09 November 2020

Snowflake Monday

Today's snowflake is inspired by the seventh snowflake I photographed on October 25, the storm that helped firefighters contain the Cameron Peak Fire in the northern Colorado Rockies. When I showed Lizard my crocheted snowflake and the photo of the snowflake that inspired it, his eyes got wide as he exclaimed, "They are identical!" That's my seal of approval.

The fire is now 92% contained but has burned 208,913 acres, the largest wildfire in Colorado's history, while destroying or damaging 469 structures. It ignited on August 13 and received a second helping of snow yesterday and today, along with more 60 mph wind gusts.

Cameron Peak, from which the fire got its name, is a 12,127-foot summit in the Medicine Bow Mountains and Rawah Wilderness.

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

Cameron Peak Snowflake Instructions


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.

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [Pc in ring, ch 10, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, ch 1] 6 times; sl st in top of starting pc. Pull magic circle 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, sl st in bottom of next 3 sc, 1 hdc in bottom of next dc, 1 dc in bottom of each of next 2 dc, 3 dc in ch 3 tip, [[ch 8, sl st in 7th ch from hook]] 3 times, working back down spoke, 1 sc in next ch, [[[ch 7, sl st in 7th ch from hook, sk next ch 7 branch, 1 sc in next ch]]] 2 times, 3 dc in same ch 3 tip, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 hdc in next dc, sl st in each of next 3 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.

1 comment :

  1. Truly stunning! (I know I said that on fb but it bears repeating.)

    Those fires have been so dreadful. I hope you get lots more precip to help put them out.


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