Russian butterfly


Another try of one of the patterns in my Duplet magazines. I had been looking at this butterfly more than once, to make it. 


Now i had an excuse, because i wanted to use the wings for my freeform cardigan.

As before, it was a real challenge to find out what the chart meant. I was able to get as far as the first corkscrews, but they twisted the wrong way, to the right instead of the left... After several tries i finally figured out that the single crochets were backwards. I found a good tutorial on this website: http://crochetcabana.com/stitches/backwards_sc.htm. My butterfly started to look like the photo:)

The next hurdle was the mistakes in the chart. I kept getting less stitches on my rounds. I had to count and redraw the chart to make it right. The body in the photo has some details, i haven't been able to reproduce from the chart. With the left antenna i had to cheat a little to get it in the right direction. In the head there are triangle symbols, that i couldn't decypher. I made them backwards single crochets, it looked like the stitches in the photo. 

It took 5 days and a lot of frogging, but here it is...


I didn't block it yet, but it's looking good:)

For those of you, who would like to give it i try, here are the charts. 



This chart shows the direction which way to go. Have fun!

4 comments:

  1. Dit zie ik me zo gauw niet namaken hoor. Wat zul je lekker gepuzzeld hebben! Het resultaat mag er zijn.

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  2. Dank je:) Het was inderdaad een hobbelige rit:)

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  3. zoals ik al gezegd heb.. NICE :D

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  4. I am so in AWE that I had to scroll and scroll and admire each of your pictures. This is the most stunning work using Crochet/knitting I have seen in a very long time. I am greatful that you have revealed some of the secrets behind some of your pieces, because I am certain ther will be lots more people to come aho want to know how it works. Maybe even ask you for a workshop. Keep on going. I love to step by from time to time to see how you proceed and to enjoy your new pieces.

    Your new fan
    Bridget from Germany

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