Friday, 1 July 2016

Knitted Butterflies

I hope you will use these sweet little butterflies to decorate some of your projects......


Marianna's Sweet Little Butterflies






Small Butterfly

Cast on 8sts

1st Row:              Kfb, k5, kfb, k1                                 10sts

2nd Row:              Kfb, k7, kfb, k1                                 12sts

3rd Row:               Kfb, k9, kfb, k1                                 14sts

4th Row:               Kfb, k11, kfb, k1                              16sts

5th Row:               K2tog, k12, k2tog                            14sts

6th Row:               K2tog, k10, k2tog                            12sts

7th Row:               K2tog, k8, k2tog                              10sts

8th Row:               Cast off 3sts, knit to end               7sts

9th Row:               Cast off 3sts, k3, cast on 5sts

10th Row:            K9, cast on 5sts                                14sts

11th Row:            Kfb, k11, kfb, k1                              16sts

12th Row:            Kfb, k13, kfb, k1                              18sts

13th Row:            Kfb, k15, kfb, k1                              20sts

14th Row:            Knit       

15th Row:            Knit

16th Row:            K2tog, k16, k2tog                            18sts

17th Row:            K2tog, k14, k2tog                            16sts

18th Row:            K2tog, k12, k2tog                            14sts

19th Row:            K2tog, k10, k2tog                            12sts

Cast off

Using a contrasting darker colour of yarn – cut a length around 18” (46cm)

Wrap this around the middle of the butterfly to form a body

Tie in a knot at the top – and trim ends leaving a length of around ¾” (2cm)

 

Large Butterfly

Cast on 12sts

1st Row:              Kfb, k9, kfb, k1                                 14sts

2nd Row:              Kfb, k11, kfb, k1                              16sts

3rd Row:               Kfb, k13, kfb, k1                              18sts

4th Row:               Kfb, k15, kfb, k1                              20sts

5th Row:               Knit

6th Row:               Knit

7th Row:               K2tog, k16, k2tog                            18sts

8th Row:               K2tog, k14, k2tog                            16sts

9th Row:               K2tog, k12, k2tog                            14sts

10th Row:            Cast off 5sts, knit to end               9sts

11th Row:            Cast off 5sts, k3, cast on 7sts

12th Row:           K11, cast on 7sts                             18sts

13th Row:            Knit

14th Row:            Kfb, k15, kfb, k1                              20sts

15th Row:            Kfb, k17, kfb, k1                              22sts

16th Row:            Kfb, k19, kfb, k1                              24sts

17th Row:            Kfb, k21, kfb, k1                              26sts

18th Row:            Knit                      

19th Row:            Knit

20th Row:            K2tog, k22, k2tog                            24sts

21st Row:             K2tog, k20, k2tog                            22sts

22nd Row:            K2tog, k18, k2tog                            20sts

23rd Row:            K2tog, k16, k2tog                            18sts

Cast off

Using a contrasting darker colour of yarn – cut a length around 22” (56cm)

Wrap this around the middle of the butterfly to form a body

Tie in a knot at the top – and trim ends leaving a length of around ¾” (2cm)
 
 
I am happy for you to use my patterns for your own use or for charity donations.
In addition:  You can gift or sell any finished items you make from my patterns.
 However, please do not copy my patterns
 Copyright © 2016 ‘made by marianna’  All Rights Reserved
This pattern (the information and photos) may not be copied or reproduced
or republished on another webpage or website.
 

9 comments :

  1. They are gorgeous so sweet, I'll be making some of these for sure, thank you for sharing another lovely pattern. xxx

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    1. Hello Marianna, my name is Roberta and I belong to a no-profit association called "La maglia del cuore di Meggy". We knit layettes and we donate them to babies with special needs and for this reason I was wondering whether you could give us the authorization to translate in Italian the instructions of your deliciuos "Marianna's Famous Top-Down with slaves" and publish it on our website.
      If you want you can follow us on Facebook La Maglia del Cuore di megghy.com
      or on our website http://lamagliadelcuore.megghy.com/

      Thank you in advance

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  3. Hi, thank you for all the lovely knitting patterns especially the little butterflies
    could you please tell me what size needle to use I am a total beginner.
    Kind regards
    Stephanie from Australia

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  4. Thank you so much Marianna. I am going to make some tobadd to my Granddaughters hats that I knit. Xxx

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  5. Cute. Too bad the pattern isn't downloadable. I am trying to go paperless, and work from patterns in .pdf format that I can access through mt Adobe reader.

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    1. Why not write it down on the back of an old envelope? Saves electricity on whatever electronic device you're using too by less recharging.

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    2. I copy and paste instructions...leaving out ads etc and save as pdf

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  6. Thank you. These are adorable and a great way to use up bits and pieces of leftover yarn. You are so generous to share your patterns.

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