06 June 2016

Snowflake Monday


Every morning I'm so excited to go out into my garden to discover what new flower is blooming. My two little five spots that survived me plucking all their sisters because I thought they were weeds last year generated about 19 new plants, according to my six-year-old neighbor, who counted them while taking care of my garden during our trip to San Rafael Swell.

Some of the five spots have six spots, so you can darn sure bet I'll be crocheting a six spot flower sometime this summer!








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 patterns. Thanks, and enjoy!


Finished Size: Garden Snowflake 17: 2 inches from point to point; Garden Snowflake 18: 2 inches from point to point; Garden Snowflake 19: 2.5 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 17 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 1, 2 dc in ring; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 hdc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 1 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
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 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of hdc directly below, * 2 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 2 dc in same ch 1 sp of main body of flake; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.


Garden Snowflake 18 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), * 1 dc in ring, ch 1; repeat from * around 10 times for a total of 12 dc; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 3. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
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: *2 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1 tr in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, 1 tr in same ch 1 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.


Garden Snowflake 19 Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in ring, remove hook from loop and insert in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, insert hook back through loop of 4th dc and pull through ch loop (large starting popcorn stitch made), * ch 3, 5 dc in ring; remove hook from loop and insert in 1st dc of 5/dc group, insert hook back through loop of 5th dc and pull through 1st dc (large popcorn stitch made); repeat from * 4 times; ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting popcorn stitch to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: 1 sc over post of dc directly below, ch 4, * 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 4; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in starting sc.
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 into next ch 4 sp; ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, * 3 dc in next ch 4 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of 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 the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.



6 comments :

  1. They sure wanted to prove to you that they weren't weeds and not get plucked again haha

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    1. No, kidding, Pat! They are trying very hard to outshine the irises!

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  2. Ooh, I love those! Haven't heard of them before. Lucky you that they came back.

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    1. Now I know what they are, Sue, but like Susan said below, best to see what they are before plucking. Who knows how many other treasures I've sent to the compost pile! (You know I'm talking about you, foxglove...)

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  3. A sign above a former boss'desk - one man's weed is another man's wildflower, therefore 'tis best to never pluck a plant out 'til it at least blooms. Who knows what surprises awaits you! =>/<=

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    1. Thank you, Susan! That's the best garden advice I've received in quite a while!

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