I have to admit that this year was the first time I’d ever heard of a ladybug called a ladybird, but it is, in fact, a thing. Julie Cartwright from My Life in Stitches has a really cute free pattern for a ladybird, or ladybug if you want to go with the less-poetic name.
Whatever you call it you’re going to want to knit one of these cuties. It uses just scraps of yarn and the body is just 26 rows long. Add wings and crocheted legs and you’ve got a cute little embellishment to add to kitchen or bath items (I think it would be really cute sewn to an apron), decorate a gift or even put on a summer-themed scrapbook page. Adorable!
[Photo by Julie Cartwright.]