22 August 2016

Snowflake Monday


I really love this little snowflake I designed for the top of my snowflake lamp, but when I tried to get a photo of the actual snowflake on the lamp, I couldn’t find it!!!

A few days after I finished the lamp last winter, I came home from work to find three or four snowflakes had fallen off their mounts. I'd made more snowflakes than I needed, and I decided to alternate. I replaced the fallen flakes with different snowflakes.

I hope that's what happened to this little Lost Boy. I hope the original prototype is one I ended up sending to someone to spread joy. I hope it's making someone very happy right now. That would make me very happy.

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

Lost Boy Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring; 1 sc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to start Round 2. Pull magic ring tight.

Round 2: * Ch 3, sk next dc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 1, 1 dc in starting dc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch (straight point made), 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 12, sl st in 8th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 1 (long point made), 3 dc in same ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.
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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.

6 comments :

  1. That is neat how you can replace them, add a whole new view every once in a while.

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    1. I've thought (briefly) about changing them all out for blue flakes, Pat. Maybe...

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  2. I make your snowflakes and send them to a friend you sends them on to give joy to others.

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  3. It's great that you can switch them out. I hope not TOO many will fall off though....

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    1. They only fall off when I try to dust (with a feather duster) and when I try twisting it around to get pictures of the side furthest from the ladder, Sue. :)

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