10 September 2018

Snowflake Monday

A tiny quilt block center deserves a tiny snowflake. The points on today's snowflake look like little bear heads (or chipmunk, piggy or mouse heads) to me! This might be a fun snowflake to work up a bunch of extras, attaching beads for eyes, and donating to Children's Hospital this November.

Last week's Moda Blockheads pattern featured a long-stemmed flower by Corey Yoder. I LOVE the pattern and may make a quilt full of that block one day. This quilt, however, has a snowflake theme. Time to get creative again!

I made a French braid with blue snowflake scraps, then cut the braid into a long, skinny triangle, and used it as an icicle on the flower instead of making a stem and leaves. I told other Blockheads I'd accidentally left the sprinkler on and frozen my flower. It was a hit!

When I got ready to appliqué today's snowflake to my modified center, it was a smidgen too big. I had to scratch behind each bear's little ears and fold them back just a tad so the snowflake would JUST BEARLY fit in the space! As good a name as any, right???

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 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

Special Stitches

Popcorn Stitch: 5 dc in designated st or sp, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc

Just Bearly Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [1 sc in ring, ch 3] 5 times; 1 sc in ring, ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round; pull magic ring tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 3, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 4 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 3: 1 sc between Round 2 ch 2 that counts as 1 dc and next dc, * in next ch 3 sp work (1 hdc, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 1 popcorn st, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), 1 hdc), 1 sc between next 2 dc; repeat from * around 5 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; 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.

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


  1. haha how names come about can make it more fun. More than Bearly just got there.

    1. Thanks, Pat! It is fun coming up with names sometimes. Sometimes not...

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    1. Thank you, Super Mom! I ended up making a TON more little ones in the last week, so I'm stocked, I think, for the rest of the Moda Blockheads 2 project!


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