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Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Crochet Pattern // Instant PDF Download //DIY //Bug Lovers // Make your own // Insect //Nature

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Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar Crochet Pattern // Instant PDF Download //DIY //Bug Lovers // Make your own // Insect //Nature

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  • Craft type: Crochet
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  • Material: Yarn and Stuffing
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*This listing is for a crochet pattern, not a finished product*

Would you like to have this item made for you? Go here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/635999807/spicebush-swallowtail-butterfly-giant

The Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar is the larva form of… wait for it… the Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly! He likes to eat Spicebush (surprise!). When he’s little, he’s all brown and white splotchy and looks like bird droppings. After he molts a couple of times he looks like this. It is a form of protection called Mimicry. He will hide his body under leaves with only his front end and False Eyes showing. If a predator gets too close he will stick out his Osmeterium that looks like a snake’s tongue and can emit a very foul smell.

Swallowtail Caterpillars will spend the winter in their chrysalis in leaf litter, ready to emerge as a butterfly in the spring. Help to preserve their numbers and save their lives by opting to compost your fall leaves rather than burning them. Swallowtail butterflies are large and beautiful and easily recognizable, though, in my opinion, not nearly as interesting as their caterpillar form.

Crochet Terms: American
Language: English
Finished Size: 30 inches long, 23 inches around at widest point
In-line color changes: none
Skill Level: novice
Shaping: some
Sewing: extensive
No. of Pages: 12
No. of Images: 24
Also includes: Alternative color suggestions, hidden osmeterium pocket

This pattern uses both #2 and #4 weight yarn and 2 sizes of crochet hooks. It is also recommended that you use clear fishing line for shaping. A complete materials list and stitches list can be found here: http://www.jennawingatedesigns.com/2018/08/spicebush-swallowtail-butterfly.html

Pattern is written and arranged for ease of following and natural eye-movement. These are simple stitches, but this is a time-consuming pattern due to the many details involved. I recommend that you read all pattern notes and follow the pattern in order so you won't run into any problems. Crochet help is available through Email.

**Pattern Usage**
You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern. If you do so online, please link to the website and give designer credit. Please do not reproduce, share, sell, or ‘borrow from’ this pattern in whole or in part, including all text or images. If you intend to offer items made to order from any of my patterns, please do not use my images to advertise. Your customers will want to see the quality of work YOU do, not the quality of work I do. Above all, your honesty is appreciated and allows designers to continue doing what they do. Please email only if you have any questions. No other form of communication is as reliable as email. Thanks!
Go to 'YOU>Purchases and Reviews' at the top of any Etsy page to download current and/or past digital pattern purchases.

*This listing is for a crochet pattern, not a finished product*

Would you like to have this item made for you? Go here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/635999807/spicebush-swallowtail-butterfly-giant

The Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar is the larva form of… wait for it… the Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly! He likes to eat Spicebush (surprise!). When he’s little, he’s all brown and white splotchy and looks like bird droppings. After he molts a couple of times he looks like this. It is a form of protection called Mimicry. He will hide his body under leaves with only his front end and False Eyes showing. If a predator gets too close he will stick out his Osmeterium that looks like a snake’s tongue and can emit a very foul smell.

Swallowtail Caterpillars will spend the winter in their chrysalis in leaf litter, ready to emerge as a butterfly in the spring. Help to preserve their numbers and save their lives by opting to compost your fall leaves rather than burning them. Swallowtail butterflies are large and beautiful and easily recognizable, though, in my opinion, not nearly as interesting as their caterpillar form.

Crochet Terms: American
Language: English
Finished Size: 30 inches long, 23 inches around at widest point
In-line color changes: none
Skill Level: novice
Shaping: some
Sewing: extensive
No. of Pages: 12
No. of Images: 24
Also includes: Alternative color suggestions, hidden osmeterium pocket

This pattern uses both #2 and #4 weight yarn and 2 sizes of crochet hooks. It is also recommended that you use clear fishing line for shaping. A complete materials list and stitches list can be found here: http://www.jennawingatedesigns.com/2018/08/spicebush-swallowtail-butterfly.html

Pattern is written and arranged for ease of following and natural eye-movement. These are simple stitches, but this is a time-consuming pattern due to the many details involved. I recommend that you read all pattern notes and follow the pattern in order so you won't run into any problems. Crochet help is available through Email.

**Pattern Usage**
You are welcome to sell finished items made from this pattern. If you do so online, please link to the website and give designer credit. Please do not reproduce, share, sell, or ‘borrow from’ this pattern in whole or in part, including all text or images. If you intend to offer items made to order from any of my patterns, please do not use my images to advertise. Your customers will want to see the quality of work YOU do, not the quality of work I do. Above all, your honesty is appreciated and allows designers to continue doing what they do. Please email only if you have any questions. No other form of communication is as reliable as email. Thanks!

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Feel free to convo me about any item you would like crocheted. I am happy to point you at the appropriate listing to order through or create a custom listing for you.

Pattern Inquiries:
My time in 95% taken up with custom orders, so I no longer create patterns by request. New patterns only happen when/if someone has ordered a custom of an item that has wide appeal... and then I miraculously find time to type up and edit a pattern.
I offer 'Let me Design for you' listings, and these take an unpredictable amount of time. I also tend to get several orders in the same day when a recent customer shares their new item online. It is not always possible for me to adjust the completion date real-time as my queue fills up. Leaving it at a wide range is a safer approach.

However, the time it will take for me to get to your item in the queue, complete it, and get it into the mail is almost always toward the lower end of that range. The exception to this would be around holidays, of course. If you are concerned about when your order will be delivered, feel free to convo and I will give you a more specific estimate. I am happy to hear from you on any subject!

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