Selected vendor: A Stitching Shop - CO
Location: Denver, Colorado

Butterfly Wings

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Note: This item is not shipped; the pattern is a PDF you download onto your computer or device

Design size: 61 x 88 stitches (or about 4.5” x 6.25” on 14-count)

Materials needed: 

• 14” x 16” piece of 28-ct BoPeep Pink Cashel Linen by Zweigart

• Kreinik Silk Mori® 8000, 3011, 1032, 1055, 4093, 4163, 5103

• Kreinik Very Fine #4 Braid™ 192, 092, 007, 3221

• Kreinik 1/8” Ribbon™ 032, 192, 092, 007

• #24 and #26 Tapestry needles


• Cross stitch over 2 threads using 2 strands of Mori or 1 strand of Braid according to the color key (each square on the chart = 2 fabric threads).

• Backstitch: SpiderWeb Roses—2 ply Silk Mori 8000 for spoked bases only Big Butterfly—2 ply Silk Mori 1055 for swirls on upper wings and part of swirls on lower part of wings (thinner black lines) Big Butterfly—Very Fine #4 Braid 3221 for remaining part of swirl on lower part of wings (thicker black lines) Small Butterflies—2 ply Silk Mori 5103 for legs and antennae

• Spiderweb Ribbon Roses: use 032 Pearl 1/8” Ribbon to make the center rose. Use 192 Pale Pink 1/8” Ribbon to make the remaining 4 roses.

• Japanese Ribbon Stitch: use 192 Pale Pink 1/8” Ribbon to make tripetal flowers on either side of heart.

• French Knot: use 2 ply Silk Mori in charted colors to make French knots. Triple wrap the floss on the large wings, double wrap on the heart.

• Make 2 Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbons: One with 007 1/8” Ribbon and one with 092 1/8” Ribbon. Layer them and tack with #4 Braid between the large butterfly wings to form the body of the butterfly.

Printing Instructions: 

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