A friend and I made these butterflies 22 years ago. We put a treat with them and gave them to kids in the hospital. I don't know where the original pattern came from, but here is the pattern I have used this last month. These are cute to hang on the wall as decor, or glue a magnet to the back to put on your fridge for a springtime touch. My toddlers also like to play with them.
Materials: yarn and 1 pipe cleaner
Size: 3" tall x 4" wide
Note: (*ch 2 counts as 1 DC)
Chain 8 and join together with a slip stich
2 DC in ring, chain 1
*** 3 DC, ch 1 (in ring)***Repeat until you have 8 clusters total
slip stich in firts ch 2 to connect.
Chain 2* and turn
2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC in first ch1 space
3DC, CH 1, 3Dc in each of the next CH1 spaces
CH 1, turn
SC in CH1 space
***10 DC in next CH1 space then
SC in next CH1 space *** repeat around
End with sl st in beginning CH1 space. Cut, tie off and hide remaining yarn.
Fold in half and insert pipe cleaner in hole of butterfly