28 May 2018

Snowflake Monday


I consider myself very fortunate that I was able to see the USS Arizona in Hawaii back in 2004. Structural damage has closed the memorial to the public indefinitely.

May we remember, even though the memorial is inaccessible.


You may do whatever you'd like with snowflakes and/or owls you make from this pattern, but you may not sell or republish the pattern. Thanks, and enjoy!


Finished Size: 4.75 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in two or more colors, optional six owl (or other desired) motifs, size 7 crochet hook, optional googly eyes, beads, felt or embroidery thread for eyes and if desired beak and talons, 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


Owl Motif Instructions (Make 6.)

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring. Do not join on this or any Round for motif only. Pull magic ring tight.

Round 2: 2 sc in each sc around for a total of 12 sc.

Round 3: * 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * around 5 times for a total; of 18 sc.
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Round 4: 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, to shape first ear, in next sc work 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 2, sl st in top of dc, 1 dc and 1 hdc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, to shape second ear, in next sc work 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 2, sl st in top of dc, 1 dc and 1 hdc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, [2 sc In next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc] 2 times, 1 sc in next sc, sl st in next sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

Honor Snowflake Instructions

With white or snowflake color,make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 17 dc in ring. Sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Don't pull magic ring too tight.
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Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same st, * sk next 2 dc), 3 dc in next dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same dc; repeat from * around 4 times; sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in same st as starting 2 dc; ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 3 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 3: (Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 2, 1 sc in gap between next 2 dc/3 shells, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 sc in bottom middle of next owl (or desired) motif, ch 1, 1 dc in same ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 sc in gap between next 2 dc/shells, ch 2, 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same sp, ch 1, 2 sc in bottom middle of next owl (or desired) motif, ch 1, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th tip with motif of Round; bind off. Weave in ends.

NOTE: This snowflake also may be made without motifs. Just work an extra 3 chains at each tip (for a total of 5) instead of attaching a motif.


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.

2 comments :

  1. Must remember indeed. haha I have jeans the same color as the owl. Let's me see the crummy wood ticks with ease.

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  2. "Owl" your patterns are good, but this one is extra special.
    Hope you both had a pleasant Memorial Day.

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