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Butterfly #324

Material:

Shuttle and Ball (or 2 shuttles if you don't want to use the SLT)

DMC Cotton Perle #12

Sulky Metallic Gold







The first time I made this butterfly I discovered that in 3 occasions the bare thread is noticed in the back of the butterfly. I'm kind of picky with this. So I went to sleep and in the morning I tried the butterfly for a second time making just a tiny modification so the bare thread wouldn't be noticeable in the back. I got inspired by the other antique butterfly (Butterfly #317) we studied.





Abbreviations:

R: Ring

CH: Chain

VLP: Very Long Picot

- : Picot

CL: Close

RW: Reverse Work

SLT: Shoe Lace Trick



Instructions:



Head and Body:

R: 10 (VLP) 6 (VLP) 10. CL. RW.

CH: 6 - 12. SLT.

R: 6 - 6. CL. SLT.

CH: 12 - 6. RW. Join to the base of the Head. SLT.



Wings:

CH: 6. Join to the body picot. SLT.

R: 7 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 7. CL.

R: 6 + 5 - 5 - 5 - 6. CL. SLT. Join to the body picot.

CH: 12. Join to base of body ring.

Pass the thread behind the ring.

CH: 12. Join to body picot. SLT.

R: 6 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 6. CL.

R: 7 + 6 - 5 - 5 - 5 - 6 - 7. CL. SLT.

CH: 6. Join to the base of the head. SLT.





















Finished Wings.





Outer round:

CH: 6. Join to 2nd picot of large wing.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 4. Join to the 1st free picot of small wing.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3. Join to base of the wings.



Note: Anyway you'll need to pass the thread behind the butterfly's body to make the 2nd wing's outer round. So, I, instead of passing the bare thread I made a CH of 5 ds. You can make the chain and it's going to look like part of the design or pass the thread behind the body. Whatever you decided, join to the base of the small wing and continue working.



CH: 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 4. Join to the 1st free picot of large wing.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 3 - 3 - 3. Join to next picot.

CH: 6. Join to the base of the head.

Finish off.





Finished Butterfly Back with Chain



Finished Butterfly Front