflake, taking care not to smear glue on photo. Glue smears will show, even after they dry. Allow to dry thoroughly. Hang or gift as desired.