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Manto Butterfly Graph
Designed by Sandi Marshall in June 2000

I originally designed a series of charts with various butterflies in 1997. This chart is the same finished size so it can be combined with my past designs. Click here for the rest of: My Butterfly Chart Series.

Chart for the Manto Butterfly is below, along with directions for making a crocheted afghan square, using this charted design.

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Asian Manto Butterfly
also called Manto Hypoleuca

This is a rare, tiny butterfly that grows to about 1 3/4 inches. It is of the Lycaenid family and is found in the lowlands of Asia.
Butterfly data is from The Encyclopedia of Butterflies by John Feltwell

To Make as an Afghan Square:

Worsted weight yarn: 1 oz. white, 1/2 oz. black,
1/2 oz. tan
small amount turquoise or turquoise-green

Size G crochet hook

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

Apprx. size of each finished square = 10 inches

If you enjoy working with color changes, butterfly colors can be crocheted in, following the chart. The antannae, indicated on the chart, are embroidered on when the square has been completed.

Another way is to crochet the square entirely in the background color in single crochet (or in afghan stitch) and then, with yarn, using a large-eye needle, cross-stitch the butterfly design on, following the chart, in the indicated yarn colors.

With white yarn, chain 41.
Row 1 on Chart: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.(40 sc)
Rows 2 - 40: Sc in ea sc across, making color changes as indicated on chart.
End off.

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

The Manto Butterfly Chart is an original design created by Sandi Marshall. Pattern copyright 2000 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Free for your own personal use only (not-for-profit), noncommercial use of the chart and finished items made using the chart). You may give the finished items as gifts but may not sell them.
Per copyright law, do not redistribute chart by reproduced copy (with or without charge) in any form. Instead, you are welcome to post the URL of this page so that anyone who would like the chart may come here for themselves and benefit from everything else this site has to offer. Thank you. URL for this page is http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa062500.htm. Questions about copyrights? See http://crochet.about.com/od/copyright/

For hints and a diagram on changing colors in crochet, see the Changing Colors How-to

Guide to Free Crochet Patterns

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