03 February 2016

Snowflake Wednesday


This snowflake sat on my computer desk at home for years, sadly, because I ran out of the Mist colorway I was using to make it before I finished the final snowflake tip.

I needed a bunch of small snowflakes for my special project, which will be revealed here on Saturday in celebration of Snowflake Day, and this little unfinished snowflake was just the perfect size. I finished up the prototype by matching the very pale green in the colorway for the last couple of spikes. You can't even tell!

It didn't take long to then test the pattern by making another one in white for the special project. I'm so excited about this surprise, it's difficult to continue keeping it a secret! Let's see, Mistique Snowflake??? No, it looks spelled wrong. Let's go with the regular spelling!

Feel free to join in the Snowflake Ball activities at Sisters of the Snowflake!

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

Mystique Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and ch 2), * 1 dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * around 10 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 4.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 3: Sl st in next ch 2 sp, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), * 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 2 sp, 1 dc in next ch 2 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 4: 1 sc in same ch as sl st, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc, * 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, working back down tree ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, sl st in ch below corresponding branch on opposite side, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, sl st in ch below corresponding branch on opposite side, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, sl st in next 2 ch at base of tree, 2 sc in same ch 3 sp, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 4 sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; 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.

10 comments :

  1. Always good to get one finished up I bet. Looks good indeed.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! It was good to get this one done. It sat way too long!

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  2. Cool snowflakes. I think even with the detailed instructions I'd have a hard time getting it to look right ;)

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    1. Thank you, Amanda! I think I'd have trouble with your keyboards, too!

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  3. Oh Deb, this one is just lovely! Those little spikes are perfect.

    Sorry for being so behind on your posts.... I hope that in a couple of weeks things will slow down for us here and then I can catch up. I'm working on a little project with that reflective yarn, by the way. :)

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    1. No worries, Sue. I know you're busy. We'll both catch up eventually. Might not be in the near future, but we've never let each other down!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I'm going to have to try to dye some thread in those colors next time I have time to dye. I really enjoyed that colorway while it lasted!

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  5. A beautiful flake! I'm looking forward to Saturday.

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    1. Why thank you, Kind Lizard! The best part about Saturday is that you were there with me every step of the way!

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