Colorful crochet butterfly potholder for Spring





Materials
left over skeins of yellow, delft blue and red thick cotton yarn
Crochet Hook size F

Pattern Note: To make a long sc, insert hook into st one row below and pull up thread. Yo and complete sc.

Top Left Wing: With yellow ch 16, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch, 2 dc in next ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch, *3 sc in end ch. Repeat from * to * on other side of ch. Sc in next st, sl st in 1st sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in same sc, sc in each st around with 3 sc in center sc at other end. End with 1 sc in 1st corner, join with sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off.

Row 3: With blue (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, sc in next 7 sts, 3 sc in next st (sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc) twice, sc in next 8 sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc up to tip, 3 sc in center sc at tip, sc in each sc to 3rd from end, sl st in next sc. Fasten off.

Row 5: Turn, sl st in red in last sl st, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, a long sc over next sc) 10 times, inserting hook down between 2 blue rows, ch 1, sk 1 sc (a long sc, ch 2, a long sc) all in next (center) st at tip, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, a long sc in next st) 12 times. Fasten off.

Row 6: Join yellow to 1st ch-1 sp, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-1 sp around. Fasten off.





Top Right Wing: Repeat Rows 1 and 2, turn turn and repeat Rows 3 and 4.

Row 5: With red make a long sc over 1st sc in last row, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, a long sc in next sc) 11 times, ch 1, sk 1 sc, (a long sc, ch 2, a long sc) in next (center) st, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, a long sc in next sc) 10 times, ch 1, sk 1 st, sl st in next st. Fasten off. Repeat Row 6. With red make a row of French Knots along center of Row 1 of each wing. Sew wings tog.

Lower Left Wing: With yellow ch 6, join with sl st to form ring.

Row 1: Ch 3, 17 dc in ring, join with sl st in ch-3. Fasten off.





Row 2: Sc in blue in 1 dc, (hdc, 2 dc and hdc) all in next dc, sc in next dc, (sc ch 2, sc) in each of next 13 dc, sc in next 2 dc, join to 1st sc. Fasten off.

Row 3: Sc in red in next 2 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next shell, (sc, hdc, dc) in next shell, 4 dc in next shell, dc and hdc in next shell, (sc, ch 2, sc) in each of next 9 shells, sc in next 3 sc. Fasten off.

Row 4: 3 sc in yellow in center sc at next corner, (sk 1 st, 1 sc, ch 2, sc shell in next st) 7 times, a shell in each of next 9 shells, (sk 1 sc, a shell in next sc) 3 times. Join. Fasten off.

Lower Right Wing: Repeat Row 1, turn and repeat Rows 2 and 3.

Row 4: Mark center sc at next corner, turn and make 3 sc in marked st in yellow, (sk 1 st, 1 sc, ch 2, sc shell in next st) 3 times, a shell in each of next 9 shells, (sk 1 st, 1 shell in next st) 7 times. Join and fasten off. Make a red French Knot in center of each lower wing. Sew wings tog.

Body: With blue ch 24, 3 sc and 1 sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next ch, dc in next 8 ch, hdc in next ch, sc in next 2 ch. Fasten off. Sew wings tog lapping Top Wings over Lower Wings. Sew body between Wings. Cover a 1″ plastic ring with yellow sc and sew to top of head and each Top Wing. Steam and press holder dry on back thru a cloth. Line back with cloth if desired.

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  1. chameleon March 20, 2009

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