Monday, April 15, 2013

Butterfly Beanies

I posted some of my items online for sale on my local Facebook Swap Meet, and I had someone ask me for something I had never done. So, of course, I took the challenge because it's always fun to learn something new. Plus, she wanted something butterfly themed, so I couldn't pass that up!

This was the one I made for her.....

And, after I had started on it, I also discovered some really cute baby yarn that had shimmery yarn weaved in with it. And, so I made this version too....

(Every pattern that I currently have available to download is in Word format and is downloadable on my Scribd. If I do not have a pattern there, then I do not have a downloadable version of it. Please do not e-mail me with requests of patterns, as I most likely will not even check my e-mail. I apologize for this but I have a full-time job now and no longer keep up with the pattern requests. Thanks, and here is the link to my Scribd:

I used the General Beanie Pattern that I like to use for my hats, but added a row of white sc stitches for a border. The butterfly pattern I got free on a blog here and I also listed the instructions below a little edited because a couple things had been repeated in the original pattern. 

(Look at my post Diaper Cover Patterns for more about my diaper covers).

Butterfly Applique (edited some)
Sl st and then chain 6. Join to form a circle.
Round 1: Chain 3 (this will count as your first DC), 2 DC into the circle, chain 1, *3 DC, ch 1* (repeat this set 6 more times), join the round. (8 sets of 3 DC's).   
Round 2: Chain 2 (this will count as the first DC), 2 DC into the same ch-1 space, ch 1, 3 DC into the same ch-1 space, *3 DC, ch 1, 3 DC* into each ch-1 space, join the round. (8 sets of 6 DC’s separated by a ch-1 space)
(Your piece should be quite ruffled at this point, so don't worry.)
Round 3: Chain 2 (This will count as your first DC),  7 DC into the same ch-1 space, SC in the stitch in between the two ch-1 spaces, *8 DC into each ch-1 space, SC in between*, join the round. (8 sets of 8 DC’s in each ch-1 space)
Finish off, leaving a long tail to sew your butterfly together.
Finishing: Fold your round ruffled circle in half, aligning each set of four wings with the tail at the bottom. Sew up the center until you reach the inner circle of Round 1.

For Antennae
Chain 25, SC in the second chain from the hook and in the next 4, sl st in the next 14, and SC in the last 5.  Finish off, leaving a long tail for sewing onto the butterfly.
Finishing: Fold the antennae in half and sew at the top of the butterfly.

******Credit is given where due, I don't claim any patterns to be mine that are not. If you use this pattern please link back to Butterfly’s Creations, please do not claim patterns as your own that are not yours. I also ask that you do not repost my pattern, it takes quite a bit of time to count everything out and type these up so please give credit where it's due. *****

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