IN THE BACKYARD

There are nine patterns on this page.

Snail in Shell

By: Richard Hinkle

Design is 13 rows, 29 cells.

Note: Full size picture is the last full page of this document.

Begin design:

Row 1: space 20 times, WITH [23456], OF [12356], space 5 times, WITH [23456], OF [12356].

Row 2: space 20 times, dot 4, OF [12356], space 4 times, dot 6, T [2345], A [1].

Row 3: space 21 times, dots 45, V [1236], space 2 times, dot 6, Q [12345].

Row 4: space 1 time, full cell, GG [2356], G [1245], GG [2356], G [1245], GG [2356], G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, hyphen [36], dot 3, space 5 times, TH [1456], HIS [236], hyphen [36], WITH [23456], A [1].

Row 5: space 1 time, TH [1456], dots 23, G [1245], GG [2356], G [1245], GG [2356], G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, C [14] two times, OU [1256], dot 3, space 3 times, dots 456, P [1234], C [14], D [145], V [1236].

Row 6: space 2 times, ER [12456], dot 3, GG [2356], G [1245], GG [2356], G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356], TH [1456], dots 23, space 2 times, full cell, space 3 times, Y [13456], dots 23.

Row 7: space 3 times, TH [1456], dots 23, G [1245], GG [2356], G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, full cell, space 1 time, WITH [23456], A [1], space 1 time, dot 6, Q [12345], C [14].

Row 8: space 4 times, G [1245], hyphen [36], GG [2356], G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, dot 4, G [1245], A [1], space 2 times, dots 456, L [123].

Row 9: space 6 times, full cell, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, space 3 times, full cell.

Row 10: space 6 times, dot 4, OF [12356], G [1245], GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, space 2 times, WAS [356], F [124].

Row 11: space 4 times, hyphen [36], GG [2356], G [1245] three times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356], L [123], B [12].

Row 12: dot 6, WAS [356], WITH [23456], G [1245], C [14], space 16 times, WITH [23456], A [1].

Row 13: C [14], G [1245], GG [2356], G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, GG [2356] two times, G [1245] two times, ER [12456], L [123].

End design.

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Drawing Notes:

The snail is facing right with his neck and feet coming out of the shell. The shell is spiral shaped with a point on the top left side.

Fun facts:

Snails are invertebrates, which means they do not have a backbone.

Snails have a shell made of calcium carbonate, which protects them and grows with them.

Snails are very slow, moving about 0.5-0.8 inches per second.

Snails can be found everywhere on Earth, in different environments and habitats.

There are over 60,000 species of snails in the world, ranging from 0.68 mm to 70 cm in size.

A sports car.

Squirrel

By: Thomas Schinkoth

Design is 7 rows, 13 cells.

Note: Full size picture is the last full page of this document.

Begin design:

Row 1: space 4 times, dot 6, J [245], W [2456], space 5 times, dots 3456.

Row 2: space 3 times, dot 5, U [136], A [1], space 1 time, L [123], space 3 times, dots 56, full cell.

Row 3: space 3 times, dot 6, I [24], space 2 times, dots 45, dot 3, space 2 times, WITH [23456], full cell.

Row 4: dot 4, G [1245], ER [12456], B [12], space 4 times, WH [156], space 1 time, dots 3456, full cell, B [12].

Row 5: space 2 times, dots 456, space 5 times, dots 456, dots 56, full cell, P [1234].

Row 6: space 3 times, WH [156], space 3 times, dot 6, OF [12356], Q [12345], F [124].

Row 7: space 1 time, dot 5, G [1245] 2 times, colon [25] two times, I [24], C [14], A [1].

End design.

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Drawing note:

Our squirrel is sitting down with his nose pointing left and his bushy tail sticking up and out to the right.

A nutcracker.

Ladybug

(Ladybird Beetle)

By Thomas Schinkoth

Design is 6 rows, 7 cells.

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Begin Design:

Row 1: space 2 times, EN [26], space 1 time, IN [35].

Row 2: space 2 times, WAS [356], full cell 1 time, HIS [236].

Row 3: dot 6, B [12], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, dots 45, dot 3.

Row 4: dots 456, space 1 time, dot 2, space 1 time, dot 5, space 1 time, L [123].

Row 5: space 1 time, GH [126], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, AR [345].

Row 6: space 2 times, C [14], colon [25], C [14].

End Design.

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A small teddy bear.

Butterfly

By: Thomas Schinkoth

Design is 5 rows, 15 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 1 time, IN [35], X [1346], colon [25], hyphen [36], dot 4, EN [26], space 1 time, IN [35], A [1], hyphen [36], colon [25], X [1346], EN [26].

Row 2: dots 456, dots 45, hyphen [36], B [12], space 1 time, C [14], EN [26], full cell, IN [35], C [14], space 1 time, dots 45, hyphen [36], B [12], L [123].

Row 3: space 1 time, E [15], hyphen [36] three times, colon [25], O [135], full cell, OW [246], colon [25], hyphen [36] three times, I [24].

