25 June 2007

butterfly

finger-crocheted cordMy son Bruno taught me how he learned to work "butterfly stitch" to make a two-color cord at school. I'm hoping these photos Bruno took say a thousand words or at least enough to help you figure out how to make these, too.

Begin by making a slip knot with one of your yarns (perle cotton is nice for this, too) and leave the loop on your right index finger and big enough to slip your left index finger through to pick up a loop of the second yarn. Pull the second loop of yarn through the first and pull on the tail of the first yarn to close that first loop around the base of the second loop (you'll catch a glimpse of the butterfly's wings when the two loops are the same size). Keep alternating yarns and fingers, picking up, pulling and tightening as you go using the photos below as a guide. This is two finger-crocheted chains worked together. Here are alternate directions, though I prefer the method Bruno taught me because your hands work together.






Comments:
this is so cool - we're going to try this.
 
Thank you Bruno - great explanation and pictures to show how to make this lovely cord. I must have a go myself.
 
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