Hello, I’m back.
It’s been ridiculous here, with essays, lesson planning and even one day where I got up ready to rock and was forced back to bed by the other half because I nearly collapsed due to a massive head cold. One day of sleep and some much needed R’n’R (rest and relaxation, not rock and roll of course) and I feel much more human.
But it does mean that I still haven’t finished the WIP I’ve been excitedly wanting to post for, oh almost a month now. *Sigh*
Instead, here’s a pattern I threw together ages ago but haven’t posted here before because, well, it isn’t an amigurumi. (I had to search my blog to make sure I hadn’t posted it anyway though). Amiguruthi is returning to her girly roots with the Fluttershy Scarflette!
For those of you asleep under a rock, Fluttershy is the cute yellow pegasus from the incredibly popular ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’, one of my obsessions. This scarflette (a mini scarf) is based on her cutie mark, the pink butterfly.
Free pattern after the jump.
Hook: 5mm (H) and 3.5mm (E)
Wool: Pale yellow DK, pale pink DK, and blue DK (or pale green DK depending on how you perceive colour – look at an image of Fluttershy’s cutie mark and see what colour you think the butterfly bodies are).
CH = Chain
Sc = Single Crochet
Dc = Double Crochet (US terminology not UK)
INC = Increase
DEC = Decrease
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Using the 5mm (H) crochet hook Ch 17 in yellow.
Row 1: Dc along the row, starting in second chain from the hook  Ch 3 and turn your work (you will not crochet into these, but they must be done at the end of each row to get the stitches up high enough, and it creates that scalloped edge you see in the photo).
Row 2 – 31: Dc along the row  CH3 and turn at the end
Colour change to pale pink
Row 31-57: Dc along the row  CH3 and turn at the end
Row 58: Dc 7, ch2 (skip 2), Dc 7  Ch3 turn work
Row 59 – 61: Dc along the row  CH3 and turn at the end
Row 62: Dc along the row  Finish off and weave in the tail.
The skipped stitches on row 58 will have create a hole in your scarflett. Don’t worry – it’s a button hole.
To add fringe, you take three strands of pink yarn, loop it in half and pull the loop through a hole between two Dc. Take the tails of the yarn over the stitch and through the loop, and pull tight to secure (it’s sort of like a slip knot). That might make no sense, so there is an excellent video here.
My fringe is quite short and only in every other hole, but make yours as long as you like and a fuller effect can be achieved using every hole.
Put your scarflette to one side and we’ll make the butterflies.
Wings (make 12, x4 per butterfly)
Using your 3.5mm (E) crochet hook and pink yarn
Round 1: Ch 2/ magic ring
Round 2: Sc 6 into the centre of the magic ring  Join with Sl St, Ch1
Round 3: INC around  Sl St to join and finish, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Body (make 3, x1 per butterfly)
Using your 3.5mm (E) crochet hook and pink yarn, CH7
Round 1: Sc around the chain [12 – 6sc per side] Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.
To make the butterflies, first sew two circles side by side, and then sew a second set of two circles. You will then sew these two circles into a square of four circles, the bottom two slightly overlapping the top two. Then you simple sew the body over the join. Simple. Make sure you leave one long tail from somewhere for sewing them to the scarf. Or you could sew them to safety pins and make badges.
Sew your butterflies on to the yellow end of the scarf. Make sure they’re all the same way up (trust me, it looks odd otherwise).
Once they’re sewn on, all you need is a button to secure the ends. Either use a proper button, or you can make a 13th circle as detailed above and use that.
Wear your scarflette with pride brony!