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Purple Azure Butterfly Chart

Designed by Sandi Marshall 8/97

Back by popular request
this week begins more in the butterfly series.

Purple Azure Butterfly
also known as
Ogyris Zosine Typha

To crochet into an afghan square:
Worsted weight acrylic yarn: 1 oz. white, 1 oz. black,
1/2 oz. purple
small amount light yellow

Size G crochet hook

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

Apprx. size of each finished square = 10 inches

Butterfly colors are crocheted in, following the chart. The antannae, indicated in blue on the chart, are embroidered on when the square has been completed.

With white yarn, chain 41.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across.(40 sc)
Rows 2 - 5: sc in ea sc across.
Row 6: Begin chart at first row on the chart.
Rows 7 - 35: Continue to follow chart.
After completing all rows on the chart:
Rows 36 - 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.

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.

Purple Azure Butterfly Chart Pattern copyright 1997 Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Free for your own personal use only. This indicates that items made from this pattern may not be sold, as selling would be a commercial use. You may make items from this pattern for yourself or for gifts.
Per copyright law, do not sell chart or pattern and do not distribute by reproduced copies in any form, even for free. Instead, please give the URL for this pattern to any others who would like to have the chart, so that they may come to this site to print out the chart for themselves. It makes a world of difference for me. Thank you. All rights reserved worldwide.

Printing the graph:
To print the pattern or graph without having to print the rest of the feature, go here.

It is the female of this species that displays a deep purple over her wings; the male is a bright royal blue.

This is a small butterfly, growing to only about 2 1/4 inches. It is of the Lycaenidae family and is found in Australia.
Butterfly facts are from The Encyclopedia of Butterflies by John Feltwell

For hints and a diagram on changing colors in crochet, see the 07/26/97 Feature, Changing Colors.

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

Bookmark for this pattern is http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa080297.htm

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