F-f-freezing

*Brrrr*
Snow and winter are definitely the theme of the week. With epic snowfall in the news, and enforced ‘enjoyment’ of Disney’s Frozen (repeatedly) it’s hard to avoid the theme really. On top of which I’ve been furiously making fingerless mittens ahead of a craft fair in December.

My friend Cymraes has also caught the freezing bug and this week posted about her experience of Freezer Spells

If you haven’t heard of this form of spell you are missing out. Apart from the deliciously horrified looks you get when announcing you intend to ‘put someone on ice’ they are incredibly effective spell for removing a negative influences (person, object or habit) from your life.

As the Welsh blogmistress explains the process is so simple. Write it all down and bung it in the back of the freezer and you’re done. The important part is the intent to completely freeze said person, habit or object out of your life. It’s also important to forget it is there.

You can add elements like binding the name in black thread or really put the ice on by soaking the paper in water before putting it in the freezer (just be sure to use a water resistant ink).

Going back to the Frozen theme I have written a quick pattern for a snowflake appliqué which was small enough to go on the back of Two Little Cs Simple Fingerless Gloves but solid enough not to catch and snag.

Below I have written the patterns for two six point flakes with a first round of 12sc but you can easily adjust this to 10 for a five pointed star or 14 and 16 from 7 and 8 points respectively. Have fun playing with them and check back as at time of posting I have a vague idea for a third snowflake however I haven’t had time to try it out.

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Materials
Odds of dk
3.5 mm hook
Wool Needle

Stitches Used
MC – Magic Circle
Chain
Slip Stitch
Single Crochet
Double Crochet

Small Snowflake#1
Form a mc, chain 1 and 12 sc into the mc. Draw up and slp stitch into 1 chain.

Chain 3 skip 1 stitch sc into next stitch. Repeat around until you have six 3 chain spaces. Slip stitch into the original 3 chain.

Chain 3, 2dc into the 3 chain space. Chain 3 and slip stitch into the 3rd chain from hook (picot). 3 dc into the 3 chain space and slip stitch into the dc of the previous round. (3dc, picot, 3dc, slip stitch into ) in each 3 chain space until the end and slip stitch into the original 3 chain. Fasten off.

Snowflake#2
Form a mc, chain 1 and 12 sc into the mc. Draw up and slp stitch into 1 chain.

Chain 3 skip 1 stitch sc into next stitch. Repeat around until you have six 3 chain spaces. Slip stitch into the original 3 chain.

Chain 1 and dc into the 3 chain space. Chain 3 and 2dc into the next 3 chain space. Repeat around until the end and slip stitch into first chain.
Slip stitch into the first 3 chain space. Chain 3, 2dc into the 3 chain space. Chain 3 and slip stitch into the 3rd chain from hook (picot). 3 dc into the 3 chain space and slip stitch into the dc of the previous round. (3dc, picot, 3dc, slip stitch into ) in each 3 chain space until the end and slip stitch into the original 3 chain. Fasten off.

As ever please feel free to use this pattern on items you sell, donate, gift whatever but if sharing it please link back to this post to maintain my intellectual property rights.

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About knotmagick

Weaving Magick and Crochet in the madhouse I call home. I am a devotee of Hekate and a follower of Pan.
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