18 July 2016

Snowflake Monday


This is my 2001st blog post!!!

Yes, you do remember correctly. I did indeed post my 2,000th post a while back. Many of my blog posts are done in advance, thanks to insufficient internet access. I truly did compose this blog post right after my "Heart of Gold" post. Right after volunteering for this year's Colorado/Wyoming MS-150, too, to give you an idea of how far in advance I typically plan.

Now that the confusion is all cleared up, can you guess why I gave today's snowflake the name Odyssey???

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!

Finished Size: 5.25 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 crochet hook, empty pizza box, wax paper or plastic wrap, cellophane tape, glue, water, glitter, small container for glue/water mixture, paintbrush, stick pins that won't be used later for sewing, clear thread or fishing line


Odyssey Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Sl st inside ring, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, ch 3, * 2 dc in ring, ch 3; repeat from * around 4 times, omitting last ch 3 of final repeat and instead working ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 3 (counts as final ch 2 sp). Pull magic circle tight

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, * 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 3 (counts as final ch 3 sp).

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc in same sp, * 4 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 4 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), 1 hdc in next st, * 1 sc in each of next 4 st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st, 6 dc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 hdc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
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Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in next st, * 1 dc dec across next 4 st, 1 dc in each of next 4 st, 3 dc in each of next 2 st, 1 dc in each of next 4 st; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dc dec across next 4 st, 1 dc in each of next 4 st, 3 dc in each of next 2 st, 1 dc in each of next 2 st, sl st into 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 6: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), * 1 sc dec across next 3 st, 1 sc in next st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st, 1 dc in each of next 2 st, ch 6, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dtr in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next two st, 1 hdc in each of next 2 st; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting ch; 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.

Mix a few drops of water with a teaspoon of glue in small washable container. Paint snowflake with glue mixture. 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. Odyssey it has been getting here, is that why it is near? 2001 and sure no small feat.

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    1. I thought for sure you of all people would cinch this one, Pat. The movie... think the movie...

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  2. Congratulations Deb! Beautiful flake (as always), and oh those poppies are lovely!

    I really admire your organization and diligence. Blogging is, and has always been, a kind of seat-of-the-pants activity for me. When I grow up I hope to be like you. :)

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    1. And when I grow up, Sue, I want to be footloose and fancy free like you! wink wink... Thank you!

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