06 May 2019

Snowflake Monday


I wanted to make another flower flake for Mother's Day (It's been waaaaay too long since I worked on the vest…), but all I had on the train the day I began this pattern was white and off-white. So I made the covering for another rock. This pattern has petals, so I'm content to present it as a Mother's Day treat.

I did the rocks first, then wrote the pattern and tested it making the flakes. I stiffened the flakes, then held them up to ask Lizard for a potential name. My mind was drawing a blank. He was listening to ACDC. And we had thundersnow last week, so it's appropriate, right?

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: 6.5 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

SPECIAL STITCHES:

Popcorn Stitch (pc)

Work 5 dc in designated st, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc.

Prego Double Treble (pdtr)
Yo 3 times, [yo and draw up loop through designated st, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, [yo and draw up loop through bottom of pdtr, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 5 times (essentially creating a cluster stitch in the middle of the dtr), yo and draw through 5 loops on hook, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times.








Thunderstruck Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [Pc in ring, ch 3] 6 times, omitting last ch 3 of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting pc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 15 (counts as 1 tr and ch 12), [1 pdtr in 11th ch from hook, ch 1, 1 tr in next ch 3 sp] 6 times, omitting last tr of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 15.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same ch as sl st, [in next ch 10 loop work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ((ch 3, 3 dc)) 2 times, ch 3, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc), 3 dc in next tr] 6 times, omitting last 2 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
NOTE: Binding off here makes a cute little snowflake.


Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same ch as sl st, [in next ch 3 sp work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) (petal made), in next ch 3 sp work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) (large petal made), in next ch 3 sp work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc) (petal made), 3 dc in middle dc of next 3/dc group] 6 times, omitting last 2 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
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Round 5: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), [1 sc in middle dc of next petal, ch 5, 1 dc in middle dc of next large petal, ch 5, 1 dc in same dc, ch 5, 1 sc in middle dc of next petal, * ch 5, 1 dc in middle dc of next 3/dc group, ch 5] 6 times, ending * on final repeat; ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 7 to form final ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 6: 1 sc over post of tr directly below, [[ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp] 3 times, ch 5, in next ch 5 sp work (1 sc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 sc), ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; 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 the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.



2 comments :

  1. Thunderstruck is a good one indeed. So thundersnow sure works in many a way.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! We have thunder again right now, and more snow on Wednesday. So I guess the name works!

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