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Small amount size 10 cotton thread
Steel Hook #5/1.7 mm
Small amount of black embroidery thread or sz 10 cotton thread (for body)
Magnet or Pin
Ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring. I tuck my tail from the ring in behind my stitches as I do the next few rounds, to weave it in as I go.
(Beginning Ch 3 counts as 1 dc)
R1) Ch 3, 2 dc. *ch3, 3 dc* rep 5 times more. Join with sl st at top of beg ch 3(first dc). (8 ch 3 sp)
R2) Sl st to 1st ch 3 sp. Make a shell; Ch 3, 2 dc, ch3, 3 dc in all in sm sp. Make a shell in next ch 3 sp; 3dc, ch 3, 3 dc. Continue shell in every ch 3 space from R1. Join with sl st at top of beg ch 3(first dc)
R3). 10 dc in first ch 3 sp. *Make 1 sc in space between shells from previous row. 10 dc in next ch 3 sp. * Repeat for each ch3 sp. Join with sl st to first dc. Sl st once more and fasten off, pulling tight on your thread tail. Weave in ends.
This is what you should have when you're all done! Next, line up your edges evenly, and fold in half.
With the butterfly folded, tie the black embroidery thread or whatever you are using, small pipecleaner is cute too, down the middle of the butterfly, creating the body of the butterfly. Tie your knot near the top, and cut the ends of the thread fairly short. I use these short thread ends for the antennae of the butterfly. Now you can glue a magnet or pin to the backside if you like. These are super cute, and work up quickly! Enjoy.