13 September 2021

Snowflake Monday

This is the final snowflake inspired by my Sunflower Kaleidoscope Mandala. Hope you can tolerate one more. I tried to fancy it up from the inspiration just a bit.

I put the final Round picots on the second Round for a mini flake and came up with the cutest little decoration! It just about deserves a pattern of its own!

It's amazing I was able to crank out two flakes in one week. What's even more amazing is I finished two rock coverings, too.

I had been thinking about naming today's pattern Broken Dreams because that's a pretty accurate description of the last couple of weeks. However, the snowflakes and one of the rocks were all crafted while Lizard and I watched a Chuck Norris movie my kids used to love when they were small. Because they felt like misfits, too, just like the kid in the movie. I briefly considered Misfit as a name, but decided, "Not this time." Today's pattern definitely belongs. And, since there are two flakes in two sizes, the movie title is a more appropriate name, in my opinion. 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: 5.25 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.

Sidekick 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), 1 hdc over post of dc directly below, 1 sc in same sp, [in next ch 3 sp work (1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc)] 5 times; 1 sc in next ch 3 sp, 1 hdc in same sp, 1 dc in same 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 ch 3 and last dc of final repeat; ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 13 to form 6th ch 3 sp/V-st of Round.

Round 4: Ch 6 (counts as 1 sc and [ch 5, sl st in next ch 6 loop, ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, sl st in next ch (leaf picot made), sl st in same ch 6 loop, ch 6, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each of next 2 ch (* you will be crocheting into post of 3rd dc just made), ch 4, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook and in next ch, 1 dc in top of *dc, 1 dc in bottom of * dc, sl st in next ch (heart picot made), sl st in same ch 6 loop, ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, sl st in next ch (leaf picot made), sl st in same ch 6 point, ch 5, 1 sc in next ch 3 sp] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in 1st ch of starting ch 6; 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. This is such a cheerful-looking flake. You have been productive!


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