26 April 2021

Snowflake Monday

Last week I presented a slightly twisty snowflake and wondered if I could intentionally make it more twirly. This week, I stumbled across this Christmas 2012 gem I hadn't yet published.

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: 3.5 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

Pinwheel Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 17 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Don't pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: [1 sc in same st, 1 hdc in next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 1 tr in same dc, ch 4, sl st in next dc] 6 times, omitting last sl st of final repeat; sl st in starting sc.

Round 3: [1 sc in same sc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 dc in next dc, 1 tr in next tr, 1 dtr in same tr, ch 10, sl st in next sc] 6 times.
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: [1 sc in same sc, 1 hdc in next hdc, 1 dc in next dc, 1 tr in next tr, 1 dtr in next dtr, ch 3, sl st in top of dtr, 15, sl st in next sc] 6 times; 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 the snowflake twirl freely whenever you walk by! Snowflake also may be taped to window or tied to doorknob or cabinet handle.

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