31 August 2020

Snowflake Monday

We are so ready to go home. I’ll make a white version of today’s pattern once we get there and add it here.

Today’s snowflake was inspired by all the spine posters and charts I’ve been studying the past week.

Today’s pattern (and html) was written on my phone and has not been proofed or tested. The above flake was photographed on Lizard’s pillow because that’s the best light-colored background I have access to right now.

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 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

Rehab Blues Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in ring, [ch 3, 3 dc in ring] 2 times; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 3rd ch 3 sp of around. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of dc directly below, [ch 5, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, 2 dc in same sp] 2 times; ch 5, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), [1 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 17, 1 sc in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 hdc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, 1 tr in next ch 2, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch 5 sp] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 5.

Round 4: Ch 3 (counts a fptr), [1 fptr around next dc, working up spoke sk next tr, 1 fpdc around next dc, ch 2, 1 fpdc around next hdc, ch 2, 1 fpdc around next sc, ch 2, 1 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 10, 1 sc in 8th ch from hook, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch 5 tip, working back down spoke ch 2, 1 fpdc around next sc, ch 2, 1 fpdc around next hdc, ch 2, 1 fpdc around next dc, sk next tr, [[1 fptr around next dc]] 2 times] 6 times, omitting last fptr of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3; 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.

2 comments :

  1. One of your best flakes EVER!!!

    Extra points for writing this post on your phone. You are one determined blogger!

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    1. Wow! Thanks, Sue! I really didn’t like this one too much, but it was all I could crank out in the weary sadness I was experiencing at that point. I’m glad someone found it appealing!

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