26 February 2018

Snowflake Monday


Last week, I shared how to craft a word flake, such as the Pyeongchang flakes displayed during the Olympics, and today, I'm sharing a crochet version, inspired by one of the Korean alphabet snowflakes.

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: 6 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

Pyeongchang Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 9 (counts as 1 tr and ch 5), * 1 tr in next sc, ch 5; repeat from * around 4 times for a total of 6 spokes; sl st in 4th ch of starting ch 9.
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Round 3: * 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch (spike picot made), 1 dc in same ch as previous dc, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ** ch 12, sl st in 9th ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch (loop-top spoke made); repeat from * around 5 times and bind off... OR, for fewer thread ends to weave in when you're done... 4.5 times to ** and work hdc into starting sc to form base of 6th loop-top spoke. Insert hook into bottom loop of hdc and draw up loop, yo and draw through 1 loop on hook to form ch of first fsc, yo and draw through both loops on hook, [insert hook into fsc ch and draw up loop, yo and draw through 1 loop on hook, yo and draw through both loops on hook] 2 times, ch 3, 1 dtr in ch of fsc just worked to form 6th loop top. Pretty cool, huh?


















I have to show you how the snowflake looks if you finish here...


Round 4: If you opted to bind off on Round 3, work 3 dc into any loop top; OR if you worked the fsc, ch 2 to form 1st dc and work 2 dc into loop top, * ch 9, 3 dc in next loop top, ch 3, 3 dc in same loop top; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 9, 3 dc in starting loop top, ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting dc or 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 point.

If you bind off here, you get a spicy little hexi flake...


Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 1, sk next 4 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 3, 1 sc in same ch, ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 3 point, [ch 5], 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 tr in 5th ch of [ch 5] to form base of hanok, the traditional Korean home, 3 dc in same ch 3 point; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 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 if desired. 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.

4 comments :

  1. always creative at your sea as you can incorporate just about anything into a snowflake indeed.

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    1. This one wasn't difficult, Pat! To me, the Hangeul symbols look a lot like crochet stitch diagrams, so I just went with it!

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  2. How cool are these? (And spicy.)

    :)

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    1. Thank you, Sue! You would be the only one to catch my New Mexican style!

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