12 August 2019

Snowflake Monday

Today's snowflake pattern is inspired by the red "dinosaur egg" I made for one of my grands for Easter. Can you guess the inspiration behind today's dinosaur egg name?

This is not a name hint, but Devil's Kitchen in Colorado National Monument is a favorite hiking destination when we visit there. There's some red rock, so the name fits!

This is the final "dinosaur egg" I made for my grands. My Easter gift for them became the reason I made seven more covered rocks with all new patterns for my sister-in-law for her birthday. She'd fallen in love with the colorful rocks I'd made for the kiddos. (So did my mother-in-law, so I had to make her one, too, but I used an existing pattern for that.) I don't have the patterns for Donna's rocks written yet, and she didn't put the rocks in her garden because, she said, she loves them too much to trust them to the elements and sticky fingers. Ha ha! So, I'm still trying to decide if I want to write the patterns, and I'll probably share my crochet rock tragedy next week so you'll understand why there are no new crochet rock coverings on my blog this summer.

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

Devil's Kitchen Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through 2nd ch of starting ch 2 and replace loop on hook, pull loop through ch (starting popcorn stitch made), [ch 10, 1 sc in 9th ch from hook, ch 1, 5 dc in ring, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc (popcorn stitch made)] 5 times; ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting popcorn st to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round, ch 4, 1 trtr in top of dc just made to form 6th ch 7 loop of Round.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 5 dc over post of trtr directly below, [11 dc in next ch 7 loop] 5 times; 5 dc in next ch 7 loop; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
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Round 3: Ch 3 (not a typo) (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same ch as sl st, [ch 5, 1 sc in next gap between 11/dc groups, ch 5, 3 dc in middle (6th) dc of next 11 dc group, ch 3, 3 dc in same st] 6 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3; bind off. Weave in ends.
NOTE: Another attractive snowflake may be made by working a ch 10 on each point instead of a ch 3.

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.


  1. Sure a fine red rock. haha not wanting the elements and sticky fingers to get to them is a win.

    1. Thanks, Pat! I'm actually surprised my rocks haven't disappeared over the years. There truly are good people everywhere!

  2. Oh no - crochet rock tragedy? I hope it's not too dreadful.

    Love the cheery red flake!

    1. Thank you, Sue, and so good to see you again!!! Photos of the tragedy in next week’s post...


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