23 May 2016

Snowflake Monday


I think we've finally seen our final snowfall of the season. That doesn't mean snowflakes won't be found in my garden.


I'm finally finding time to stiffen the snowflakes leftover from last year's quilt.




The garden snowflakes I shared last week, today and the ones I plan to share in a couple of weeks were initially designed for the snowflake lamp I revealed earlier this year.


We may be done with winter, but I'll always be surrounded by snowflakes. And that's NOT a complaint!

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



Finished Size: Garden Snowflake 14: 3 inches from point to point; Garden Snowflake 15: 2 inches from point to point; Garden Snowflake 16: 3 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 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 14 Instructions

Foundation Round: * Ch 15, 1 dc in 11th ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made); repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting ch; bind off. Weave in ends.
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 15 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in ring, pull hook out of loop (dropped loop) and insert in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, insert in dropped loop, pull dropped loop through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 (popcorn stitch made), ch 3, * 5 dc in ring, pull hook out of loop (dropped loop) and insert in top loop of 1st dc of this 5/dc group, insert in dropped loop, pull dropped loop through top loop of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made); ch 3; repeat from * 4 more times; sl st in top of starting popcorn stitch. Pull magic circle 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 in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (sc picot made), ch 1, 1 dc in same ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; ch 5, sl st in sc just made (ch picot made); repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.


Garden Snowflake 16 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, pull up loop to size of dc, [yo, draw up loop through magic ring, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook (beginning cluster made), ch 3, * [yo, draw up loop through magic ring, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook (cluster made), ch 3; repeat from * 4 more times; sl st in top of starting cluster. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: * 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 2, 1 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc.
Please go here to see the original.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), * 1 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same ch 2 sp, ch 7, 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 5, 1 dc in same ch, ch 5, sl st in same ch, ch 1, 1 dc in same ch 2 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, 1 tr in top of next Round 1 cluster; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last tr of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3; 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 the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

1 comment :

  1. Congrats on the final snowfall haha that is a good thing. I'd never expect snowflakes not to be in your garden.

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