Brilliant Butterfly Pillow LW2326

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Designed by Katherine Eng.

Butterfly is 16" wide x 11" high.

INTERMEDIATE

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 skein each 724 Baby Pink A, 319 Cherry Red B, 528 Medium Purple C, 512 Turqua D.

Crochet Hook: 4 mm [US G-6]
Polyester fiberfill, stitch markers, yarn needle.

GAUGE: Rows 1-7 of bottom wing = 2" long x 1¾" wide. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Special Abbreviation
sc2tog: [Insert hook next st, yo, draw yarn through st] twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.

BUTTERFLY

Bottom Wings (make 2)

Left Side

With A, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 4 ch, hdc in last ch, turn - 6 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn - 6 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 5 sc, hdc in last sc, turn - 6 sts.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Rows 5-6: Sc in each sc across, turn - 6 sc.

Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn - 8 sc.

Rows 8-10: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 11: Repeat row 7 - 10 sc.

Rows 12-14: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn - 10 sc.

Row 15: Repeat row 7 - 12 sc.

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 17: Repeat row 7 - 14 sc.

Rows 18-20: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 21: Ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in each sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts, turn -12.

Rows 22-24: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 25: Repeat row 21 - 10 sc.

Row 26: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Rows 27-29: Repeat row 21 - 4 sc at end of last row.

Fasten off.

Right Side

Row 1: With right side facing, join A in first ch on opposite side of foundation ch, ch 1, hdc in first ch, sc in each of next 5 ch, turn - 6 sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn - 6 sc.

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first sc, sc in next 5 sc, turn - 6 sts.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Repeat rows 5-29 of left side. Fasten off.

Border

Round 1: With right side facing, join A in center ch at top of wings, ch 1, sc in center ch, working around right side, 2 sc in end of row 1, sc in end of row 2, 2 sc in end of row 3, sc in end of rows 4-16, 2 sc in end of rows 17 and 18, sc in end of rows 19-28, 2 sc in first sc at end of row 29, sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in end of each row to row 19, 2 sc in end of rows 18 and 17, sc in end of each row to end of right side, sc in center ch at bottom of wings, sc in end of rows 1-16 of left side, 2 sc in end of rows 17-18, sc in end of rows 19-28, sc in first 3 sc of row 29, 2 sc in last sc in row 19, sc in end of each row through row 19, 2 sc in end of rows 18 and 17, sc in end of each row through row 4, 2 sc in end of row 3, sc in end of row 2, 2 sc in end of row 1, slip st in first sc to join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Top Wings (make 2)

Right Side

With D, ch 3.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, turn - 2 sc.

Rows 2-12: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn - 2 sc.

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn - 3 sc.

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn - 4 sc.

Rows 15-20: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 21: Ch 1, [sc2tog in next 2 sts] twice - 2 sc.

Row 22: Ch 1, sc2tog in next 2 sts - 1 sc. Fasten off.

Left Side

Row 1: With right side facing, join D in first ch on opposite side of foundation ch, ch 1, sc in first ch, sc in next ch, turn - 2 sc.

Repeat rows 2-22 of right side on left side. Fasten off.

Border

Round 1: With right side facing, join A in center ch at top of top wings, ch 1, working around right side of top wings, slip st in same ch, *slip st in end of next 10 rows, sc in end of next 11 rows, 3 sc in end sc, sc in end of next 11 rows, slip st in end of next 10 rows*, slip st in center ch on bottom of top wings, working around left side, repeat from * to * once; join.

Round 2: Ch 1, *slip st in next 13 sts, sc in next 9 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, slip st in next 13 sts*, slip st in center slip st on bottom, repeat from * to * once; join.

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc in each of next 22 sts, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc in each of next 22 sts, sc in next slip st (center st at bottom), repeat from * to * once; join. Fasten off.

Round 4: With right side facing, join C in first sc of round 3, ch 1, slip st in same sc, *slip st in next 16 sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in each of next 6 sc, sc in next 6 sc, slip st in next 16 sc*, slip st in next sc, repeat from * to * once; join.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join.

Round 6: Ch 1, sc in each sc around; join. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Top Border

Place a marker in center 2 sc at each end of top wings, 7th and 18th sc from each end on top edge.

