05 February 2016

Snowflake Friday

One more tiny snowflake for the top of my special project, which will be announced tomorrow (Joy! Joy! Joy!), and I'd be done, done, done! No more white for a while, no more snowflakes for a while, but let me tell you, boy, oh boy, did my camera ever get a workout when I finished my favorite project so far!

It's SO tempting to share a photo of it with you today!!!

"Patience, Gwasshoppa, patience," The Lizard always says when I'm so excited I could nearly burst into a multi-colored fireworks blast.

Patience. A very big word for a very tiny snowflake!

Tomorrow you'll find out why I needed so many little snowflakes. Be sure to tune in! And be sure to join Snowflake Ball festivities at Sisters of the Snowflake.

Oh, and besides tomorrow being Ride the Rockies route announcement day, it also is Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. That's right! You heard it right here on Snowcatcher! You have my permission! Don't let this treasured opportunity pass you by!

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: 2.5 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

Patience Snowflake Instructions

Foundation Round: Ch 6, sl st in 4th ch from hook (picot made); [ch 5, sl st in 4th ch from hook] 4 times; ch 3, 1 tr in2nd ch from hook AND 1st ch of starting ch 6, taking care not to twist picot chain, to form 6th picot and join loop.
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 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 4 tr inside same picot, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook (picot made), ch 1, * 5 tr in next picot, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1; repeat from * 4 times; sl st in 4th ch of starting ch 4; 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.

Patience Snowflake


  1. Nice and blue in view. You'll soon be able to reveal and throw patience out the window haha

    1. Yes, patience not required any longer, Pat. Now I can stuff the pins and needles away for another day!


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