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Butterfly Breakfast Mat

Crochet Today!, Mar/Apr 2011
Crochet
January 2011
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
4.0 mm (G)
2.25 mm (B)
100 - 300 yards (91 - 274 m)
see notes below
Errata available: crochettoday.com

Decorate inexpensive placemats with a touch of crochet flair. These sweet butterflies are quick to work and make a great seasonal touch for your table.

AUNT LYDIA’S Fashion Crochet Thread, size 3, each ball approx 150yd/137m (cotton)

•1 ball #423 Maize (A)
•1 ball #625 Sage (B)
•1 ball #264 Lime (C)
•1 ball #486 Navy (D)
•1 ball #65 Warm Teal (E)

NOTE: Each ball of thread will make many butterflies. One ball of the thread suggested should be enough to complete the embellishment for at least 8 place mats.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
•Place mat: Approx 18.5”/47cm wide x 13”/33cm high
•Small Butterfly: Approx 1.5”/4cm wide (at widest point)
•Medium Butterfly: Approx 1.75”/4.5cm wide (at widest point)
•Large Butterfly: Approx 3”/7.5cm wide (at widest point)

NOTIONS
•Solid colored place mat(s), approx 18.5”/47cm wide x 13”/33cm high
•Sewing needle and matching sewing thread
•Straight pins
•3 skeins of 6-strand embroidery floss to match crochet thread
•Embroidery needle
•Water-soluble fabric marking pen
•Yarn needle