16 May 2022

Snowflake Monday

Today's snowflake (obviously) is a play on last week's Thesaurus Snowflake. This one is a little closer to what I saw in my head when I started crocheting, but still isn't exactly the shape I envisioned. So I may have to give it another facelift, but not right away. I think I'll take a break from it and then get a fresh start with a totally clean slate.

This flake was crafted while we were visiting my mother-in-law. We mostly stayed at her home with her because she had to avoid sunlight following a chemical peel to remove some nasty sun consequences following years of golf. We bought a wind spinner for her for Mother's Day, and she's told us several times since we returned home that she's enjoying our mighty winds artistically stroking the new backyard centerpiece.

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: 9.5 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


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.

Wind Spinner Snowflake Instructions

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 3 (counts as 1 tr), [in next ch 3 sp work (1 tr, ch 5, 1 tr) 5 times; 1 tr in same Round 1 ch as sl st, ch 2, 1 tr in 3rd ch of Round 2 starting ch 3 to form 6th ch 5 sp of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc over post of tr directly below, [in next ch 5 sp work (5 dc, ch 3, 5 dc) 5 times; 5 dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round.
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Round 4: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 5), 1 sc in gap between next 2 5/dc groups, ch 5, in next ch 3 sp work (1 dc, ch 7, 1 dc in 7th ch from hook, ch 11, 1 dc in 11th ch from hook, ch 15, 1 dc in 15th ch from hook, ch 19, 1 dc in 19th ch from hook, ch 15, 1 dc in 15th ch from hook, ch 11, 1 dc in 11th ch from hook, ch 7, 1 dc in 7th ch from hook, 1 dc (spoke made))] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 7; 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. Found a possible typo ..... as appearing above -
    Round 4: Ch 7 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 5), 1 sc in gap between next 2 3/dc groups I think you mean ....next 2 5/dc groups

    1. Thank you so much, Patty! I appreciate your eagle eye!


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