15 August 2016

Snowflake Monday

This is one of the final 20 snowflakes I made to finish off my dining room lamp last winter. I worked up the snowflake-covered rock during a recent trip to Aspen to train for next month's MS-150.

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

Aspen 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. Pull magic circle tight, but leave opening big enough to allow stitches inside it to lay flat.
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Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same ch as sl st, * ch 3, sk next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 6, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 8, sl st in sc, ch 4, sl st in sc (tri-picot made), ch 1, 2 dc in same dc in main body of flake; 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.

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 snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.


  1. Lamp sure looks great, as one of the finals enters the rock fate.

  2. Ho-yeah! Great flake! Nice flowers too. :)

    1. Thank you, Sue! The flowers inspired countless smiles!

  3. I love your snowflakes! I'm using them to (slowly) make a lamp for my office. (I haven't figured out anything except "all purple snowflakes" -- the rest I'll figure out when I get that far. :)

    I came across this photographer's work and immediately wondered if you'd seen his macro photos of real snowflakes? http://en.www.lensart.ru/picture-pid-1d864.htm

    Happy Holidays!


    1. Wow! Thank you, Anne! No, I don't think I had seen his work. Very inspiring! I hope you'll share a photo of your lamp when done. Purple would be heavenly!


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