29 January 2018

Snowflake Monday

Today's snowflake is another pattern inspired by the glistening six-point buttons I couldn't resist picking up recently during a quilt batting shopping trip.

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

Glacial Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 and replace loop on hook, pull loop through ch (popcorn stitch made), ch 3, * 5 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made), ch 3; repeat from * 4 times; ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting popcorn st to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round; pull magic ring tight.
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Round 2: * Ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in top of dc just made, ch 3, sl st in same ch as dc (small petal made), ch 3, sl st in next ch 3 sp, ch 9, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch (large petal made), ch 1, sl st in same ch 3 sp, sl st in 3rd ch from hook; repeat from * around 5 times; 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.

Just for the fun of it, I switched up the petals to see if I like this snowflake better with more height difference between the petals. What do you think???


  1. How could their glisten not make you want to give them a go?

    1. I definitely need to mail order some more or something, Pat. I wish I had stocked up when I found them!!!

  2. What gorgeous buttons and what a pretty flake! The shape makes me think of a tropical flower. :)

    1. Thanks, Sue! It does indeed have a flowery feel!


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