04 November 2019

Snowflake Monday


We had some of the most wonderful snow for four straight days at the end of October. The first two-day storm gave us about nine inches of powder, then we received about five hours of clear skies before the second stage of the one-two punch that left another five inches behind.

I took a ton of snowflake photos. I thought it would be fun to crochet one of the flakes I photographed. I was scrolling through my snowflake album when I rediscovered this gem, which I shot on my cross-country ski boot atop the Grand Mesa in January of 2016.

I've already named flakes after Grand Mesa and Skyway, which is the name of the trail system we were enjoying. I asked Lizard if he had any name suggestions, and Powder Hound was the first phrase he suggested. Love it!

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: 4.25 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

Powder Hound Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same sc as sl st, [1 dc in next sc, 3 dc in next sc] 5 times; 1 dc in next sc, 1 dc in same sc as sl st, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
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Round 3: 1 sc in same ch as sl st, [1 sc in back loop only of each of next 3 dc, ((1 sc in back loop of next dc)), ch 4, 4 dc in 3rd ch from hook, take loop off hook, insert hook through 4th ch of ch 4 and replace loop on hook, pull loop through 4th ch (starting pc st made), ch 2, sl st in same ch as pc st, ch 7, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, ch 7, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, draw up loop through each of next ch, next hdc and next sc, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (sc dec made), 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, ch 3, 4 dc in 3rd ch from hook, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 2nd ch of ch 2 and replace loop on hook, pull loop through 2nd ch (starting pc made), ch 2, draw up loop through bottom of pc, through next sc and through 1st ch of ch 4 at base of 1st pc, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (sc dec made), 1 sc in same back loop as ((1 sc))] 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 the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.



2 comments :

  1. This is a really nice one. Enjoy the snow. Regula

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  2. Wow, that much snow would have me in hibernation mode, or wishing I could go in such a mode.

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