Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Crochet Butterfly Applique



I spent several hours searching for a good butterfly applique pattern. None satisfied me. They either had a giant hole in the middle, or it looked more like a flower instead of a butterfly. I finally found a photograph of one that I liked, and came up with this pattern. This butterfly is a little complex than most. But it is also better than most.
Works out to be 1 inch wide using size 10 thread and size 7 crochet hook.

You start with a Ch 5, and the 3rd ch from the hook is like the center of the butterfly, and the wings are worked in a round.
Pattern:
Ch 5, leaving a long tail.
3 Dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, sl st in next ch (We will call this ch the CENTER CH), ch 1, 3 dc in next ch, ch 2, sl st to CENTER CH. [FINISHED BOTTOM WINGS]
ch 7, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 tr in next 2 ch, 1 dc in last 2 ch, sl st to CENTER CH. [FINISHED ONE TOP WING]
Repeat TOP WING once more. [FINISHED SECOND TOP WING]
Ch 5 for first antenna. Fasten off. Pull tail from beginning through first ch of antenna. Ch 4, fasten off.
Weave in ends, or trim.
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