29 July 2019

Snowflake Monday


This was my least favorite of the "dinosaur eggs" I made for my grands for Easter. I just didn't care for the design at all. So while writing and testing the pattern, I dressed it up a bit.


This also seemed like the perfect opportunity to try a couple of new glues. I was pretty excited to find the metallic blue, but the finished snowflake doesn't really look metallic to me. What do you think???




Each of my "dinosaur egg" snowflakes received a name relating to a dinosaur (or fantasy figure) of that color (or shape). Each week, I've asked if anyone can figure out where the "dinosaur egg" flake name originated. So far, no one has made any suggestions on any of the names. Do you know what inspired today's name?


This is not a hint, but I have been there. I thought the pink flowers harmonize perfectly with the original flake inspiring today's pattern.

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: 4.5 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

Vernal Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), [1 dc in ring, ch 5] 5 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 7. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc] in each ch 5 sp around; sl st in starting sc.

Round 3: Ch 9 (counts as 1 dc and ch 7), [sk next 6 sc and picot, 1 fpdc around next Round 1 dc, ch 7] 5 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 9.
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Round 4: [4 sc, ch 3, 4 sc] in each ch 7 sp around; sl st in starting sc.

Round 5: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 fpdc around Round 3 fpdc directly below, [ch 9, sk over next 8 sc and picot, 1 fpdc around next Round 3 fpdc, ch 3, 1 dc in top of same fpdc, ch 3, 1 fpdc around same fpdc] 5 times; ch 9, 1 fpdc around Round 3 next dc (which actually is a ch 2), ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 5.

Round 6: Sl st into next ch 3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch 3 sp, [5 sc in next ch 9 sp, ch 3, 5 sc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 10, 3 dc in next ch 3 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.









2 comments :

  1. The blue is nice, but yeah, it doesn't look very metallic.

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    1. I agree, Pat. I’m trying again with next Monday’s flake, and it STILL doesn’t look metallic after three coats!!!

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