Butterfly Luncheon Cloth Pattern #S-65

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MATERIALS:

J. & P. Coats or Clark's O.N.T. Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Size 30:
SMALL BALL: J. & P. COATS-4 balls of No. 76 China Blue, 3 balls of No. 26-B Bright Nile Green, and 2 balls of No. 43 Dk. Yellow, or
CLARK'S O.N.T.-5 balls of No. 76 China Blue, 4 balls of No. 26-B Bright Nile Green and 3 balls of No. 43 Dk. Yellow, or
BIG BALL: J. & P. COATS-2 balls each of No, 76 China Blue, No. 26-B Bright Nile Green, and 1 ball of No. 43 Dk. Yellow.

Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 10

A pink luncheon cloth, 54 inches square,

BUTTERFLY (Make 24) -Large Wing (Make 2) ••• Starting at lower edge with China Blue, ch 25. 1st row: Tr in 7th ch from hook, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, tr in next ch) twice; (ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch) 3 times; (ch 1, skip 1 ch, half dc in next ch) twice; ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next 3 ch. Draw ball through loop to fasten. Turn. 2nd row: Attach Green to first sc, sc in same place, sc in next 2 sc, sc in next sp, sc in next half dc, dc in each sp and in each dc across, ending with 3 dc in last sp, draw ball of Green through loop to fasten. 3rd row: Pick up Blue from opposite end of row, sc in first 5 sc, ch 1, skip 1 st, half dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip 1 dc, tr in next dc) 5 times; ch 1, skip 1 dc, in next dc make tr, ch 1 and tr; ch 1, d tr in next dc. Draw ball of Blue through loop to fasten. Turn. 4th row: Pick up Green, make 10 sc over last d tr made, dc in next tr, 2 dc in next sp, (dc in next tr, dc in next sp) 7 times; half dc in next dc, half dc in next sp, sc in next 5 sc, draw ball of Green through loop to fasten. 5th row: Attach Yellow to first sc on opposite side of starting chain, sc in first 3 ch, 2 sc in each sp across, 10 sc in end sp, 2 sc in side of next dc, sc in each remaining st across, draw ball of Yellow through loop to fasten. 6th row: Draw up a Blue loop in 24th sc from end of row, ch 7, skip 1 sc, in next sc make tr, ch 1 and tr; (ch 1, skip 1 sc, tr in next sc) 4 times; (ch 1, skip 1 sc, dc in next sc) twice; ch 1, skip 1 sc, half dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, sc in next 6 sc, fasten Blue as before. 7th row: Pick up Green, sc in first 6 sc, half dc in next sp, dc in each st and in each sp across, ending with dc in last tr, drop Green, fasten as before. 8th row: Pick up Yellow, sc in each st across, 10 sc in starting chain on 6th row, sl st in same sc on 5th row as starting chain was drawn through. Turn, sc in next 10 sc, drop Yellow, fasten as before. 9th row: Pick up Blue, sc in first 4 sc, half dc in next sc, ch 1, dc in next sc, (ch 1, tr in next sc) 17 times; ch 1, d tr in next sc. Break off Blue. Turn. 10th row: Draw Green through base of last d tr, 10 sc over d tr, 2 dc in each of next 15 sps, 2 half dc in next sp, half dc in next sp, sc in next sp and each remaining sc. Break off. 11th row: Pick up Yellow and sc in each st across, sc closely along narrow edge of wing, drawing it in slightly. Join to first Yellow sc. Break off.

SMALL WING (Make 2) ••• Starting at inner edge with Blue, ch 4. 1st row: 4 dc in 4th ch from hook. Ch 4, turn. 2nd row: Skip first dc, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 3 times; dc in top of starting chain. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: dc in first dc, (ch 1, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times; ch 1, skip 1 ch, 2 dc in next ch. Ch 4, turn. 4th row: Dc in first dc, dc in next dc, * ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 5th row: Skip first dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in top of turning chain. Ch 3, turn. 6th row: Dc in first dc, * dc in each dc across group, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in top of turning chain. Ch 1, turn. 7th row: Sc in first dc, sc in next 4 dc, ch 2, sc in next 5 dc, ch 2, dc in next 5 dc, (ch 3, tr in next 5 dc) twice; ending with tr in top of turning chain. Break off. Turn. 8th row: Attach Nile Green to first tr, ch 4, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr, make tr in next 4 tr, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made), ch 7, cluster over next 5 tr, ch 7, cluster over next 5 dc, ch 7, skip 1 sc, cluster over next 3 sc, ch 7, skip 2 sc, make a dc cluster over next 3 sc. Break off. 9th row: Attach Yellow to tip of first tr cluster, l0 sc in each loop across. Break off.

WING MARKING (Make 2) ••• Starting at center with China Blue, ch 20. 1st rnd: Tr in 7th ch from hook, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, tr in next ch) twice; (ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch) twice; ch 1, skip 1 ch, half dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, 3 sc in next ch, now, working along opposite side of starting chain, skip 1 ch, half dc in next ch, (ch 1, dc at base of next dc) twice; (ch 1, tr at base of next tr) 3 times; ch 5, skip next ch, sl st in next ch. Break off. 2nd rnd: Attach Green to back loop of first tr, sc in same place, * ch 3, sc in back loop of next st. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. 3rd rnd: Attach Yellow to front loop of first tr, sl st in front loop of each st and each ch around. Join and break off.

BODY ••• 1st row: Starting at center with Yellow, ch 22, sc in 2nd ch from hook, half dc in next 2 ch, dc in next 15 ch, half dc in next 2 ch, sc in next ch. Break off. Next rnd: Attach Blue to first sc, 2 sc in same place and in each st across, 3 sc in last sc; working along opposite side of starting chain, make sc in each ch across, sc in same place as first 2 sc. Join and break off. Following rnd: Attach Yellow to same place as sl st, sc in each sc around. Join and break off.

HEAD ••• Starting at center with Blue, ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 2, 12 half dc in ring. Join to first half dc. Break off. 2nd rnd: Attach Yellow to same place as sl st, sc in same place, sc in next 5 half dc, sl st in end of Body, sc in each remaining half dc around. Join and break off.

ANTENNAE ••• With Blue make a chain 2 ½ inches long, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across to center, sl st in center of head, sl st in each remaining chain across. Break off.

Sew Large and Small Wings and Wing Markings together. Sew Body in place over wings. Sew 16 Butterflies in place around edge of cloth and arrange remaining 8 Butterflies in circle at center of cloth. Sew in place.


Other great patterns from Butterflies in Crochet, Book 272:

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Butterfly Handkerchiefs
Butterfly Hat & Gloves
Butterfly Luncheon Cloth
Butterfly Luncheon Set I
Butterfly Luncheon Set II
Butterfly Runner
Butterfly Shade Pulls
Butterfly Table Doily