21 February 2022

Snowflake Monday

I'm so sorry it has taken so long, but I finally was able to work through Siglo and Double Dip Snowflakes again to fix the errors. I've still got seven more published patterns, I think, that need my attention, and I'll hopefully be inspired with more new ideas as I continue this journey.

I just love how a few simple changes can totally transform a snowflake pattern. Today's snowflake is a result of Siglo inspiration.

Siglo was originally designed back in 2013 but not published until a couple of weeks before lockdown in 2020. This made it an interesting pattern to revisit. So many memories! BUT, I did not remember naming the pattern, and I didn't remember the meaning of Siglo. I thought perhaps it was a foreign word for igloo. Igloos are, after all, cold and snowy...

It's a good thing I looked up the word. We snowflake crocheters were celebrating the century mark of membership in Sisters of the Snowflake. We'd rebooted the Yahoo group just a few months earlier. Now on the FB platform, we're a bit more than two years old, and we're up to 186 members!

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: 6 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 8 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

Quinzhee Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), [3 dc in ring, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook] 5 times; 1 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; do not pull magic ring too tight.

Round 2: Ch 12 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 10), sl st in 7th ch from hook, ch 3, sk over next picot, 1 dc in middle dc of next 3/dc group] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 12.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [13 dc in next ch 6 loop, 1 fpdc around post of next dc] 6 times, omitting last fpdc final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
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Round 4: Ch 10 (counts as 1 trtr and [ch 5), in next in middle (7th) dc of next 13/dc group work (1 sc, ch 5, 1 dc, ch 15, 1 dc, ch 5, 1 sc], ch 5, sk next 6 dc, 1 fptrtr around post of next fpdc] 6 times, omitting last fptrtr of final repeat; sl st in 5th ch of starting ch 10; 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 the 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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