Lisa's Dragonfly


by Lisa Reichert © 2002

Materials Required
6 beads on the ball for the wings and head, 4 beads on the shuttle for the thorax
One shuttle and ball, wound CTM

Abbreviations and Symbols
R: Ring                     Ch: Chain
+: Join                     p(-)Picot
B: Bead               cl R: Close Ring
JK: Josephine Knot              

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Worked without breaks between body parts, this dragonfly is a joy to make.

Thorax

Descriptive form Short form
Load 4 beads onto hand loop/needle loop
R: 2 ds, bead, 2 ds, bead, 2ds, picot, 2ds, bead, 2ds, bead, 2ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, 4 p sep by 3ds, join to free p on R, 3 ds, 4 p sep by 3ds, join to base of ring
Load 4 beads onto hand loop/needle loop
R: 2 B 2 B 2 - 2 B 2 B 2
Ch: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 +


Wings

Descriptive form Short form
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to p on thorax, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3ds, p, 3ds, p, 3, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3
JK: 14
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ring, Bead, 1 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ring and to p on thorax together, 3 ds
R:3 ds, join to p on the thorax, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3ds, p, 3ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
JK: 14
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ring, Bead, 1 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on next ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on next ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on next ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on thorax, 2 ds, Bead, 2 ds, p, 2 ds, p, 2 ds, Bead, 2 ds, join to next p on thorax, 3 ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to next p on thorax, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 1 ds, Bead
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
JK: 14
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ring, 3 +(to p on thorax)
R: 3 ds, join to next p on thorax, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 1 ds, Bead
R: 3 ds, join to prev R, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds
JK: 14
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on next ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on next ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on next ring, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to bottom of thorax
Ch:3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
JK: 14
Ch: 3 - 3 + B 1 - 3 + 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 + (to R and thorax picots together) 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
JK: 14
Ch: 3 - 3 + B 1 - 3 + 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 + 2 B 2 - 2 - 2 B 2 + 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 1 B
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: B 3 - 3
JK: 14
Ch: 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 + 3 +(to p on thorax)
R: 3 + (to next p on thorax) 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 1 B
R: 3 + 3 - 3 - 3
Ch: 3 - 3
JK: 14
Ch: 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 + 3 - 3 + (to bottom of thorax)

Abdomen

Descriptive form Short form
R: 1 ds, join to p of wing chain, 2 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 6 ds, cl R
Ch: 1 ds, join to p of wing chain, 2 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join to p on bottom of prev. R
R: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 6 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join
R: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 6 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join
R:3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 6 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join
R: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 6 ds, cl R
Ch: 3 ds, p, 3 ds, p, 3 ds, join
JK: 14
R: 1 + (to p of adj. wing ch)2 - 3 - 6
Ch: 1+ (to p of adj. wing ch) 2-3-3+ (to p at bottom of prev. R)
R: 3 - 3 - 6
Ch: 3 - 3 - 3 +
R: 3 - 3 - 6
Ch: 3 - 3 - 3 +
R: 3 - 3 - 6
Ch: 3 - 3 - 3 +
R: 3 - 3 - 6
Ch: 3 - 3 - 3 +
JK: 14