26 August 2019

Snowflake Monday

Today's pattern is inspired by the orange snowflake-covered rock I made for my sister-in-law last spring. I made a new orange-covered rock for my own garden to replace one of the rocks destroyed by our Independence Day hailstorm. I photographed it next to one of the grounded sunflowers (and spent iris leaves) that got beaten down by the July hail but refused to go down without a fight. It may be crippled, but it can still bloom with pizazz!!!

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

Tanager Rock II 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 5, 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 d, 1 tr in top of starting popcorn st to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round Pull magic ring tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, [ch 5, in next ch 5 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc)] 5 times; ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.
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NOTE: Binding off here and working a ch 10 instead of a ch 5 makes a cute little snowflake!

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


  1. Just wanted to keep on keeping on no matter the hail. Orange is a win too.

    1. Ha ha! Orange is so much better than yellow, when it comes to snowflakes, Pat. Yellow is the next color in the rainbow...


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