08 August 2016

Snowflake Monday


This is yet another of the snowflakes I worked up to fill the top of my snowflake lamp. I created a rock using the same pattern during a recent trip to Aspen, where we rode up the Maroon Creek road for some new (to us) high altitude training. One of the intersecting roads is Thunder Bowl. That is such a cool name, I decided it could be the name of my snowflake.

And no, I didn't notice the spider on the sunflower until I uploaded the photo!

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: 2.5 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

Thunder Bowl Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 3, 2 dc in ring; repeat from * around 5 times; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Don't pull magic ring too tight.
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Round 2: 2 sc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (sc picot made), 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 5, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook (tip picot made), ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 3, 2 sc in same ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; 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 snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

4 comments :

  1. Wait! You created a rock? Wow, did you chisel it out just right? I never knew you had a rock creating talent lol had to.

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    1. You didn't know I have super powers, Pat?!? Ha ha! Pulled one off on you!

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  2. Thunder Bowl is an awesome name! Nice flake too. I like the clean lines.

    Isn't it amazing how many bugs and spiders you DON'T see when you're taking the photo? Yet they're perfectly obvious on screen. I like to think of them as photographic bonuses.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! I continually amaze myself these days by not noticing tiny things that used to stand out so clearly. Whenever I get bummed because I can't see without glasses anymore, I just remind myself at least I can still see.

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