Tatted Butterfly

   

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Tatted Butterfly

The delicate beauty of a fragile butterfly has been captured in this tatted design. You will need approximately 75 yards of number 30 crochet cotton, a tatting shuttle and number 12 steel crochet hook for joining picots.

Abbreviations:

r (ring) p (picot)

ch (chain) sep (separate)

ds (double stitch) rw (reverse work)

cl r (close ring) sk (skip)

BODY: R of 3 ds, p, 2 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 2 ds, p, 3 ds, cl r, rw. Tie ball thread to shuttle thread, *ch 5 ds, p, 5 ds, rw. R of 3 ds, join in last p of last r, 2 ds, join in next p of last r, 3 ds, 2 p sep by 3 ds, 2 ds, p, 3 ds, cl r, rw. Repeat from * 5 times. Ch 10 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r (this forms the tail), rw. Ch 10 ds, join in center p of next r. (Ch 5 ds, p, 5 ds, join in center p of next r) 6 times. Ch 3 ds, p, 10 ds, rw. R of 5 ds, 2 p sep by 3 ds, 5 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 10 ds, p, 3 ds, join at base of first r. Tie and cut threads.

Upper Wing: Center r of 1 ds, 6 p se by 2 ds, 1 ds, cl r. Tie and -cut threads

With ball and shuttle threads, r of 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join in p of center r, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl r, rw. Ch '4 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 4 ds, rw. *R of 3 ds, join in last p of last r, 3 ds, join in next p of center r, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 4 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 4 ds, rw. Repeat from * 4 times, joining last p of last r to first p of first r and join last ch at base of first r. This completes upper wing medallion. Tie and cut threads. R of 2 ds, 3 p sep by 2 ds, 2 ds, join in last p of last ch, 2 ds, p, 2 ds, join in first p of next ch, 2 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 2 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, join in next p of same ch, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, 3 p "sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, rw. R of 2 ds, 3 p sep by 2 ds, 2 ds, join in last p of same ch, 2 ds, p, 2 ds, join in first p of next ch, 2 ds, 3 p sep by 2 ds, 2 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 3 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, join in last p of same ch; ch 3 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds join in center p of next ch; ch 3 ds, 2 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, join in center p of next ch; ch 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join in first p of body, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join in first p of next ch on wing, ch 3 ds, join in next p of body, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join in next p of body, 3 ds, join in last p of same ch of wing; ch 3 ds, 2 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, join in center p of next ch of wing; ch 3 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, join in center p of next ch of wing; ch .3 ds, 3 p sep by 3 ds, 3 ds, join at base of first r. Tie and cut threads.

Lower Wing: Make in same manner as for first part of upper wing, joining center p of ch on lower wing to third p of next to last ch of upper wing; sk 1 p on body, (join next center p of lower wing to next p of body) twice and complete as for upper wing medallion. Tie and cut threads.

Make opposite upper and lower wings in same manner.

ANTENNAE: R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 10 ds, join in p at left of head, 3 ds, join in next p at right, ch 10 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r. Tie and cut threads.

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