I love making butterflies and I don't really need that much of an excuse to make some.
I have made them for yarn bombing, for embellishments and for little gifts, the reasons for making them are just endless.
Just lately my interest in making butterflies was sparked again by Sue from SIBOL who asked for butterflies to accompany the blankets and shawls she delivers to Nursing Homes in her area.
So I made some to accompany the
The gentle ripple shawl
and then these cuties for
The Nola Shawl
You can actually see Sue delivering the items here.
as for this one
I made it just for fun in girly pink cotton
This one flew away and landed right on my fence
Made in no 20 cotton
and captured to be sent in this card for my Aunts Birthday.
You can find the video of how to make them here
and a written pattern here.
Once I got started on the making of butterflies there was no stopping me, so I decided to make a little collection.
These were lovely to make too, there is a tutorial on this link
I think this one is so sweet and would look lovely as an embellishment, alter it's size by changing hook sizes and thickness of yarn.
There is another one from the same website it's the pink one in the first picture above it's similar to the others but has a picot at the top outer edge of the wings you can find that one here
I made these lovely quick and simple butterflies to embellish this poncho and they can be found here
Then these are from this book I haven't made many from it yet there are so many to choose from.
I thought it would be nice to have this little collection here in one place so that anyone can refer to it at any time and of course I will add to it if any other flutterbys happen to catch my eye :)
Butterflies make great stash-busters for all the little bit's of yarn you are loath to throw away.
I'm glad you enjoyed my Sunday Smiles post and thank you for all your lovely comments, I've already collected more smiles for next Sunday and doing so helps me remember those special moments that would otherwise be immediately forgotten, try it it's fun. Hope you are all having a great week. :)