With right side facing, join B in 7th sc to the left of marked center 2 sts on left hand side of top wings.

Row 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 11 sc, slip st in each sc across to next marked sc, sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next sc, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 12 sc, slip st in each slip st across to next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, (hdc, sc) in first sc, sc in next 13 sc, slip st in each slip st across to next sc, sc in next 13 sc, (sc, hdc) in last sc, do not turn. Fasten off.

With right side facing, join D in first hdc of row 3.

Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first hdc, sc in each sc across to next slip st, slip st in next 2 sc, slip st and in each slip st across, slip st in next 2 sc, sc in each sc across to last hdc, 2 sc in last hdc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to next slip st, slip st in each slip st across to next sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, (hdc, sc) in first sc, sc in next 14 sc, slip st in each slip st across, sc in next 14 sc, (hdc, sc) in last sc, do not turn. Fasten off.

With right side facing, join A in first hdc of row 6.

Rows 7-8: With A, repeat rows 4-5. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Assembly

Place one marker 1½" to the right and 1½" to the left of center on top of top wings. With a strand of any color yarn, weave over and under sts from one marker to the other marker and pull to tighten and cinch in sts to equal about 2". On bottom edge, mark 9th sc to the right of marked end of right top wing and 9th sc to the left of marked end of left top wing.

Mark center between end 2 sc of both bottom wings. Then mark 16th sc to the left of bottom left wing and 16th sc to the right of bottom right wing. Place top wings over center of bottom wings. Pin in place. Pin together where marked sc of top and bottom wings meet. With C, using running st, sew together top and bottom wings through sc of last round of top wing and ends of rows on bottom wing.

Edging

With right side facing, join C in first sc to the left of bottom center ch of bottom wing.

Round 1: Ch 1, work around entire butterfly by working sc in each sc, sc in each slip st, sc in end of each row, 2 sc in each hdc, and 3 sc in 2 corner scs at top of top wings; join. Fasten off.

Center Body

With B, ch 4.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn - 3 sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn - 5 sc.

Rows 4-6: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn - 7 sc.

Rows 8-16: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.

Row 17: Ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in each sc across to last 2 sc, sc2tog in last 2 sts, turn - 5 sc.

Row 18: Ch 1, sc2tog in first 2 sts, sc in next sc, sc2tog in last 2 sts, turn - 3 sc.

Body Border

Round 1: With right side facing, ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in last sc, working across side edge of body, sc in end of each row to bottom, working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next ch, 2 sc in center ch, sc in last ch, working across side edge of body, sc in each row to top; join. Do not fasten off.

First Antenna

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same sc, turn

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next sc, turn.

Rows 3-8: Repeat row 2.

Row 9: Ch 1, (sc, 2 hdc) in next sc. Fasten off.

Second Antenna

With right side facing, join B in next sc on top of body border.

Rows 1-8: Repeat rows 1-8 of first antenna.

Row 9: Ch 1, (2 hdc, sc) in next sc. Fasten off.

Position body at center with first and last rows over edge at bottom and top. Sew onto wings with B through sc of border round using a running st.

Large Flower (make 4)

With B, ch 4; join with a slip st to form ring.

Round 1: [Sc in ring, ch 5] 5 times; join - 5 ch-5 spaces.

Round 2: *5 sc in next ch-5 space, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around, ending with last slip st in joining slip st of last round. Fasten off leaving a 16" tail.

Small Flower (make 4)

With B, ch 4, join; join with a slip st to form ring.

Round 1: [Sc in ring, ch 4] 5 times; join - 5 ch-5 spaces.

Round 2: *4 sc in next ch-4 space, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around, ending with last slip st in joining slip st of last round. Fasten off leaving a 16" tail.

FINISHING

Pin 1 small and 1 large flower on each side of bottom wings. Sew flowers on with tails of yarn. Place 2 butterfly pieces together with right sides facing out. With C, sew front to back using a whipstitch through border round, leaving a space open at the bottom center for stuffing. Fill with polyester fiberfill and sew opening closed. With B, sew top edges of body together and bottom edges of body together using a running st. With B, sew corresponding antennae together. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:  A, B, C, D = Color A, B, C, D; hdc = half double crochet; mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified, * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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