Saturday, May 9, 2015

Seaside Butterfly



This necklace uses flower and ring motifs arranged in the shape of a butterfly. The motifs are sewn at the back, but they can also be joined at the last round of each motif. Pearl beads embellish the butterfly.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements: Butterfly motif measures approximately 4” wide x 2” high

Yarn: Multi-color crochet cotton thread size 8

Hook: Steel crochet hook size 1.2mm

Gauge: Exact gauge is not crucial for this pattern.

Notions: Needle and matching-color thread
Dark purple cotton woven or synthetic leather string
Lobster claw clasp set
Silver craft wire
2 medium size crimpers
4 pearl beads (2.5mm)
5 pearl beads (5mm)

Instructions:

Special Stitches:

3-Treble Bobble:(3-tr Bobble): In same base st, [yo twice and draw up a loop 3 times, yo and draw through all loops on hook.



Motifs:

6-Petal Flower with Picot Tips: (Make 2)

With multi-color thread,ch 5.Sl st in 1st ch tof orm ring.

Rnd1: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring. Sl st in 1st sc to join.

Rnd 2: *Ch 4, 3-tr bobble in n ext sc, ch 3, sl st in base of 3-ch (picot m ade); ch 4, sl st in n ext sc, rep fr * 5 tim es. Fasten off.

Rings: (Make 6)

With multi-color thread,ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 10 sc in ring.Fasten off.

3-Petal Flower: (Make 4 )

With multi-color thread,ch 4, sl st in 1st ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: *Ch 2, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, sl st in ring, rep fr * 2 times. Fasten off.



Assembly/Finishing:

Using the photograph above as guide, arrange the motifs and pin together. Turn over and sew at the back with matching color thread. Sew small pearl beads in center of 3-petal flowers. Sew larger pearl beads in center of 3 rings and center of large 6-petal flowers. Weave in tail ends and block flat.

Attaching the ties and clasp:




To make the ties: Cut two strands of purple woven cotton or synthetic leather string 4.5” long. Attach to butterfly rings with silver wire as shown in photograph above. Use needle-nose pliers to attach crimpers to ends of strings. With crimpers, attach clasp set to the strings.