Posted by: mspremiseconclusion | December 10, 2011

Snowflake Mania!

OK. So I’ve been a little obsessed with snowflakes recently. I discovered this amazing directory of snowflake patterns linked from a fantastic blog called Snowcatcher. I seriously recommend checking this out. This woman has mad snowflake-making skills. There are over 100 snowflake patterns on that directory and they are all unique. Amaze-balls.

I started experimenting with some patterns using the only white yarn that I had lying around: acrylic worsted weight. So, the first two are a little on the chunky side.

Snowflakes1

But then I went to Michaels (with coupon in hand) and purchased by first ball of skinny cotton yarn! Armed with the cotton, I went to town on more snowflakes.

Snowflakes2

One amusing thing I learned: don’t rub your eyes while you’re crocheting with this stuff because the mascara that rubs off on your fingers will show up on the snowflake. And it won’t come out easily. Rats.

Snowflakes3

I stiffened the snowflakes by painting on a glue and water mixture. I bought some sparkles today at the craft store, so I’m planning on experimenting with them on my next two, which aren’t stiffened yet. I’m also planning on attaching a red ribbon to the tops of them, so they can be hung on a Christmas tree.

Snowflakes4

I’ve been leaving the snowflakes to dry on wax paper on the kitchen counter. They’ve sort of been taking over the kitchen lately… Mark’s starting to get a little worried. He’s asked, ‘Is this a new thing?’ (Knowing my track record on crafting obsessions, that’s a fair question.) I’ve assured him that I’m giving them all away for Christmas, so he doesn’t have to worry. Well, maybe I’ll keep just a few…

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  1. They’re beautiful! Well done. I wish I’d started all of my gift making MUCH earlier this year so I could add this to my project list. :)

  2. This is so pretty! I hope I still have enough time to make a few :)
    xo,
    wink

  3. Thanks! The great thing about these is that they’re really fast to make (even if you’re running low on Christmas time), the dangerous thing is that they are addictive! ;)

  4. Your snowflakes turned out so cool, and the chunky ones are about the best chunky ones I’ve ever seen. That Pac Man ghost, though, is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!!!

  5. Muchas gracias. Me has ayudado mucho. ^______^

  6. I really like your chunky ones! Where did you find the pattern for the larger one. I looked on the Snowcatcher Snowflake Directory and I don’t think it’s there unless I just not seeing it. I would appreciate info on where I can get the pattern. Thank you.

    • The big one in the first picture is King’s Crown and the big one in the second picture is Golden Anniversary.

  7. Where do I find the pattern?

  8. Great… what I use to stiffen mine, make a potatoe starch gravy and add a bit of glue. They dry fast but not on wax paper. You can get big sheets of green flower forms and pin your snowflakes down to make them look how they should.
    Potatoe starch dries clear… cornstarch or flour are milky. You can add salt into your water before you cook it for a different affect.
    The gravy is 2 tbsp starch to a cup of water cooked on a stove or microwave. Wisk often if done in microwave and constant if done on the stove. It only takes a few minutes to make and than add about a 1/4 cup of glue.
    It works the best while still warm so I do a bunch at a time.

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  10. what kind/size of yarn did you use for the chunky ones. I love the large one in your first picture!!


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