Trust in the Lord, and do good;dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord,and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3-4

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Plarn Elephant Bowl: Free Crochet Pattern

Plarn Elephant Bowl
Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks
Sheep Of Delight Crochet
My second attempt at using plarn went more smoothly than the first.  Like any medium, you have to take time to get used to it and figure out exactly what its strengths and limitations are. 
Some basic tips for using plarn include:
·         Pull gently.  If you pull too hard, the plastic will tear or stretch out.
·         Crochet loosely, especially if you’re used to crocheting tightly for amigurumi.
·         I find it works better to start using the ch 2, sc x method of starting with plarn.  The stretchy plastic makes  using a magic ring excessively difficult.
·         Find a needle with a wide eye to use when threading your ends in.
Skill Level-Intermediate
Finished Measurements- 2 ¼ ”  tall x 5 ½ ”wide
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors-
                 Approx. 5 bags worth of grey plarn
                 Approx.  3 bags worth of white plarn
                 Less than .05 oz Peaches and Creme Black Yarn
Materials-
                 H (5.00 MM) crochet hook
                 Yarn or tapestry needle
                 Scissors
                 Stitchmarkers
Special stitches-
Abbreviations-
                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 
                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)
                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease
                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch

Bowl
Use Grey plarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 8 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 8 times around (16 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc] rep 8 times around (24 sts)
Rnd 4: [Inc, Sc 2] rep 8 times around (32 sts)
Rnd 5:  Working in BLO, Sc 32 (32 sts)
Rnds 6-13: Sc 32 (32 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Ears
Use Grey plarn. Make 2.
Row 1: Ch 4
Row 2: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, Inc in one st, Sc in the next, and Inc in the last (5 sts)
Row 3: Ch and turn.  Inc, Sc 3, Inc (7 sts)
Row 4: Ch and turn.  Inc, Sc 5, Inc (9 sts)
Row 5: Ch and turn.  Sc 9 (9 sts)
Row 6: Ch and turn.  Dec, Sc 5, Dec (7 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Tusks
Use White plarn. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 4 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: [Inc in one st, Sc] rep 2 times (6 sts)
Rnds 3-4: Sc 6
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Trunk
Use Grey plarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 2] rep 2 times (8 sts)
Rnds 3-4: Sc 8 (8 sts)
Rnd 5: [Dec, Sc 2] rep 2 times (6 sts)
Rnd 6: Sc 6 (6 sts)
Rnd 7:   Working in the FLO, Inc 6 times around to form the proboscis end of the trunk.
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Finishing-
Sew the ears to either side of the bowl.  Sew the trunk to the front center and the tusks to either side of the trunk.  If you have trouble using the plarn to sew, feel free to use thread to attach pieces.  Then use black yarn to make French knot eyes.



Thursday, April 24, 2014

Earth Day 2014: Rhino Bowl Plarn Crochet Pattern

In honor of Earth Day, I decided to do some experimentation with plarn, plastic yarn made from recycled plastic shopping bags.  I found really simple directions for making plarn (along with a lot of other really cool patterns and information at plasticbagcrafts.com here.  Also, check out my Pinterest boards under Crochet Fun and Recycled Craft Ideas for more plarn pictures and ideas.  
Plarn Rhino Bowl
Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks
Sheep Of Delight Crochet
This is my first experiment designing and using plarn.  I used the white and grey plastic bags from my local Walmart since that’s what I have the most of.
Skill Level-Intermediate
Finished Measurements- 2 ¼ ”  tall x 5 ½ ”wide


Worsted Weight Yarn Colors-
                 Approx. 4 bags worth of grey plarn
                 Approx.  3 bags worth of white plarn
                 Less than .05 oz Peaches and Creme Black Yarn
Materials-
                 H (5.00 MM) crochet hook
                 Yarn or tapestry needle
                 Scissors
                 Stitchmarkers
Special stitches-
Abbreviations-
                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 
                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)
                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease
                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch

Bowl
Use Grey plarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 8 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 8 times around (16 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc] rep 8 times around (24 sts)
Rnd 4: [Inc, Sc 2] rep 8 times around (32 sts)
Rnd 5:  Working in BLO, Sc 32 (32 sts)
Rnds 6-13: Sc 32 (32 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Ears
Use Grey plarn. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 8 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 8 times around (16 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Small Horn
Use White plarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 4 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: [Inc in one st, Sc] rep 2 times (6 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Large Horn
Use White plarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 4 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: [Inc in one st, Sc] rep 2 times (6 sts)
Rnds 3-4: Sc 6
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.

