Monarch Butterfly Fridgies
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2012 Maggie Weldon
Size: 5-1/2” wide x 3” tall
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn – Small amounts of 18 yards Variegated Blue (MC) and 10 yards Black (CC). One piece of black chenille stem.
Crochet Hook: Size F, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: Rnd 1 = 1-1/2”
Shell: (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st.
Rnd 1 (right side): With MC, ch 10, join with sl st to form ring, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 23 dc in ring; join with a sl st in first dc. (24 dc)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st as joining, skip 2 sts, (shell in next st, skip 2 sts) 7 times.
Rnd 3: Sl st in next 2 dc and ch-3 sp, ch 3,(4 dc, ch 3, 5 dc) in space of shell (large wing made), * sc between 2 shells, (5 dc, ch 3, 5 dc) in ch-3 sp of next shell (another large wing made), sc between 2 shells, 9 dc in ch-3 sp of next shell (small wing made), sc between 2 shells, 9 dc in ch-3 sp of next shell (another small wing made), sc between 2 shells *, (5 dc, ch 3, 5 dc) in ch-3 sp of next shell, rep from * to * once; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (8 wings) Finish off.
Rnd 4: Right Side Facing, join CC in any dc, ch 1, sc in each dc around working 6 sc in each ch-3 space; join with sl st in first sc. Finish off and weave ends.
Fold Butterfly in half, wrong side facing matching large wings with large wings and small wings with small wings as shown in picture. Fold Chenille Stem in half. Place fold at lower center of body between 2 small wings as shown in picture. Twist Chenille at center top of body. Curl ends.
Maggie Suggests: Wrap the chenille around the end of a crochet hook in a tight spiral to form the body as shown in the Green Butterfly photo.
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