29 March 2021

Snowflake Monday

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!


2014 Aerial Boulder Flatirons Photo by Lizard

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

Boulder Strong Snowflake Instructions

SPECIAL STITCHES:

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 1, 1 sc in 4th ch from hook (loop point made), ch 1] 5 times; pc in ring, ch 1, 1 dc in top of starting pc, ch 1, 1 dc in top of dc just made to form 6th point. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in loop point directly below, [3 dc in next loop point, ch 3, 3 dc in same loop point) 5 times; 3 dc in next loop point, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th point of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2, (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 point, ch 3, 3 dc in same point] 5 times; 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, 3 dc in next ch 3 point, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th point of Round.
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NOTE: All of the non-point/main body stitches in the next Round (2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dtr, then 2 dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc) are worked fp or front post, meaning they are worked around the posts of Round 3 dcs, but each is worked without finishing the last 2 loops, then all remaining 7 loops after 6 st are worked together as a giant leaf-shaped cluster stitch.

Round 4: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [[ [yo and draw up fp loop around next dc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, [yo 2 times and draw up loop around next dc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook 2 times] 2 times, [yo 3 times and draw up loop around next dc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook 3 times] 2 times, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook (leaf cluster made), ch 5, 1 sc in gap between Round 3 dc just stitched around and next Round 4 dc, ch 5, [yo 3 times and draw up loop around next dc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook 3 times] 2 times, [yo 2 times and draw up loop around next dc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook 2 times] 2 times, [yo 2 times and draw up loop around next dc, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook 2 times] 2 times, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook (leaf cluster made), 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 3, [yo and draw up loop through 3rd ch from hook, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook (dc cluster made), ch 5, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch (point tip made), ch 3, 1 dc cluster in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in same ch 3 tip]] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Weave in ends.

I wasn't sure I could write this pattern, so I took photos as I worked the leaf clusters. I hope they help if what I wrote above is nonsensical.

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.

2 comments :

  1. Hm, I do not think about snowflakes a lot these days. Finally, spring has sprung here. I feel much better. :-) Your pattern is beautiful nontheless.

    I hope life is treating you well.

    Regula

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    1. Thank you, Regula! We could still get snow all the way up to the beginning of June, and we need the moisture. But I'll try not to complain too much one way or another. I just hope we don't have another fire season like last year...

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