Our sixth annual Snowflake Day/Make a Snowflake Day was February 6, and we celebrated with our annual Snowflake Ball. We enjoyed our first virtual gathering! It was so fun to crochet with Sisters (and Brothers!) of the Snowflake! Each of us worked on a snowflake or other crochet or tatting project while we relished in the company of others who love snowflakes as much as each of us do!
We basked in shared memories of doilies, doilies on couch backs and armrests (often held in place by stick pins!), crochet towel toppers that buttoned around oven handles, hankies with crocheted edgings, and crochet edgings on pillow cases, sometimes featuring an embroidered Southern belle with a crocheted skirt.
Today's pattern was designed during our Snowflake Ball. Inspiration came from a poster by Don Komarechka right near my computer.
Several of us on the "call" or in the "room", me included, would love to learn to tat, and two of our participants are tatters! I don't know when it will happen, but we are planning future virtual gatherings to learn to tat! Perhaps I will one day have a tatted snowflake pattern here to share!
Somewhere, I have my grandmother's tatting shuttle. I also have one from my friend Shonna, plus one from an aunt who has Alzheimer's and can no longer tat. But all I could find in time for today's blog post is one I bought who knows when.
Also, I was so busy working from home and trying to help Lizard with PT (because we ran out of benefits in August) during November and December, I missed the six zeroes when my blog hit the eight million visitor mark. I noticed in October I was getting close, and I meant to pay more attention. Too many other things took precedence. It's the first time I've totally missed the turning of the nines! And boy, did I miss this one by a longshot!
So now I guess I’m waiting for 8,100,000. And perhaps I'll have to work out a five zero snowflake pattern…
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
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 a Snowflake Instructions
Make magic ring.
Round 1: [Pc in ring, ch 3] 6 times; sl st in top of starting pc. Pull magic circle tight.
Round 2: Ch 5 (counts as 1 dc and ch 3), [1 dc in top of next pc, ch 15, sl st in 11th ch from hook, ch 3, sk next 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, * 1 dc in top of same pc, ch 3] 6 times, ending * on final repeat; sl st in 2nd ch of starting ch 5.
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Round 3: Sl st around Round 2 starting ch 2 that counts as dc, ch 2 and work pc around same ch 2, [1 pc around next Round 2 dc, ch 2, sl st around same dc, ch 2, sl st into next spoke ch 3 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in same sp, ch 3, sl st in same sp, sl st into next ch 10 spoke point, ch 10, sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same spoke ch 10 point, ch 10, sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in same spoke ch 10 point, ch 8, sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, sl st in same spoke ch 10 point, sl st in next spoke ch 3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, sl st in same sp, ch 2, * sl st around next Round 2 dc, ch 2, work 1 pc around same dc] 6 times, ending * on final repeat; sl st around Round 2 starting ch 2; 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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