Butterflies

Butterfly Bookmarks

I tatted a butterfly by accident when I ran out of thread while doing a snowflake. I really LOVE this butterfly. I also love my new Elisa thread from tatting corner This thread feels so good to work with even with my sensitive skin. Did I mention the beautiful colors?

Butterfly Diagram

INSTRUCTIONS

Begin with the center ring. Either tat with a SCMR or ring with thrown off rings.

2 ( thrown off ring 2 – 2 – 3 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 2 – 2 )
2 ( thrown off ring 2 + 2 – 3 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 2 – 2 )
2 ( thrown off ring 2 + 2 – 3 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 2 – 2 )
2 ( thrown off ring 2 + 2 – 3 – 1 – 1 – 3 – 2 – 2 )
2 close center ring. Split ring ( 2 / 2 )
Tie double overhand knots in the thread ends and cut to length for antennae.

Variation in Bookmarks: Bottom wings
Ring ( 2 + 5 – 5 – 2 )

Fold about 1 yds of thread in half and attach to the picot between the bottom wings with a larks head knot. Use the two ends to make twisted cord, and finish with a tassel. Butterflies are a symbol of rebirth and hope! ENJOY!

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