25 September 2017

Snowflake Monday


This one is a challenge. But that's why you come here, right?

You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes and/or dragonflies you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!


Finished Size: Snowflake, 4.5 inches from point to point; Dragonfly, 1.75 inches long
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, optional beads, sequins or gemstones for eyes, 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

Dragonfly Snowflake Instructions

Foundation Round: Ch 13; * 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 7 ch; 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch (dragonfly body made), ch 25; repeat from * 5 time, omitting last ch 25 of final repeat; ch 12; taking care not to twist work, sl st in same ch as 2nd dc of 1st dragonfly body.

Round 1: * 1 sc in bottom of 2nd dc of 1st dragonfly body (or next dragonfly body on repeats), 1 sc in top of same dc (as shown below for making individual dragonfly), ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, sl st in same ch (small dragonfly wing made), sl st in next ch, 1 dc in same ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch (small dragonfly wing made after next sc until final repeat); repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc.




Round 2: [Ch 12, 1 dc in 7th ch from hook, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sl st in next dragonfly body sc (large dragonfly wing made), ch 3, 1 dc in same sc, 1 dc in next sc, ch 3, sl st in same sc (dragonfly head made), ch 12, 1 dc in 7th ch from hook, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sl st in same dragonfly body sc (large dragonfly wing made); bind off. Sl st in next dragonfly body 1st sc] 6 times, omitting last sl st of final repeat. Weave in ends.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.


Individual Dragonfly Instructions

Ch 13; * 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 7 ch; 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch (dragonfly body made), ch 10, sk next 4 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sl st in bottom of 2nd dragonfly body dc (small dragonfly wing made), ch 12, sk next 6 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sl st in bottom half of 2nd dragonfly body dc, ch 3, 1 dc in same dc, 1 dc in top of same dc, ch 3, sl st in same dc (dragonfly head made); ch 12, sk next 6 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, sl st in top of 2nd dragonfly body dc, ch 10, sk next 4 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sl st in top of 2nd dragonfly body dc; bind off. Weave in ends.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Finish: Beads may be added to dragonfly heads as eyes if desired. 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. Challenged and won at your sea. Second last one could be captioned "butt biting" lol

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  2. Wowie zowie! This is so fun! I can see them connected head to tail in a circle too....
    Happy Monday! :)

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    1. Hmmm, I may have to try that, Sue! Thanks for the inspiration!

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