30 October 2017

Snowflake Monday


Until I began trying to create a Dragon's Eye Snowflake, I never knew dragon eye colors had meaning!

Generally speaking, orange and red mean hungry and/or angry. Reddish yellow means time for battle. Green means tranquility, blue and purple mean love and devotion, and green is content.


So this is a dragon you could bring home to meet your parents.


And this is a good time to RUN!!!

Happy Halloween!

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 in up to 5 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

Dragon's Eye Snowflake Instructions

With black or dragon pupil color, ch 12.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 11 ch. Do not turn.

Round 2: 2 sc in same ch as final sc of Row 1; working along bottom of sc, 1 sc in next sc, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc, 1 dc in each of next 3 sc, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc; sl st in starting sc; bind off.

Round 3: With right side of work facing you and with dark red or dark iris color, 1 dc in middle sc of 3/sc eye pupil end, * ch 2, sk next st, 1 sc in next st, ch 2, sk next st, 1 dc in next st, ch 3, 1 dc in same st; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in starting dc; bind off.

Round 4: With right side of work facing you and with red or medium iris color, 3 dc in ch 3 tip of eye bottom, 1 dc in next sc, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, [1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, 1 tr in same sp, 1 dtr in same sp, ch 3, 1 dtr in same sp, 1 tr in same sp, 1 dc in same sp] 2 times, 1 dc in next sc, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, [1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, 1 tr in same sp, 1 dtr in same sp, ch 3, 1 dtr in same sp, 1 tr in same sp, 1 dc in same sp] 2 times, 1 dc in next sc, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3; sl st in starting dc; bind off.

Round 5: With right side of work facing you and with orange or light iris color, 3 dc in ch 3 tip of eye bottom, * 1 dc in next gap between 3 dc and 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in next gap between 1 dc and 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in starting dc; bind off.

Round 6: With right side of work facing you and with gray, green, white or dragon hide color, 3 dc in ch 3 tip of eye bottom, * ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in starting dc 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 3rd ch from hook (picot made), in next ch 3 sp work 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, in next ch 3 sp work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 9, sl st in 5th ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch (picot point made), 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.



7 comments :

  1. haha never knew they had meaning either. I'll keep it in mind should a dragon ever cross my path, or someone with a dragon eye.

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    1. Let's hope neither of us ever encounter a real dragon in real life, Pat! They are always welcome in the imagination...

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  2. Great creations and nice tips indeed. Thanks for sharing, very colourful indeed.

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  3. Such a fun design! I like the "angry" colour combo best ... guess that means I'd better not hang out with any dragons. :)

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    1. Ha ha! I Iike the blue eyes, Sue, so I think I'll be hanging out with Puff, Falcor or Mushu... :)

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  4. I love the eye Sauron snowflake!!! I cannot wait to make it

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