11 March 2024

Snowflake Monday

We call it graupel here in the United States. But I think I like the Swedish word better!

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

Kornsnö Flake Instructions

Make magic ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in ring, [ch 6, sl st in top of 6th ch from hook (picot loop made), 2 dc in ring] 5 times; 1 sc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, ch 2, 1 dtr in sc to form 6th picot of Round. Pull magic circle tight.

Round 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc over post of dtr directly below, [in next picot loop work (3 dc, ch 8, sl st in 8th ch from hook (picot loop made), 3 dc)] 5 times; 3 dc in next ch 5 loop, 1 sc in 2nd ch of starting ch 2, ch 3, 1 trtr in sc to form 6th picot loop of Round.
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Round 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), over post of trtr directly below work (1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 trtr), [1 tr in gap between next 2 3/dc groups, in next picot loop work (1 trtr, 1 dtr, 1 tr, 1 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch, [ch 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 4 ch] 4 times, working back down spoke sl st in next 2 ch, * 1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 trtr] 6 times, ending * on final repeat; sl st in starting ch; bind off. Weave in ends.

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.

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