14 September 2020

Snowflake Monday

The prototype of today's snowflake is my 80th completed snowflake this year. I am tickled white because I've finished my goal of 80 snowflakes for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday in November. I've been afraid to count my snowflakes all summer because with my turtle shell slow-down, I wasn't sure I'd be able to finish that many snowflakes. I'm shocked to have met my goal... and early to boot!

Alas, I still have to string them…

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 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

Octogenarian Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: (Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same ch as sl st, [1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 5 dc in next dc] 3 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same ch as sl st, [1 fptr and 1 fpdtr around Round 1 ch 2 directly below (or next Round 1 dc in repeats), sk next 2 Round 1 dc, 1 fpdtr and 1 fptr around next Round 1 dc, 3 dc in next Round 2 middle dc of 5/dc group, * ch 3, 3 dc in same dc] 3 times, ending * on final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch of starting ch 3 to form 3rd ch 3 tip of Round.
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Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [3 dc in next gap between fp groups, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip] 3 times, omitting last ch 2 and last 3 dc of final repeat; 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round. NOTE: Working Round 3 in a different color and binding off here makes a super cute little snowflake!

Round 5: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [2 fptr around next Round 3 fptr, 2 fpdtr around next Round 3 fpdtr, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip, 2 fpdtr around next Round 3 fpdtr, 2 fptr around next Round 3 fptr, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip] 3 times, omitting last ch 2 and last 3 dc of final repeat; 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 6: Ch 12 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 10), 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same tip] 6 times, omitting last ch 2 and 1 dc of final repeat; 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 12 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 7: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [2 fptr around next Round 3 fptr, 2 fpdtr around next Round 3 fptr, 2 fptrtr around next Round 3 fpdtr, 2 fpqtr around next Round 3 fpdtr, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same tip, 2 fpqtr around next Round 3 fpdtr, 2 fptrtr around next Round 3 fpdtr, 2 fpdtr around next Round 3 fptr, 2 fptr around next Round 3 fptr, 3 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip] 3 times, omitting last 3 dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; 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.

2 comments :

  1. Congrats on making it to your goal of 80!

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    1. Thanks, Pat! This one was so much harder than 50 for my parents' golden anniversary!!!

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