Butterfly pattern by

Michelle McLaughlin

http://www.suncatchereyes.com


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Abbreviations:
ch chain
dc double crochet
sc single crochet
hdc half double crochet
sk skip


Materials:
Worsted weight yam
Crochet hook size D-3
Safety eyes or googly eyes
Stuffing
Yam needle


Magic Ring: Ch. 4, join with sl st to form ring. Work 10 sc in
center of ring, 10 st. Place marker at beginning of row. Continue working in
the round from this point on.


Butterfly Pattern:
Row 1: Create Magic Ring (see Techniques).
Row 2: 2 sc in each sc around to marker, 20 st.
Row 3: *1 sc in next st, 2 sc in next st*, repeat * to marker, 30 st.
Rows 4-8: 1 sc in each sc around to marker, 30 st.
(If using safety eyes, place them now.)
Row 9: *1 sc in next 2 sc, skip 1 sc*, repeat from * around, 20 st.
Row 10: 1 sc in each sc around, 20 st.
Row 11: *1 sc in next 2 sc, skip 1 sc*, repeat from * around, end with 1 sc, 14
st.
Row 12: 1 sc in each sc around, 14 st.
Row 13: 2 sc in each sc around, 28 st.
Rows 14 and 15: 1 sc in each sc around, 28 st.
Row 16: *1 sc in next 2 sc, skip 1 sc*, repeat from * around, 19 st.
Rows 17 and 18: 1 sc in each sc around.
Row 19: 1 sc in next 6 sc, *skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc*, repeat from * 4 times
(make sure to keep stitches tight), 1 sc in next 5 sc. 15 st.
Row 20: 1 sc in each sc around.
Row 21: 1 sc in next 5 sc, *skip 1, 1 sc in next sc*, repeat from * 3 times, 1 sc
in next 4 sc. 12 st.
Row 22: 1 sc in each sc around.
Stuff head and body firmly with Polyfil or stuffing of your choice.
Row 23: *1 sc in next sc, skip next sc*, repeat from * around, 6 st. End,
leaving 6" tail.
Sew end closed, tie off end.


Tips: I sew the end closed by inserting the needle through each stitch all the way around, pulling it tight, and then tying it off.  Instead of just cutting the end, keep it on the darning needle and push the needle up into the amigurumi 's body a couple of inches and out the other side. Pull the yarn tightly and cut it. This will hide the tail inside the amigurumi.


Small Wings (make 2):
Ch. 5, turn .
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each sc across. Ch. 1, turn.
Row 2: 2 de in 1st sc, 1 dc in next 2 sc, 2 de in next sc space. Ch. 2, turn.
Row 3: 2 de in 1st de, 1 de in next 5 sc, 2 de in next sc space.
Row 4: Continuing from the end of the last row, crochet in each space and row
all the way around to create a border around the wing.


Large Wings (make 2):
Ch. 5, turn.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each sc across. Ch. 1, turn.
Row 2: 2 de in 1st sc, 1 de in next 2 sc, 2 de in next sc space. Ch. 2, turn.
Row 3: 2 de in 1st de, 1 de in next 4 de, 2 de in next dc space. Ch. 2, turn.
Row 4: 2 de in 1st de, 1 de in next 6 de, 2 de in next dc space. Ch. 2, turn.
Row 5: 2 de in 1st dc, 1 de in next 8 dc, 2 de in next de space. Ch. 2, turn.
Row 6: 2 de in 1st de, I de in next 10 de, 2 de in next de space. Ch. 1, turn.
Row 7: 1 sc in 1st de, 1 hdc in next space, 2 dc in next 2 dc spaces, 1 hdc in
next space, 1 sc in next 2 spaces, 1 hdc in next space, 2 de in next 6 spaces, I
hdc in next space, 1 sc in last stitch.
Row 8: Continuing from the end of the last row, crochet in each space and row
all the way around to create a border around the wing. At the bottom tips of
each wing, ch. 4 in between 2 sc stitches to create wing points.


Antenna (make 2):
Attach yam using slip stitch where you want the antenna. Ch. 6 (or longer if
you want longer antenna), 1 sc in 2nd chain from hook and each stitch across.
Tie off and cut yam, leaving enough to sew around bottom of antenna to
secure it.


Finishing: Position wings and sew in place.
Add eyes or embroider eyes.