21 March 2016

Snowflake Monday


I designed this little gem on St Patrick's Day, aboard the train, while carrying a huge tray of green cinnamon rolls for my co-workers. Yes, green cinnamon rolls. Better than green eggs and ham, don't you think?

I'd been working on my Rock & Troll all week because I want to finish this year's PDF charity snowflake booklet by the end of the month, but the cinnamon rolls rendered me unable to navigate such complex stitching without losing the green treats every bump along the way. So I worked on this tiny little snowflake instead.

The green cinnamon rolls I thought might be a unique and fun treat for my co-workers, who were all knuckling down at the head of a single-digit winter storm with the power to bring down tree limbs as well as destroy buds fooled into thinking spring was here, came in a handy tray I could reclaim to protect some of the blooms in my own garden at the end of the day!


St. Patrick's Day


the next day


my garden before the storm


my garden after the storm


preparing for the single-digit night

My co-workers LOVED the unexpected cinnamon rolls, a large group of hyacinths in my garden stayed warm with the help of the tray, and I came up with a cute little spring snowflake pattern that doesn't necessarily have to be stiffened. What a lucky day!


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: 2 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

Spring Break Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 17 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: 1 sc in next dc, * ch 3, sk next 2 sc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 5, 1 sc in same dc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 6 ch and last sc of final repeat; ch 2, 1 tr in starting sc to create 6th ch 5 loop of Round.
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Round 3: 2 sc over post of tr directly below, * in next ch 3 sp work [1 dc, 1hdc, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc], 2 sc in next ch 5 loop, ch 3, 2 sc in same loop; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

NOTE: This snowflake may be left unstiffened.






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.

3 comments :

  1. Nice touch of green indeed. I can't say those green cinnamon rolls look very appetizing though lol

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    1. The green cinnamon rolls cracked me up, Pat! I was hoping they'd make the day better for my co-workers, too. Mission accomplished!

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  2. Cute flake and love that thread!

    I'm glad the hyacinths survived.... :)

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