10 April 2023

Snowflake Monday

I displayed a handful of newly crocheted snowflakes that need names to Lizard last month, asking for suggestions. He said I need to finish up the 14ers. And he's right! I may not be able to climb any more 14ers, at least with my favorite partner, but that doesn't mean I can't finish my series of 14er snowflakes.

Lizard and I reached the summit of Sunshine Peak our fourth year together. It remains to this day one of my rare double ascents, or two peaks in one day.

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 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

Sunshine Peak 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. Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: Ch 7 (counts as 1 sc and [ch 6]), sk next dc, 1 sc in next dc] 5 times; ch 2, sk next dc, 1 tr in 1 ch of starting ch 7 to form 6th ch 6 petal of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of tr directly below, [in next ch 6 petal work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc)] 5 times; 3 dc in next ch 6 petal, ch 1, 1 dc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2 to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.
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Round 4: Ch 4 (counts as 1 sc and [ch 3), in next gap between 3/dc shells work (1 dc, ch 5, 1 dc), ch 3, 1 sc in next ch 3 tip] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in 1st ch of starting ch 4.
NOTE: Binding off here makes an adorable little flake.

Round 5: [In next ch 3 sp work (1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc), in next ch 5 tip work (1 dc, ch 3, sl st in top of dc just made, 1 tr, ch 3, sl st in top of tr just made, 1 dtr, ch 3, sl st in top of dtr just made, 1 trtr, ch 3, sl st in top of trtr just made, 1 trtr, ch 5, sl st in top of trtr just made, [1 trtr, ch 3, sl st in top of trtr just made] 2 times, 1 dtr, ch 3, sl st in top of dtr just made, 1 tr, ch 3, sl st in top of tr just made, 1 dc), in next ch 3 sp work (1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc), ch 7, 1 sc in 6th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in sc, ch 5, sl st in sc (tri-picot made), sl st in next ch] 6 times; 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.

1 comment :

  1. At first that snowflake really reminded me of grape hyacinths! Then I saw the Sunshine Peak photo and recognized the trees. Either way it is exquisite.


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