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Crochet butterfly stitch

Guide

Feel free to use any type of yarn (or even thread) for your project. Most yarns have the recommended crochet hook size on the label.


Techniques used in this stitch

UK / US crochet term:

Chain stitch – ch

Slip stitch - slt

Double crochet / Single crochet – dc/sc

Treble / Double crochet – tr / dc

Double treble / Treble – dtr / tr

Back Post double treble / treble – BPdtr / tr

Stitch – st

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 22 + 13

Row 1: Skip 3ch, work 1tr/dc in each of next ch, turn.

Row 2: Make 1ch, work 1dc/sc in each of next tr/dc below, 1dc/sc in third ch, turn.

Row 3: Make 1ch, work 1dc/sc in each of next dc/sc below, turn.

Row 4: Make 3ch, skip first st, work 1tr/dc in each of next dc/sc below, turn.

Row 5: Make 1ch, work 1dc/sc in each of next 5tr/dc below,

* Make 4 wings of butterfly: make slt in back loop of next tr/dc, make 7ch and 4dtr/tr in back loop of same tr/dc, make 5ch.

Make slt in front loop of same tr/dc,

5ch, 2dtr/tr + 1tr/dc in same space, 3ch, slt in same space,

3ch, 1tr/dc + 2dtr/tr in same space, 5ch, slt in same space,

5ch, 4dtr/tr in same space, 7ch, slt in same space, 1ch.

Continue work row: make 1dc/sc in each of next 21tr/dc below; rep from *,

make 4 wings of butterfly, 1dc/sc in each of next 4tr/dc below, 1dc/sc in third ch, turn.

Row 6: Make 1ch, work 1dc/sc in each of next 5dc/sc below,

* Make body and antennas of butterfly: make 1 BPdtr/tr over tr/dc (see pictures),

{5ch, skip 2ch, work 1slt in each next 3ch} – make two times, work slt in BPdtr/tr and 1 BPdtr/tr over same tr/dc.

Continue work row: make 1dc/sc in each of next 21tr/dc below; rep from *,

make body and antennas of butterfly, 1dc/sc in each of next 5dc/sc below, turn.

Row 7: Make 3ch, skip first st, 1tr/dc in each of next 3dc/sc below, 2tr/dc in next st, * 1tr/dc in each of next 20dc/sc below, 2tr/dc in next st; rep form *, 1tr/dc in each of next 5dc/sc below, turn.

Row 8: Make 1ch, work 1dc/sc in each of next tr/dc below, 1dc/sc in third ch, turn.

Row 9: Make 1ch, work 1dc/sc in each of next dc/sc below, turn.

Row 10: Make 3ch, skip first st, work 1tr/dc in each of next dc/sc below, turn.

Row 11: Make 1ch, work 1dc/sc in each of next 16tr/dc below, * make 4 wings of butterfly, continue work row: make 1dc/sc in each of next 21tr/dc below; rep from *, make 4 wings of butterfly, 1dc/sc in each of next 15tr/dc below, 1dc/sc in third ch, turn.

Row 12: Make 1ch, work 1dc/sc in each of next 16dc/sc below, * make body and antennas of butterfly, continue work row: make 1dc/sc in each of next 21tr/dc below; rep from *, make body and antennas of butterfly, 1dc/sc in each of next 16dc/sc below, turn.

Row 13: Make 3ch, skip first st, 1tr/dc in each of next 14dc/sc below, 2tr/dc in next st, * 1tr/dc in each of next 20dc/sc below, 2tr/dc in next st; rep form *, 1tr/dc in each of next 16dc/sc below, turn.

Repeat rows 2 – 13 until you have reached your desired length.

Color combination with beige & pink

Colors & rows: * 1, 2, 3 & 4 – beige, 5 – pink, 6 – brown, 7, 8, 9 & 10 – white, 11 – light pink, 12 – brown *.

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