06 March 2017

Snowflake Monday


I designed this snowflake the day before we learned we'd been drawn for this year's Ride the Rockies. We'll be circling the San Juan Mountains and the Weminuche Wilderness. We've pedaled most of this route before, doing all but the final two days of the ride in the opposite direction of this year's route. We'll be riding through our favorite parts of the state from a different point of view!

I am one happy camper!!!

The Weminuche Wilderness is the largest wilderness area in Colorado. It spans the Continental Divide, which means its headwaters flow to both the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. It is home to 14ers Mount Eolus, Sunlight Peak and Windom Peak.






I think I should make new bears and take them hiking. Or at least pack one in my backpack during Ride the Rockies. Don't you agree?

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: 5 inches from point to point
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

Weminuche Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 and replace loop on hook, pull loop through ch (popcorn stitch made), * ch 3, 5 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made); repeat from * 4 times; ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting popcorn st to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc over post of dc directly below, take loop off hook, insert hook through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 and replace loop on hook, pull loop through ch (popcorn stitch made), * sk next ch 3 sp, ch 6, 1 popcorn stitch in next ch 3 sp, ch 6, 1 popcorn stitch in same ch 3 sp; repeat from * 1 time; 1 popcorn stitch in same sp as starting popcorn stitch, ch 3, 1 tr in top of starting popcorn st to form 6th ch 6 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 6 (counts as 1 tr and ch 3), 1 dc over post of tr directly below, * 1 dc in next ch 6 sp, ch 3, 1 tr in same sp, ch 5, 1 tr in same sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dc in next ch 6 sp, ch 3, 1 tr in same sp, ch 2, 1 tr in 3rd ch of starting ch 6 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.
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Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below * [ch 8, sl st in 6th ch from hook] 3 times, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), * 1 dc in next ch 5 loop, ch 3, 1 dc in same loop, 1 dc in next ch 5 loop, ch 3, 1 tr in same loop, ch 5, 1 tr in same loop, ch 3, 1 dc in same loop, 1 dc in next ch 3 loop, ch 3, 1 dc in same loop, 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 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.

1 comment :

  1. They all sure got to enjoy the fresh air too as you took in a new point of view. Can't top being a happy camper.

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