25 July 2016

Snowflake Monday


This snowflake was designed as I cooled off after pulling weeds for three hours straight in 90-plus temperatures the day before the summer solstice. Snowflakes are such a pleasant thought when sweat is so prolific.

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: 3.25 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

Summery Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in same sc, 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 (starting popcorn stitch made), ch 10, 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); repeat from * around 4 times; ch 4, 1 trtr in top of starting popcorn to form 6th ch 10 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight enough to make popcorn stitches poufy.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of trtr directly below, ch 3, 3 sc in same sp, * in next ch 10 sp work 3 sc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 sc; repeat from * around 4 times; 3 sc in next ch 10 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 point of Round.
Binding off here makes a super cute little snowflake.
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Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, * sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), sk next 6 sc, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, sk next 3 dc, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 5, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, ending with ch 5 on 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.

4 comments :

  1. I especially like the Mini and rock version (with the secondary heart in the pattern).

    I've got a lot of weeds calling my name outside but I'd rather sit here and read blog posts.... :)

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    1. You and me, both, Sue. Especially with the heat wave we've had recently! Thank you! So glad to see you here again!

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  2. I think I'd stare at the snowflakes from inside with AC than go out and pull the weeds around them haha

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    1. Ah, the garden would never look as beautiful if I fell to that temptation, Pat.

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