22 May 2017

Snowflake Monday


I didn't realize until I researched Baby Blue Eyes flowers that Five Spots are in the same family. Unlike the Baby Blue Eyes seeds I have planted in the past, the Five Spot seeds I planted last year did grow, and they came back gangbusters this year. Yippee!

Today's flower was easy to design because it's based on the blue version I shared before Mother's Day. Again, I took liberties and created a six-petaled flower from a five-petal inspiration. However, I feel more justified with this week's pattern because I actually found three Six Spots in my garden last year, as well as one Four Spot.






I even made one in reverse, a purple flower with white spots, just for the fun of it.


For those who don't want to change thread colors 12 times on the third round, the pattern may be worked in solid white with spots added via a purple permanent marker or purple felt circles. And just like the Baby Blue Eyes pattern, this flower pattern may be worked with either five petals or six, whatever your pleasure.

Here's my vest progress so far:


Here are previous flower flakes in this series:

Amaryllis
Baby Blue Eyes
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


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 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

Six Spot Snowflake Motif Instructions

With white or flower center color, 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 6, * 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), ch 6; repeat from * 4 times; sl st in top of starting popcorn st. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: * Sl st in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, 5 dc in same sp, ch 2, sl st in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sl st of final repeat.

Round 3: [1 sc in next ch 3 sp (over Round 2 sl st), ch 2, in 1st dc of petal work 1 sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, join purple or second color, 1 dc with second color in same dc (do not bind off white or first color; just carry unused thread across back of work catching in stitches as you go), 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, twist the two threads and with first color work 1 dc in same dc, in next dc work 1 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in same ch 3 sp (over Round 2 sl st)] 6 times; bind off both colors. Weave in ends. End here if making flower only. If making snowflake, keep going.
NOTE: Try working the middle purple dc with a drop double crochet (drawing up a loop from the round below instead of in the next dc) for a touch of added punch.


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.
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 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.


Six Spot Snowflake Instructions

With white or flower center color, 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 6, * 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), ch 6; repeat from * 4 times; sl st in top of starting popcorn st. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: * Sl st in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, 5 dc in same sp, ch 2, sl st in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sl st of final repeat.

Round 3: [1 sc in next ch 3 sp (over Round 2 sl st), ch 2, in 1st dc of petal work 1 sc, 1 hdc and 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, join purple or second color, 1 dc with second color in same dc (do not bind off white or first color; just carry unused thread across back of work catching in stitches as you go), 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, twist the two threads and with first color work 1 dc in same dc, in next dc work 1 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc in same ch 3 sp (over Round 2 sl st)] 6 times; bind off both colors. 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.
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 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 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, [ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch] 2 times, working back down branch sl st in ch between 3/sl st picot and 4 sl st picot, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, sl st in ch between 4/sl st picot and 5 sl st picot, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, sl st in next ch after 5/sl st picos, ch 1, 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 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. Vest is sure on the go with quite the show. Fun to go in reverse too, as new skills can come due.

    ReplyDelete


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