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Head Huggers: Adornment Pattern: B1

Nellie's Crochet Butterfly

Pattern Design graciously donated by Nellie Siskin
Flower Photo
For a child's cap using these,
see Nellie's Butterfly Garden

Materials:

Directions:

Row 1: Ch 13; sl st in first ch to form a foundation ring.

Row 2: Ch 3 (this counts as first dc). 2 dc, ch 2 on foundation ring to form first group of 3 dc. *3 dc, ch 2* around the foundation ring until there are 8 set of 3 dc, ch 2. Sl st last ch into top of the original ch 3 to close the circle.

Row 3: Sl st across top of first set of 3 dc to first space between sets. Ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in first space (making total of 6 dc, ch 2 in that space). Ch 2. *3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next space. Ch 2*. Repeat ** in each of next 6 spaces. Sl st last ch into top of the original ch 3 to close the circle. You should have 16 spaces formed in this round.

Row 4: Scalloped edge - 8 dc in first space. Sl st into next space. Repeat around to make 8 scallops. End with a sl st into last space. Finish off.

(I like to finish off one thread of yarn by untwisting the thread, splitting it into two sections, looping one section under a nearby loop of the piece, and then tying it into a tight square knot. The threads can be cut very close to the knot and the knot remains very small.)

construction step photo
construction step photo

Fold butterfly in half, right side showing.

Fold chenille wired stem in half and loop over center of butterfly. Twist to fasten, shaping ends on top as antennae.

construction step photo
construction step photo

Butterflies shown were hand made by Nellie Siskin