28 August 2023

Snowflake Monday

One of my favorite snowflake things to do these days is experiment with ways to pin the points. I love when I can come up with something new (at least to me) and exciting. Today's snowflake fits the bill perfectly.

I would absolutely love to see how you pin your points on this one. I'll bet you can come up with just as many ideas as me!

It's been pretty hot here in my neck of the plains meet foothills, and the peppers in my raised bed garden are outstanding. That's how I came up with this week's snowflake name. I grew up in "muy caliente" country, and the name of today's snowflake brings back SO many youthful memories.

Nevertheless, snow could happen here in 30 days. Yes, I'm hoping. I want my garden to last as long as possible, but I would happily pick all my peppers and dry them for winter if we were to receive a blanket of white!

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: 5.5 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

Caliente 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] 5 times; pc in ring, ch 1, 1 dc in top of first pc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 11 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 9), 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 hdc in each of next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 3 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 11.
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Round 3: Sl st in gap between Round 2 ch 2 that counts as dc and next dc, [ch 8, 1 sc in sc tip of spoke, ch 12, sl st in sc, ch 15, sl st in sc, ch 12, sl st in sc, ch 8, working back down spoke, skip next 6 st, sl st in gap between next 2 dc] 6 times; 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. That is a great name for a really great snowflake!

    Not yet longing for snow here, but very aware that the year is drawing down.


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