20 January 2020

Snowflake Monday

Today's pattern is a primer for next week's pattern. Both patterns have an unusual start, which I have done before in the distant past, and I thought a photo tutorial of how to achieve this type of snowflake might be a great way to kick off the new year. Today's pattern also is a great simple flake to demonstrate how pinning can totally change the personality of the snowflake.

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: 5.5 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

Primer Snowflake Instructions

Round 1: [Ch 10, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch (petal made)] 6 times; sl st in starting ch (same ch as 1st sc).
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Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr and ch 1), [3 sc in next petal loop, ch 20, 1 sc in 10th ch from hook, ch 10, 3 sc in same petal loop, ch 1, 1 tr in next gap between petals] 6 times, omitting last tr of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 4; 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. Get one in and already priming for next week, way to be

    1. Thank you, Pat! So nice to be a week ahead for a change!

  2. so this is a cute one with lots of variations... brilliant and looks to be really quick! thank you for what will be a fun one.

    1. Thank you, Patty! This one really does work up fast!


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