16 November 2020

Snowflake Monday

Just last week, I vowed to try to set aside 15 minutes of crochet time each day. Sadly, that didn't happen.

On the first day, I had to take Lizard back to the neurosurgeon for his 13-week checkup. Work was too busy the next two days because I took time off to take Lizard to his appointment. Then I had to string 80 snowflakes because Lizard's mom's 80th birthday is this week, and I needed to get them in the mail!

After I got off work (late) on Friday, I finally got to pick up my crochet hook.

Today's snowflake is inspired by the 13th snowflake I photographed during our October 25-26 snowstorm. The prototype snowflake was created on Friday the 13th.

The Cameron Peak Fire and the Troublesome Fire are now contained. Is #13 a lucky flake or what?!?

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: 5.5 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

Triskaidekaphobia Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 1 sc in ring, [ch 15, 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in same ch, 1 sc in each of next 8 ch, ch 1, 2 sc in ring] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc. Don't pull magic circle too tight. 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 2: [1 sc in next ch 1 sp, working up spoke, 1 sc in bottom of each of next 7 sc, in next sc work (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr), sl st in ch 5 loop, [[ch 7, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, 3 sc in same ch 5 loop (or next ch 5 loop in repeat)]] 2 times, ch 7, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, sl st in same ch 5 loop, working back down spoke, in next sc work (1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc,), 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp] 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.

4 comments :

  1. Hi. You can call me Distraida. I don't see your email address on this page, and I don't use Facebook, so am unsure how to contact you. but i want to give you some snowflake inspiration with some .png symmetry pictures I make. Hopefully my comment will show you my email address so you can contact me. I really want to show you these pictures. I hope you don't think I'm a nutcase! I love your snowflakes and have been making some of them! So many snowflakes, so little time ...

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    1. Thank you, Distraida! I’m quite intrigued by your offer! My email address is flake at snowcatcherphotos dot com. I’m always looking for snowflake inspiration!

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  2. Thank you for your patterns! Long story, but my first crochet addiction was snowflakes. I am presently making one of your snowflakes using a size 11 hook! You challenge me ­čśü but I will get it done! I just saw an item being sold on the internet where the use black mylar to catch the real ones. I'm like, where can I get black mylar? ­čĄö Well, I thought silly me...my son works at a dollar store where they sell mylar balloons ­čĄú and I'm a photographer...looks like my crochet addiction won't be the only one since I live in the northern snowbelt in Central New York! Hope all is well in your world! Thanks again!
    Deborah Brooks Miller

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    1. Wow! Deborah! I envy you and hope you capture many real flakes!!! I had never given Mylar a thought. I might have to try that next storm... but we are in drought, so likely no snow for a while! Happy shooting and crocheting!

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