22 January 2018

Snowflake Monday


Today's snowflake pattern was inspired by a set of really awesome buttons I picked up recently at Hobby Lobby. You know, that place I should never go into because I can't just buy the one thing I need...


I think these buttons need to become snowflake centers. Perhaps the center of one of these snowflakes???






Maybe I can work one of these up into a pattern for our annual Make a Snowflake Day and Snowflake Ball on February 6, which falls on a Tuesday this year. I don't have a big snowflake project I've been secretly working on tbecause I wasn't able to crochet as much as I would have liked last year. I thought perhaps our February 5 Snowflake Monday could feature photos readers have shared with me showing how they use their snowflakes. Then I can create a special snowflake pattern for Tuesday.

What do you think? Does that make a terrific Official Snowflake Day?

If you are interested in participating, please send me a photo (to snowcatcher at att dot net) of an unusual snowflake you've made or an awesome way to use a snowflake (or snowflakes) you've made if you'd like it to be included on February 5. Let's have a Snowflake Ball and share with all!

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: 3.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, 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

Sprightly Snowflake Instructions

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 (starting popcorn stitch made), * ch 4, 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); repeat from * 4 times; ch 2, 1 dc in top of starting popcorn st to form 6th ch 4 tip of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Sl st over post of dc directly below, * ch 9, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in same ch 4 sp, ch 4, sl st in next ch 4 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last ch 4 and last sl st of final repeat; ch 2, 1 dc in starting sl st to form 6th ch 4 sp 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.
NOTE: Yes, yet another snowflake that turns out cute if you bind off early, and here, you can see the pattern's button inspiration.


Round 3: Ch 1 (counts as sc), * working up spoke, 1 dc in bottom of next dc, 3 dc in bottom of next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in tip of spoke, ch 3, 1 dc in same spoke tip, ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, 1 dc in same spoke tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same spoke tip, ch 3, working back down spoke, sk next sc and next dc, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 1 sc in next ch 4 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting ch 1; 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.

4 comments :

  1. Never know what will catch your eye that you'll need to buy. They would sure shine as centers indeed.

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    1. Yes, I can be a pretty impulsive shopper when it comes to snowflakes and snowflake embellishments, Pat!

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  2. I can see why you fell for those buttons!

    Forgot to say on your other post how great it was to see what people have done with your patterns. That doorflake was really amazing!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! I would go back to Hobby Lobby for about ten more sets of those buttons if I could trust myself to buy just those buttons!!!

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