Sunday, 30 January 2011

Flutter By : 1

And so a new series of free designs gets under way – six butterflies, with a hint of summer in the colourway.

I love the vibrancy of cerise mixed with orange, and whipping green chain with snow white creates a candy-striped outline to the wings. If you're going with your own colour scheme, use any two contrasting colours for the whipped chain to create the desired effect. And stem stitched clockwise gives a smoother line.

Download the pattern for Flutter By 1 from the free patterns section of my website. And go to the useful links page for stitch books and online stitch libraries.

Update: I originally wrote to stitch stem anti-clockwise, but French 75's comment made me realise my mistake. Sorry about that.


Diane H said...

Love this beautiful butterfly! Thank you very much for the pattern - looking forward to seeing more.

Nima said...


thank you so much for sharing the nice of you.

Mosaic Magpie said...

New to your site and I love it! Thinking and wishing for spring and this fits right in. I am following you now!

Kim B said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the pattern. I am a new follower :)

Wendy said...

Thank you so much, this is just beautiful

French 75 said...

I love how clean your stitching looks. I'm not sure how you achieve the anti-clockwise stitch. Can you explain it or show an example? Thanks so much.

Unknown said...

Oh this pattern is simply delicious. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I can't wait to have a go.

Thank you again x

Sheila said...

Very pretty butterfly.Thank you for the pattern.

Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

Wow Kelly, that's so pretty! Can't wait to give it a try whoo hoo!

Liz said...

This one may be my favorite yet!

The Loki said...

Amazing. No assume no longer lurking is free some as I can't find then :(

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