16 May 2016

Snowflake Monday


My garden is making me the happiest person on the planet once again, and it's time to make a few new rocks to keep those gorgeous flowers moist during hot spells. Yes, we're missing Garden Snowflakes 14-19. The patterns are written, and they'll see the light of day eventually, I promise!

Something to look forward to, right?


Here's something else to which we can look forward. How heartwarming to learn thousands of crocheters are pulling together to create similar afghans, all in an effort to help make this world a little better!

Crochet blogger Marinke Slump's little sister recently shared an English translation of a Belgian newspaper story marking the anniversary of Wink's 2015 death. I contributed to Kathryn Vercillo's #mandalasformarinke project at Crochet Concupiscence in the US and encouraged my readers to do likewise but didn't know about the Last Dance at the Beach afghan CAL currently being staged across the pond. Participants are making gorgeous afghans!

Please stop by here and enjoy the lovely update on what crocheters all over the world are doing to honor Wink's life and to bring attention to depression and mental health. And then make your garden happy with some snowflake rocks!


You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes and/or rocks you make from today's patterns, but you may not sell or republish the patterns. Thanks, and enjoy!


Finished Size: Garden Snowflake 23, 2.5 inches from point to point; Garden Snowflake 24, 2 inches from point to point; Garden Snowflake 25, 2.25 inches from point to point; Garden Snowflake 26, 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


Garden Snowflake 23 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr in ring, * ch 6, 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 5, 1 dc in same ch, ch 5, sl st in same ch, 3 tr in ring; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 tr of final repeat; sl st in 4th ch of starting ch 4; bind off. Weave in ends. Don't pull magic ring too tight.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.


Garden Snowflake 24 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr in ring, * ch 1, 3 tr in ring; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 hdc in 4th ch of starting ch 4 to form 6th ch 1 sp of Round. Don't pull magic ring too tight.
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 2: 1 sc over post of hdc directly below, * ch 6, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 10, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.


Garden Snowflake 25 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Don't pull magic ring too tight.
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 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 5, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 6, sl st in sc, ch 4, sl st in sc (tri picot made), ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), sk next sc, sl st in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with sl st at base of starting dc picot; bind off. Weave in ends.


Garden Snowflake 26 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: * 1 sc in ring, ch 8; repeat from * 4 times; 1 sc in ring, ch 3, 1 dtr in starting sc to form 6th ch 8 petal of Round. Pull magic ring tight.
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 2: 3 sc over post of tr directly below; * ch 6, 3 sc in next ch 8 petal; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 3: * 3 dc in next (middle) sc, 2 sc in next ch 6 sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp, ch 5, 2 sc in same sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting dc; 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.





2 comments :

  1. Garden sure gets even more spruced up and those ones won't turn into a snack buffet lol

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  2. Can you believe we've got snow falling again right now, Pat?!? Man, I hope my garden can hold up!!!

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