15 July 2019

Snowflake Monday

I've often said I'm not into yellow snowflakes. I was making rainbow "dinosaur eggs" for the grands for Easter, and I couldn't skip yellow now, could I? I tried to make this flake look a bit like the sun or a sunflower so it could have a reason for being yellow besides, well, you know. The flake on the rock is going to fade to white in time anyway, right?

Some dinosaurs may have been yellow. We may never know. Scientists are beginning to believe dinosaurs may have had pigment! Here’s an interesting story about a study regarding pigment found in dino fuzz. Here's another fascinating piece on dinosaur hues.

Today’s snowflake name is not derived from a dinosaur, but it is inspired by an imaginary creature. Can you figure out the teaser?

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 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

Harvest Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 12 (counts as 1 dc and ch 10), [sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 10] 5 times, omitting last 2 ch of final repeat; 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 10 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), [in next ch 10 sp work 1 sc, 1 hdc, 6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting ch; bind off. Weave in ends.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

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.


  1. Yeah, I can see why yellow isn't anyone's favorite, especially when it comes to dinosaurs and their big left overs.

    1. That would be one huge smelly mess, Pat!!!


Dusty words lying under carpets,
seldom heard, well must you keep your secrets
locked inside, hidden deep from view?
You can talk to me... (Stevie Nicks)

All spam is promptly and cheerfully deleted without ever appearing in print.

If you are unable to leave a comment and need to contact me, please use the email address in the sidebar. Thank you!

Related Posts with Thumbnails