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Crochet Butterfly Ribbon

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon

I had big plans for this crochet ribbon. It was going to be the cutest little garland for decorating the Christmas tree as part of my plans for a handmade Christmas.

Finish It Friday

These adorable little butterfly's would have turned out much better if I had used a cotton yarn, and that is what I intend to do one day. But I've decided to simply abandon this version, there's no definition to the butterfly's, they are all curly and I can't see blocking being very successful with this yarn.

I attribute those problems to the cheap polyester yarn. I originally purchased the yarn in the hopes it would be a colour match for the 'Drops In The Frog Pond' afghan I was working on as I could not get a hold of any more of the matching yarn.

Get the pin for Mrs. Micawbers original Flutterby Curtin Tie.

I used Mrs. Micawber's Flutter-By Curtain Ties Free Crochet Pattern with Tutorial to create my butterfly ribbon that didn't quite become a garland. Next time I give this pattern a try I intend to leave a half dozen stitches in between each butterfly to help add a bit of length.

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon with yarn

Project started:

These photos are dated 25 August 2016 so yeah, this has been hanging around for almost a year waiting for me to make a decision to continue to work on it or not. It's time to just let go.

Last worked on the project:

Just before Christmas 2015 when I tried to crochet it to a reasonable length before finishing it.

Still to do:

Rip it apart.

Verdict: 

 Finish
 Frog
 Throw

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon another unfinished project


Update on Last Friday's Paint Job


Was there progress?

YES, in so much as I put all the stuff back in the hallway. Not so much as in getting started on preparing the final bit of wall that needs to be painted.

Did I enjoy working on it?

NO. But it needs to be done and it's totally worth doing.

Will I continue to work on it?

YES. Eventually I'll get around to doing that last section.


Use the hashtag #FinishItFriday to share your UFO's

That's it for another week of #FinishItFriday. Happy Finishing!


If you're working on your own UFO's use the hashtag #FinishItFriday on:
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I'll be looking for them to share but it always helps if you remember to tag me at Purfylle.

See previous Finish It Friday projects.

6 comments:

  1. The idea was excellent, just lacked a little in the material.
    BUT!! At least you tried something new!! Go you!!
    And, yay for working on the hall!!

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    1. Everything I've tried to make with that yarn doesn't want to work. Oh well.

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  2. That pattern is adorable! Have you tried going up a hook size to stop the curling? Your stitches look pretty tight.

    I missed your painting post until now - It looks great! I love painting, but my house is in need of patching, like yours. Ugh, I'm not looking forward to it, but now you've inspired me to start (thinking about) working on it.

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    1. I think I did try a larger hook but there is a gap in my hook sizes so I think one was too big and one too small.
      Uggghh I don't even want to think about painting - 2 days work for such a small area. Painting took no time at all once the prep was done. Good luck!

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  3. I think cotton yarn is definitely the answer! It's much more amenable to blocking than acrylic. But your butterflies look pretty good nonetheless!

    Good luck with your painting project. :)

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    1. Thank you :o) I think I might add a few chain stitches between each butterfly too, it should speed things up a bit. Thank you for the lovely pattern.

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