13 June 2016

Snowflake Monday


This was my second favorite snowflake of the last 20 I made for my snowflake lamp. I was afraid it might be too big because the only openings remaining were for tiny little snowflakes.

This one fit because I found one opening too close to just one bigger flake. I made this little gem work!

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: 3 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

Lamp Light Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 10, 2 dc in ring; repeat from * 4 times; ch 5, 1 dtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 10 petal of Round. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
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Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc over post of dtr directly below; * ch 8, sl st in 7th ch from hook, ch 1, 5 dc in next ch 10 petal, ch 3, 5 dc in same petal; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 5 dc of final repeat; 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 snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.





4 comments :

  1. Fit right in for the win. Never any doubt you'd make the snowflakes work within.

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    1. Thank you, Pat! This lamp was just about the best puzzle I ever put together. :)

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  2. Awesome name for an awesome flake! Great garden shots too. :)

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    1. Thank you, Sue! My garden brings me so much joy!

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