Butterfly Decorative Pillow

Butterfly Decorative Pillow
Butterfly Decorative Pillow
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Butterfly Decorative Pillow

Designer: Jason F. of http://www.yarnyokel.com/

Supplies:

H-hook,  F-hook, K-hook, worsted weight yarn  
4-skeins of colorful yarn (your choice)
1 skein of regular black for the body portion

WINGS
Use (N) Hook      

You will be using two strands of contrasting yarn colors at same time.  The wings will have a multi color look when finished.  Choose two colors.  You will crochet as though you were crocheting with one strand.   *Important*  When making the multi color wings that you make another for reverse side, incase you decide to use a multitude of colors, or you can make them all different its up to you.

Large wing (make 8)       

Chain 22

ROW 1-- Slip Stitch in 21st chain.  Slip stitch in next chain, single in next two, ½ double in next two, double in next two, triple in next (4), double in next (2) chains, ½ double in next (4), single in remaining (2).

Chain 2-turn

ROW 2--3 single, 3-½ double, 2 double, 4 triple, 2 double, 2-½ double, 3 single, slip stitch in tip (maybe very tight)

Chain1-turn

ROW 3--1 slip stitch, 2, single, 2-½ double, 2 double, 6 triple, 3 double, 2-½ double, 2 single

Chain 2-- Turn

ROW 4-- 3 single, 2-½ double, 3 double, 4 triple, 3 double, 2-½ double, 2 single, slip stictch

No turning, slip stitch around over tip back to starting tail, finish off and tie the tails together and cut excess.  

SMALLER WINGS (make 4)

Repeat rows 1-3 ,  No turning, slip stitch around over tip back to starting tail, finish off and tie the tails together and cut excess.  

    
ASSEMBLING WINGS
Needed:   (F) Hook, (K) Hook

When attaching the wings together.  Make sure the individual wings are pointed upwards.
Using an (F) Hook.
 
Use the same color you selected for the Body.  This way- when you attach the wings to the body, the attachment will not be so noticeable.

Starting from the bottom corner of the top wing
Single crochet around entire outer portion and over the tip of the wing.  To the 10th stitch from the end.
Line the bottom wing with the top, as if you were going to sew them together

You will attach the two wings together with a slip stitch and a single crochet to secure it.
Continue single crocheting, around the outside portion of the middle wing.
Once you have single crocheted around the middle wing, stop at the fifth stitch from the end. Attach the bottom wing to the middle wing.  Joining the two together at the fifth stitch.  Attach with a slip stitch and a single to secure.

Continue single crocheting around entire outside portion of bottom wing then continue on to the top wing securing the three wings together as you single crochet along the inside portion of the wing.

(When you're attaching the wings together on the inside. Be sure to only attach at the corner stitches.  Leaving a gap between the wings.)

The bottom and middle wing, should have a five stitch gap.   The top and middle wing, should have a 10 stitch gap.
Do not worry about the gaps.  You will be closing these in, when you invert the wings.
Once you have single crocheted to the top of the top wing-- do not tie off.

Chain two

Change to (K) Hook ---Use the same color you selected for the Body.
  This way when you attach the wings to the body, the attachment will not be so noticeable.

       Now you're going to double crochet around the entire outside portion of the wing.
Continue double crocheting to the bottom edge.  Once you have reached the bottom edge of bottom wing.

Chain two,Turn

double crochet around  the outside again back to the top.

Once you have reached the top.  You should have 2 rows of double crochet on the outside of the wing.

(Repeat this for all 4 sets of wings)

Now you should have two wings ready to go together.

Place both wings together, facing the same direction. Line them up evenly
Change to (F) Hook.
Starting at the first stitch at top.  Single crochet through both wings together along the outer portion of the wing.

This is going to join the two halves of wings together.
Once you have done this.  It should now look like a little pouch.
Do not tie off.

Pull  the yarn thru the loop, so that there is enough that it will not come unraveled.  You’re going to turn it inside out.   

Chain one

Slip stitch-- around the edge of the bottom wing, to the joining stitch of middle wing.
Slip stitch-- the bottom and middle wing together closing the gap. This should be five slip stitches.
Slip stitch back to the inside rim.

Repeat this for both sides of the wings.

This will give the wing, and embroidered look.
Once you have done this on both sides.

Finish off. Stuff firmly with fiber fill.

Repeat for both sets of wings

You can see step by step photos of this project here

 

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