24 April 2023

Snowflake Monday

Today's snowflake is an adorable little variation on last week's phone pattern. This one is much closer to what was actually written on my phone, minus the next few Rounds, which just didn't make sense as written.

Sometimes when reading back over patterns I wrote on my phone during my train commute, I wonder if I'd finished the flake at lunch, then started another one, and wrote the final rounds for the second flake on the phone during the train ride home. This is not the first time I've discovered a mystery pattern that seems to be two very different flakes all jumbled up in one pattern. Good thing I enjoy deciphering snowflake pattern cryptograms!

I love a fast little snowflake every once in a while, and this one is just so cute!

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: 2.5 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

Arctic Mist Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.

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

Round 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 2 sc over post of hdc directly below, [ch 3, 3 sc in next ch 1 sp] 5 times; ch 1, 1 dc in starting ch to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), 2 sc over post of sc directly below, [ch 5, 3 sc in next ch 3 tip] 5 times; ch 2, 1 tr in starting ch 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: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc over post of tr directly below, ch 1, 2 dc in same sp, [in next ch 5 tip work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)] 5 times; in next ch 5 tip work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 3), sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; 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 comment :

  1. Past you left some good clues/mysteries for future you! This is a cute little flake for sure.


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