30 May 2016

Snowflake Monday


The first Round of this snowflake frame was inspired by one of Kenneth Libbrecht's snowflakes, but I didn't have his chunky little "Snowflakes" book with me in Bakersfield when I finished it, so I guess you could attribute partial inspiration to my parents, whom I'd traveled to California to visit.


The center opening is star-like, making this an appropriate snowflake to honor those who have served our country this Memorial Day. The opening is big enough for a small photo, too, should you be so inclined.


The Lizard named today's snowflake after viewing the above video.


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: 6.5 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

Six Points of Grace Snowflake Frame Instructions

Foundation Round: Ch 17, sl st in 6th ch from hook, [ch 16, sl st in 6th ch from hook] 4 times; ch 10; taking care not to twist ch, sl st in starting ch, ch 2, 1 tr in same starting ch to form 6th ch 5 loop.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of tr directly below, * ch 3, sk next 4 ch, yo 2 times, draw up loop through next ch, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo 2 times, draw up loop through next ch, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times (tr cluster made), ch 3, sk next 4 ch, 2 dc in next ch 5 loop, ch 3, 2 dc in same loop; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 3 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 9, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 2 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 5 loop, ch 3, sl st in top of dc just made, 3 dc in same ch 5 loop, ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 7, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, working back down spoke ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, sl st in next spoke ch (between branches), ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, sl st in next spoke ch (between branches), ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, sl st in next spoke ch (at base of spoke), 3 dc in same ch 3 tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in starting ch 2; 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.

1 comment :

  1. Perfect for the day indeed at your feed.

    ReplyDelete


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