03 September 2018

Snowflake Monday


I found these awesome sparkly buttons during an emergency zipper shopping trip. Of course, I had to have the buttons, in addition to the zipper. It's been a while since I've made a button snowflake, and these buttons were so inspirational!!!


We attended the Labor Day Lift Off in Colorado Springs over the weekend with one of the adoptive families of my grandkids, so I haven't had a chance to make this week's Moda Blockheads quilt block, and this week's snowflake is not attached to a quilt square (or a quilt rectangle!!!). Nevertheless, this week's block is super awesome, and I have my own snowflake spin. Of course. But the actual block might not happen until later in the week.






In the meantime, today's snowflake is a great pattern I intend to make a few times for Children's Hospital this Christmas. I didn't crochet much last year, due to elbow pain caused by neck problems, so I missed out on taking snowflakes to the children. I'm super excited to be back in the swing of snowflake gifting this year!






One of the adopted grandkids, Troy, won his heat in the donut-eating contest after the balloons didn't go up one day due to weather. Winter Storm Troy gave us a wonderful accumulation of snow back in late March 2016. I hope we get such good snow again this coming winter!






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: 5.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, two-holed.5-inch to 1-inch button, 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

Winter Storm Troy Snowflake Instructions

Round 1: 1 dc in button hole, [ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 2, 1 dc in same buttonhole] 2 times, ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, 1 dc in next buttonhole, [ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, 1 dc in same buttonhole] 2 times; ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sl st in starting dc.

Round 2: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), * 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 2, sk over next dc picot, 1 dc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in same dc, ch 5; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, sk over next dc picot, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 7 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 2, 1 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 5, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 2, sk over next dc picot, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp; 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 ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 12, sl st in 9th ch from hook, ch 3, sk over next dc picot, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 3 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2, 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 5 sc in next ch 8 loop, ch 5, 5 sc in same loop, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 2 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, sl st in same sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last 2 dc and last ch 2 of final repeat; 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.





1 comment :

  1. Sure add a little extra shine indeed. That is quite the donut eating contest. Fishing for kids haha yeah, you can keep all the snow there.

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