Friday, July 24, 2009
Small applique Butterflies
Small Butterfly Appliques
Small amounts of 4ply cotton thread.
2.00mm crochet hook.
You can use any thickness of thread, adjusting hook to suit.
Abbreviation - see directions below pattern
Ch = chain
Sc = single crochet
Slst = slip stitch
Dc = Double crochet
Dtr = Double treble
Commence with 8 ch
Sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch ( 4sc in total), work 3ch fasten off. This creates second antennae.
Using main color.
Join in 1st sc of body. (Note wings are worked on both sides of sc in body)
Into this sc work (5 ch , 1 dtr, 3ch , slst in 1st ch,(picot made),1 dtr, 5ch ,1 slst ) Top wing made.
Slst in next chain- work (3ch,1 dc, 1 picot,1 dc, 3ch, slst) in same ch.
Draw up a large loop, inserting hook into 3rd sc on opposite side, take loop under body and draw through sc.
Into this sc work (3ch, 1dc,1 picot,1dc,3ch, slst)
Slst into next sc.
Work 5ch, 1dtr,1pc,1dtr,5ch ,slst.
Fasten off.Sew off threads- one butterfly created.
Note if you prefer you can fasten of after lower wing has been created and rejoin into 3rd sc with slst on opposite side of sc.
Pattern is for personal use only and not for resale.
For more detailed descriptions of stitches refer to CrochetPatternCentral.
http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/stitches.php -note dtr will be found under trebles.
Following stitches are required.
Chain stitch (ch)-
Yarn over hook and pull through loop
Slip stitch (slst)
Insert hook into stitch, yarn over hook and draw up a loop through both the stitch and the
loop on your hook. (sl st completed)
Double crochet (dc)
Yarn over hook, insert hook into stitch yarn over hook and draw up a loop. (3 loops on hook)
Yarn over and draw through 2 loops on your hook. (2 loops left on the hook)
Yarn over and draw through the last 2 loops on your hook. (1dc completed)
Double trebles (dtr)-
Yarn over hook three times, then insert hook into ch or sc.
Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch - five loops on the hook.
Loop yarn over hook and draw through two loops, (there are now four loops remaining on the hook),
*yarn over hook and draw through two loops**, repeat * to ** twice more. (1dtr completed)
Picot stitch (pc)
Ch 3, slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook. (1pc completed)