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Mimic Swallowtail Butterfly Chart

Designed by Sandi Marshall 5/1997

With yarn or thread and stitches,
preserve the image of the
endangered Mimic Swallowtail Butterfly.

Join us in continuing our tribute to the world of butterflies with this free online pattern; the second in a series of charted designs, featuring various butterfly species.

The first butterfly chart, The Zebra Swallowtail, is found in the 04/26/97 Feature.

Harris' Mimic Swallowtail Design

Crochet Directions
Worsted weight acrylic yarn: 1 oz. white, 1 oz. black,
small amount pink

Size G crochet hook

Guage: 4 stitches = 1 inch, 4 rows = 1 inch

Apprx. size of each finished square = 10 inches

Note: At the end of each row, you will chain 1 to turn.

With white yarn, chain 41.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.(40 sc)
Rows 2 & 3: sc in ea st across.
Row 4: Begin chart at first row on the chart.
Rows 5 - 36: Continue to follow chart.
After completing all rows on the chart:
Rows 37 - 40: With white yarn, sc in ea st across.
End off.

Using a straight stitch, with black yarn or embroidery floss, embroider antennae as indicated in blue on the chart.

Pattern copyright 1997 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Free for your own personal use only (this means that you can make items from this pattern as many times as you wish for yourself or for gifts ... but you cannot use this pattern for profit, you cannot sell or give away the design, reproduced copies of the pattern instructions or reproduced copies of my pattern example photos). Patterns that a designer chooses to place on the Internet as free patterns are protected by the same copyright laws as patterns that are purchased.

You are welcome to link to this page but, per copyright law, do not place the actual content of the page on another website; do not redistribute the actual content of the page in any form (even for free)! All rights reserved worldwide.

Note: To print out this pattern, without printing out the rest of the feature, go here.

The Harris' Mimic Swallowtail, also known as Eurytides Lysithous Platydesma, is classified as Endangered in the Red Data Book of Threatened Swallowtail Butterflies of the World.

The origin of this butterfly is in the South American region, with total habitat loss in the area of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
From The Encyclopedia of Butterflies by John Feltwell

I'm glad you have joined us in this special project.

The 09/27/97 Feature gives links to all the charts in the complete butterfly series.

Bookmark of this page is http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa050397.htm

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