14 August 2023

Snowflake Monday

Today's snowflake name might be more appropriate in winter during a traffic-halting blizzard, but the weather word describes how I felt after designing my prototype and noticing a pretty big booboo while pinning, then making a second flake and noticing yet another even bigger booboo while pinning. Sort of made me want to give up! Plus, it's been rather hot here, and you know I'm not a fan of the 90s, right?

Boy, is that a loaded question or what?!?

Trainwreck Snowpocalypse Snowflakes

Nevertheless, I think it's a very pretty flake. (When done right!!!) Crocheting this pattern has a bit of a bitter aftertaste for me. I hope it goes more smoothly for you!

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

Snowpocalypse Snowflake Instructions


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.

Make magic ring.

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

Round 2: Ch 2, [1 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 12, 1 dc in 8th ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 2, 1 dc in same ch 3 sp, 1 dc in next ch 3 sp] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.
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Round 3: Sl st into gap between Round 2 ch 2 that counts as dc and next dc, ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 2), in next ch 7 loop work (3 sc, ch 3, 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, ch 10, 1 tr, ch 15, 1 tr, ch 10, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 2, 3 sc) ch 2, 1 dc in next gap between Round 2 dcs] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; 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.

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