09 April 2018

Snowflake Monday


Today's snowflake pattern is the fourth inspired by this lovely (faux) 12-pointer captured by master snowflake photographer Don Komarechka.

Today's pattern is named after 13,054-foot Pyramid Mountain in the Sangre de Cristos. Lizard and I have not adequately explored this area of the state, although it has always been on our list. Pyramid Mountain sits on the circular ridge guarding access to Groundhog Basin and across the North Fork of North Crestone Creek from a more popular climbing destination - Venable Peak. In researching Unnamed 13,054, the official name of today's Pyramid, I discovered a great name for an upcoming Halloween snowflake... Phantom Terrace on the east side of Venable! Almost sounds like a Star Wars sequel, doesn't it?

The map reveals a few more interesting names, such as Thirsty Peak and Spread Eagle Peak.

Today's snowflake maintains the 12 points of the original inspiration, as well as the popcorn triangles of the previous three flakes.

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

Pyramid Mountain 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 5, 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 2, 1 tr in top of starting popcorn st to form 3rd ch 5 sp of Round. Pull magic ring tight.

Round 2: Beginning popcorn st over post of tr directly below, [ch 5, popcorn st in next ch 5 sp, ch 5, popcorn st in same ch 5 sp] 2 times; ch 5, popcorn st in starting ch 5 sp, ch 2, 1 tr in top of starting popcorn to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 3: 1 sc over post of tr directly below, [ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp] 5 times; ch 2, 1 tr in starting sc to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 4: 1 sc over post of tr directly below, [ch 7, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 7, 1 sc in same sp] 5 times; ch 7, 1 sc in starting ch 7 sp, ch 3, 1 dtr in starting sc to form 6th ch 7 tip of Round.

Round 5: 1 sc over post of dtr directly below, * ch 3, 1 dc in next ch 7 sp, ch 14, [1 dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 3, sk next 3 ch] 2 times, 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in same ch 7 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 7 tip; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc and last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 12th ch 3 sp of Round.
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Round 6: * Ch 14, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 1 tr in each of next 2 ch, ch 3, sl st in next ch 3 sp, working up spoke 5 dc in next ch 3 sp, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, in next ch 5 tip work (1 sc, ch 3, 1 hdc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, [1 tr, ch 3] 2 times, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 hdc, ch 3, 1 sc), working back down spoke 3 sc in next ch 3 sp, 5 dc in next ch 3 sp, sl st in next ch 3 sp; 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.


Sangre de Cristos at sunset

4 comments :

  1. They sure come up with some interesting names for the peaks and mountains. Great to inspire indeed.

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    1. We've got some doozies, Pat. I may not use all of them!

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  2. Wow. That is a beautiful snowflake pattern. I am amazed how you can top the last wonderful and unique one with another.

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    1. Thank you, Maria! So wonderful to hear from you again! I hope you are doing well!

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