02 May 2022

Snowflake Monday

I don't remember when or where I bought these beads, but there are four sizes. I picked the three larger sizes to work up this snowflake, which was inspired by a dream in the middle of the night. I think this snowflake might also look pretty cool with beads in three gradient shades or with copper, silver and gold beads. Or just 18 regular beads, if you prefer.

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: 5.5 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook, 18 beads, 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 NOTE: I did not glitter this snowflake.


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.

Midnight Snowflake Instructions

String beads onto thread. (I strung three sizes of beads, largest to smallest, in sequence six times.) Thoroughly dried fingernail polish on the tip of the thread if the thread is wider than the bead hole. Make magic ring.

Round 1: [1 pc in ring, ch 3], 6 times, omitting last 2 ch of final repeat; 1 dc in starting pc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [in next ch 3 sp work (1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc)] 5 times; 1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 2, 1 dtr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.
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Round 3: [Ch 6, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, drawing up a bead, 1 dc in same ch, [[ch 5, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, drawing up a bead, 1 dc in same ch]] 2 times, ch 3, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), working back down spoke, [[ch 4, 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, sk over next bead, sl st in next ch]] 3 times, ch 1, sl st around post of dtr directly below (or same ch 5 sp in repeats), ch 7, sl st in next ch 5 sp] 6 times, ending with sl st in base of 1st spoke on final repeat; 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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