09 May 2022

Snowflake Monday

The prototype of this snowflake was crafted two weeks ago, but I didn't get a chance to write the pattern until last night. I forgot to photograph it until I began writing the pattern. I didn't notice the mistake until I began pinning it. If I'd included any popcorn stitches in this gem, I'd call it Bundle of Bobbles. And Smattering of Screwups just doesn't sound dignified. Lots of Lapse. Multitude of Miscues. Boo-Boo Bonanza. Myriad of Missteps. Shipload of Slipups. Pratfall Plentitude. Drove of Disappointment. Gobs of Gaffe.

Aaah. Fun with words!

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: 6.5 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

Thesaurus Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in ring; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2. Pull magic circle tight.

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

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [in next ch 3 sp work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) 5 times; 3 dc in next ch 3 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 3/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 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.

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