01 April 2019

Snowflake Monday

I should have waited until today to use the perfect mountain snowflake name. But Fool's Peak Snowflake was published in 2014, and last year I used up Fools Pyramid Snowflake in June. What was I thinking?!?

I'll leave the interpretation of the name of today's snowflake pattern to the imagination of readers.

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

Jester Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; sl st in staring sc. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: [Ch 2, 1 dc in same sc as sl st, ch 2, sl st in same sc, sl st in next sc] 5 times; ch 2, [yo and draw up loop through same sc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook to form 6th petal of Round.

Round 3: [Ch 10, 1 sc in 4th ch from hook and in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, sl st in top of next petal] 6 times.
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Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [working up next spoke, sk next 2 dc and next hdc, 1 dc in next hdc, ch 5, 1 dc in ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 tr in same tip, ch 5, 1 tr in same tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same tip, ch 5, working back down spoke, sk next 2 sc, 1 dc in next hdc (hdc should be directly across from hdc on opposite side of spoke), sk next hdc and 2 dc, 1 dc in next sl st at top of Round 2 petal] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 5: [5 or 7 sc in next ch 5 sp (depending upon crocheter preference), 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, sl st in sc just made (picot made), 1 sc in same ch 3 sp, in next ch 5 sp work (2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, ch 12 or ch 15 (depending upon crocheter preference), sl st in 11th or 14th ch from hook, whichever is appropriate, ch 1, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc), 2 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, sl st in sc just made (picot made), 1 sc in same ch 3 sp, 5 or 7 sc in next ch 5 sp (depending upon crocheter preference)] 6 times; sl st in starting sc; 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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