Crochet a Pretty Butterfly
By Gloria Deeser
The scrap crochet pattern for this pretty butterfly is a quick way to use up scrap yarn – add a magnet to use as a fridgie or a straight stick to use as a butterfly plant poke.
What you will need:
Size G crochet hook
Small amount of 4-ply yarn
(Choose at least 2 colors of yarn)
one large chenille stem
Ch 8 and connect with slip stitch, ch 3
row 1: Put 23 DC in the circle, join to the top of the ch 3, finish off and add second color..ch 3
row 2: In the space right next to the ch 3 put 2 dc and 1 ch and 3 dc
*skip 3 dc and in between the stitches put 3 dc and ch 1 and 3 dc* repeat till their are 8 clusters made..join to the top of the ch 3…ch 1
row 3: In the next ch space put *8 dc, skip 3 dc and put 1 sc in that space* continue around till the end join and fasten off…add 1 st color used and ch 1
row 4 sc around the butterfly and join in the ch 1 and fasten off
To finish, fold the butterfly in half. Take the large pipe cleaner and fold in half and then fold turn to make a small circle then put the pipe cleaner around the middle of the butterfly. Curl the ends of the pipe cleaner. I use the crochet hook and twist it around that.