Monday, January 24, 2011

Butterfly Splendor

Happy Monday ya'll!  Thank you so much for all the birthday wishes. You don't know how much they mean to me.  I spent my birthday running errands and spending money. I was in Lowe's at one point and checking out stuff I'd love to have on my wish list. In truth I was there for a dang toilet seat. That's another post in itself! 

When I got home I spent the rest of the day sitting on the couch next to Mr. Lick Lick crocheting. And this little thing just rolled off my hook.  It's one of those hexies (in white of course) that I'm making Jen's tablecloth with, and a 2D butterfly pattern that I found online but can't remember who's it is. I thought I might put together a little something for one of my friends, whose birthday is this next Monday, the 31st.  Seemed like a good idea at the time!

I have a heck of a time joining. Why is it so hard for me? It looks really easy too. I probably could have done a better job joining but it's all done now...I'm not frogging it. I guess I should be happy it's all laying down - with the exception of the last two white rounds. They are going to be frogged. I did 19 singles at the tops of the butterflies and 15 in between. I should have done 20 and 20 I'm thinking. That's what I'm going to try when I get home tonight. I think if I had done that to begin with it would have been ok.  But I measured and the width of the top of the butterflies is more than the width between the butterflies and I guestimated on how many sc it would take for each. And I was wrong. :o(   Can anyone tell me the math for this?

And I'm not sure what I'll do after that but I'm sure it will come to me when I get there. Not a whole lot more. I wanted to add the white border to offset the white center but not take away from the butterflies. And of course I have all those ends to weave in. And I'm weird in that I don't mind doing that part. I've found that if I get a smaller hook that it's easier to weave them in. Wish me luck huh? I need it! :o)

Happy Monday!  May your Monday be your happiest ever and leave you with a smile on your face and love in your heart!


  1. Wow, very ambitious indeed! I love red & white crochet. This is going to be realy pretty.

  2. I always prefer weaving in with a smaller hook rather than a needle, too! I guess I'm not the only one. ;-)

    What a great project!

  3. Just read about yoyur frogging the utside rows.

    have you ever thought about placing it in a brass hoop and then using 9t as a window pretty?

    I have done that with snowflakes and they really look neat that way . . just tie the outside to the hoop with matching thread/yarn and then make a hanger of ribbon, fishing line, dental floss . . whatever floats your boat.

  4. I love how some of you can have pretty crochet things that just roll off of your fingers! Amazing. I'm new at it, so maybe someday...

    I'm so glad you had a nice birthday. Sounds relaxing. Any results from your doctor yet?

    Cindy Bee


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