26 February 2024

Snowflake Monday

Leave it to me to be snowflake-inspired by a six-pointed object!

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

Odysseus Snowflake Instructions

Ch 24. Taking care not to twist chain, sl st in starting ch to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), [1 dc in each of next n3xt 3 ch, 2 dc in next ch] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 2: Ch 9 (counts as 1 dc and [ch 7), sk next 4 dc, 1 dc in next dc] 6 times, omitting last dc of final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 2.

Round 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), [1 sc in each of next 7 ch, 1 sc in next dc] 6 times, omitting last sc of final repeat; sl st in starting ch.
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Round 4: [Ch 7, sk next 3 sc, 1 trtr in next next sc, ch 4, sl st in 4th ch from hook, 6 sc in ch 3 ring just made, sl st in top of trtr (ring picot made), ch 7, sk next 3 sc, sl st in next sc] 6 times; bind off. Weave in ends.

NOTE: This snowflake might be adorable worked with six large beads on the points instead of the ring picots or perhaps even glued onto the ring picots after stiffening.

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. Well of course you were snowflake inspired by that! Great interpretation in crochet. And yes, it would look adorable with beads. :)


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