Hello everybody, followers and members alike! Most of you visit this site frequently, as do I. Although this is my go-to app, I haven't posted anything in over a month! Those of you patient viewers who have been awaiting something, the time has come! I present to you the cute yarn butterfly!
You may (or may not) be wondering how I came across this cute little accessory, but I will tell you the story anyways. About three months ago, I had attempted to make a round loomed hat for my mother's friend's newborn daughter. I gave up after a while because of the school season starting up again and my limited time. So last night, I was on Instructables, just looking at one of my favorite member's page, jessyratfink. I saw her ADORABLE slouchy hat, and thought, hey, I should make this! Well, after some time, I did make it! And I loved it! I decided to pick up a forgotten pastime and made a smaller hat for the newborn daughter of my mom's friend.
I finished a few hours ago, and after examining the hat, I did not think it cute enough for the sweet infant. Of course, I went onto Instructables ASAP, keeping my eyes peeled for cute accessories for this hat. I found so many, but my skill level for crocheting and knitting is a big fat goose egg (or a 0, you could say). This lead to a small little craft that just popped into my head. So, after a long awaited tutorial from yours truly, I give you all the cute yarn butterfly, skill level 0. Enjoy!
P.S. I inserted the link for jessyratfink's slouchy hat where the text "slouchy hat" is in orange. Thank you so much Jessy!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
2 colors of any sized yarn- scissors- ruler (optional)- "agile" fingers
Simple enough, I hope! Since you know have those materials, let's not wait any longer to make this cute and easy yarn butterfly!
Step 2: Snip, Snip!
how easy it will be actually tie everything together- why you're making this (for example, you could be making a hat; you would most likely cut a longer pose of yarn for this)- how thick your yarn is- how big you would like this butterfly to be
Honestly, who is going to take this all into consideration when you just want to make the butterfly already? Just cut the yarn according to your liking (mine was approximately six inches long) and get ready for the next step (the next step requires agile fingers, if you were wondering).
Step 3: Feeling Knotty, Are You?
Side Note: Please excuse me for my lack of elaboration on this step. It's pretty straightforward, so you should be able to do this. Again, I apologize for my underdeveloped step!
Step 4: Make Some Wings!
Oh, yeah! You get to use some imagination on this one! So what you do it you take your now circular shaped yarn and twist. Twist and pull until the size of the wings are to your standard. Have fun imagining the endless possibilities of sing sizes...
Step 5: Cut the Body
Step 6: Squeeze, Tie, And... Don't Fly
Step 7: Make Some Antennae and Snip
Step 8: TAKE FLIGHT AND FINISH!
Thank you all so much for viewing, and please forgive me for my unsteady flow of Instructables lately. Have a Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays! Cheers!- LPT