Crochet Swallow-Tailed Butterflies by Megan Mills

Crochet Swallow-Tailed Butterflies

June 2013
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Measures 4cm across in size 20 thread
0.9 mm
Varies depending on thread choice
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This pattern is available for free.

I wanted a reasonably quick butterfly that was still very pretty and could actually be used for something.

There is a little loop on the back so that it can be used on a hair-clip or threaded on to a ribbon. Omit the antennae and you have “fairy wings” for a doll if you thread it on a ribbon and tie it around her waist.

More picots can be added at will, and in very little time, if you want a variety of butterflies. Once you have made one you’ll find that you can easily “invent” many related species…