30 August 2021

Snowflake Monday

I did not think I would have time to crochet and then write a pattern this week. But then I found myself crocheting in church... (AND listening!!!) I remembered I wanted to try last week's mandala as a snowflake. And then I remembered there were a couple of mini snowflake possibilities in the mandala pattern, with a few minor modifications.

I remember when I used to be able to write a snowflake pattern and make several variations all in one blog post. I'm afraid those days are gone. At least I had time to work up this little cutie. I may have another fun variation too, because ideas were swirling through my head as I pinned it. But this is all I had time for this week.

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: 4 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


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.

CiC Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [Pc in ring, ch 3] 5 times; pc in ring, ch 1, 1 dc in top of first pc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [in next ch 3 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)] 5 times; 3 dc in next ch 2 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 2 tip of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 13, counts as 1 dc and [ch 11), sl st in 7th ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, 1 dc in next ch 2 tip, ch 3, 1 dc in same tip] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 13; 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. Oi Snowcatcher
    Parabéns pelo seu lindo padrão de floco de neve!
    Gostei do seu blog!
    Também tenho um blog de tricô e outras conversas. Se puder conhecer, agradeceria muito.
    Se gostar, siga-me.Obrigada



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