05 December 2016

Snowflake Monday


I was looking through past Christmas blog entries, looking for a specific post, when I was moved to (happy) tears after reading the third straight search result. Suddenly, I realized instead of linking to just ONE special Christmas blog post, I should make a list so they'd all be easy to find, and I could justify a Saturday morning trip down memory lane with all my favorite Christmas memories wrapped around me like a favorite fleece snowflake blanket instead of folding laundry and cutting down and mulching the now withered garden.

I hope your December is treating you as well!

Just Around the Corner
A Blue Christmas
A New Day
My First Project Blizzard
Another Memorable Project Blizzard
Nine More Days
The Best Kind of Christmas
Christmas Quilts from the Denver National Quilt Festival and Quilts at the Capital
(which, sadly, have both become memories, too; no more big quilt shows in Denver)
Snowflakes from Photos
When Hope Seems Lost
The Neverending Christmas

Some favorite Christmas video posts from years gone by:

Sugar Plum Fairy
Angels We Have Heard on High
Change for a Dollar
The First Gift

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!


Picotless Christmas Memory Snowflake

Finished Size: 5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, two-holed 1-inch to 2-inch button, 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


Christmas Memories Snowflake Instructions

Round 1: 1 sc in button hole, ch 7,[1 sc in same buttonhole, ch 7] 2 times, 1 sc in next buttonhole, [ch 7, 1 sc in same buttonhole] 2 times; ch 3, 1 tr in starting sc to form 6th ch 7 sp of Round.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 2: Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr and ch 3), 1 dc over post of tr directly below, * ch 7, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 12, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc (tri-picot made), ch 2, 1 dc in next ch 7 sp, ch 3, 1 tr in same sp, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), ch 2, 1 tr in same ch 7 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last tr, last ch 3 and last dc of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 6; 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. haha has lizard on the menu for Christmas dinner. Always fun to go down the good part of memory lane.

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    1. Yes, Pat, some trips down Memory Lane are pretty sweet!

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  2. please tell me what the magic ring consist of, Thank you

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    1. Here is a magic ring tutorial, Wilson Family. The link will take you to a different page, so you'll have to come back here after you finish. There are tutorials for almost everything in crochet. I have several of the most important ones linked in the sidebar to the right, beneath the snowflakes.

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