06 September 2021

Snowflake Monday

Last week's snowflake was made during church because that was the only chance I had to crochet last week. I didn't even get to make a snowflake-covered rock for the garden! Until this week...

This week's pattern is a variation of last week's pattern, and I made it while watching a video of this week's Sunday school lesson. The setting was my living room. Crocheting in the Living Room or CLR doesn't make a very good snowflake name. Plus, that's where many of this year's snowflakes have been fashioned, so nothing unusual about that.

The mercury had climbed to 95 degrees, making me long for winter and real snowflakes. We've had some bitter cold. I decided to draw upon that for the name of this week's snowflake.

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: 5.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, 6 size 8mm beads, 30 size 6 mm beads, 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.

Bitter Heat Snowflake Instructions

String 60 small beads and then 6 large beads onto the thread. 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, [draw up large bead, catching it prior to next st, in next ch 3 sp work (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc)] 5 times; draw up large bead, catching it prior to next st, 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.
NOTE: Catching the large bead between st will leave the bead in the back of the snowflake. When you pin and stiffen the snowflake, pull the bead toward the front. It will stay in place after stiffening. 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 11, counts as 1 dc and [ch 9), ch 1 drawing up small bead and catching it in st, ch 1, 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, ch 1 drawing up small bead and catching it in st, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch as previous dc, ch 3, ch 1 drawing up small bead and catching it in st, ch 3, 1 dc in same ch as previous dc, ch 2, ch 1 drawing up small bead and catching it in st, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch as previous dc, ch 1, ch 1 drawing up small bead and catching it in st, ch 3, sl st in same ch as previous dc, sl st in next ch (that ch will be pretty tight, due to all the stitches in the previous ch), 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. Love this. We've been watching Tyler and Taylor for our Sunday School lesson as well as "attending" church thru the website. Attending in person only occasionally. I crochet while listening! If you like the history behind the section we're studying, look for Tom Pettit on you tube too. Hope you're both staying well!

    1. Thank you very much! Glad you are able to enjoy church, too. So important now, in my opinion. We've been absorbing Unshaken by Jared Halverson for more than a year now, but I will check out Tyler and Taylor this week! You stay happy and healthy, too!


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