19 November 2018

Snowflake Monday


I was assigned to bring in a pie for our annual Thanksgiving potluck at work, but I wanted to crochet on the train. I had this idea…

So I took in the ingredients for a pudding pie with smashed Oreos (all of which I had at home and did not have to buy), and I crocheted a new trio of snowflakes on the train! We don't have a full kitchen at work, and it was full anyway, with people helping with lunch set-up, so I made my pie at my desk.

My pie was a hit. Not a single slice remained.


And I think my newest snowflake pattern is hit, too. What do you think???


In case you are wondering, Snögubbe is Swedish for snowman. And a cool-sounding word, as well!

Of course, just about any snowflake could be used instead of today's pattern to build a snowflake snowman. I like a more solid snowflake for my snowpeople, but feel free to construct your own snow village however you like.

(And no, I'm not trying to be politically correct at all. I love the term snowpeople, and I think it would be cool to make an entire village of little snowmen, snowladies and snowkids. The whole concept is so inspiring!)

Speaking of solid snowflakes, I'm planning to announce an embellishing contest next Monday to see what kinds of designs you can come up with for my Polar Snowflake, featured in this year's fundraising pdf pattern booklet, "Up to Snow Good." Read more about the booklet here.

Also, I didn't realize when I set up the fundraising pages that the Davis Phinney Foundation would not provide donor email addresses to me, so I am unable to send the booklet if that's where you make your donation until you contact me with the email address you would like me to use. My new email address is flake at snowcatcherphotos dot com, and please check your spam folder if you don't hear back from me. I don't want to be spam, but it's a brand new email address, with a dot com suffix to boot, so some email hosts don't know yet if I'm trustworthy.

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


Finished Size: snowflakes=1.75 to 2.25 inches from point to point; snowmen=5 inches tall
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread in three or more colors, googly eyes or beads or sequins or pompoms or desired applique for eyes and nose, 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

Snögubbe Snowflakes Instructions


Snögubbe Head

With white, make magic ring.

Round 1: 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic ring tight.
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 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same sc, [2 dc in next sc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc] 5 times; 2 dc in next sc, ch 1; 1 sc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 3: 1 sc in each of next 3 dc, [1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in same sp, 1 sc in each of next 4 dc] 5 times, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in same sp; bind off, leaving a long tail if making snowman. Weave in ends if making snowflake.


Snögubbe Middle

With white, make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same ch as sl st, [2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc] 5 times; 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 sc 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 in each of next 3 dc, [1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in same sp, 1 sc in each of next 4 dc] 5 times, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in same sp; bind off, leaving a long tail if making snowman. Weave in ends if making snowflake.


Snögubbe Body

With white, make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 17 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same ch as sl st, [1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc] 5 times; 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, 1 sc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 3: 1 sc in each of next 4 dc, [1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, 1 sc in each of next 5 dc] 5 times, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp.
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 4: [1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 1 sc in same sp] 6 times; bind off, leaving long tail if making snowman. Weave in ends if making snowflake.

Snögubbe Hat

With hat color, ch 9.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 7 ch; ch 1, turn.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Rows 2-6 or 8: 1 sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn.

Row 7 or 9: Ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 sc in each sc across, ch 3, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch; sl st back into main body of hat; bind off. Weave in ends.

Snögubbe Scarf

With scarf color, ch 6-.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; ch 1, turn.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Rows 2-3: 1 sc in each sc across; ch 1, turn. After 3rd Row, bind off. Cut several pieces of thread about an inch long for fringe, and tie or loop into scarf ends. Trim ends even.

Finish: Connect snowflakes, smallest to largest, using tails. Weave in ends.

NOTE: Connecting by points may done during the flake-crocheting process instead of sewing together after completion, if desired.

Tape wax paper or plastic wrap to top of empty pizza box. Pin snowflakes and/or snowman and hat 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 snowflakes and/or snowman and hat with glue mixture or desired stiffener. Sprinkle lightly with glitter if desired. Wash paintbrush and container thoroughly. Allow snowflakes and/or snowman and hat to dry at least 24 hours. Remove pins. Gently peel snowflakes and/or snowman and hat from wax paper or plastic wrap. Wrap scarf around snowman neck. Glue on eyeballs, nose and hat.

Attach 10-inch clear thread to top of hat, weaving in end. Wrap fishing line around tree branch (or tape to ceiling or any overhead surface) and watch snowflake and/or snowman twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake and/or snowman also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

2 comments :

  1. Having a whole town of snowpeople sure would be neat. Now there is a pie that I have never seen before.

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    1. Once I get a chance, Pat, I do want to try to make a whole village! The pie was AWESOME!!! ;)

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