Wednesday 21 May 2014

Butterfly Collection

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 
Luana shawl

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.

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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. :)

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  1. They are all so beautiful! You have produced a whole flock of butterflies there Linda. I am sure that they will be appreciated as an extra special touch by the new owners of the blankets and shawls from SIBOL. I love your painted ladybugs on your table as well - very cute! xx

  2. Fabulous flutterbies Linda! Great to collect them all in one place - and to have a reminder..they are such a versatile motif!
    Ali x

  3. You must have a fabulous garden Linda if you draw such an exotic amount of butterflies there! I really can't decide which one I like best!!!

    keep well

    Amanda x

  4. Yet again some pretty things from you Linda.I have never crocheted butterflies, loved those which are 3D in your picture.
    Have a nice day! Take care!

  5. They are all very beautiful. I like butterflies, too. Have a great day. Tina

  6. Lovely butterflies !!!! All of them !
    Have a nice day !

  7. awh all your butterflies are gorgeous!

  8. They are all amazing.


  9. Wonderful collection!!
    Butterfly is always nice decoration.:)
    Happy day,greetings.

  10. I love them all Linda. Your shawls look lovely - the lucky recipients will absolutely love wearing them. Thanks for the links to the butterflies. I haven't helped out Sue with squares in a long time, so I think I will make some butterflies and send them to her. Have a good day. :)

  11. Your collection of flutterbys are so much fun and what a lovely idea for stash busting even the smallest amounts of yarn. Great post that I'm sure I will refer to again and again Linda, thanks for sharing.

  12. So sweet and pretty! ♥ A fantastic collection, Linda, many thanks for the links. The granny style one is my favorite and no wonder, I'm already thinking about colors and so on :o). Sunny greetings, Nata

  13. Beautiful butterflies, Linda! They are a great alternative to flowers, for a special touch :-) You have made a great collection, and very colorful

  14. The butterflies are beautiful! :) As are all the items.

  15. These are so cute - how happy the recipients must be. I can picture a flock of them on your fence - I think you need to make some more. :)

  16. They're so cute and I love the way you've used them. Very pretty collection, Linda.

  17. Very pretty, Linda :-) Thanks for sharing.

  18. Good Afternoon Linda, Oh these little butterflies are adorable and I love the little pink butterflies which are resting on your beautiful ripple shawl.
    I know I keep saying it, but maybe these little butterflies will encourage me to crochet.... it really has been such a while.... I really must find my crochet hooks.
    ..... and your little ladybird is fabulous.
    Best Wishes

  19. You are such a lovely giving person my frined.

  20. I love your butterfly collection. So cute - each and every one of them!


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