05 September 2016

Snowflake Monday


Today's pattern is yet another snowflake in my snowflake lamp journey. I must have been feeling a little tipsy when I finished the prototype, because I sure had fun playing with the pattern! Lots of options today!


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: 3-4 inches inches from point to point, depending upon options used
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


Tipsy 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.

Round 2: * 1 sc in next dc, ch 6; repeat from * around 10 times; 1 sc in next dc, ch 2, 1 tr in starting dc to form 12th ch 6 sp of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, * 1 sc in next ch 6 sp, 3 dc in next ch 6 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 sc in next ch 6 sp, 3 dc in next ch 6 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.
NOTE: Binding off here makes a cute little snowflake.


Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, sk next 3 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 3 dc in same ch 3 tip; 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.


Joinable Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, sk next 3 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip; 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.

Joining 2nd Motif Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 sc over gap between 5/dc shells on side of motif to be joined, sk next 3 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 sc in next tip of joined motif, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip, * 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, sk next 3 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip; repeat from * around 4 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.

Joining 3rd Motif Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 sc over gap between 5/dc shells on side of motif to be joined, sk next 3 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 sc in next tip of joined motif, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip; repeat from * around 3 times joining 3rd motif to 1st and second motif; [1 dc in each of next 2 dc, sk next 3 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip] 2 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.


Alternate Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * 1 dc in next gap between 3/dc and sc, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 1 dc in next gap between sc and 3/dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 14, sl st in 11th ch from hook, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th double O point of Round; bind off. Weave in ends.


Another Alternate Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, * ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), sk next 3 st, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 7, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch (big tri-picot made), 3 dc in same ch 3 tip, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 5 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th big tri-picot; 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.





2 comments :

  1. Tipsy you say? Go all wino as you made this one up? lol

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    1. More like whino, Pat! I whine because I have to wear glasses to make these things now!

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