Issue: 148


Dragonfly by Vanessa Mooncie

The delicate looking wings of the dragonfly are created by using metallic embroidery thread, together with an openwork pattern and various stitch lengths.

Find the pattern in 148 of Inside Crochet magazine.


* Anchor Freccia, 100% cotton, 50g/285m/311yds

Yarn A: 01442 x 1 ball

Yarn B: 00255 x 1 ball

Yarn C: 00632 x 1 ball

* Metallic stranded embroidery thread, such as DMC Light Effects, shade E135

* 1.75mm hook

* Yarn needle

* Toy stuffing (small amount only)

* 18-gauge (1mm) craft wire, 16cm/6¼in (for body)

* Four lengths 26-gauge (0.4mm) craft wire, each 28cm/11in (for wings)

* Three lengths 26-gauge (0.4mm) craft wire, each 18cm/7in (for legs)

* Long-nose pliers

* All-purpose adhesive


Vanessa is a designer, artist and author who enjoys blending traditional techniques with modern styles. Visit her website at www.vanessamooncie.com.

This pattern is tagged with:

Designer: Vanessa Moonice

Household: Toy

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