30 July 2018

Snowflake Monday


My first thought when I saw this week's pineapple block by Jan Patek in the Moda Blockheads 2 piece-along was pineapples don't really fit in with snowflakes. But then I thought I could make a traditional pineapple block. That would use up so many tiny snowflake fabric scraps!


One of the other participants came up with the very same idea, which I thought was awesome. Great minds think alike!


Then Corey Yoder came up with an awesome alternate block, and I thought I might be able to turn that one into an eight-pointer, which would fit my snowflake theme a little better, and then someone else beat me to the punch! And then another did it in her own way, too!



Shannon Lewis Cogswell's Pineapple Block

I love Hawaiian quilting. I have even done a pineapple blossom!



Hawaiian Punch Pineapple Blossom Block Detail

Well, someone else thought of Hawaiian quilting, too!


I was crocheting yet another butterfly on the train when I realized I have butterflies on one of my quilt blocks, so why not a pineapple???

No one else in the Blockheads group has come up with this idea so far!!! The final snowflake, which took six sometimes frustrating attempts, came out an inch bigger than I wanted, but I still think it's a pretty awesome snowflake.


My gosh, it has been SO much fun to watch the different blocks this week. There are some incredibly talented and creative minds in the Blockheads! I'm so excited to be working on this project with them!
















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: 7 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

Pineapple Blossom 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 13, sl st in 10th ch from hook, 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 13, sl st in 10th ch from hook, ch 3,; repeat from * 4 times; ch 3, 1 tr in top of starting popcorn st to form 6th ch 6 sp of Round, ch 3, 1trtr in top of tr just made to form 6th ch 9 loop of Round. Pull magic ring tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 6 dc over post of trtr directly below, * ch 5, 7 dc in next ch 9 loop; repeat from * around 4 times; ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), * [1 dc in next dc, ch 1] 6 times, 1 dc in next dc, sk next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in same ch (V-st made); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last dc and last ch 1 of final repeat; 1 hdc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th V-st of Round.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of hdc directly below, * ch 1, [1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 5] 6 times, ch 1, 2 dc in top of next V-st, ch 2, 2 dc in same V-st (shell V-st made); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and last ch 2 of final repeat, ch 1, 1 hdc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th shell V-st of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of hdc directly below, * ch 2, [1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5] 5 times, ch 2, 2 dc in top of next V-st, ch 2, 2 dc in same V-st (shell V-st made); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and last ch 2 of final repeat, ch 1, 1 hdc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th shell V-st of Round.

Round 6: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of hdc directly below, * ch 3, [1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5] 4 times, ch 3, 2 dc in top of next V-st, ch 3, 2 dc in same V-st (shell V-st made); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th shell V-st of Round.
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Round 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of hdc directly below, * ch 4, [1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5] 3 times, ch 4, 2 dc in top of next V-st, ch 3, 2 dc in same V-st (shell V-st made); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th shell V-st of Round.

Round 8: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of hdc directly below, * ch 5, [1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5] 2 times, ch 5, 2 dc in top of next V-st, ch 3, 2 dc in same V-st (shell V-st made); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th shell V-st of Round

Round 9: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of hdc directly below, * ch 5, [1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5] 3 times, ch 5, 2 dc in top of next V-st, ch 3, 2 dc in same V-st (fat shell V-st made); repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th fat shell V-st of Round

Round 10: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 1 dc in each of next 5 ch, ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in next ch, ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, (pineapple crown made) ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 5 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 sp; 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. 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.




Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict and My Quilt Infatuation.

2 comments :

  1. Yeah, pineapples do kinda make you think the opposite of snowflakes. But goes to show that they can work indeed at your feed.

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    1. If I'd had time, I might have made the other pineapple alternative block, too, Pat, and put a crown on all four sides to make it snowflakey. :)

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