09 September 2019

Snowflake Monday

Oh, no!!! Not another yellow snowflake!!!

But, nothing wrong with a yellow garden rock covering, right?

Today's pattern is based on the yellow snowflake rock I made for my sister-in-law last spring. I made a matching one for my own garden to replace another hail-damaged rock covering.

I posed all my sister-in-law's rocks with the tanagers when they were making their way through our neighborhood en route to their summer breeding grounds. It's about time for them to start heading south for the winter again. I've put out another orange slice, hoping they might take a break in my backyard once again. How I would love to have these colorful critters in my backyard all summer long!

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!

Tanager Rock III Snowflake

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 III Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [1 sc in ring, ch 3] 5 times; 1 sc in ring, ch 1, 1 dc in starting sc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 2 sc over post of dc directly below, [ch 5, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp] 5 times; ch 2, 1 tr in starting ch to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and ch 5), [in next ch 5 sp work (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc), ch 5] 5 times; 1 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 7 to form 6th ch 3 sp (or V-st) of Round.

Round 4: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, ch 3, [1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, in next ch 3 tip (or V-st) work [[1 dc, ch 3]] 4 times] 5 times; 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 1 dc in next ch 3 tip (or V-st), ch 3, 1 dc in same tip, ch 3, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 5; 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.


  1. One of my favorite songs by Stevie Nicks! I can play it on a loop quite a few times. Love your pattern. And that bird, how precious are their colors!

    1. Thank you, Maria! I had to look back at the post to see which Stevie Nicks song I had included with the pattern... forgot that I use that as my comment invitation!!! Too funny!


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