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.
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.