Finishing-
Sew the ears to either side of the bowl.  Sew the small horn near the top center and the large horn below it.  If you have trouble using the plarn to sew, feel free to use thread to attach pieces.  Then use black yarn to make French knot eyes.


Have you created something else interesting or intriguing out of plarn?  Feel free to send me photos.  I'd love to start a plarn gallery.  Be sure to include links to the original designer if the pattern you use is not your own.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Duckling: Free Amigurumi Crochet pattern

Spring Duckling
Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks
Sheep Of Delight Crochet
This little guy has been sitting in the back of a storage tote for far too long so I decided to get him out to play for spring.  He’ll work up quickly for an Easter basket stuffer.
Skill Level-Intermediate
Gauge- Not important
Finished Measurements- 3 ¾ ” tall x 2”wide
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors-
                 . 60 oz Peaches & Creme Yellow Cotton Yarn #1010
                 .05 oz Peaches & Creme Bright Orange Cotton Yarn #1628
                 .05 oz Peaches & Creme Black Cotton Yarn #1040
Materials-
                 F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
                 Yarn or tapestry needle
                 Scissors
                 Stitchmarkers
                 Polyester Fiberfill
Special stitches-None
Abbreviations-
                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 
                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)
                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease
                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch

Head/Body
Use Yellow yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 times around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc] rep 6 times around (18 sts)
Rnds 4-5: Sc 18 (18 sts)
Rnd 6: [Inc, Sc 2] rep 6 times (24 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc 24 (24 sts)
Rnd 8: [Dec, Sc 2] rep 6 times (18 sts)
Rnd 9: [Dec, Sc] rep 6 times (12 sts)
Stuff.
Rnd 10: Dec 6 (6 sts)
Rnd 11: Sc 6 (6 sts)
Rnd 12: [Inc, Sc 2] rep 2 times around (8 sts)
Rnd 13: Sc 8 (8 sts)
Rnd 14: [Inc, Sc] rep 4 times (12 sts)
Rnd 15: [Inc, Sc 3] rep 3 times (15 sts)
Rnd 16: Sc 12, Inc 3 times (18 sts)
Rnd 17: Sc 12, Dec 3 times (15 sts)
Rnd 18: [Dec, Sc 3] rep 3 times (12 sts)
Stuff.
Rnd 19: Dec 6 (6 sts)
Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.
Wings
Use Yellow yarn. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 8 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Work 2 Hdc sts in the first 4 sts.  Leave the final 4 sts unworked. (8 sts)
Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.
Beak Top
Use Bright Orange yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 8 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 8 in 2nd ch from hook
Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.
Beak Bottom
Use Bright Orange yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 4 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 4 in 2nd ch from hook
Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.
Feet
Use Bright Orange yarn. Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 5 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 5 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Work 2 Hdc sts in ea of the first 3 sts (6 sts)
Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.


Finishing-
Sew both feet to the bottom of the duckling and both wings to either side of his body.  Thread a yarn or tapestry needle with a length of black thread and knot the end.  Insert the needle under the head where the stitches are a little looser and bring it back out where you want the right eye, drawing the knot inside the head.  Insert the needle again slightly to the right or left, making a tiny stitch, and bring it out at the position for the left eye.  Stitch back and forth a few times, drawing the stitches tight to narrow the face.  When you’re satisfied with the shape, use the same black yarn to make French knot eyes in each indentation.  Then sew the beak pieces to the front of the head to finish.






