04 December 2023

Snowflake Monday

Today is a bit of a celebration because this is the final (planned) snowflake inspired by my 2023 crochet temperature project motif!

I did it!!! I designed a dozen unique snowflakes based on one pattern!!!

We've been watching live northern lights in Scandinavia, Canada, Alaska and Iceland for a few weeks now, and now we've also got some live volcanic Icelandic streaming video, too. So the Icelandic word for dozen seemed like a great name for today's snowflake.

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

Tugi 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 10, 1 dc in 7th ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, pc in ring] 5 times; ch 1, 1 tr in top of starting pc to form 6th ch 3 sp of Round; 1 fsc (foundation sc), 1 fhdc (foundation hdc), 1 fdc (foundation dc), ch 3, 1 tr in bottom of fdc to form 6th ch 6 loop of Round. (NOTE: If foundation crochet is too difficult, complete 6th spoke same as previous 5 spokes, sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2; bind off. Begin 2nd Round by working dc into top of any ch 6 loop instead of beginning with ch 5.) Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: 3 sc over post of tr directly below, [ch 10, 1 dc in 7th ch from hook, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 1, in next ch 6 tip work (3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc] 6 times, omitting last 3 sc and last 2 ch of final repeat; 1 dc in starting sc to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.

Round 3: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dc directly below, [9 dc in next ch 6 loop, in next ch 3 tip work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc)] 6 times, omitting last 3 dc and last 2 ch of final repeat; 1 dc in starting dc to form 6th ch 3 tip of Round.
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Round 4: 1 sc over post of dc directly below, [sk next 6 dc, 2 dtr and 2 tr in next dc, in next dc work (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc), 2 tr and 2 dtr in next dc, in next ch 3 tip work (1 sc, ch 12, 1 sc)] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; 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.

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