22 February 2021

Snowflake Monday

During our most recent (snowless) polar dip, I thought it might be cool (pun intended) to douse a crocheted snowflake with mist to crease icicles. I absolutely LOVE the result! Almost as good as real snow!

Today's snowflake is from the pile of snowflakes from approximately 2012 I either didn't like or for which I didn't have time to write patterns. I didn't even have a photo of this one, so I must not have liked it. However, I do 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

Encased Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 12 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: [1 sc in next sc, ch 8, sk next sc] 5 times; 1 sc in next sc, ch 3, 1 trtr in starting sc to form 6th petal of Round.
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 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 3 dc over post of trtr directly below, [ch 10, 4 dc in next petal] 5 times; ch10, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 4: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, [ch 6, 2 dc in next petal, ch3, 2 dc in same sp, turn, 1 sc in next dc, 1 hdc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 sc in next dc, turn, 1 sc in next sc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 tr in next ch 3 sp, ch 4, yo and draw up loop through 3rd ch from hook, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw up loop through same ch, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (cluster st made), ch 7, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook, ch 6, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc, ch 5, cluster st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 2 tr in same ch 3 sp as previous tr stitches, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 sc in next sc, sl st in same sc, ch 6, 1 sc in each of next 4 sc] 6 times, omitting last 4 sc of final repeat; sl st in starting ch; 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. This is lovely! What was 2012 you thinking. ;) It looks amazing with the icicles.

    1. Thank you! Oh, how I wish I had some kind of notes or at least a photo to look up what was going on at that time. I guess the inspiration for this one will just remain a mystery!

  2. Lovely. The snow has melded we are enjoying springlike weather. I am glad! All the best to you.


    1. Thank you, Regula! We could still get snow all the way up to the end of May. Although I am ready for wildflowers, I also would happily accept any snow we get. I love snow!


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