09 December 2019

Snowflake Monday

I've been working on bookmarks for my grands for Christmas. I'm not even halfway done yet. There are no patterns for the bookmarks. I'm making these up as I go, and I don't have time to write patterns.

I did, however, wonder if I could make a snowflake bookmark via the same concept. I plan to include two extra bookmarks in each package in an effort to make sure everyone gets a bookmark they like. No arguing over who gets which animal! The leftovers can be bookmarks for the parents. I think one of the moms would enjoy a snowflake bookmark! (I'm pretty sure the other mom would prefer an owl, so it's in the works.)

Today's pattern has not been tested. There is no tutorial, and I'm not planning to do one in the near future. To me, the pattern is pretty simple and straight forward. No parts to sew together. Minimal ends to weave in. Those who have never made tiny amigurumi might struggle a bit with the 6-single-crochet-around tubes, however.

I made a 7-inch version of this flake with worsted cotton yarn and a size H hook. I stiffened the very 3D flake with Mod Podge. Lizard loves this version! It is indeed very different compared to the lacy snowflakes I've been making for a decade!

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


Popcorn Stitch (pc)

Work 5 dc in designated st, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc.

Tubular Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [Pc in ring, ch 3] 6 times, omitting last 2 ch of final repeat; 1 dc in top of starting pc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 2: [Ch 10, 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook while keeping ch behind work, begin tube around chain with 1 sc in each of 6 sc. Using butt of crochet hook, poke end of tube into shape. Continue working around and around tube as instructed, with ch in the center of tube, until tube reaches main body of flake. 1 sc in each of 6 sc around; 1 dtr in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 1 dtr in next sc, (dtrs form short picots) 1 sc in each sc around 21 times, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, 2 sc in next ch (leaf picot made), 1 sc in each of next 3 tube sc, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, 2 sc in next ch (leaf picot made), 1 sc each sc around 21 times, sl st in next ch 3 sp] 6 times.
NOTE: For bookmark, on final repeat I chained 60 instead of 10, then after finishing spoke as instructed, continued working 1 sc in each sc around until bookmark spoke measured 6.5 inches.

Round 3 : [Working behind next tube spoke, 2 sc in next ch sp between tubes] 6 times; 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. Love it - dimensional. I could also it as a toy for a little one as long as it wasn't stiffened. Thank you for your creativeness ...

    1. Thank you, Patty!!! I think the giant one would indeed be a terrific toy! With a few modifications, I bet I could turn it into a rattle!!!

  2. My first thought would be it would make a fun toy for a kiddo too. Never know what can come from just winging it and letting the creative juices flow.


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