25 May 2020

Snowflake Monday

I wasn't sure I'd be able to finish today's snowflake. Thanks to sometimes gloveless gardening and too much hand sanitizer over the last ten weeks, I've got what my husband calls a cold split.

And that makes a much better snowflake name than Garden Sanitizer.

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: 7 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


Popcorn Stitch (pc)

Work 5 dc in designated st, take loop off hook, insert hook through top loop of 1st dc and replace loop on hook, pull loop through top of 1st dc.

Cold Split Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [Pc in ring, ch 14, 1 sc in 7th ch from hook and in next ch, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, ch 2] 6 times; sl st in top of starting pc. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 8 (counts as 1 trtr and [ch 3), in next ch 6 tip work (3 dc, ch 3) 2 times, 3 dc in same tip, ch 3, 1 trtr in top of next pc] 6 times, omitting last trtr of final repeat; sl st in 5th ch of starting ch 8.
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Round 3: [3 sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, in next ch 3 sp work (1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc), ch 5, sk next dc, in next dc work (1 dtr, ch 13, 1 sc in 11th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 dtr), ch 5, in next ch 3 sp work (1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc), 3 sc in next ch 3 sp] 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. Yet another beautiful snowflake! You are amazing. I just figured out that you have left me a msg on blogger. For what ever reason it is not letting me know via email, but I found your sweet comment and thank you. I hope your fingers get better soon, they look painful . ((hugs)). Wishing you a most lovely day ((hugs)). :)

    1. Thank you, Stitchy! My fingers are a little better today, so maybe I can make more than just one of next Monday's flake!


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