Row 4: space 2 times, dot 6, I [24], space 1 time, AR [345], space 1 time, full cell, space 1 time, GH [126], space 1 time, E [15], dot 3.

Row 5: space 2 times, E [15], U [136], I [24], space 5 times, E [15], ING [346], I [24].

End design.

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A dog which is sitting down. Some think it is a lab.

Dandelion

By: Rene Holzhauer

Design is 20 rows, 21 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 3 times, dot 6, dot 2, dot 4 two times, A [1] two times, dot 5, dot 3.

Row 2: space 2 times, I [24], space 8 times, E [15].

Row 3: space 1 time, ST [34], space 10 times, CH [16].

Row 4: space 1 time, K [13], space 4 times, full cell 2 times, space 4 times, dots 46.

Row 5: space 1 time, CH [16], space10 times, ST [34].

Row 6: space 2 times, EN [26], space8 times, IN [35].

Row 7: space 3 times, dot 4, dot 2, dot 6 two times, dot 3 two times, dot 5, CH [16].

Row 8: space 11 times, CH [16].

Row 9: space 12 times, dot 2.

Row 10: space 12 times, dots 46.

Row 11: space 12 times, dots 46.

Row 12: space 12 times, dots 46.

Row 13: space 12 times, dot 2, space 2 times, dot 3, dot 2, dot 4 two times, ST [34].

Row 14: space 11 times, ST [34], space 1 time, dot 3, A [1], space 2 times, dot 6, dot 4.

Row 15: space 10 times, ST [34], dot 3, A [1], space 2 times, dot 6, dot 4.

Row 16: space 9 times, ST [34], dot 2, space 2 times, dot 3, dot 4.

Row 17: space 8 times, ST [34], dot 3, dot 5, dot 4.

Row 18: space 7 times, ST [34].

Row 19: space 6 times, ST [34].

Row 20: G [1245] twenty-one times.

End design.

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A small rabbit.

Dragonfly

By: Rene Holzhauer

Design is 9 rows, 7 cells.

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Begin design:

Row 1: space 2 times, dot 5, GG [2356], dot 3.

Row 2: colon [25], dots 256, GG [2356], full cell, GG [2356], dots 235, colon [25].

Row 3: colon [25], dots 256, GG [2356], full cell, GG [2356], dots 235, colon [25].

Row 4: space 3 times, full cell.

Row 5: space 3 times, full cell.

Row 6: space 3 times, full cell.

Row 7: space 3 times, Q [12345].

Row 8: space 3 times, L [123].

Row 9: space 3 times, L [123].

End design.

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A large mailbox.

Dragonfly

By: Adam Barbee

Design is 14 rows, 29 cells.

Note: Full size picture is the last full page of this document.

Begin design:

Row 1: dot 6, WITH [23456], OF [12356], HIS [236], dot 3, space 19 times, dot 6, WAS [356], WITH [23456], OF [12356], dot 3.

Row 2: dots 45, full cell 6 times, GG [2356], hyphen [36], space 4 times, GG [2356], full cell, GG [2356], space 4 times, hyphen [36], GG [2356], full cell 6 times, B [12].

Row 3: space 2 times, D [145], full cell 9 times, GG [2356], ING [346], full cell, U [136], GG [2356], full cell 9 times, F [124].

Row 4: space 1 time, hyphen [36] eleven times, GG [2356], WITH [23456], OF [12356], GG [2356], hyphen [36] eleven times.

Row 5: full cell 13 times, D [145], full cell, F [124], full cell 13 times.

Row 6: space 1 time, dot 4, D [145], G [1245], full cell 5 times, G [1245], F [124], A [1], space 2 times, full cell, space 2 times, A [1], D [145], G [1245], full cell 5 times, G [1245], F [124], A [1].

Row 7: space 14 times, full cell.

Row 8: space 14 times, full cell.

Row 9: space 14 times, full cell.

Row 10: space 14 times, full cell.

Row 11: space 14 times, full cell.

Row 12: space 14 times, full cell.

Row 13: space 14 times, full cell.

Row 14: space 14 times, G [1245].

End design.

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Drawing Notes:

Adam’s dragonfly is resting with its wings spread horizontally as most dragonflies do naturally. It has two narrow pairs of intricately veined, membranous wings that are generally transparent. The front and rear wing pairs are always shaped differently unless it is a damselfly.

Fun Facts:

For some people, dragonflies are magical.

There are more than 5,000 species of dragonflies.

Dragonflies can hover like helicopters and they can fly straight up and down.

If a dragonfly cannot fly, it will starve because dragonflies only eat prey they catch while flying.

An outline of a lion which has a bushy mane.

Bird

By Marie Porter
From: So What About Drawing?

Design is 14 rows, 30 cells.

Note: A reduced size picture is the last full page of this document.

Begin design:

Row 1: space 12 times, IN [35], C [14] three times, EN [26].

Row 2: space 10 times, colon [25], OW [246], space 2 times, dot 2, space 2 times, WH [156].

