18 May 2020

Snowflake Monday

Back to making rocks for my garden. It's a little bit more exciting this time around because now kids throughout the neighborhood are walking by with their parents almost every day, and it's so fun to leave surprises they don't always notice the day or week I place them!

I set a goal two weeks ago to make a new rock covering every day. I've done 10 in 14 days, so not too bad. I'm going to try to keep up with the goal until all the naked rocks (formerly covered by crochet but stripped by hail) are duly covered.

The only reason I made a white snowflake today is because my mother-in-law asked for 80 snowflakes for her 80th birthday. I have until November. I haven't counted what I have done yet. All I can say is I'm not doing them all in two weeks like I did with 50 seven-pointed snowflakes for my parents' golden anniversary!!!

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: 5.75 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

Early Bird II Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, [ch 6, 2 dc in ring] 5 times; ch 3, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 6 petal of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 4 sc around post of tr directly below, [9 sc in next ch 6 sp] 5 times; 4 sc in next ch 6 sp, sl st in starting ch 1.

Round 3: Ch 10 (counts as 1 sc and [ch 9), 1 sc in 6th ch from hook, ch 3, 1 sc in middle (5th) sc of next 9/sc group] 5 times; ch 3, 1 tr in 1st ch of starting ch 10 to form 6th ch 6 sp of Round, ch 2, 1 dc in top of tr just made to form 6th ch 5 picot of Round.
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Round 4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 tr), 1 tr over post of dc directly below, 2 dc in same sp, 2 hdc in same sp, [ch 5, in next ch 5 picot work (2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr*, ch 5, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook, 2 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc)] 6 times, ending * on 6th repeat; 1 sc in 3rd ch of starting ch 3ch 2, 1 dc in top of sc just made.

Round 5: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, [ch 5, 1 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 5, in next ch 5 picot work (1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 5*, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc)] 5 times, ending * on final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 5; 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. That is great for the kiddos to see as they are out and about more. 80 sure is quite the load. She'll have her own snow room now.

    1. I'm afraid to count, Pat. I'm afraid to find out I have to do a lot more than I think I do. So I'm just going to keep making flakes for a while, then hopefully when I count, I'm above the goal. :)


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