29 August 2016

Snowflake Monday


This is yet another snowflake I created to finish off my snowflake lamp last winter. I photographed the snowflake rock with what initially was a mystery flower in my porch planters. I did not plant these gorgeous little blooms. I think a bird did. I'm not complaining. They are the perfect addition to my garden collection, and I hope the pollinators are helping spread this gem all over the garden.

When the first bloom opened, I posted a photo to ask if anyone knew the species. I was informed this is a mini morning glory. I'll probably end up crocheting a morning glory flower to match at some point, so I can't use that name for this snowflake, but I can play with words. The Lizard said the name I chose sounds as if it came out of a Hobbit story. I like that! And the timing is so perfect! I finished the prototype of this snowflake right after creating my Fellowship of the Magic Crochet Ring Snowflakes!

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: 4.5 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

Mor Glor 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. Don't pull magic ring too tight.
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Round 2: * 1 sc in next dc, ch 7; repeat from * around 10 times; 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, 1 tr in starting sc to form 12th ch 7 sp of Round.

Round 3: 1 sc over post of of tr directly below, * ch 7, 1 sc in next ch 7 sp; repeat from * around 10 times; ch 3, 1 tr in starting sc to form 12th ch 7 sp of Round.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, * 3 dc in next ch 7 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 3 dc in same ch 7 sp, 3 dc in next ch 7 sp, ch 6, 1 sc in 6th ch from hook, ch 6, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc (tri-picot made), 3 dc in same ch 7 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.

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. Nice of the birds to help out too, making pics an gardens all the better

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    1. I keep trying to get pictures of the birds eating my sunflower seeds, Pat, and they aren't cooperating!!! But if they plant more sunflowers for me, I'm definitely not complaining!

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  2. It does sound rather Tolkienesque. The shape is really lovely!

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    1. What a cool compliment, Sue! Thank you! Perhaps I'll have to name the next epic flake "Tolkienesque." I don't think I've ever seen a name I liked more!!!

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