Monarch Butterfly

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Monarch Butterfly Pattern


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Knitting: Monarch Butterfly
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details







Skill Level:

intermediate skill level requirement Advanced

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

About Designer

About Designer

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I have always liked making things, and although I have been knitting a lot recently, I also like sewing and other crafts.

I live on the outskirts of London, and work part-time at a local school, and have partly got back into making things because my children are always doing something creative. At school I love the days when we get really messy.

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