17 February 2020

Snowflake Monday

Today's pattern was created on December 1, 2012. I looked the day up in my journal to see what might have inspired it, other than the mail-order hand-dyed thread used to create the prototype, shown above.

Oh, my. Sometimes it's fun to go back and read my journal, and sometimes, reading old journal entries blows me away!!!

Lizard had to replace the faucet on the kitchen sink that day because the existing one leaked. I'm kind of giggling at that as I write this post because we just finished bailing melted snow out of our window well for the umpteenth time to prevent the basement from flooding again.

December 1 seven years and 10 or so weeks ago was moving day at the office where I work, and I was rather frazzled from packing everything on my desk and in my cabinets so I could unpack and reorganize in a new space the following Monday when I returned to work. I have never really cared for moving. At home, at work and sometimes even just from one room to the next!!!

That night when I got home, I couldn't find our Christmas stockings, so I made two new ones. Now I remember why we have four!!!

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 8 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

Frazzled Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring; sl st across starting ch 2 into top of starting dc.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in same ch as sl st, [sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in same dc] 5 times; sk next dc; 2 dc in same ch as sl st ending Round 1; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip.
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Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc over post of dc directly below, [9 dc in next ch 3 tip] 5 times; 4 dc in next ch 3 tip; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 4: 1 sc in same ch as sl st, ch 8, sl st in 8th ch from hook, 1 sc in same st as starting sc, [ch 10, 1 sc in middle (5th) dc of next 9/dc group, ch 8, sl st in 8th ch from hook, 1 sc in same dc] 5 times; ch 10; sl st in starting sc.

Round 5: [In next ch 8 loop work (2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, ch 8, sl st in 8th ch from hook, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc), ch 6, 2 dc in next ch 10 sp, ch 4, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 2 dc in same ch 10 sp, ch 6] 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 the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

1 comment :

  1. Great how you can look back and find what was going on. And now you know why you have 4 socks eight years later lol


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