Rainforest Butterflies: Polyalthia Michaelii Crochet Pattern

Each design I create is as unique as each flower, fruit, leaf and butterfly is different than any other I can find a pattern for. Thankfully, I do not need to completely reinvent the wheel. From my first days of learning to crochet, Lesley Stanfield’s 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet has been by my side.


Heavily modifying Lesley Stansfield’s Fig pattern, I’m able to recreate Polyalthia Michaelii near it’s life size and color.  A Far North Queensland plant that is a favorite of both the Green Spotted Triangle Butterfly caterpillar and the fruit is eaten by the Casawary. Continuing the same process as I have been working, using the grid patterned paper in my Evernote Moleskine.


I was gifted Lesley Stanfield’s 75 Birds, Butterflies & little beasts to knit and crochet and it has been the perfect addition. I’ve picked up a couple other crochet design books but I consistently return to Lesley Stanfield’s books.

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