09 October 2023

Snowflake Monday

Pink October once more. How did that happen so quickly??? Seems like just yesterday I was hoping we might get to make a small trip this summer. Now the whole summer is gone! Where did it go???

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: 4 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

Melt My Heart Snowflake Instructions

Make magic ring.


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, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made), ch 9, 1 dc n 3rd ch from hook (dc picot made)] 5 times; pc in ring, yo 4 times and draw up loop through top of starting pc, ]yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times to begin creating 12th and final dc picot of Round, yo and draw up loop through top of starting pc, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook to complete final dc picot of Round, [yo and draw through 2 loops on hook] 2 times to complete final "dc" at bottom of 6th ch 8 tip, ch 4, 1 trtr in base of "dc" to form 6th ch 8 tip of Round. If this non-conventional final tip is too confusing, just work the 6th tip the same as the rest, then bind off and begin Round 2 at top of any ch 8 tip. Don't pull magic circle too tight.

Round 2: 1 sc over post of trtr directly below, [ch 10, in next ch 8 tip work (1 sc, ch 16, 1 sc in 3rdc ch from hook, ch 13, 1 sc] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting sc; bind off. Weave in ends.

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Finish: I've been stiffening my flakes with undiluted, full-strength water soluble school glue for quite a while now, and I've been squishing the glue onto and throughout each flake with my fingers (yucky mess!!!) instead of gingerly painting the flakes with glue. Yes, it's a mess. But it's faster. And stiffer.

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. I don't know where summer went, but I miss it!

    Love-ly snowflake.


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