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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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Red Admiral Butterfly

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Red Admiral Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly
Red Admiral Butterfly

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting and Embroidery

Pattern Description:

The red admiral butterfly comes in two versions. If you make the 3D toy, you could make one, or several for a lovely mobile. The applique version would be great to sew onto a bag or hairband. I have tried to make the butterfly as realistic as possible. There is a little bit of embroidery to do, but I think the blanket stitch around the edge of the wings gives it a nice homey look.

My pattern is fairly straightforward, and lists every row you need to knit (with a total of how many stitches you should have at the end of each row). I really like patterns set out like this, as you know exactly how far through you are, and also if you have gone wrong. The pattern also includes a colour chart.

I hope you enjoy your butterfly.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished butterfly is approx 6 inches across


  • Double Knitting wool (black, red, white and light blue)
  • Knitting needles (UK 2-3, USA 0 or 2mm)
  • 2 black pipecleaners
  • small amount of wadding