Bucilla Blue Book Butterfly 317 - by Wally Sosa



Materials:

Flora #20 in 2 colors

Shuttle and Ball

Abbreviations:

R: Ring

CH: Chain

- : Picot

-- : Long Picot (1" long or over)

+ : Join to

CL : Close

RW : Reverse Work

^ : Up joining

x - x : This are my changes in the pattern so I can accommodate the stitches with the picots. The original numbers from the pattern will be on brackets [x - x].

Instructions:

Note: All the picots are for joining, it's better if all them are very small picots. Butterfly will ruffle a little while working on it. After finished and pressed the butterfly will have a more flat appearance.

Large Wing Center Piece (make 2):

R: 12 - 12. CL. RW.

CH: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 + (to ring picot) 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2.

Join to base of ring. RW.

R: 12 - 12. CL. RW.

CH: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 + (to ring picot) 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2.

Join to base of ring. RW. Cut and Tie.

Body:

Head: R: 9 -- 3 -- 9. CL. Don't Reverse Work.

Body: R:10 - 10. CL. RW.

CH: 6 - 6 + (to the 10-10 ring) 6. RW.

R: 6 - 6 - 6 - 6. CL. RW.



1st Large Wing: CH: 7 + ^ (to picot of previous chain) 4 - 4 + (to 4th picot of center double ring) 7 - 7 + (to the 4th picot of next ring) 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 + (to 12th picot of same ring) 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 + (to 4th picot of next ring) 6 - 6 [4 - 4] + (between upper and lower body).





1st Small Wing: CH: 6 + (to 1st lower body picot). RW.

R: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2. CL. RW.

CH: 4 + (to last picot of large wing) 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 (9 picots) + (to ring base) 6 + (to next picot). RW.

R: 6 - 6. CL. RW. Join to same picot.

2nd Small Wing: CH: 6 + (to next picot)

R: 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2. CL. RW.

CH: 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 (10 picots) + (to the base of the ring) 6 + (between lower and upper body).

2nd Large Wing: CH: 6 [4] + (to last picot of previous ring) 6 [4] + (to 4th picot of center double ring) 4 - 1 - 1 - 1 + (to 4th picot of next ring) 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 - 4 + (to 12th picot of same ring) 7 - 7 + (to 4th picot) 4 - 4 - 6 + (between lower and upper body) 6 + (to last picot of previous ring) 6.



Don't cut thread. The 2nd round can start from that last joining without cutting the thread. Just pass the thread in front of the head of the butterfly.



2nd Round:



CH: 2 - 2 + (to next picot) 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 + (to next picot) 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 + (to next picot) {2 - 2 - 2 - 2 + (to next picot)} repeat 7 times; 4. RW.

R: 5 + (to 1st picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 2 - 2. Join to base of small body ring twice.

CH: 2 - 2. RW.

R: 5 + (to 1st picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 [2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2]. RW.

R: 5 + (to next picot of small wing chain) 5. CL. RW.

CH: 4 + (to the next picot of large wing's chain) {2 - 2 - 2 - 2 + (to next picot)} repeat 7 times; 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 + (to next picot) 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 + (to next picot) 2 - 2. Join to the base of head. Cut and tie threads.


The original Bucilla Blue Book 1916 pattern:
Page 34 Directions Butterfly #317
Butterfly #317
Additional color photo of butterfly
Many thanks to Wally Sosa for preparing the model and revising this antique pattern for the online tatting class. Questions? contact:
Wally Sosa
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