Cute Butterfly Pencil Topper/guest pattern by Rebeckah’s Treasures 

This pattern is copyrighted to Rebeckah Ferger of http://www.rebeckahstreasures.com. It is for your own personal use only. No part of this pattern may be copied or distributed in any way. If you sell what you make from this pattern, please credit “Rebeckah Ferger of Rebeckah’s Treasures” as the designer, and be sure to link to the above website if you sell online.

Skill Level: Easy

You’ll Need:

crochet cotton thread size 10 (I use Circulo Clea) about 10m (2 grams / scraps) – in three colours (black + 2 choice colours)

1.05mm hook

stitch markers

tapestry yarn needle

scissors

Abbreviations: ~US Terminology~

*…** – repeat instructions between the two asterisks as directed.

(…) – work the stitches between the parentheses into the space as directed.

[…] – work stitches between the brackets however many times called for.

avail – available

BL – back loop

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

dtr – double treble crochet – yo 3

FL – front loop

f/o – fasten off

hdc – half double crochet

lp(s) – loop(s)

picot – (instructions below)

prev – previous

rep – repeat

rnd – round

RS – right side

sc – single crochet

sk – skip

sl st – slip stitch

sp(s) – space(s)

st(s) – stitch(es)

tog – together

tr – treble/triple crochet

ttr – triple treble crochet – yo 4

yo – yarn over

Special Abbreviation:  
*Picot = ch 3, insert hook into the v-ridge of the last st made, yo and pull though it right on thru the st and the ch-lp on the hook. See the first example in this video tutorial by Moogly (link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQmO74im2N0).

Sizing:

Designed to fit a standard pencil or pen.

The base of this pencil topper, the part that slips onto the pencil, is approximately 1” (2.5 cm) in height.

Gauge:20 single crochet stitches x 24 rows = 2” (5 cm), or 10 single crochet stitches fit around the pencil snuggly but not too tight.

TIP: Thread/Yarn weight and hook size are flexible. Most lace or fine weight yarns will work well for creating a pencil topper. Whereas, thicker yarn weights such as DK or WW work great for turning it into a finger puppet.
All you have to ensure before you begin, is 10 single crochet stitches wrap snuggly, but comfortably around the pencil, pen, chalk, finger or whatever staple you wish to accessorize!

Cute Butterfly Pencil Topper Instructions:
This butterfly pencil topper is worked in five parts. The first part creates the pencil topper base and antennae. The remaining parts create the wings.

Base Instructions:



Make 1
The base of this butterfly pencil topper is worked in continuous rnds from top to bottom. The third rnd creates the antennae and serves as a base for the wings to be worked into later.
Work continuously and do NOT turn at the end of rnds unless directed otherwise to do so. *Side facing you = RS.
Starting with black… 

rnd 1:
sc 5 into a magic circle (5 sts).

rnd 2:
sc 2 in each st around (10 sts).

rnd 3:
[ch 2, sk 1 st, sc] x 2, starting the antennae → *ch 5 (change to ch 7 or ch 9 for longer antennae), sl st in the bottom lp (a.k.a. back hump) of the 2nd ch from hook & in each ch across,** sl st in the same sp on the circle, rep * to ** – antennae complete, sc in the same sp on the circle, [ch 2, sk 1 st, sc] x 2, (hdc, dc 2) in the FL of the next st, (dc 2, hdc) in the FL of the next st – 

tip: mark the 2 unworked BL sts so they are easier to find for the next rnd (4 ch-sps, 11 sts + antennae). *This is the wing base rnd. The taller sts are the tail or bottom of the butterfly.


rnd 4:
sc 2 in each skipped st from the prev rnd – pulling the ch-2-sps to the front of work so they stay on the RS or the outside of the butterfly, sc in each unworked BL from the prev rnd – it helps to pull the tail sts inwards towards you, so you can easily find the BL and work the last sts of this rnd (10 sts).

rnd 5-16:
sc 10 – 12 rnds or until desired height is reached, sl st & f/o at the end of the last rnd (10 sts). *The number of rnds you work here may vary according to your project and preference.


Bottom Left Wing Instructions:

Make 1

The bottom left wing of this butterfly pencil topper is worked directly into the ch-sp on rnd 3 of the base, nearest to the tail on your right, when looking at the butterfly base from above. *Side facing you = RS.


rnd 1
: make a slip knot in bottom wing thread colour (red in tutorial) & with the RS or top of the base facing you → sl st attach to the ch-2-sp from rnd 3 of the base nearest to the tail on your right or the left of the butterfly, ch 2, (tr, dtr, picot, tr 2, dc 4, sc, sl st) into the same ch-2-sp, ch 1, f/o (10 sts). *The ch-2 in this set counts as one st.



Top Left Wing Instructions:
Make 1
The top left wing of this butterfly pencil topper is worked directly into the ch-sp on rnd 3 of the base, nearest to the antenna on your right, when looking at the butterfly base from above. *Side facing you = RS.


rnd 1:
make a slip knot in top wing thread colour (orange in tutorial) & with the RS or top of the base facing you → sl st attach to the next avail ch-2-sp from rnd 3 of the base next to the antenna, ch 3, (tr 3, dtr 2, ttr 2, picot, ttr, dtr, tr, dc) into the same ch-2-sp, ch 3, sl st into the same ch-2-sp, ch 1, f/o (13 sts). *Both of the ch-3 in this set count as one st.


Top Right Wing Instructions:

Make 1
The top right wing of this butterfly pencil topper is worked directly into the ch-sp on rnd 3 of the base, nearest to the antenna on your left, when looking at the butterfly base from above. *Side facing you = RS


rnd 1:
make a slip knot in top wing thread colour (orange-red-purple in model) & with the RS or top of the base facing you → sl st attach to the next avail ch-2-sp from rnd 3 of the base on the other side of the antenna, ch 3, (dc, tr, dtr, ttr, picot, ttr 2, dtr 2, tr 3) into the same ch-2-sp, ch 3, sl st into the same ch-2-sp, ch 1, f/o (13 sts). *Both of the ch-3 in this set count as one st.

Bottom Right Wing Instructions:



Make 1
The bottom right wing of this butterfly pencil topper is worked directly into the ch-sp on rnd 3 of the base, nearest to the tail on your left, when looking at the butterfly base from above. *Side facing you = RS.

rnd 1:
make a slip knot in bottom wing thread colour (red in model) & with the RS or top of the base facing you → sl st attach to the final ch-2-sp from rnd 3 of the base, (sc, dc 4, tr 2, picot, dtr, tr) into the same ch-2-sp, ch 2, sl st into the same ch-2-sp, ch 1, f/o (10 sts). *The ch-2 in this set counts as one st.
Weave in all ends.

 Attach to your favourite stationery staple!

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