Thursday, March 20, 2014

Easter Egglet: Free Amigurumi Crochet Pattern


Easter Egglet
Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks
Sheep Of Delight Crochet
When I was a kid, I used to watch a Garfield cartoon at my Grandma’s with one character that was an egg that was afraid to hatch.  Whether your Egglet is afraid to hatch or just making a fashion statement, he or she will be a perfect addition to any Easter basket.  Feel free to make the Egg without legs if you’d like a more classic design.
If you are particularly sensitive to smell, you might want to use a different yarn as the Floral Bouquet yarn is scented.
Skill Level-Easy
Gauge- Not important
Finished Measurements- 2” tall x4 ½ ”wide
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors-
                 .5 oz Peaches & Creme Cotton Yarn #5742 Floral Bouquet
                 Less than .05 oz Peaches & Creme Cotton Yarn #1628 Bright Orange
Materials-
                 F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
                 Yarn or tapestry needle
                 Scissors
                 Stitchmarkers
                 Polyester Fiberfill
Special stitches-
Abbreviations-
                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 
                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)
                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease
                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch

Egg
Use Floral Bouquet yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc  in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 6 times around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 3 sts] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Rnd 4: [Inc, Sc 4] rep 3 times around (18 sts)
Rnd 5: [Inc, Sc 5] rep 3 times around (21 sts)
Rnd 6: [Inc, Sc 6] rep 3 times around (24 sts)
Rnd 7: Sc 24 (24 sts)


Rnd 8: [Inc, Sc 7] rep 3 times around (27 sts)
Rnd 9: Sc 27 (27 sts)
Rnd 10: [Inc, Sc 8] rep 3 times around (30 sts)
Rnd 11: Sc 30 (30 sts)
Rnd 12: [Dec, Sc 4] rep 5 times around (25 sts)
Rnd 13: [Dec, Sc 3] rep 5 times around (20 sts)
Rnd 14: [Dec, Sc 2] rep 5 times around (15 sts)
Rnd 15: [Dec, Sc] rep 5 times around (10 sts)
Stuff.
Rnd 16: Dec 5 (5 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Legs
Use Bright Orange yarn. Make 2.
Row 1: Ch 10. 
Row 2: Turn.  Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sl st in the next 3 sts to form the first toe. [Ch 4. Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sl st in the next 3 sts.] Rep 2 times to form the 2nd and 3rd toes.  Sl st in the remaining 6 sts of the chain-row to finish the leg.
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends, closing off any remaining opening.
Finishing-

Sew the base of both legs to the base of the egg.  Draw any loose ends back into the finished egg.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Variations for the Basic Baby Hat

Basic Baby Hat Variations
Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks
Sheep Of Delight Crochet
Here are some variations for the Basic Baby hat pattern.  Feel free to use any colors of yarn you want.  Start with the Basic Baby Hat Pattern found here; then crochet whichever details you’d like to add.
Skill Level-Easy
Gauge- 4 hdc stitches per inch
Finished Measurements- 4 1/2” tall x roughly 13” around
Materials-
                 Simply Soft yarn in colors of your choice
                 F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
                 Yarn or tapestry needle
                 Scissors
                 Stitchmarkers
                 Polyester Fiberfill
Special stitches-
Abbreviations-
                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 
                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)
                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease
                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch
Bears
Ears
Make 2.
Rnd 1: Hdc 8 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Hdc 8 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: (2 Hdc) rep in each st around (16 sts)

Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Nose
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in the first 3 sts, Sc in the last 3 (9 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Eyespots
For the grizzly bear.
Rnd 1: Hdc 8 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Hdc 8 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: (2 Hdc) rep in each st around (16 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Finishing-
Sew the nose just above the rim of the front center of the hat.  For the polar bear, stitch eyes on either side of the nose.  For the grizzly bear, stitch eyes on the eyespots and attach eyespots on either side of the nose.  For both bears, add ears last.  I flatten the hat with the face on the front and sew the ears just behind the top edge of the hat. Feel free to experiment with the positioning and use the pictures as a guide.
Bugs
Eyespots
Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in each of the 6 sts around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 3] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Nose
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: [Inc in the first 2 sts, Sc in the next 1] rep 2 times around (10 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Antenna (Set One)
Use the same color yarn you used for the bug head.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in each of the 6 sts around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 3] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Rnd 4: [Dec, Sc 3] rep 3 times around (12 sts)
Rnd 5: Dec 6 (6 sts)
Rnds 6-7: Sc 6 (6 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Antenna (Set Two)
Use the same color yarn you used for the bug nose.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in each of the 6 sts around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 3] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Rnd 4: [Dec, Sc 3] rep 3 times around (12 sts)
Rnd 5: Dec 6 (6 sts)
Switch to black yarn. Ch 10.
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Finishing-
Sew the nose just above the rim of the front center of the hat.  Use black yarn to sew an eye on each eyespot.  Sew the finished eyespots to either side of the nose.  For Antenna (Set One), sew the final round of the antenna to the top of the hat.  For Antenna (Set Two), sew the loose end of the chain to the top of the hat.
Skunk
Ears
Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: [Inc in the first st, Sc in the next] rep 3 times around (9 sts)
Rnd 3:[Inc 2, Sc] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Nose
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in the first 3 sts, Sc in the last 3 (9 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Eyespots
Make 2.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc in each of the 6 sts around (12 sts)
Rnd 3: [Inc in one st, Sc in the next 3] rep 3 times around (15 sts)
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Stripe
Row 1: Ch 26
Round 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in the first 24 ch-sts.  3 Sc in the last ch-st, turning around the end of the ch.  Sc 24 back down the other side of the ch.
Finish off with a slip stitch and weave in ends.
Finishing-

Sew the nose just above the rim of the front center of the hat.  Use black yarn to sew an eye on each eyespot.  Sew the finished eyespots to either side of the nose.  Sew on the ears and then sew the stripe up the back of the head so that it ends in the middle of the skunk’s forehead.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Basic Baby Hat: Free Crochet Pattern

When I’m not crocheting amigurumi, I’m usually working on baby hats.  I’m part of a group at my church who make them to donate to local hospitals. Since quantity matters, I’m always looking for ideas for cute hats that aren’t going to take an enormous amount of time.  Because the structure of a beanie is so simple, it makes a great pattern to start with if you’re wanting to start designing your own crochet garments. This month, I thought I’d post some basic hats and  variations to get you inspired.
Remember when you’re making baby hats that the finished product should be safe and comfortable.  Avoid buttons or bobbles that can be easily pulled off and might pose a choking hazard.  Also, make sure you choose yarn that’s soft, not scratchy, and easy for the new parents to clean.
Basic Baby Hat Crochet Pattern
Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks
Sheep Of Delight Crochet
This is the pattern I use as a base when designing my baby hats.  It’s very simple and can be adjusted and improvised on in hundreds of different ways.  If you want the hat to be bigger, simply keep increasing after Rnd 7. 
Skill Level-Easy
Gauge- 4 hdc stitches per inch
Finished Measurements- 4 1/2” tall x roughly 13” around



Worsted Weight Yarn Colors-
                 1 oz Simply Soft Yarn in any color
                 Materials-
                 H/8 (5.00 MM) crochet hook
                 Yarn or tapestry needle
                 Scissors
                 Stitchmarkers
Special stitches-
                 Back Post Half Double Crochet: Wrap your yarn around your hook once.  Insert your hook from the back around the upright post of the stitch from the previous round, coming back out the back.  Yarn over and pull through. Yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook to complete the Hdc as usual.  This leaves a nice raised edge of stitches for a textured                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         border.
Abbreviations-
                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 
                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)
                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease
                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch
                 BPhdc…..Back Post Half Double Crochet
Hat
Rnd 1: Hdc 8 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Hdc 8 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 8 times around (Remember to use Hdcs to increase). (16 sts)
Rnd 3: (Inc in the first st, Hdc in the next st) rep 8 times (24 sts)
Rnd 4: (Inc, Hdc 2) rep 8 times (36 sts)
Rnd 5: (Inc, Hdc 3) rep 8 times (40 sts)
Rnd 6: (Inc, Hdc 4) rep 8 times (48 sts)
Rnd 7: (Inc, Hdc 5) rep 8 times (56 sts)
Rnds 8-15: Hdc 56 (56 sts)
The hat should end up being about 4 ¾ “ tall.  If it isn’t tall enough, add a few more Hdc-56  rounds.
Rnd 16: BPhdc in each stitch around
Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends. 
Possible variations:
Add stripes in various colors and widths (I used hdc stitches for the blue stripes and sc stitches for the red).

