08 March 2021

Snowflake Monday

I turned my blog into a cranberry shrine last week and attempted cranberry-colored dye. I thought cranberry-colored thread might inspire a snowflake.

My first cranberry dip (made from vintage red and a tiny bit of imperial purple) looks a bit like boysenberry to me. I do love it, but it wasn't the color I was trying to brew. The second dip also is lovely, but it looks like the homemade cranberry yogurt I made to get through the week. A hint of cranberry with all that plain yogurt!

The new threads definitely do inspire, but I'm not sure I've come up with the flake I could see in my head yet. All three flakes have something I love, but none of them are what I was trying to accomplish.

As a result, I've written the pattern for the white flake. I may write one of the others, or I may try again and see if I can bring to life the image I see in my head.

Here's my original inspiration. I hope to do all of Mehgann's flakes one day!

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: 6.5 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

Cranberry Ice Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: 6 sc in ring; sl st in starting sc. Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), [1 dc in next sc, ch 3] 5 times; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 6.

Round 3: Ch 7 (counts as 1 tr and [[ch 3), 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook] 4 times (4 dc picots made), 1 tr in next dc] 6 times, omitting last tr of final repeat; sl st in 4th ch of starting ch 7.
NOTE: Pink snowflake includes an optional (ch 2, sl st in 2nd ch from hook) picot in middle of each 4 dc/picot group in each of Rounds 3-5.
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 7, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, [[ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook]] 3 times (4 dc picots made), ch 4, sk over next 4 dc picots, sl st in next tr] 6 times.

Round 5: [Working up next spoke, skip next ch, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, ch 7, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, [[ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook]] 3 times, ch 4, sk over next 4 dc picots, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch, sk next ch] 6 times; sl st in final sl st of Round 4; 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. Lovely, very delicat. Have a good week!


  2. They may not be what you envisioned, but they sure are pretty! Lovely thread colors too.


Dusty words lying under carpets,
seldom heard, well must you keep your secrets
locked inside, hidden deep from view?
You can talk to me... (Stevie Nicks)

All spam is promptly and cheerfully deleted without ever appearing in print.

If you are unable to leave a comment and need to contact me, please use the email address in the sidebar. Thank you!

Related Posts with Thumbnails