18 December 2017

Snowflake Monday


Where there's a will, there's a way!

One of my co-workers wanted a rainbow dragonfly snowflake just like what I showed in the photos accompanying my first Dragonfly Snowflake. I devised an easy snowflakes to which the rainbow-hued dragonfly motifs could be joined, which I shared last week. Deep down inside, I knew there had to be a way to join the dragonfly motifs without making a snowflake in the middle.

Took me a few tries to get an untwisted model, but I finally got it right!

The dragonflies and Dragonfly Snowflakes (all three varieties) were among my biggest sellers this year at my annual craft fair, and now many members of my family want a Dragonfly Snowflake of their own. Some even want team colors... So I'm not done with dragonflies just yet. Good thing they're relatively fast!


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


Finished Size: 4.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, optional beads, rhinestones or sequins 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 II Snowflake Instructions

First Individual Dragonfly

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, ch 1, 1 sc in top of dc just made, 1 sc in bottom of same dc (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 dragonfly body sc (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 same dragonfly body sc, ch 3, 1 dc in same sc, 1 dc in top of next sc, ch 3, sl st in same sc (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 same dragonfly body sc, 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 same 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.






Second through Fifth Individual Dragonflies

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, ch 1, 1 sc in top of dc just made, 1 sc in bottom of same dc (dragonfly body made), ch 8, 1 sc in bottom wing of 1st dragonfly (or next dragonfly in repeats), ch 1, turn, sk sc and next 3 ch of current dragonfly wing, 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 sc (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 same dragonfly body sc, ch 3, 1 dc in same sc, 1 dc in next sc, ch 3, sl st in same sc (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 same dragonfly body sc, 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 same dragonfly body sc; 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.












Sixth Individual Dragonfly

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, ch 1, 1 sc in top of dc just made, 1 sc in bottom of same dc (dragonfly body made), ch 8, 1 sc in bottom wing of 1st dragonfly (or next dragonfly in repeats), ch 1, turn, sk sc and next 3 ch of current dragonfly wing, 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 sc (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 same dragonfly body sc, ch 3, 1 dc in same sc, 1 dc in next sc, ch 3, sl st in same sc (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 same dragonfly body sc, ch 9, 1 sc in bottom wing of 1st dragonfly, sk sc and next 3 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 same dragonfly body sc; 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 snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.





1 comment :

  1. When you have something all like, in the orders come haha Good they take little time to make so all can partake.

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