22 November 2021

Snowflake Monday

Today's pattern was inspired by an early prototype of my Snowflexion Snowflake, but I wrote this pattern the day of the full beaver moon and the November 2021 lunar eclipse. Then I set my alarm for 1:45 a.m. and braved the cold night in order to try to capture the glorious sight!

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: 8 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.

Tritos Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [Pc in ring, ch 8] 5 times; pc in ring, ch 7, 1 trtr in top of first pc to form 6th ch 8 tip of Round. Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: Ch 18 (counts as 1 trtr and [ch 13), 1 trtr in next ch 8 sp] 5 times; ch 13, sl st in 5th ch of starting ch 18.

Round 3: Ch 17 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 15), 1 fpdc around next trtr, ch 5, 1 fpdc around same trtr] 5 times; ch 15, 1 fpdc around next trtr, ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 17 to form 6th ch 8 tip of Round.
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Round 4: Ch 19 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 17), 1 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 5, 1 dc in same tip] 5 times; ch 17, 1 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 17 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.

Round 5: Ch 21 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 19), 1 dc in next ch 3 tip, ch 11, 1 dc in 9th ch from hook, ch 9, sl st in same ch, 2, 1 dc in same ch 5 tip] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 21; 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.

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