This snowflake was designed as we headed home after a wonderful weekend of cross-country skiing atop the Grand Mesa at Skyway last winter. It was inspired by the gorgeous flakes falling as we skied.
I had to pose my Skyway Snowflake Rock with my snow in summer flowers before they all wilted. They sure don't last long in the summer heat. Perhaps that's how the tiny white flowers got their name?
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: 2.75 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
Skyway Snowflake Instructions
Make magic ring.
Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Pull magic ring tight.
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Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same ch as sl st, * sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same dc; repeat from * around 4 times; sk next dc, 2 dc in same ch as starting dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.
Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made)1 dc over post of dc directly below, * 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in same ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (sc picot made), ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (tri-picot point made), 1 dc in same ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in same ch 3 tip; repeat from * around 5 times; 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in same ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (sc picot made), ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (tri-picot point made), 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.