Thursday, 17 May 2012

Tried and Tested Tip Number 9 [Crochet Butterflies]


I think when you first get into crochet, there are certain projects which you feel you should try. A granny square, a flower, a butterfly and a heart were mine. Admittedly, I still haven't crocheted a heart, and yet have created my own patterns for toys. Who said I did things in an orderly manner?!

Anyway, it can take a while to find the right pattern for you, especially when there are so very many options out there. But for me, this butterfly pattern is perfection.


It's easy.


It's beautiful.


It's elegant enough for a lady's badge.


But cute enough for a child's toy.


And it offers options for different colour combinations and antennae.


What more could you want?!


As you can see, it's also quite addictive! This would be a great pattern to try with different wools, and also great for various accessories and decorations.
 Check out the pattern here, with thanks to Tangled Happy for sharing it a while ago!

22 comments:

  1. Hey Helen, these are absolutely beautiful and I can tell they are addictive, hehe....

    Might have to whip up a couple or ten!!

    Claire :}

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    1. Thank you, I hope you get on well with the pattern :)
      Helen x

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  2. Would you believe I found the exact same pattern on Ravelry and made it last week!!
    I needed a butterfly for a wedding gift...and there it was!!
    Yours look so pretty.
    I thought I might have a stab at a bit of needlefelting for the body...will reveal all when I have finished...I have a bit of time to play with ideas yet!
    Great minds!
    Ali x

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    1. It seems to be quite popular haha! I really look forward to seeing your needlefelted body...
      Helen x

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  3. These are really beautiful - I want to make some! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing. I think I'll give it a go making some of these. Cx

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    1. Thanks! I hope you get on well with them :)
      Helen x

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  5. Oh my, I'm in love! Thanks for sharing the tutorial link, now I'll have to see if I can make it work. :)

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you have success :)
      Helen x

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  6. Beautiful butterflies - thanks for sharing the link. I'll have to have a go sometime.

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  7. They're lovely - I'm off to check out the link

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  8. Oh, these are just darling. My grandma taught me crochet when I was young, but I have since forgotten.

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    1. :) You should try again! I'm self taught, but my Nan was a crocheter and my Mum a knitter :)
      Helen x

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  9. Thank you so much for linking to my tutorial Helen! And in case you want to crochet a heart - I've got a tutorial for that here: http://blog.mariesmaking.com/2012/02/valentines-heart-crochet-tutorial.html :)
    Mariex

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for providing it :) And thanks for the link to the heart tutorial, I'll have to check it out!
      Helen x

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  10. Oh my they are gorgeous!! I will definitely be having a go a those. Thanks for the pattern link. Judy.

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    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy making them :)
      Helen x

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