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Aug 18, 2011

Butterfly Bookmark

 What's the butterflies doing here? ...hm....

Curious to read my diary?!!! mm......

aha!.... you know what they are upto?!!! they have become my "bookmarks".

Presenting two types of butterfly bookmark. One is 3rd butterfly pattern followed from the pattern provided by Cindi in her beautiful blog

and the other one (pink) my version.

Ch4, sl.st in 4th chain to form a ring. make 12 dcs into the ring.
Make 3 ch, [1 dc, 2 tr, 3 dtr, picot, 3dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc] into same space.
skip next 2 dc of the ring. SC in next dc.
7 tr, picot, 7 tr into 6th dc of the ring.
sc in next dc
7 tr, picot, 7 tr into 8th dc of the ring
skip next 2 dc
[2 dc, 2 tr, 3 dtr, picot, 3dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc] in next dc
sc in next dc of the ring. fasten off and sew the ends.

For Antenna :- Cut 2 meter yarn, wind it around the centre of the butterfly body leaving two ends of equal length hagning, using which  make 15 chains,  slst into 12th chain to form a ring. fasten off and sew the tail. repeat the same to the other piece of loose thread.

Tail for bookmark :-

attach yarn to the bottom centre of the butterfly. make required number of chain to suit your book. Make tassel and attach it to the end or crochet a big bead, fasten off.

sew the flat bottomed pearl into centre of each forewings.


Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow its so pretty. Totally luv it.

Mira said...

thank you Sudha :-)

ManuK said...

Wow, the butterfly is simply adorable! Love the idea to use it as a bookmark :) If only I knew how to use a crochet...

nityakalyani said...

Lovely butterflies - can we use them as a brouch or a hair clip [my wee suggestions] neatly done and thanks for the pattern . Unfortunately i do not know crochet

Mira said...

Thank you quilling queen Manu. Give it a try at leisure, its an easy art.:-)

Mira said...

Nitya Bhen, yes you can attach it to accessories viz., clip or hair band making it without long tail. Thank you :-)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Mira never seen anything like this! Stitching is not my forte! I picked up the glue gun from the street in bangaloer one day it cost 280rupees. I later saw a simliar one in a shop for 500.

Raji said...

This looks lovely Mira and is a nice idea.

Thanks for liking the preserve. I checked with my mom and she told that she makes raw mango and gooseberry preserve but instead of steaming it she grates it and then cooks directly with sugar till desired consistency is achieved.

Mira said...

Thank you Sonia. Lucky to have got it at a better rate. wish you happy crafting :-)

Mira said...

Thank you Raji :-)

Vishku said...

The butterfly bookmark is very lovely...thanks for tutorial too.....

Mira said...

Thanks Vishku.

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