08 May 2017

Snowflake Monday

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Mama loves blue flowers!


Isn't it interesting that the Baby Blue Eyes flowers have white eyes?

Yes, I took liberties again and made a six-petaled flower out of a five-petaled flower. But guess what?!? The flower pattern works for five petals or six!


I've planted Baby Blue Eyes in my garden twice but have yet to see one. I'll be trying again this year. I won't have anything like these Instagram fields, but I can guarantee I'll get good pictures if they'll just bloom!


For those who wonder how my vest is progressing, I've finished the front and am working on the back now. One of the next things I'll do is make about 6 plain snowflake motifs for the underarm area.

Here are previous flower flakes in this series:

Amaryllis
Blue Flax
Chamomile
Clematis
Daisy
Daffodil
Dahlia
Delphinium
Forget-Me-Not
Iris
Hoya
Lobelia
Love in a Mist
Mother's Day Snowflake (rose-like)
Pasqueflower
Picotee
Sixifrage
Spiderwort
Spring Star Flower
Windflower

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You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes and/or flowers 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 in two or three colors, 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

Baby Blue Eyes Snowflake Instructions

With white or flower center color, make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, ch 1, [2 dc in ring, ch 1] 5 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.

Round 2: With blue or flower petal color, sl st in any ch 1 sp, * ch 2, 5 dc in same sp, ch 2, sl st in same sp, sl st in next ch 1 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sl st of final repeat.

Round 3: [1 sc in next ch 1 sp (over Round 2 sl st), ch 2, in 1st dc of petal work 1 sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, in next dc work 1 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in same ch 1 sp (over Round 2 sl st)] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends. End here if making flower only. If making snowflake, keep going.

Round 3, Five-petal Version: [1 sc in next ch 1 sp (over Round 2 sl st), ch 2, in 1st dc of petal work 1 sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, in next dc work 1 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in same ch 1 sp (over Round 2 sl st)] 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Round 4: With green if making leaves and working from back of motif, 1 dc catching 2 threads at the base of any Round 2 petal, * ch 5, 1 dc catching 2 threads at base of next white petal; repeat from * around 4 times, ch 2, 1 tr in starting dc to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, 2 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp, * 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 3 dc in same sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, 2 hdc in same sp; 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, 2 hdc in same sp, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. (If making leaves, bind off green here and work remainder of Rounds in white.).

Round 6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, 1 dc in gap between next 2 sc, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 2 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, 1 dc in gap between next 2 sc, ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.
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Round 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 8: Round 10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, [1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5] 2 times, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 4 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, [1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5] 2 times, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, [1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5] 3 times, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 5 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 5 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 3, [1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5] 3 times, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 5 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.
NOTE: For my Baby Blue Eyes Snowflake that didn't go into my vest, I used a ch 10 point instead of the picot point.

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.

1 comment :

  1. Variety isn't a bad thing indeed as six or five takes seed.

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