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Old 05-18-2007, 07:09 PM
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Happy face Crochet Butterfly Fridge Magnet

I was asked to post instructions for the butterfly fridge magnet that I had sent to a couple of ladies on the postcard thread. I'll try to get it on here for everyone. I made a couple of changes when I made mine. I chained 1 in between the 3 DC shells on the first round. I also used a half of a pipe cleaner & twisted it to form the antenna for the butterfly. I wrapped the ends around a pencil to make the loops on the ends. I can 't get the picture to upload on here so I'll type the instructions on another post because it will be too long for this post.
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Old 05-18-2007, 07:28 PM
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Happy face Crochet Butterfly Fridge Magnet

The picture is too large to post on here so I'll just have to type the instructions. I'll try to reduce the photo to post on here.

Materials: Knit-cro-Sheen or size 10 crochet cotton( I used baby sport yarn by Caron), white & pastel( variegated) half a pipe cleaner, 1 magnet, glue gun & No. 7 steel crochet hook( I used an "E")

Motif: Rnd 1: With white, ch 8 & join to make a circle. ch 3, 23 DC in ring, join to top of ch 3( 24 DC). The ch 3 counts as first DC on each row.

Rnd 2: ( Beginning shell)Ch 3,(2 DC, Ch 3, 3 Dc in same sp as joining, sk 2 sts, * For shell, 3 DC, ch 3, 3 DC in same space, sk 2 sts, repeat from * around. Join as before ( 8 shells) Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Working in ch 3 spaces of shells & sps between shells, join variegated in any ch 3 sp,(Ch 3, 6 DC, ch 3, 7 DC) in same sp. Sc in sp between shells, *( 7 DC, ch 3, 7DC in next ch 3 sp) * repeat around , fasten off.

Fold the peice in half matching up the shells, wrap a half pipe cleaner around the middle & twist near the middle of the butterfly for antennae. Wrap the ends around a pencil to make loops for the antennae
Hot glue a strong magnet to the back.

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