How to Make a Granny Hexagon Butterfly!

These butterflies are so cute and easy to make!  They are a great way too to use up some of your scrap yarn and ribbon too...all you need is a finished hexagon (tutorial below), some ribbon and scissors.  Let's make a pretty butterfly, shall we?

Begin by making a hexagon.  You can make them as large or small as you like:

The blue-edged hexagon above was worked in 5 rounds and the yellow-edged hexagon was made in 4 rounds.  Click below for a full video tutorial on how to make a hexagon stitch by stitch:

When you're finished, weave in any ends and follow these simple steps:
  1. Fold hexagon as shown below.
  2. Cut a 12 inch piece of ribbon and wrap it around the hexagon as shown.
  3. Tie at the top.  Be sure to cinch it a little as you tie to make it look more like wings and less geometric.

Next, trim the each ribbon antenna at an angle with scissors,

All finished...lovely!

Click below for a full tutorial on how to make a Granny Hexagon Butterfly:

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  1. Very cute! I like creative people who think outside the box. You make me look at things differently. Thank you...

  2. What a great idea! I'm adding this to my summertime to do list for sure - thanks for sharing :o)

  3. I did this project but added a scollop edging and it turned out fabulous!! Thanks for posting.

  4. I did this project for my niece who loves butterflies only I added a scallop edging and it turned out fabulous!!
    Thank you for sharing.


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