Sunday, 15 July 2012

Crochet Butterfly Tutorial

I found this wonderful tutorial on crochet butterflies and they turn out adorable!! The only thing is that the pattern is in UK terms, so I wanted to write it out in US terms--but here is the original tutorial

And these are the ones I just made:

I used embroidery thread/floss, and a 3.25mm / D hook.

Make a magic circle, or join a chain 6 together.

Round 1:

Make 4 groups of *3dc, 2ch, 3dc, 2ch*

Join with a slip stitch in the top of the first double crochet.

 Round 2:

Chain 3, then make (3dc, 2ch, 3dc) into the next 2ch gap
Make (3dc, 2ch, 3dc) in the following six 2ch gaps.
In the last gap make (3dc, 2ch, 2dc) and join with a slip stitch in the top of the 3ch – the 3ch you made at the beginning of the round, acts as a double crochet. 
You should have 8 groups of (3dc, 2ch, 3dc)

Round 3:

8dc in the following 2ch (the peak of the 'petal') then a slip stitch into the next gap (the space between the two 'petals'). Repeat this all the way around until you have eight groups of 8dc.

Join with a slip stitch into the last space. Fasten off.  Leave the tail long enough to sew the butterfly together and to sew on the antennae.


Make a chain in the length that you’d like your antennae to be (remember it will be folded in half). Fasten off and sew in the ends. Fold it in the middle.
Fold the flower shape you've made, in the middle, to create a butterfly shape. 
Now use the tail left over to sew up the middle of the butterfly and to attach the antennae.

and voila! You have a cute butterfly for your hair, clothes, accessories--sky's the limit! Please go to maries making's blog for the picture tutorial and UK terms!


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