25 March 2019

Snowflake Monday

We finally got another snow day! We got only about 10 inches at our place, but all the schools and lots of government offices announced the day before (during 60-degree weather, I might add) they'd be closed the next day!

We didn't go anywhere. Well, we did take a walk around the pond after the storm, but we stayed home and stayed warm the whole time it was snowing. And safe. I tried taking photos of snowflakes, but the flake in this storm were too wet and too heavy. The wind also was just a bit frightening...

We'd lost power a week earlier so were ready if high winds took out the electricity again, but this time we had flickers all day, but we were able to warm up the bean bag for my back in the microwave, make hot chocolate and even edit a few photos in Photoshop. I didn't sew because the flickers would have been resetting my sewing machine every couple of minute.

I did get to crochet a lot! I got my next three snowflakes done! (Today's pattern is the 10th of the 11 flakes I designed for my niece Layla back in February for her birthday. Just one more pattern remains!)

Still, any bonus day with my sweetheart is a good 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: 5.5 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

Bomb Cyclone Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same sc as sl st, [ch 3, 2 dc in next sc] 5 times; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc over post of dc directly below, 1 sc in same sp, [in next ch 3 sp work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc)] 5 times; in next ch 3 sp work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc), ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.
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Round 4: 1 sc over post of dc directly below, [ch 8, 1 sc in next ch 3 tip] 5 times; ch 4, 1 dtr in starting sc to form 6th ch 8 sp of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 5 dc over post of dtr directly below, [in next ch 8 sp work (6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc)] 5 times; 6 dc in next ch 8 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 6: Ch 14 (counts as 1 dc and ch 12), [1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same tip, ch 12] 5 times; 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 14 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

NOTE: I skipped the parenthetical section of the final Round below in the white snowflake pictured above just to see how the flake would look without the picots. Feel free to make your snowflake with or without the picot or by adding your own favorite picot.

Round 7: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 2 tr over post of dc directly below, [1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, sl st in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 dc in next dc, 3 tr in next ch 3 tip, ch 5, (1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch,) 3 tr in same ch 3 tip] 6 times, omitting last 3 tr of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3; 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. Only 10 inches? Yeah, only lol good to have a snow day though and not have to go anywhere.

    1. I’m all for a foot or more every chance we get, Pat, because I live for snow days!!


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