24 January 2022

Snowflake Monday

I'm still trying to work my way through patterns with potential issues my sister flakers have brought to my attention, as well as make white flakes for the patterns I originally made only in color. But I also wanted to create a commemorative flake for a magnificent milestone today.

Lizard and I have walked every single day for 300 days!

However, I struggled with crocheting an easy 300 for each spoke. So, I made my commemorative snowflake via Photoshop, and settled for not as illustrative 300 for the actual crocheted snowflake.

A fair word of warning: Today's pattern includes linked triple treble stitches. If the photos I've included below do not help you understand the process, please google linked crochet for a tutorial before attempting this pattern.

Or, just ignore the linked aspect of the stitches and work regular triple trebles. I've photographed both here to illustrate why I've performed this unusual maneuver.

Also, this snowflake may be pinned in a variety of ways. I played a bit with an unstiffened spoke before pinning to provide some creative ideas for how you may want to pin your 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!

Perfect Game Snowflakes

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

Perfect Game Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 23 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 1), sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc] 5 times; ch 1, sk next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 3 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [in next ch 5 tip work (5 dc, ch 3, 5 dc)] 5 times; 5 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.
NOTE: Binding off here makes a cute little flake. Or, working (ch 20, 1 dc in 19th ch from hook, ch 1) instead of ch 3 and binding off here makes an adorable flake.

Round 4: Ch 30 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 28), 1 trtr in 23rd ch from hook (or count 8 ch ((or 6 ch on repeats)) up from Round 3 sl st), 1 linked trtr in each of next 2 ch, ch 3, 1 dc in next ch 3 tip] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 30.

Round 5: [Working up next ch/28 spoke, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, yo and draw up loop through next ch, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, you and draw up loop through middle linked trtr, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw up loop through next ch, you and draw through loops on hook, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook (dc dec made), 1 dc in each of next 10 ch, ch 25, 1 dc in 25th ch from hook, ch 6, 1 dc in 6th ch from hook, ch 25, 1 dc in 25th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 10 ch of spoke, 1 dc dec across next ch, linked tr and ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, sl st in next ch 3 sp] 6 times; 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. Absolutely awesome in every way - inspiration, design, and especially the Lizard photo. Congratulations!

    I love how the spokes can look like so many different things, including bicycle handlebars, arms raised in victory, and angel wings. <3

    1. Wow, Sue!!! I totally missed the handlebars!!! How cool!!!!!


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