Row 3: space 12 times, WH [156], space 4 times, OW [246].

Row 4: space 12 times, I [24], space 1 time, S [234], C [14] three times, WH [156].

Row 5: space 11 times, S [234], space 1 time, S [234], space 4 times, dots 456.

Row 6: space 11 times, L [123], S [234], space 5 times, AR [345].

Row 7: space 11 times, GH [126] two times, space 4 times, AR [345].

Row 8: space 1 time, GH [126], hyphen [36] nine times, AR [345], E [15], GH [126], space 2 times, AR [345], GH [126], hyphen [36] ten times, AR [345].

Row 9: GH [126], hyphen [36] eleven times, AR [345], hyphen [36], GH [126], AR [345], GH [126] three times, hyphen [36] ten times, AR [345].

Row 10: space 17 times, GH [126] three times.

Row 11: space 18 times, GH [126] three times.

Row 12: space 19 times, GH [126] three times.

Row 13: space 20 times, GH [126] three times.

Row 14: space 21 times, H [125], Z [1356] two times.

End design.

Marie’s drawing notes:

Now the bird is completed, sitting on a branch, with its tail balancing it. This picture can be colored red for a cardinal, if you like, or any other color that suits your favorite bird. It is a pretty picture and shows details of the bird’s wing, and his delicate tail. You can be more creative about the branch, he is perched upon, but we wanted to place emphasis on the shape and style of the bird itself.

Drawing Note:

To make the original drawing fit on our sheets, nine hyphens were removed from the second strip of hyphens in row 8 and row 9.

An ice cream cone.

Ladybugs, Swarm

By: Richard Hinkle

With thanks to Thomas Schinkoth who drew the original ladybug found in rows 1-6, cells 1-7.

Design is 14 rows, 29 cells.

Note: Full size picture is the last full page of this document.

Begin design:

Row 1: space 2 times, EN [26], space 1 time, IN [35], space 8 times, EN [26], space 1 time, IN [35], space 8 times, E [15], space 1 time, I [24].

Row 2: space 2 times, WAS [356], full cell, HIS [236], space 8 times, WAS [356], full cell, HIS [236], space 8 times, WAS [356], full cell, HIS [236].

Row 3: dot 6, B [12], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, dots 45, dot 3, space 4 times, dot 6, dots 45, dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, B [12], dot 3, space 4 times, dot 6, B [12], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, dots 45, dot 3.

Row 4: dots 456, space 1 time, dot 2, space 1 time, dot 5, space 1 time, L [123], space 4 times, dots 456, space 1 time, dot 2, space 1 time, dot 5, space 1 time, L [123], space 4 times, dots 456, dot 5, space 3 times, dot 2, L [123].

Row 5: space 1 time, GH [126], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, AR [345], space 6 times, GH [126], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, AR [345], space 6 times, GH [126], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, AR [345].

Row 6: space 2 times, C [14], colon [25], C [14], space 8 times, C [14], colon [25], C [14], space 8 times, C [14], hyphen [36], C [14].

Row 7: Leave this row blank.

Row 8: Leave this row blank.

Row 9: space 1 time, dot 4, EN [26], space 1 time, IN [35], A [1], space 6 times, dot 4, EN [26], space 1 time, IN [35], A [1], space 6 times, dot 4, EN [26], space 1 time, IN [35], A [1].

Row 10: space 2 times, WAS [356], full cell, HIS [236], space 8 times, WAS [356], full cell, HIS [236], space 8 times, WAS [356], full cell, HIS [236].

Row 11: dot 6, I [24], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, E [15], dot 3, space 4 times, dot 6, I [24], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, E [15], dot 3, space 5 times, S [234], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, WH [156].

Row 12: dots 456, dot 5, space 3 times, dot 2, L [123], space 4 times, dots 456, space 1 time, dot 2, space 1 time, dot 5, space 1 time, L [123], space 4 times, dots 456, space 1 time, dot 2, space 1 time, dot 5, space 1 time, L [123].

Row 13: space 1 time, GH [126], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, AR [345], space 6 times, GH [126], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, AR [345], space 6 times, GH [126], dot 5, space 1 time, dot 2, AR [345].

Row 14: space 2 times, C [14], colon [25], C [14], space 8 times, E [15], hyphen [36], I [24], space 8 times, E [15], colon [25], I [24].

End design.

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Drawing Notes:

There are six ladybugs on our page. They have oval, dome-shaped bodies with six legs, and can have different colors and patterns depending on the species. Each of our beetles are drawn the way the are because I can not follow directions, but no one can say any of them are wrong.

Please do not let minor mistakes in the drawing of a pattern stop you from being creative and having fun!

Fun Facts:

A loveliness, a swarm, and a cluster of ladybugs is correct terminology when speaking about a group of ladybugs.

Ladybugs are not bugs at all; they are beetles.

In the UK, they are called ladybirds.

In 1999, NASA sent a few ladybugs into space.

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Ladybugs have dots on their elytra. How many dots does our ladybug have?

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