19 December 2016

Snowflake Monday


Here is yet another sparkly big button snowflake pattern that works up fast enough you can make plenty by Christmas!


Yes, it works without a button. Just use your favorite snowflake center, then pick up with Round 1 as Round 2 or 3.

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Wishing you a very merry Christmas!


Finished Size: 5.25 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, two-holed 1.5-inch button (yes, some other sizes will work), 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


Seek 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 7, sl st in starting sc.
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Round 2: * In next ch 7 sp work [2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc], ch 9, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc dec across next 3 ch (leaf picot made), ch 16, sl st in each of 15th and 16th ch from hook (loop tip made), ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 3 dc in next ch (leaf picot made), sl st in each of next 2 ch preceding 1st leaf picot, in same ch 7 sp work [2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc; repeat from * around 5 times; 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 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. Having one that allows all to make a bunch and still have time for lunch is a win indeed.

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    1. Lunch??? What's that? I think you're speaking a foreign language, Pat. Who on earth has time for lunch, especially this time of year?!? :)

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  2. I can see why you'd make several - it's so hard to decide whether it's prettiest with a button or without! Love that violet and green yarn too - it makes me think of irises in spring. :)

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    1. That springy colorway does make me think warmer times of year, Sue!

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