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The inspiration for my knitting patterns often comes from nature. I love little knitting projects, and try my hardest to be realistic with my plant and animal designs.

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Monarch Butterfly

from Ginx Craft
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly
Monarch Butterfly

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting and Embroidery

Pattern Description:

I have designed this pattern mainly for my own pleasure. My very first pattern design was my monarch caterpillar, and since then I have had in mind to design a butterfly to accompany it.

Even I, with my love of the little and fiddly, think that this is quite tricky. Do not even think about it unless you like doing a little bit of embroidery, and are up for a challenge. But I do think the finished result is beautiful.

Some patterns say that you should not sell the finished product, but I think that as it is your make, you should feel free to do whatever you wish. For myself, I intend to keep my butterfly.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished butterfly life-sized - approx 3.5 inches across


  • 4ply wool - red and black
  • Knitting needles (UK 2-3, USA 0 or 2mm)
  • wadding
  • 2 black pipecleaners