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First Series Butterfly Afghan Assembly Instructions

Edge each completed square in a row of single crochet stitch in white or your choice of color. (At each corner, work 2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc in the corner stitch.)

Diagrams are given below for suggested assembly in two afghan sizes. You may have your own ideas on how you would like to complete your afghan. You may, for instance, prefer to make multiple squares of each butterfly species and decide on your own placement of squares.

Listing of Squares Needed for Afghan
These numbers correspond to the numbers on the diagrams below.
Links will take you to each individual square pattern.

Square 1, Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly.
Square 2, Mimic Swallowtail Butterfly.
Square 3, Syrmatia Dorilas Butterfly.
Square 4, Shining Blue Nymph Butterfly.
Square 5, Mexican Silverspot Butterfly.
Square 6, Leaves; Habitat.

Placement of squares #1 - #5 are shown on the diagram. All remaining squares (shown in green here) are #6. For this 52 1/2" square size afghan, you will need to make one each of squares #1 - #5 and 20 squares of pattern #6 - leaves.

On the pattern for #6, the leaves are randomly placed so that all the squares are crocheted the same way, but when assembling them, the squares may be alternately turned on their sides or upside down, to give a more random effect to the leaves portion of the afghan.
With crochet hook, slip stitch the squares together; or sew squares together, with a whipstitch, using large eye yarn needle, with co-ordinating yarn color.

Placement of squares #1 - #5 are shown on the diagram. All remaining squares (shown in green here) are #6. For this 52 1/2" x 73 1/2" size afghan, you will need to make one each of squares #1 - #5 and 30 squares of pattern #6 - leaves.
On the pattern for #6, the leaves are randomly placed so that all the squares are crocheted the same way, but when assembling them, the squares may be alternately turned on their sides or upside down, to give a more random effect to the leaves portion of the afghan.
With crochet hook, slip stitch the squares together; or sew squares together, with a whipstitch, using large eye yarn needle, with co-ordinating yarn color.

When all squares are assembled into the afghan, you may wish to edge it with your favorite crocheted edging.

Due to popular request, this series was continued. For links to patterns of all other squares for the butterfly afghan, see the 09/27/97 Feature.

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