11460 Via Appia
Anchorage Alaska 99515-2905 USA
2. For the edge of wing, join to the picot of upper small ring, the 1st of the last 2 made
CH 6 ds, join to 2d free picot of next ring above
CH ( 3 ds, picot ) 3 times, 3 ds
R 3 ds, picot, 3 ds, join to middle picot of next ring, 3 ds, picot, 3 ds, close
CH ( 3 ds, picot ) 4 times, 3 ds
R ( 3 ds, picot ) twice, join to middle picot of next ring, ( 3 ds, picot ) twice 3 ds, close
CH ( 3 ds, picot ) 6 times, 3 ds
Ring like last made, joining by middle picot of next ring
Chain like 3d chain made
Ring like 1st, joining by middle picot to middle picot of next ring
Chain like 2d joining to 2d free picot of next ring; fasten off. Edge the other wing in the same way.
3. For the lower wing No 2.-- R ( 3 ds, picot ) 11 times, 3 ds, close
R ( 3 ds, picot ) 3 times, 3 ds, close
Join to 1st picot of center ring
Ring the same, joining by side picot to preceding ring, and by middle picot to picot of center ring; repeat around, joining each ring to preceding and last also to 1st; fasten off.
Make other lower wing the same, and join to 3d and 4th of small rings first made in upper wing by middle picots of 2 consecutive rings. These joinings may be made by needle and thread, if preferred.
4. For the body
R 3 ds, join to ring of lower wing, the 2d down from the joining to upper wing, 4 ds, join to next ring above, 4 ds, join to 2d of the 4 small rings first made on upper wing, 4 ds, join to 1st of the 4 rings, 3 ds, * picot, and reverse from * joining to other upper and lower wings, close
R 4 ds, join to next ring below, on lower wing, 4 ds, picot, 4 ds, join to corresponding ring on other lower wing, 4 ds, close; fasten off.
These joinings may also be made with needle and thread, if more convenient.
5. For the head
R 5 ds, join to picot with the 1st chain around upper wing, 5 ds, join to picot of ring below and the corresponding ring opposite, taking them together, 5 ds, join to picot with 1st chain of other wing, 5 ds, close
R 2 ds, picot, 2 ds, close
Ring on other side the same; fasten off.
For the antennae, tie a knot in the chain thread
CH 4 ds, join to 2d picot of 2d chain made around upper wing, 18 ds, picot, 6 ds, join between the 2 tiny rings which represent eyes, 6 ds, join to picot of chain opposite, 18 ds, join to 2d picot of 2d chain of other wing, 4 ds, tie and cut threads. Curve the antennae as naturally as possiible in drawing up the chains.
The original photo of the tatted lace butterfly from the 1926 Needlecraft magazine: Black and White Butterfly NC1926