05 January 2015

Snowflake Monday

Not So Shady

My husband's nephew got married in Shady Cove, Oregon, before Thanksgiving. Shady Cove is a gateway to Crater Lake, which didn't share its lovely view while we were there. Nevertheless, the area is beautiful, and the snow we encountered in the national park inspired this snowflake.

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!

Shady Cove Snowflake

Finished Size: 3 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

Shady Cove Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr in ring, * ch 5, 2 tr in ring; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 3 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.

Round 2: 3 sc over post of tr directly below, * 3 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 6, 3 sc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 time, 3 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 1 tr in starting sc to form 6th ch 6 sp of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in same ch 6 sp, * ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (sc picot made), 5 dc in next ch 6 sp, ch 6, 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 6, 1 dc in same ch, ch 5, sl st in same ch (lacy tri-picot made), 5 dc in same ch 6 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I try to help crocheters having difficulty with my patterns when possible, but I do not have (and do not want) 24-hour internet access.

If you need immediate assistance, please consider asking for assistance on Ravelry (either the Snowflake group or the Techniques group), Crochetville or Sisters of the Snowflake. All three are totally free and wonderful resources loaded with friendly, experienced and helpful crafters. Thank you for being patient and considerate.

Shady Cove Snowflake


  1. Like the blue indeed as it sure makes it stand out all the more

    1. Thanks, Pat! It was so refreshing to make something besides white after the last six or seven months of nothing but white!

  2. I know I'm a few weeks behind (gotta love the holidays...), but is the link still down for blocking patterns? I don't have a blog, but I have some .pdfs I would be happy to share with anyone who wants them! They are not under copyright, just something I doodled in paint. I'll post them to Sisters of the Snowflake when I can, but right now yahoo is not liking me :(

    1. Hi, Molly, and thank you! I have not heard back from Noel yet. I have linked to more templates in the sidebar to the right, but I think the more templates we have out there, the better. It probably was short-sighted of me to post just one link in the beginning. I should have posted backups from the start.

  3. The white one is very pretty, but wow, the blue one is a real knockout! That is some very nice yarn. And, if I'm seeing correctly, a z-twist yarn ... what a beautiful texture it gives to the stitches.


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