Monday, May 2, 2011

Small Butterfly

As I was making the Flowered headbands for my teenage daughter, I wanted to do something different and cute for my little toddlers.  I love butterflies, so this is what I came up with.  I just left a chain on the back, so it can slide on a headband, or I can use a clip.  My other idea for them is to hang some sheer material from the ceiling above their beds to make a canopy and then pin a few butterflies to the material.  I haven't gotten all the materials to complete this project, but that is something I want to accomplish this summer. 

Materials: yarn and pipecleaner

Directions:
Chain 6 and slip stich in the first chain to form a ring. 
Chain 3, 4 Tr, Chain 3, slipstitch in ring (1st inner wing)
Chain 3, 4 Tr, Chain 3, slipstitch in ring (2nd inner wing)
Chain 3, 2 Tr, Chain 3, slipstitch in top of last Tr (to form point)

2 Tr, Chain 3, slipstitch in ring
Chain 3, 2 Dbl, Chain 3, sl st in top of last Dbl, 2 Tr, Chain 3
Slip stitch in ring
2 sl st in original ch 3
12 Dbl in between 2nd & 3rd Dbl of wing



Sl st in space between wings


2 Sl st in Ch 3 sp, 12 Dbl in between 2nd & 3rd Dbl of next wing
Sl st in space between wings
Chain 3, turn butterfly over and sl st directly accross between wings. 
Fasten off
Insert Pipecleaner and shape



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