02 March 2020

Snowflake Monday


I need to crochet this one!

And this one!


And I need to quilt this one!!!

Wouldn't this one be fun?


Christmas cactus blossoms as a flake. I could get into this.


Deep down inside, I truly hope to duplicate this one in crochet one day...


For today, however, it will be just a plain, simple snowflake to celebrate 100 members in our Sisters (and Brothers) of the Snowflake!


Today's pattern was designed at Christmas in 2013, probably close to the time Autumn founded our original Sisters of the Snowflake in Yahoo Groups, which service last year underwent massive changes that made the format less than user-friendly for groups like ours. We reluctantly and cautiously moved to Facebook on October 17, 2019. Turns out Facebook special interest groups are pretty cool. I'm in several now. In just five months, Sisters of the Snowflake reached this significant milestone!




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 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

Siglo Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), [3 dc in ring, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook] 5 times; 1 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; do not pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 12 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 10), sl st in 7th ch from hook, ch 3, sk over next picot, 1 dc in middle dc of next 3/dc group] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 12.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [13 dc in next ch 6 loop, 1 dc in next dc, ch 8, 1 sc in 8th ch from hook, 1 dc in same st as dc just made] 6 times, omitting last dc and ch loop of final repeat; 1 hdc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, ch 3 and 1 dtr in same ch to form 6th ch 7 loop of Round.
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 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, [ch 5, 1 sc in middle (7th) dc of next 13/dc group; ch 5, 3 dc in next ch 8 loop, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 3 dc in same loop] 6 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.

Funny thing happened on the way to work. I was working up the above pattern for the first time in seven years, and I didn't have a photo of the snowflake. There were a few booboos in the pattern, and by the time I figured it out, I didn't want to unravel all the work I'd already done, so I created another flake. I love how different these two flakes look, even though they started with the same pattern. Since we're celebrating today, I'm not making you wait until next week for the second pattern.

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


Double Dip Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), [3 dc in ring, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook] 5 times; 1 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; do not pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 9 (counts as 1 dc and ch 7), [skip over next picot, 1 dc in middle dc of next 3/dc group, ch 6] 5 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 9.

Round 3: Sl st into next ch 7 sp, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 10 dc in same ch 7 sp, [ch 8, 1 sc in 8th ch from hook, 13 dc in next ch 7 sp] 5 times; 1 hdc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, ch 3, 1 dtr in same ch to form 6th ch 7 loop of Round.
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 4: Ch 4 (counts as dtr), 1 dtr over post of dtr directly below, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (ch 3 picot made), 2 tr in same ch 7 loop, ch 3 picot, 2 dc in same ch 7 loop, ch 3 picot, 2 hdc in same ch 7 loop, [ch 3, sk next 4 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, in next ch 7 loop work (2 hdc, ch 3 picot, 2 dc, ch 3 picot, 2 tr, ch 3 picot, 2 dtr, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch, 2 dtr, ch 3 picot, 2 tr, ch 3 picot, 2 dc, ch 3 picot, 2 hdc)] 5 times, in next ch 7 loop, work (2 hdc, ch 3 picot, 2 dc, ch 3 picot, 2 tr, ch 3 picot, 2 dtr, ch 5, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch), sl st in 4th 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 the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.



12 comments :

  1. Crocheted snowflakes are so much warmer than real ones especially at the beginning of March. ;-) Have a good week. Regula

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    1. Ha ha, Regula! I do like the snow. But I’m about ready for spring flowers!!!

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  2. I really enjoy all of your posts. These flakes are gorgeous. I enjoy crocheting with thread. I have a dilemma with trying to obtain #88 tatting thread in particular colors. The item is a doily with numerous "shaded" colors. Do you have any suggestion or suggestions on how to search for them? Again keep sending these patterns. I can see a Christmas tree smothered with crocheted snowflakes.

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    1. Thank you. I’m not quite sure of the equivalent of #88 thread, but I think you can get just about any size your heart desires at Handy Hands Tatting. I’ve bought thread from there, and I’ve been very happy with the purchases.

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    2. Thank you for your help. I mentioned the wrong number tatting thread. It is #80. I will certainly go to the site you mentioned.

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    3. If Handy Hands tatting doesn't work you could try DMC threads

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    4. Good suggestion, Dawn! I should have thought of that!

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  3. I have two questions, my eyes are getting older LOL... round 3 -- the first section has a ch2 and 10 dc's -- total of 11 dc's; the next sections have 13 dc's ( so is the 13 correct?) see round 4 question

    round 4 - after leaving the spiked made there is a ch 3 and a sc in the 5th dc. when I look at the finished piece, I think there needs to be an INSERT another ch 3 and sc in the next dc (6th) making a wanna-be picot .... BEFore the ch 3 to the beginning of the next spike.

    thanks in advance, my curious mind would like to know :)Patty --- I'm at pattyfoley.nctv@gmail.com

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    1. Patty, I just went in to make a correction, and I'm not sure which pattern you are working. There are two here. One has 10 dcs, and the other has 13. Is it possible you are doing a round from one and looking at the instructions for the other???

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  4. I double checked myself..., I made Siglo with not a question... ... in Double Dip Round 3 & Round 4, is what I was referring to. So sorry for not stating that. Thanks a heap.

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  5. i missed you so much, I hope you are well,
    You are amazing, I love your snowflake patterns, I made many!

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  6. Hi.I have the same problem as Patty.Why from 11dcs to 13 dcs please?It is Double Dip,round 3 I am referring to.Thank you.Anna.

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