21 April 2014

Snowflake Monday

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Music Mountain is the 333rd tallest peak in Colorado. Lucky threes!

At 13,380 feet tall, it sits between neighbors Tijeras and Milwaukee Peaks. It is named after Music Pass, which reportedly gained its name from the sound of the jet stream crossing the Sangre de Cristo mountain range. The wind caressing the high peaks of the Sangres formed tall sand dunes west of the north-south mountain range, recently designated as Great Sand Dunes National Park. Music Mountain is one of only a few 13ers found within the Great Sand Dunes National Preserve.

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!

Music Mountain Snowflake

Finished Size: 2 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 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

Music Mountain Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and ch 1), *2 dc in ring, ch 1; repeat from * 4 times; 1 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 3. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: * 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same sp, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times; sl st in starting sc.

Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), * 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 10, 1 sc in same sp, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc between next 2 sc, ch 3; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last ch 3 of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 5.
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Round 4: 1 sc in same ch as sl st, * ch 5, 1 dc in next ch 10 loop, ch 3, 1 dc in same loop, ch 5, 1 dc in same loop, ch 3, 1 dc in same loop, ch 5, sk next dc picot, 1 sc in next dc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; 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.

Music Mountain Snowflake Rock


  1. I get so much pleasure from your photos, Deb! The only thing that would make it better for me would be a map showing "where" in Colorado Music Mountain is located.

    1. Ha ha, Marti! No secrets here; I'll be happy to provide you a map to the Sand Dunes and Music Mountain! You are a trifle closer than me!!!

  2. That is like an awesome backdrop that has it all, the sand dunes and then the mountain, quite the shot and place

    1. Thanks, Pat. I hope we get to go there again soon. I missed going for this year's sandhill crane festival, and March is a long, long time away from the next one!

  3. Hi Snowflakewhite
    I don' t know how you make yourself go inside with those views! LeeAnna Paylor lapaylor.blogspot.com

    1. Snowflakewhite... I love it! Thanks, LeeAnna! I do have a very difficult time staying indoors once the weather warms up! (I actually like cross-country skiing, too, but I didn't get to go this year, boohoo!)

  4. I love the snowflake! I can see some different ways to pin it and voila you have different snowflakes and non-crocheters don't notice it is really just one pattern. LOL

    Thanks again for the threads they are gorgeous and I can't wait to get some more on my hook! I will share on my blog but things have been so hectic around here that the blog was the easiest to NOT do but hope to get back to it soon.

    1. Thanks, Brenda! Can't wait to see the little doll gloves you made! I completely understand about hectic lifestyles conflicting with regular blog attention. It'll get done when it gets done. No worries!

  5. I love the colour of the sand in those dunes ... it looks like cocoa!

    This flake looks great on that angular rock. And how nice to see that you had at least ONE snow-free day.... :)

    1. Thanks, Sue! We've had a few snow-free days now. A couple of warm nights!!! But now we're back in the icebox for the rest of this week...


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