DIY cross stitched butterfly hair grips

Stitch Susan Bates' fluttering butterflies on plastic canvas and add hair grips to create stunning accessories!

DIY cross stitch butterfly
Published: February 25, 2020 at 5:31 pm
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Stitch Susan Bates’ fluttering butterflies on to plastic canvas and add a simple hair grip for a fabulous accessory. These designs were originally published in Cross Stitch Crazy issue 193.


If you're new to stitching on to plastic canvas, you're in for a treat! It's easy and you can learn the basics with our Beginners' Guide to Plastic Canvas.

About the DIY cross stitched butterfly hair grips

  • Maximum stitch count: 34 (h) x 37 (w)
  • Design area on 14-count fabric 6x6.5cm (2½x2½in)
  • Stitched by Lisa Draycott

Susan Bates butterfly cross stitch chart

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Lou McCarneyProduction Editor, Love Embroidery

Lou is a writer and maker based in Bristol, where she lives with her husband Rory, two ball pythons she refers to as “silly sausages” and (possibly) too many plants. If she’s not working on your next issue of Love Embroidery, then she’s crafting or snacking. As well as stitching, she's also a keen knitter. She has worked with a huge range of best selling magazines, including Simply Knitting, The Knitter, Simply Crochet, BBC Countryfile, Boundless, Rowan Collection, Mollie Makes and Cross Stitch Crazy.

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