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
Pc= Picot

Using contrast.
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. -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)


elineof said...

Very lovley butterfly! I will try making it! Thanks for shareing.

Best wishes,

sue said...

thank you let me know if you have any problems with the pattern.
Its the first time I have published a pattern.
My usual patterns at home consist of a series of strokes and dashes that only I know what they mean.

Catherine/Yarncat said...

Cute butterfly!Thanks!!

cabin + cub said...

so cute! i juts learned to crochet basic stitches... will have to work my way up to learning a pattern.. eep!


So lovely!
been enjoying some of your posts, adore the charming design... feel free to drop by ok! Lovely week to you as well...

sue said...

Thank you for the lovely comments,my main hope is my instructions make sense.

Reegis75 said...

Hi NanaSue. I so desperately want to make this beautiful butterfly but I'm at a loss. I need more detailed instruction. I am a beginner and I'm getting used to learning how to read patterns. I made the antennae but the body I'm not sure how to begin. Am I continuing off the antennae? How do I work this simple butterfly. Please help

sue said...

Hi the 3 sc are the body so you are joining into the 1st sc below the antenna. You fasten off when you have completed the antenna

adia823 said...

Thank you.....very cute... mine look a bit different, but i am left handed so it is either that or i messed up, but it looks like a butterfly to me

thank you again...

sue said...

I am not so sure how they would look for a left handed crochet but am happy you like them