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Ceylon Rose Butterfly Graph

Designed by Sandi Marshall 8/97

Ceylon Rose Butterfly
also known as
Atrophaneura Jophon

Working the Chart as a Crocheted Afghan Square:
Worsted weight acrylic yarn: 1 oz. white, 1 oz. black,
1/2 oz. light yellow
small amount rose pink

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, 3: sc in ea sc across.
Row 4: Begin chart at first row on the chart.
Rows 5 - 37: Continue to follow chart.
After completing all rows on the chart:
Rows 38 - 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.

Pattern copyright 1997 by Sandi Marshall, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Free for your own personal use only. This pattern may be used to make items for yourself or for gifts. Items that use this design within the item may not be sold (selling is a commercial use, not a personal use of the pattern).
Do not sell chart or pattern and do not redistribute by reproduced copy in any form (even for free). Part of the definition of copyright is that the designer has the exclusive right to decide when/where/how that pattern is distributed. Patterns that a designer chooses to make available as free on the Internet are under the same copyright protection as patterns that you purchase. Copyright Info

If others would like to have this chart, instead of giving them a reproduced copy in any form, please give them the URL of this page so that they may come get the chart for themselves. It makes a world of difference to me. Thank you. --Sandi Marshall

URL for this pattern is http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa080997.htm

This butterfly grows to about 5 inches. It is of the Papilionidae family and is found in Sri Lanka. It is classified as Vulnerable in the Red Data Book of Threatened Swallowtail Butterflies of the World.
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 design series.

There's a separate page for easier printing of this pattern and graph at http://crochet.about.com/nbpatt8.htm

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