I absolutely loved making these little guys. They worked up super quick, and turned out exactly like the pictures! The little wrapped antennae are just so clever, and the tiny loop at the top of the cocoon is just adorable. Plus, I was able to do them entirely with scraps I had in my stash, since they only use a few grams of any one color.
I mean, come on! Even the (very fiddly) wings look good!
Now, I just have to figure out how I want to add the little faces. It’s too late for safety eyes (plus, I don’t know if I’d trust the baby with them… he’s still very chew-y), but I don’t usually love how embroidered eyes look. I’ll have to brainstorm.
I know, I know. I’m so close to finishing the wedding blanket, but man, I really want to make something fun, quick and simple. And after talking about knitting little stuffies for my kids, well, I suppose this was inevitable.
I’ve bit the bullet and decided to make them the Butterfly & Cocoon sets for Christmas this year! I went back and forth, but decided the cuteness factor outweighed the “these are going to be annoying to have to keep putting back together” factor. And, heck, worst case scenario, maybe the cocoons just get “lost”, and the kids just have cute li’l butterflies to play with.
And I gotta say, they are so fun to make! It’s shocking how quick they work up (though that might just be in comparison to the gigantic blanket I’ve been working on). I made this body in essentially one evening. I’m even using up stash yarn and stuffing left over from a project from years ago.
Now, I’m looking ahead, and the wings/antennae look like they might be a bit fiddly, but so far, so good!