04 July 2016

Snowflake Monday


I've always been tickled that snowflakes can look a little like fireworks. In addition to Christmas in July, I like to celebrate freedom in December!


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: 4 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


Let Freedom Ring Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: * 1 sc in ring, ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 sc in ring, ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: 1 sc over post of dc directly below, ch 5; 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5; repeat from * around 3 times; 1 sc in ring, ch 2, 1 tr in starting sc to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 3: 1 sc over post of tr directly below, ch 7; 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 7; repeat from * around 3 times; 1 sc in ring, ch 3, 1 dtr in starting sc to form 6th ch 7 sp of Round.
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Round 4: Ch 12 (counts as 1 dc and ch 10, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 4, * 1 dc in next ch 7 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 10, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 4; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dc in next ch 7 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 12 for form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 5: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), * 1 trtr in next ch 5 loop, 1 dtr in same loop, 1 tr in same loop, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (sc picot made), ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 1 tr in same ch 5 loop, 1 dtr in same loop, 1 trtr in same loop, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 5; 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.

2 comments :

  1. Should celebrate it all around the year indeed and yeah, they can resemble fireworks indeed.

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    1. I agree, Pat, celebrate freedom AND snowflakes all year long!!! Party on!

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