Butterflies flew into my brain a few weeks ago, when I thought about adding wings to my Forget-Me-Knot kids. Cicely Mary Barker's beautifully illustrated Flower Fairies all have very realistic butterly and moth wings. So I wanted to try my hand at creating a realistic crochet butterfly, and this is the result.

If interested, the pattern for the basic butterfly shapes is freely available on my blog at: www.byhookbyhand.blogspot.com.