11 February 2019

Snowflake Monday

2019 Heartflakes

This was the 10th of 11 red snowflakes for my niece Layla. There will be more red snowflakes patterns for the next 5 or so weeks, but they are out of order because I wanted to use the heartflake patterns I designed for Layla before Valentine's Day.

I've grown pretty tired of white snowflakes a few times in the last 9 years of writing patterns. But never as tired as I became of red snowflakes in January! Red is just not my color, and I'm very glad to put all shades of red away until July 4!!!

I must have been very tired when I originally wrote this pattern because when I was testing it, oh, my heavens, was it ever littered with booboos! I even left off the entire second half of the tree spokes on the final round! The end of the first Round read, "Don't pull magic ring too tight tight." Must have been uptight that night!

While trying to work out the bugs, I came up with a second variation of the pattern I like just as much (if not more) as what I sent to Layla. So I’m including both patterns here. Happy Valentine's Day!

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: 7 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

Change of Heart Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 and replace loop on hook, pull loop through ch (popcorn stitch made), * ch 3, 1 dc in ring, ch 3, 5 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made); repeat from * 4 times; ch 3, 1 dc in ring, ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting popcorn to form 12th ch 3 sp of Round. Don't pull magic circle too tight.
Note: Adding picots to the tips and binding off here makes a cute tiny snowflake.


Round 2: 1 sc over post of dc directly below, [ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp] 11 times; ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 12th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp] 5 times; 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 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 4: 1 sc over post of dc directly below, [ch 5, 1 sc in next gap between 3/dc groups, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, 1 sc in same tip] 5 times; ch 5, 1 sc in next gap between 3 dc groups, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 tip, ch 2, 1 tr in starting sc.
NOTE: Binding off here makes a cute little snowflake.


Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc over post of tr directly below, [1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, 7 dc in next ch 5 tip] 6 times, omitting last 4 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tall dc), 2 dc in same ch as sl st, [1 dc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 7, sk over next ch 5, 1 sc I next dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same dc] 6 times, omitting last 3 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 3 for form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 9, sk over next ch 7, 1 sc in next sc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 7, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 dc in top half of next dc, 1 dc in bottom of same dc, sl st around ch (heart picot made), working back down spoke sl st in next ch, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, sl st in next ch on spoke, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, sl st in next ch on spoke, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 5 ch, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip] 6 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.
NOTE: For best results, work heart picot in linked dc to prevent holey hearts.


Change of Heart Snowflake Variation Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 and replace loop on hook, pull loop through ch (popcorn stitch made), * ch 3, 1 dc in ring, ch 3, 5 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made); repeat from * 4 times; ch 3, 1 dc in ring, ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting popcorn to form 12th ch 3 sp of Round. Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: 1 sc over post of dc directly below, [ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp] 11 times; ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 12th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp] 5 times; 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 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 4: 1 sc over post of dc directly below, [ch 5, 1 sc in next gap between 3/dc groups, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, 1 sc in same tip] 5 times; ch 5, 1 sc in next gap between 3 dc groups, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 tip, ch 2, 1 tr in starting sc.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc over post of tr directly below, [1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, 7 dc in next ch 5 tip] 6 times, omitting last 4 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tall dc), 2 dc in same ch as sl st, [1 dc in next dc and in each of next 2 dc, ch 3, sk over next ch 5, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same dc] 6 times, omitting last 3 dc and last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 3 for form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [1 dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 7, 1 sc; tightly over Round 6 and Round 5 ch 3 sp below, ch 7, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 7, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 dc in top half of next dc, 1 dc in bottom of same dc, sl st around ch (heart picot made), working back down spoke sl st in next ch, ch 4, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, sl st in next ch on spoke, ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, sl st in next ch on spoke, ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 5 ch, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip] 6 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.
NOTE: For best results, work heart picot in linked dc to prevent holey hearts.

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.

2 comments :

  1. You getting tired of white ones? I guess we all need something new sometimes.

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    1. Yes, indeed, Pat, I do get tired of the white ones. But I'm ready to start working with white again after a couple of colored snowflakes. That's not happening with the red!!! It's going to be a while!!!

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