26 August 2013

Snowflake Monday

A Snowflake for Lisa

Back in June, I hosted an ice cream social at my work to raise money for the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. We needed to bring The Lizard's donations up to the required amount prior to this year's MS-150 at the end of June. I bribed my co-workers with a second ice cream social later in the summer if they could push my husband up and over the required donation amount.

They did.

Last week I staged the second ice cream social. (So far, the second ice cream social has raised $162, with donations still trickling in. The first ice cream social raised a total of $435.) Little did I know when I scheduled the second social in advance, it would fall the day before the funeral for The Lizard's cousin who bravely and valiantly fought multiple sclerosis for several years. She leaves behind a husband and two young daughters. She was 38.

We are dedicating the rest of this year's fund-raising to the precious memory of Lisa.

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: 4 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

A Snowflake for Lisa Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, * ch 3, 2 dc in ring; repeat from * 5 times; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 sc in same sp, * 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * 4 times; 1 sc in next sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 1, 1dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, * ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * 4 times; ch 5, 3 dc in next sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), * 3 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in same sp; repeat from * 5 times, omitting last dc and ch 5 of final repeat; ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.
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Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in same sp, * ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 8, 1 sc in same sp, ch 5, 5 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 5 dc in same sp; repeat from * 5times, omitting last 5 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. Condolences to Lizard, you and his family. What a great loss, so young.

    Thank you for all you do for those with MS.

    God Bless

    1. Definitely too young, Brenda. We can never fight hard enough to rid the world of this disease.

  2. Beautiful Snowflake pattern as always. I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your family member. You have very generous and giving co workers.

    1. Thank you, Faith. Yes, my co-workers are awesome.

  3. Ugg, no a few people with that horrible disease, some have lived with it for decades and others don't get nearly as long. Awful thing.

    1. Totally unpredictable, Pat. Just another reason we keep fighting it.

  4. Sending hugs and prayers to you and your husband and his family, too. :)

  5. I'm so very, very sorry to hear about Brett's cousin.

    Bless you for your continuous efforts in this good cause.


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