30 April 2018

Snowflake Monday


Gore Range in Summer

12,664-foot Dwarf Pyramid in the Gore Range of Summit County certainly is no midget. But today's snowflake could be regarded as Lilliputian.

Never fear, however! I've got mighty (albeit petite) plans for this pattern next week just in time for Mother's Day!

Reading about climbs of Dwarf Pyramid, which apparently don't happen too often, revealed another whopper of a name: Kneeknocker Pass!!! Doesn't that just make you want to rush out and climb Dwarf Pyramid?!? Ha ha!

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

Dwarf Pyramid 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 (beginning 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)] 2 times; ch 3, sl st in top of starting popcorn. Pull magic ring tight.

Round 2: Sl st into next ch 3 sp; beginning popcorn stitch in same sp, [ch 3, popcorn st in same ch 3 sp, ch 3, popcorn st in next ch 3 sp] 2 times; ch 3, popcorn st in starting ch 3 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting popcorn to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 6, popcorn st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch of ch 6, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 6, popcorn st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch of ch 6, ch 1, 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 comment :

  1. haha not sure I'd want to go up kneeknocker pass, sounds like it may be hard on the knees.

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