15 April 2019

Snowflake Monday


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: 3.5 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

A Snowflake for Cynthia Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, [ch 2, 2 dc in ring] 5 times; ch 1, 1 hdc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 2 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight.
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Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 hdc over post of hdc directly below, 1 sc in same sp, [ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), in next ch 2 sp work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc)] 5 times; ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, in next ch 2 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.

Round 3: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc and ch 4), [1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same tip, ch 4] 5 times; 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 6 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 4: Ch 8 (counts as 1 dc and ch 6), [1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same tip, ch 6] 5 times; 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 6 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 ch, 1 dc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (tri-picot made), 3 dc in same sp] 6 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 snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

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