Saturday, October 20, 2012

Flutter Flutter Flutter...

It's been awhile since I've posted anything - I've been busy with L & M and trying to get some presents finished. Not really very good excuses, but they're all I have. Anyway, to make up for it, I thought this time, I would share with you some lovely butterflies that one of the ladies from the Krista group made.

Sue spent quite a bit of time at a hospital recently while her daughter underwent surgery. To fill in the hours, she yarnbombed the place with some butterflies. I think they are gorgeous and hopefully cheered up the day of the other visitors.

What do you think? Would one of these cheer up your day? If so, you're in luck because Sue has graciously shared her pattern with the group and has given me permission to share it with everyone who reads this blog! Hooray for Sue!

Sue's butterfly (© Sue Taylor SmocknBird 2012)
Start with a magic circle or 5 ch joined into a circle
Round 1: 3ch 2dc, 2ch *3dc 2ch* 4x( – 5 3dc groups) 2ch turn work – do not join
Round 2: *3dc 2ch 3dc into 2ch space* 4 X 2ch and join with a slip stitch into top of treb le of previous round. Turn work
Round 3: Work *5 dc into 2ch space, 3ch make picot by sl st into first ch, 5 dc, sl st into space between 3dc groups of previous round* repeat 3X
Slip stitch down to the V. Tighten thread from magic circle but do not weave it – we are going to use it for one of the antennae. Using the working thread cut off about 12 “.
Pull through loop to fasten off.
Wrap thread around body of butterfly about 4 -5 X. Knot both threads together at the top and trim ends to desired length for antennae.
Your butterfly is complete!

I also have a pdf of the pattern that includes step by step photos but can't work out how to upload a pdf to my blog, so if you want a copy, leave me a comment with your email address and I'll send one off to you. Otherwise you'll have to wait till I make a couple of my own and take some pictures to post up!