24 August 2020

Snoozeflake Monday

Today’s Snoozeflake was designed while Lizard slept after surgery.

We currently are in acute rehab. I wrote this pattern (and this blog post, along with html coding) on my phone. It has not been tested or proofed. The snowflake was stiffened on the pizza box snowflake factory I created as I prepared for my parents' 50th anniversary and was photographed on one of the T-shirts I indigo dyed for Lizard because that was in his change of clothes bag.

So, nothing fancy today but the snowflake.

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: 6.25 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.

Snoozeflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [Pc in ring, ch 3] 6 times, omitting last 2 ch of final repeat; 1 dc in top of starting pc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 8 (counts as 1 tr and ch 5), [in next ch 3 sp work (1 tr, ch 5, 1 tr] 5 times; 1 tr in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, 1 tr in 3rd ch of starting ch 8 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [in next ch 5 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 3, 3 dc)] 5 times; in next ch 5 sp work (3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1), 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 12th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [1 fptr around Round 2 tr directly below, 1 dc in next gap between 3/dc groups, 1 fptr around next Round 2 tr, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp] 6 times, omitting last 3 ch and last dc of final repeat; 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of tr directly below, 2 tr in same sp, 2 dtr in same sp, [in next ch 5 sp work (2 dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dtr)] 5 times; in next ch 5 sp work (2 dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc), ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.

Round 6 : 1 sc over post of dc directly below, [1 fptrtr back around 4th Round fptr just to the right, 1 fptrtr around next Round 4 fptr to the left, 1 sc in same sp as previous sc, ch 7, 1 dc in next gap between dtr stitches, ch 15, 1 dc in same sp, ch 7, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; 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. Hug! For you. I hope the Dear Lizard is doing well, and will feel better. Take care of yourself too. Pretty Snoozeflake. You do make some lovely snowflakes, and today it's 87 so the snowflake is most welcome.

    1. Thank you, Faith! Lizard is making good progress, and we are anxious to go home. We’ve had high 90s here since before surgery, so I guess we’re escaping the baking right now in rehab. Perhaps that’s a good thing...

  2. Can't stop you with a snowflake. Hopefully he is doing better and rehab is going well.

    1. Just finished another one for next week, Pat. Lizard is getting stronger every day. I hope he is back to at least close to normal soon!

  3. I love the dimension the post stitches give to this pretty snowflake.

    Can't imagine writing a blog post on a phone - kudos to you! And hugs to Lizard. Hope the healing is progressing well.


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