Thursday, 13 September 2012

Shining Blue Nymph Butterfly Charted Design

by Sandi Marshall

Crochet Instructions

  • Worsted weight yarn: 1 oz. white, 1 oz. black, 
  • 1/2 oz. medium bright blue 
  • optional metallic blue thread
Size G crochet hook
Guage: 4 stitches = 1 inch, 4 rows = 1 inch
Apprx. size of each finished square = 10 inches

With white yarn, chain 41.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.(40 sc)
Rows 2 - 4: sc in ea st across.
Row 5: Begin chart at first row on the chart. (plain row)
Rows 6 - 37: Continue to follow chart.
After completing all rows on the chart:
Rows 38 - 40: With white yarn, sc in ea st across.
End off.

Using a straight stitch, with black yarn or embroidery floss, embroider antennae as indicated in blue on the chart.

Another way is to crochet the square entirely in the background color in single crochet (or in afghan stitch) and then, with yarn, using a large-eye needle, cross stitch the butterfly design on, following the chart, in the indicated yarn colors.

Note: To print out the pattern, without printing the rest of the feature, go here.