18 July 2022

Snowflake Monday

Do you know the difference between Hubble photos and Webb photos? Hubble photos have four points. Webb photos have six snowflake points! I really had fun trying to match my hand-dyed threads to the colors on my computer screen for today's 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!

Finished Size: 3 inches from point to point
Materials: Size 10 crochet thread, size 7 crochet hook in three colors (I used white, hot pink and aqua), 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.

Webb Snowflake Instructions

With white or starting color, make magic ring.

Round 1: [1 pc in ring, ch 3], 6 times, sl st in starting pc to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc in top of same pc, ch 4, [3 dc in top of next pc, ch 4] 5 times; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off if using more than one color. Do not bind off for all-white flake.

Round 3: If making an all-white flake, ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc cluster over next 2 dc, ch 8, sl st in top of cluster, [ch 8, 1 dc cluster over next 3/dc group, ch 8, sl st in top of cluster] 5 times, ch 1, 1 dtr in top of starting cluster. For multi-color flake, with pink or second color if making multi-color flake, [1 dc cluster across any 3/dc group (or next 3/dc group in repeats), ch 8, sl st in top of cluster, ch 8] 6 times; sl st in top of starting cluster; bind off.
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Round 4: If making all-white flake, 1 pc around Round 1 ch 3 and Round 2 ch 4, [ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), sl st in top of next cluster from behind, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 pc around next Round 1 ch 3, Round 2 ch 4 and Round 3 ch 8] 6 times, omitting last pc of final repeat; sl st in top of starting pc; bind off. Weave in ends. For multi-color flake, with aqua or third color, [1 pc around any (or next in repeats) Round 1 ch 3, Round 2 ch 4 and Round 3 ch 8, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), sl st in back of next cluster, ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook] 6 times; sl st in starting pc; bind off. Weave in ends.

NOTE: After making my white flake, I made another one with a ch 16 point instead of ch 8. I like the variation better than the original!

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 comment :

  1. I don't know what goes on with blogger. Sometimes I can leave a comment without jumping through hoops. Today is the day. I left another comment I think, who knows over at the other blog too. These pictures are really something, oh my. Beautiful snowflakes as always. You disappeared off my reading list? I thought of you today and went and looked and you were not there. I've re added you so I can keep up. I like blogging, it's not what it used to be, but everything is new again under the sun sometime. Take care.


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