Mary G's Butterfly Pins
Butterfly - magnet or pen (3 colors)
# 10 crochet cotton (colors of your choice)
6 mm bead (s)
# 24 gage craft wire
pen back or magnet
# 6 steel crochet hook
chain 7 slip stitch to form a ring
ROUND 1 chain 3 (counts as a double crochet),
2 double crochet, chain 2, 3 double crochet, chain 2, till you have 8 groups
of 3 and chain 2 spaces between all double crochet groups. Finish off.
ROUND 2 attach thread in any chain 2 space, beginning
shell, shell in all chain 2 spaces around, slip stitch in 3rd chain of
beginning shell. Finish Off (8 shells)
ROUND 3 attach thread in any chain 3 space of
any shell, chain 3 (counts as a double crochet) double crochet 11 more
times in same chain 3 space, single crochet in space between shells, double
crochet 12 times in chain 3 space of next shell, single crochet in space
between shells, repeat around to last space between shells, slip stitch
in this space, slip stitch in 3rd chain of first stitch of round.
Finish Off and weave in end. ( crochet over the first two ends)
Beginning Shell: chain 3, 2 double crochet, chain
3, 3 double crochet.
Shell: 3 double crochet, chain 3, 3 double crochet.
Swallow Tail Picot: chain 6, slip stitch in top
of # 6 double crochet
(put picots in first 2 scallops, regular scallop
in next two, picot in next two scallops, regular scallop
in last 2 scallops)
Fold in half so tails line up.
Cut length of wire, bend in half like a big "V", put
bottom of butterfly into bottom of "V", grab ends at top of the butterfly
and twist tight 3 times. Put together the ends of antenna and slip
bead over both ends and down over the twists. Take a small pair of
needle nose plyers and curl the ends of the antenna.
Attach Pin Back or Magnet. ( I glue mine)