03 December 2018

Snowflake Monday

Voting begins today for my snowflake-decorating contest! But that doesn't mean it's too late to enter! Please post on Instagram your variation of my Polar Snowflake (pattern found only in my charity-fundraising Up to Snow Good pdf booklet) using the hashtag #PolarSnowflake2018 or your variation of last week's Snowbound Snowflake using the hashtag #SnowboundSnowflake2018 for a chance at great prizes, including beads or danglies, Lizbeth crochet thread, a fancy crochet hook or glow-in-the-dark glue! Winners, to be determined on Instagram by number of likes by the end of the day on Saturday, October 8, will be announced next Monday, October 10, right here on Snowcatcher.

Please go here to vote for your favorite Polar Snowflake and here to vote for your favorite Snowbound Snowflake.

Meanwhile, here's another pattern to help make Christmas gift-giving and decorating easier!

This was a quick and easy snowflake I made for my mom and dad for their golden anniversary. The prototype snowflake had 7 points. (Because my parents have seven kids.) I modified the pattern to make it a real 6-point snowflake.

The third time I worked up the pattern, I accidentally made 5 points instead of 6, but I didn't want or need a star, so I frogged it and redid it with 6 points. But, yes, this pattern does work up nicely in 5 or 7 points.

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: 3 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

Drafty Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, [ch 1, 2 dc in ring] 5 times; 1 hdc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 1 sp of Round. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [1 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 10, 1 dc in same sp] 5 times; 1 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 5, 1 trtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 10 to form 6th ch 10 sp of Round.
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: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of trtr directly below, * ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 10 sp, ch 5, 3 dc in same sp; repeat from * around 4 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 the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.


  1. Going between different points must add a little extra to it. Glowing in the dark is always a win too.

    1. Glow in the dark will be my new standard for a while, Pat. I'm addicted!!!


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