03 October 2016

Snowflake Monday


This sweet little snowflake was designed while we were returning home from Washington state and Yellowstone National Park. It was the last snowflake I could finish in the car before it was too dark to see.

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 8 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

Cheyenne Dusk Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 5 (counts as 1 tr and ch 2), * 1 tr in ring, ch 2; repeat from * around 10 times; sl st in 4rd ch of starting ch 5. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: Sl st into next ch 2 sp, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in same ch 2 sp, remove hook from loop and insert in top of 2nd ch of starting ch 2, insert hook back through current loop and pull through starting ch (starting popcorn made), ch 7, sk next ch 2 sp, * 5 dc in next ch 2 sp, remove hook from loop and insert in top of 1st dc of 5 dc group, insert hook back through current loop and pull through 1st dc (popcorn made), ch 7; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in top of starting popcorn.

Round 3: * 2 sc in next ch 7 sp, ch 3, 2 hdc in same sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, 2 hdc in same sp, ch 3, 2 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc.
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Round 4: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), * sk next ch 3 sp, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, sk next ch 3 sp, 1 dc in joint between next 2 2/sc groups, ch 5; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 5 and last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 7.

Round 5: Ch 8 (counts as 1 sc and ch 7), * sk next ch 5 sp,1 sc in next ch 5 loop, ch 7, 1 sc in same loop, ch 7, sk next ch 5 sp, 1 sc in next dc, ch 7; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc and last ch 7 of final repeat; sl st in 1st ch of starting ch 8; 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. You mean you can't make them in your sleep by now? What's a little darkness haha

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    1. Some crocheters may think I write the patterns in the dark, Pat! Ha ha ha ha!

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  2. Oh, this one is really pretty! I like the space/"solid" arrangement in the first blocking version, and the sort of mountain peak/Southwestern vibe of the second blocking version. It's amazing how different, yet how great they both look.

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    1. Thank you, Sue! I do really love when I can make one pattern so versatile just by blocking differently.

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