Free pattern: Floating Flutterguys

The Floating Flutterguy is a simple creature. He turns from a cocoon of scrap yarn into a beautiful woolly winged wonder in less time than it takes to scream “AGH! Is that a moth!? Get it away from my cashmere!!!”.

Lucky for you (and for your cashmere) the Floating Flutterguy isn’t hungry for your yarn. All he wants is to be set free somewhere in your city.

The Floating Flutterguy prepares for take off

Fly, my pretties, fly!

I hatched the Floating Flutterguy specially for Stitch London’s annual Stitch Crawl 2011 which happens to fall on International Yarnbombing Day. Although I’m not a fan of the ‘bombing’ bit (us Brit’s yarnstorm. It’s less destructive and more creative sneaky stitched storming) I fully endorse the stepping out of the shadows with your knits and sharing them with the world.

Download the free Floating Flutterguy graffiti knitting pattern here

Floating Flutterguys waiting to be released into the wild

Go on. Let your Floating Flutterguys fly free!

(I’d be thrilled to see pics of your stitched swarms of Flutterguys if you make them. Please add them to the Planet Whodunnknit group on Flickr)


  1. Elaine
    May 22, 2011

    I really want to spread the Flutterguys around but there seems to only be mone page of pattern.

    • Deadly Knitshade
      May 22, 2011

      Eek! Thanks for letting me know. Updated pattern now uploaded to Ravelry.

  2. Janey
    June 13, 2011

    oooohhhh! I’ve been looking for a butterfly pattern! It’s part of a logo that I’ve been hoping to knit up.
    I will explain tomorrow (either later Monday or on Tuesday)
    Thank you, thank you.

    • Deadly Knitshade
      June 13, 2011

      A logo? I’m intrigued.

      • Janey
        September 11, 2011

        (I should not have specified a day for a future explanation. I am doing very well that this answer is being written the same year!)
        The Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia has as its logo, a butterfly flying out of an open, outstretched hand. The butterfly is a symbol of hope to a new beginning following a brain injury. Like a butterfly emerging from its cocoon, the survivor hopes to gain strength and courage to overcome impairments in order to live a full and productive life. A hand is shown rather a cocoon – a helping hand to a new beginning – and with a helping hand the survivor can become the best they can be.