06 April 2020

Snowflake Monday

I haven't had much crochet motivation ever since my county's Shelter in Place began. As I've said many times, most of my crocheting is done on the train, and I'm not riding the train for a while. I have extra time every day because I don't have to commute to Denver, but that time seems to be gobbled up day after day after day.

I feel as if my crochet hook has been quarantined away from me!!!

We got another gorgeous snowstorm Thursday night (after a gorgeous 70-degree Wednesday), and because I didn't have to commute, I was able to shoot some snowflakes after I got off work. If I'd had to commute, I'd have missed the flakes yet again.

In about half an hour, I shot 122 photos. After editing them, which took longer than shooting the photos AND warming up my hands, I was pretty happy with 26 shots! I think that's a little better average than normal.

I was editing the photos when Lizard called my attention another direction. When I returned to the computer, my screensaver had kicked in, and I found myself shooting snowflakes again!

This storm put me in the mood to dig out the crochet commute bag and reminded me why I love snowflakes. I need to make a new snowflake! I started with the one at the top of this post. I hope to crochet some of the others soon!

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: 5inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, optional bead, 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

Corn Teen Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [2 sc in ring, ch 15, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook and in each of next 10 ch] 6 times; sk starting sc; sl st in next sc. Don't pull magic circle too 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 2, working up spoke, sl st in 3rd sc; ch 3, sk next 2 sc, sl st in next sc, [[ch 5, sl st in next sc]] 2 times, ch 3, sl st in ch 4 tip, [[ch 5, 1 dc in same tip]] 2 times, ch 5, sl st in same tip, working back down spoke ch 3, sk next 3 sc, sl st in next sc, [[ch 5, sl st in next sc]] 2 times, ch 3, sk next 2 sc, sl st in next sc, ch 2, sk next Round 1 sc, sl st in next Round 1 sc] 6 times; 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. Good that you got your hook working! This is a beauty.

    1. Thank you, Patty! It's good to be able to set aside hook time again. I truly did need it!

  2. It's best to take what ever is handed to us and find some beauty in it. Even snow. Your snowflakes are beautiful. Regula

    1. Thank you, Regula! I don't seem to have any difficulty finding beauty in snow and winter!!!

  3. Great that you had time to shoot. Yeah, editing always takes the longest.

    1. Yes, it does, Pat! Thank heavens I still had some of last year's unedited photos on my laptop when my external hard drive died. Otherwise, I would have lost all photos from the last two years!


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