25 January 2016

Snowflake Monday

I need a few more small snowflakes for my special project. This little gem gets a BIG name...

X: Unknown coined it in 2004, Word Spy reported it, and I'm going to make it famous! Or is that infamous???

winterregnum – n. A pause or interruption in a continuous activity during winter or caused by winter weather.

I'm not even sure I can pronounce it!!!

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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: 2.75 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

Winterregnum Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 17 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same ch as sl st, ch 10, * sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 10; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as dc), [in next ch 10 sp work 3 dc, 3 hdc, 1 sc, ch 3, 1 sc, 3 hdc, 3 dc] 6 times, omitting last 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. I can barely pronounce it too. I'll try to use it a bit.

    1. I want to try to use it often, too, Lizard, but I'm afraid someone will catch me mispronouncing it and make fun of me. :P

  2. Winter weather sure can cause one to pause. Not sure I can say it either.

  3. I am thinking of making this in 4 ply cotton yarn with maybe an H or I hook. Would love to make this large to hang in my windows at Christmastime. Any comments or feedback?

    1. Joan, I think this one would work up just fine with a larger yarn and hook. I think if you had a tight enough tension, it might not even need to be stiffened. But if you work it loosely, I think you'd have to stiffen it to hang it. But it sounds like a beautiful idea, and I'd love to see it when you finish!

  4. Hi Snow, Mission accomplished. I used 4 ply cotton (Bernat Blue Icicle)which is light blue with metallic silver running through it. I used an I hook. After completed, I did a 4 second wet block pinned to my ironing board. My snowflake measures 7 inches. Cute as can be!! Not quite big enough for my windows but I might make up groupings of 3 or 5 for each window. I can send a picture. Is Snowcatcher at att dot net the proper address? If not, please provide where I can send a pic. Great, simple pattern. Thank you so much.

    1. Oh, Joan! It sounds so wonderful! I would love to see a picture, and I bet it truly is beautiful! Yes, snowcatcher at att dot net is the proper email. Or you can look me up on Facebook, where I'm Snow Catcher. I also could see your picture on Instagram if you tell me where to look.


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