One more week until Snowflake Day! Are you planning anything special?
I'm working on this year's pdf Snowflake Booklet to benefit the Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I hope to release it next week... if I can get it finished in time.
I also hope to share another pretty cool snowflake project, again, if I can finish it on time.
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: 7.5 to 8 inches from point to point, depending upon button size
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, 1- to 1.25-inch button (yes, it should work with other sizes with minimal adjustments, but do make sure the buttonholes are big enough for the crochet hook to fit through multiple times), 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
dc cluster picot: [yo, draw up loop through 3rd ch from hook, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook
February's Coming Snowflake Instructions
Round 1: 1 dc in button hole, ch 7,[1 dc in same buttonhole, ch 7] 2 times, 1 dc in next buttonhole, [ch 7, 1 dc in same buttonhole] 2 times; ch 3, 1 tr in starting sc to form 6th ch 7 space of Round.
Round 2: 1 sc over post of tr directly below, ch 7, * 1 sc in next ch 7 sp, ch 7, 1 sc in same sp, ch 7; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 sc in next ch 7 sp, ch 3, 1 tr in starting sc to form 6th ch 7 tip 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 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, * ch 9, sk next ch 7 sp, 3 dc in next ch 7 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 3 and last 3 dc of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.
Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, * ch 6, 1 sc over ch 7 and ch 9 of Rounds 2 and 3, ch 6, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 4, dc cluster picot in 3rd ch from hook, ch 4, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (sc picot made), ch 4, dc cluster picot in 3rd ch from hook, ch 6, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch (long picot point made), working back down spoke ch 3, dc cluster picot in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in ch between dc cluster picot and sc picot, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (sc picot made), 1 dc in ch between sc picot and dc cluster picot, ch 3, dc cluster picot in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in ch between dc cluster picot and dc shell in tip of snowflake, 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.
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.