15 November 2021

Snowflake Monday

I've wanted to crochet snowflakes inspired by my block-a-day hexi calendar by Katja Marek since I began using the calendar January 1. The November 7 hexi inspired today's snowflake pattern the very same day I learned one of my dearest friend's beloved dog crossed the rainbow bridge.

Can you see my snowflake inspiration?

I've been inspired by this calendar almost every day. I may use it as my desk calendar again next year because I didn't get to make a single hexigon quilt block all year long, even though the calendar tugged on my quilting heart nearly every day. I'd really love to make a quilt with some of these designs! But I guess for now, I have to be satisfied with a single snowflake design.

I absolutely love when I come up with a unique snowflake shape. Today's snowflake was fun for me to design and make, and it brings back warm memories of my last visit with Quinn's family. I hope this snowflake will bring them much joy, too.

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 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

a Snowflake for Quinn Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr and [ch 1), 1 dc in ring, ch 1, 1 tr in ring] 6 times, omitting last tr of final repeat; sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 4. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Sl st into next ch 1 sp, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in same sp, [3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch 1 sp] 5 times; 3 dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 3: 1 sc over post of dc directly below, 1 sc in same ch as sl st, 1 sc in each of next 5 dc, [1 sc in next ch 3 tip, ch 8, 1 sc in 5th ch from hook and in each of next 3 ch, 1 sc in same ch 3 tip*, 1 sc in each of next 6 dc] 6 times, ending * on final repeat; sl st in starting sc.
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NOTE: Binding off here makes a cute little snowflake.

Round 4: [1 sc in each of next 6 sc, sk next sc, working up spoke, 1 sc in bottom of next sc, ch 1, 1 hdc in bottom of next sc, ch 1, 1 dc in bottom of next sc, ch 1, 1 tr in bottom of next sc, ch 1, in next ch 4 tip work (1 dtr, ch 8, 1 sc, ch 8, 1 dtr), ch 1, working back down spoke, 1 tr in next sc, ch 1, 1 dc in next sc, ch 1, 1 hdc in next sc, ch 1, 1 sc in next sc, sk next sc] 6 times; sl st in starting sc; 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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