21 September 2020

Snowflake Monday

The prototype for today's snowflake has been sitting on my computer desk for at least five or six years. After dusting last week, a task long, long overdue – but not five or six years' worth of dust, thank heavens – I looked (unsuccessfully) through my directory to see if this snowflake had ever been published because I couldn't find a pattern.

Upon closer inspection, I realized I had to bind off on the 4th Round and start again to get my 5th Round stitches in the right place without a string of awkward and bulky slip stitches. I'm hoping that's why I never seem to have written the pattern. I needed to figure out a better way to end the 4th Round and start the 5th Round.

A few years later, a little bit more experienced and perhaps a lot more creative, I've solved the dilemma, and I proudly present the new and improved method for making a fun snowflake which never saw the light of day until 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: 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

Flying Eaves Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [1 sc in ring, ch 10] 5 times; 1 sc in ring, ch 5, 1 trtr in starting sc to form 6th ch 10 petal. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 trtr), 2 trtr around post of trtr directly below, [ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (2 dc in 3rd ch from hook in repeats) (dc picot made), ch 4, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), 6 trtr in next ch 10 petal] 6 times, omitting last 3 trtr of final repeat; sl st in 5th ch of starting ch 5.

Round 3: Sl st in each of next 2 trtr, 1 sc in each ch of next dc picot, sl st in next ch. If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 4: Ch 13 (counts as 1 sc and [ch 12), sk next dc picot, next 6 trtr and next dc picot, 1 sc in next ch 1 between dc picots] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in 1st ch of starting ch 13.

Round 5: [In next ch 12 sp work (3 sc, ch 3, 8 dc, ch 5, 8 dc, ch 3, 3 sc)] 6 times; 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 snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.


  1. Great when one's skills develop and you can solve the issue.

  2. An elegant solution and snowflake! Also a great name. :)


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