19 December 2022

Snowflake Monday

I have been experiencing severe snowflake withdrawals. Not the crocheted kind, of course. I miss real snowflakes! It seems everyone is getting them but us!!! Our last storm dissipated as it slammed up against the Rockies, then reformed with a vengeance just east of us and delivered quite the winter gut punch to the rest of the country as it moved eastward, thanks to the trampoline-hurling wind. And now, our next storm is forecast for Thursday, and looks like it's going to do the very same thing, although with MUCH colder temperatures.

I didn't have a chance to pin and shape this snowflake in time for today's pattern, but guess what??? It doesn't look bad unstiffened. I was even tempted to add it to my Moda Blockheads II quilt project instead of stiffening it. Yet, I wanted to see how it would look once pinned, too. I'll add aanother photo of the truly finished flake as soon as it dries. (And I may just whip up another sample tonight for my snowflake quilt!) Kinda cool how it almost looks like a completely different snowflake once shaped.

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, 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

Withdrawals Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: [3 sc in ring, ch 3, 1 pc in ring, ch 3] 3 times, omitting last 3 ch of final repeat; 1 dc in starting sc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle 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 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, [in next ch 5 tip work (3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc)] 5 times; 3 dc in next ch 5 tip, ch 2, 1 tr in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 5 tip of Round.
If you're not reading this pattern on Snowcatcher, you're not reading the designer's blog. Please go here to see the original.

Round 4: 5 sc over post of tr directly below, [ch 5, in next ch 5 tip work (5 sc, ch 3, 5 sc] 5 times; ch 5, 5 sc in next ch 5 tip, ch 3, sl st in starting sc; 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.

No comments :

Post a Comment

Dusty words lying under carpets,
seldom heard, well must you keep your secrets
locked inside, hidden deep from view?
You can talk to me... (Stevie Nicks)

All spam is promptly and cheerfully deleted without ever appearing in print.

If you are unable to leave a comment and need to contact me, please use the email address in the sidebar. Thank you!

Related Posts with Thumbnails