Showing posts with label Butterfly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Butterfly. Show all posts

Monday, January 21, 2013

Butterfly Crochet Sapelo








Butterfly Crochet Sapelo

Written by +Teresa Richardson 

Video Tutorial:  
Butterfly Crochet Sapelo 

Video Tutorial: Butterfly Crochet Sapelo Left Hand Version

 Skill Level - Easy

Abbreviations
DC - Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch


Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Chenille Wire or Pipe Cleaner

Chain 5, join
Round 1:  CH 1, 3 DC, Chain 8, 3 DC, CH 5, 3 DC, CH 5, 3 DC, CH 8, join with the first stitch. SL ST to the center DC. 

Round 2: Work 8 DC in the chain loop, Work 8 DC in the chain loop.  *SL ST in center DC.  In the next CH 5 loop, work 5 DC, CH 3, SL ST in same stitch, Work 5 DC in same chain, complete twice from *.  SL ST in center DC.  Work 8 DC in the chain loop, Work 8 DC in the chain loop. Sl ST in center DC, cut yarn, pull through. 

Wrap and shape wire around center.  Shape antenna.

If you don't have wire available, you can cut several strands together, tie to center.  Separate strands at top and knot for antenna.  See image above for example.

If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet

You can find my page on Google+ +Crochet Geek 







Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Crochet Butterfly Sadie




Crochet Butterfly Fiona +CROCHET GEEK 

How to make a crochet Butterfly



Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: 
Crochet Butterfly Sadie


Video Tutorial: Crochet Butterfly Sadie Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


Abbreviations

DC - Double Crochet

SL ST - Slip Stitch
SC - Single Crochet


Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Optional: Chenille Wire stem for butterfly body
Optional: Magnet

Chain 5, join

Round 1: Chain 1 (won't count as a stitch), *2 DC through the chain, Chain 3, continue around from * 8 times total. Join with the beginning stitch. ( 8 sets of 2 DC, CH 3)

Round 2:  Work a slip stitch between the double crochet.  Work a chain 1, *SC between the DC. Working in the next chain 3 space, work 4 DC, CH 3, SL ST to DC, 4 DC in same space. Complete from * a total of 8 times.  Join with the beginning stitch.  ( 8 sets of 4 DC, CH 3 join, 4 DC, SC between DC)

Upon completion, you will fold and align the double crochet together so there are 4 sections on each side.  Sew together so they stay in place. Knot secure and sew in the tails.

Chenille Stem:  Approximately 8 inches.  Align around the butterfly.  Twist at the top and shape antenna. 

Magnet: Glue a magnet to the back for using on a refrigerator or magnetic board.



If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet

Beginner Crochet Stitches and Techniques

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