17 September 2018

Snowflake Monday

This year is really getting away from me. What about you?

Here it is, almost October, and I haven't made a pink snowflake yet. When I realized this, it occurred to me I had not made a teal snowflake, either. So, scratch that off the list!!! September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, featuring teal ribbons, and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, featuring pink ribbons.

I'm always thrilled when I can come up with a new tiny snowflake pattern because it seems like every small crocheted snowflake has already been invented and/or designed. So this quick little beauty, my Teal Thrill, made in white, is the perfect little cutie for the center of one of my 6-inch Moda Blockheads quilt squares, Fidget Spinner.

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: 1.5 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

Teal Thrill 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), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, * ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp; repeat from * around 4 times; 1 hdc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 1 sp of Round.
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Round 3: 1 sc over post of hdc directly below, * ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, sl st in top of dc just made, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp; 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.

1 comment :

  1. Great when you can make one that's new. Yeah, the year really is flying on by indeed.


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