make a pantone butterfly garland

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Pantone Butterfly Garland
100% Cotton, Crochet.

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I’ve made lots of butterflies lately, including a custom order colourful butterfly garland for someone special. I had a lovely time playing around with colour combinations, and as I did, fell in love with the idea of creating these Pantone swatch inspired ones. Because who doesn’t love drooling over beautiful Pantone colours?

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I have made them before here, but the pattern I used seems to have disappeared from the internet. Luckily I had a couple of screen shots on my phone from when I first made them.  I thought I’d pop the pattern up here in case you want to make some too? They are pretty easy and would be suitable for beginners.

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Crochet Butterfly Pattern
(This is not my pattern, I originally found it on Mariesmaking.com)
I am using US Crochet terminology.

  • Round 1:
    Start with a chain 4 and make a slip stitch join to form a circle OR do a magic loop.  Chain 3, then make 2 double crochets. *Chain 1, make 3 double crochets*. Repeat from * to * until you have 8 lots of 3 double crochet clusters including your first one. Join with a slip stitch into the top of your first chain 3.
  • Round 2:
    Chain 3 and in the next chain 1 space do the following, * 3 double crochet, chain 1, 3 double crochet*. Repeat from * to * in each of the chain 1 spaces until you reach the start of the round where you did your first chain 3. In this space you need to make 3 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet then slip stitch into the top of the chain 3. Fasten off yarn now if you want to change colours. You should have 16 lots of 3 double crochet clusters.
  • Round 3:
    Add your new colour into any chain 1 space, chain 3. Slip stitch in between the next two double crochet clusters. *Into the next chain 1 space, make 9 double crochets. Then slip stitch in between the next two double crochet clusters.* Repeat from * to * until you come to the first chain 3 you started the round with. Make 8 double crochets here, then slip stitch into the top of the chain 3. You should have 8 lots of 9 double crochet clusters.
  • Fold your butterfly in half. Make a chain of about 24-29 stitches and tie this around the middle of your butterfly with a knot at the top. The endy bit become the butterfly feelers. Darn in all your ends and Voilà, you’ve made yourself a butterfly!

The original pattern said to stitch the butterfly together then stitch in a chain bit at the top for the feelers. But I found it impossible to get a neat consistent stitch line up the butterfly, which made the body look all lopsided. I found my little chain method much neater, but feel free to do the stitchy bit it you like.

 

So are you going to make one? Do pop back and tell me if you do won’t you?

Wishing you happy making, and pretty flutterby days full of all your favourite Pantone colours!

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super saturday

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Yarn heaven at Bendigo Woollen Mills shop. I’ve never been to the shop before and this was just one section of one wall of yarn. Not only is there lots of luscious yarn but a little clearance room with bargains and blends to make you need a new yarn storage solution! Sweet as pie service and wall to wall yarn – a pretty good start to the day!
I’ll be back… when I’ve figured out the storage solution!
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New blanket colours…
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More new blanket colours…
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So many delicious colours….
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I just fell in love with the colour blends in this big fat ball of pure wool.
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Bendigo Farmers market complete with crochet seats…
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… and colourful carrots!
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A stop at Kyneton and we found the winner of ‘Best Hat Wear’ at the Kyneton Farmers market.
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My lunch was the best thing I’ve eaten in ages! Pho at St Beans Provedore. Treat yourself and your body to this delicious tasty feast while it’s on the menu, you will be so glad you did!
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The lunch view was pretty cute too!
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We even managed a walk in the afternoon at our favourite gardens. And boy were we rewarded, just check out the amazing pretty colours of this tree! Glorious Autumn glory.

Well that was my Super Saturday.
I’m off to package up an order (yay!), start a new order (yay!), finish eating my freshly made kale chips (have you tried them? so easy and so delicious, not to mention ridiculously healthy. I based mine on this recipe – but tweaked it a bit… of course… can’t help myself) then a walk if I can squeeze it in.
Hope your Saturday was super.
Hope your Sunday is even more super!