Add decorative stitching to make the hat look like a football for your favorite sports fan.  (A baseball or basketball would look adorable, too)!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Hearts: Free Crochet Pattern

Simple Crochet Hearts
(With Bonus Butterfly)
Designed by Dusti Rose Hendricks
Sheep Of Delight Crochet
I’ve been playing around with using different colors in my crochet, mostly because I have a growing stash of pinks, reds, and oranges that never get used.  And since next month is February, I decided to make some hearts for embellishment.  I thought they turned out pretty well, so I adapted them to make a butterfly.
Skill Level-Easy
Gauge- Not important
Finished Measurements-
Medium Heart-2 1/4” tall x 2 1/4”wide
Small Heart-1 1/2 ” tall x 1 3/4" wide
Butterfly-3 1/4” tall x 4” wide
Worsted Weight Yarn Colors-
                 .05 oz Peaches & Creme Strawberry Stripes Cotton Yarn
                 Less than .05 oz Peaches & Creme Black Cotton Yarn
Materials-
                 F/5 (3.75 MM) crochet hook
                 Yarn or tapestry needle
                 Scissors
                 Stitchmarkers
                 Polyester Fiberfill
Special stitches-None
Abbreviations-
                 Rnd…Round                                  Sc…..Single Crochet 
                 Ch….Chain                                     St(s)..Stitch(es)
                 Inc….Increase                                Dec…Decrease
                 Rep…Repeat                                 Sl St..Slip Stitch

Small Heart
Use Strawberry Stripes yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 3, Sc, Inc, Sc (9 sts)
Rnd 3: 2 Hdc in one stitch, 2 Dc in the next stitch, Hdc and Sl st in one stitch, Sl st and Hdc in the next stitch, 2 Dc in one stitch, 2 Hdc in the next stitch, Sc, Sc and Hdc in one stitch, Hdc and Sc in the next stitch,Sc (18 sts)
Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.

Medium Heart
Use Strawberry Stripes yarn.
Rnd 1: Sc 6 in magic ring OR Ch 2, Sc 6 in 2nd ch from hook
Rnd 2: Inc 3, Sc, Inc, Sc (9 sts)
Rnd 3: 2 Hdc in one stitch, 2 Dc in the next stitch, Sc 2, 2 Dc in one stitch, 2 Hdc in the next stitch, Sc, Inc 2, Sc (16 sts)
Rnd 4: Sc, 2 Hdc, (2 Dc) rep 2, Hdc and Sl st in one stitch, Sl st and Hdc in the next stitch, (2 Dc) rep 2, 2 Hdc, Sc 3, Sc and Hdc in one stitch, Hdc and Sc in the next stitch, Sc 2 (26 sts)
Finish off with a sl st and weave in ends.
Butterfly
Start by making 2 each of the medium and small hearts in Strawberry Stripes yarn. To make the body, use Black yarn.
Row 1: Leaving a moderately long tail, ch 8
Row 2: Starting in the 2nd ch from the hook, sl st in each st of the chain. 
Finish off, leaving a moderately long tail.  Knot the beginning and ending tails together and snip them to equal lengths to form the antenna.

Finishing-
Sew the wings together in pairs, with the Medium heart slightly overlapping the Small heart, using the picture as reference.  Remember that the wings should mirror each other.  Next sew the two pairs together in the center and attach the Butterfly body over the seam.