02 March 2015

Snowflake Monday

Peewink Snowflake

Peewink Mountain is but a mere 8,310 feet tall, but it's too cute a potential snowflake name to skip.

Peewink is west of Boulder and northeast of Nederland between Switzerland Park Road and Sugarloaf Road. Less than two miles of hiking along a dirt road gets you to the top.

The name also graces a mine near Boulder.

Very little historical information about Peewink Mountain is available, although it made a big splash in the news in 2010. However, Peewink is a nickname for the eastern towhee. Perhaps a winged kin inspired the name of this little hill.

This snowflake was designed on the road somewhere between Yellowstone and Laramie in Wyoming late last summer during my special project and made the final cut, making it into the quilt I'm hoping will be juried into the 2015 Denver National Quilt Festival.

Applique All Done!

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!

Peewink Snowflake

Finished Size: 3.25 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

Peewink Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 18 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. 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 dc in same sc, * sk next 2 sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 3, 2 dc in same sc; repeat from * around 4 times; sk next 2 sc, 2 dc in same sc as starting dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * 3 dc in gap between next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 3 dc in gap between next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp; ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 4: 5 sc around post of tr directly below, * ch 8, 10 sc in next ch 5 sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 5 sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.
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Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same sc as sl st, * ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (sc picot made), 9 dc in next ch 8 sp, ch 2, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (sc picot made), sk next 4 sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 2 dc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 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.

A link to the blocking template I use is located here. That website has some of the most helpful snowflake information I know of. I also have a link to it on my sidebar to the right. I try to keep all the important links there so everyone will be able to find the information they need.

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.

Frosted Peewink Snowflake


  1. Oh the cat could have fun with a name like that. Peewink, the giant litter box that winks back?

    1. That's hilarious, Pat! Only a cat could have come up with that!

  2. I like Peewink. The name ranks up there with Tater Heap and Pea Green Corner.

    1. I'm with you, Lizard. I do think that's one of the cuter mountain names I've come across.

  3. Thanks again.... catching up on my snowflakes.... this one, completed today, makes 20 on my quest of 50. Thanks for your inspiration. It just snowed here in Connecticut and we are expecting snow every other day for this week. Yesterday's snow was about an inch - trees looked lovely and then by late afternoon the sun was out and all was melted. All melted except for the 12 ft piles of white/blue ice that we have been collecting since the new year! It's been a long winter, thanks for a diversion :)

    1. Thank YOU, Patty! I hope you will share a photo of your 50 creations when you get there! That would be quite the collection!

      We're supposed to get snow again this Friday. That wouldn't be so bad, but this one's coming with a hard freeze. Bye bye, beautiful hyacinths!

  4. Peewink is an awesome name! What a gorgeous snowflake - that pinky-aqua one (the middle example) is especially beautiful.

    P.S. I can't believe I was a whole month behind on your blog ... blame it on March Madness. The crochet kind. :)

    1. Thanks, Sue! I knew you were getting behind, but I knew why, so I knew you'd be back when your deadlines were met. When I saw I had 22 comments, though, holy moly, woman! You did them all in ONE night!?! :D


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