Butterfly Garden

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Butterfly Garden Square

Copyright 2021 of Fiona Campbell, Flo’s Crafty Crochet, original pattern made by Fiona Campbell. This pattern is made for personal use only. You may not distribute, reproduce, publish, translate, alter or resell this pattern in any way or form. You may sell the finished product.  Please credit Flo’s Crafty Crochet in all promotions of your work.

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A beautiful heirloom piece that works up quickly with mindful repetitions.

Pattern below is free to view and is for the square only NOT the full blanket, however it does not include the full photo tutorial for the stitches they are included in the printable ad free version available by clicking the links below. YouTube link also included.

Materials

Yarn and corresponding hook size but for the blanket in the photograph I used one Scheepjes Whirl and 3.5mm hook.

Optional stitch marker (Did you know I have a whole range of my own in my Etsy Store?)

 Abbreviations – US terms (UK Terms available via Etsy and Ravelry)

Single Crochet – SC

Half Double Crochet – HDC

Double Crochet – DC

Treble Crochet – TR

3 Treble Crochet Cluster – 3TR-CL

2 Treble Crochet Cluster – 2TR-CL

Chain(s) – CH(S)

Space – SP

Skip – SK

Long Double Crochet – LDC

Slip Stitch – SL ST

Stitch(es) – ST(S)

Back Loop Only – BLO

Front Loop Only – FLO

 

Nikki Barker’s beautiful yellow square

Nikki Barker’s beautiful yellow square

 Notes

  • CH1 at the beginning of the rounds does not count as a stitch.

  • CH3 at the beginning of the round counts as the 1st DC in the corner. 

  • A standing double crochet, or stacked SC can be substituted for the CH3 at the beginning of the round.

  • CH6 and CH8 at the beginning of the rounds counts as the 1st DC (1st 3 CHS) plus either a CH3 or CH5 for the corner.

  • Corner CH3 and CH5s are not included in side stitch counts. 

  • This is a 4 sided square.  The repeat between * * indicates a full side and will be repeated a total of 4 times.

  • Repeats are indicated between [  ]. You will make the repeat the total number of times indicated.

  • Corners are indicated between (  ) and all stitches will be worked into the same space or stitch.

  • The square pattern is worked without turning at the end of each round.  Because of this, the square will have a slight spiral to it.  This is natural and shouldn’t cause any worry.

  • Some rows may appear to ruffle slightly.  This should all work itself out by the end.  A good blocking can help as well.

  • It’s very important to count your stitches at the end of each side or round to save frogging/ having to rip out your work later.

  • The next stitch might be a SC, DC or a CH ST or CH SP.  

  • When working the butterfly rounds, each chain counts as a stitch.

  • When creating the butterflies, work your DCs into the chain stitches not the chain space.  This will keep your butterfly shape better.  In order to do this it is  a good idea not to make your chains tight as you won’t be able to insert your hook into them.

  • Remember to slip stitch into the corner at the end of each row to start from the correct position.

  • Your finished blanket may need to be blocked, especially if working with a cotton blend yarn. 

Elaine Gialouris’ pretty purples

Elaine Gialouris’ pretty purples

Gauge  for Scheepjes Whirl

Width – 10 cm = 22 DC 

Height – 3cm = 3 rows

Finished size after light block approx 75 cm by 75 cm

 

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Lorraine Foster Moore’s pretty blanket

Lorraine Foster Moore’s pretty blanket

Pattern

CH4, SL ST to 1st CH to form a ring or use a Magic Ring

Round 1: Into the ring, place CH1 (does not count as a ST) 8 SC.  Join with a SL ST to 1st SC.  (8 SC)

Round 2: (CH3, 2TR-CL) all in the same SC, *CH3, 3TR-CL in each SC,* CH3.  Join with a SL ST to top of 2TR-CL.  SL ST into the CH3 SP. (1 2TR-CL, 7 3TR-CL)

Round 3: (CH3, 2DC, CH3, 3DC) to create the corner, *CH1, DC 3, CH1, (3DC, CH3, 3DC) to create the corner.* REP * * 4 times, omitting the final corner. SL ST to top of CH3, SL ST into the next 2 STS.  SL ST into CH3 SP.  (9 DC, 2 CH1 SP per side)

Round 4: (CH3, 4DC, CH3, 5DC) in the corner, *[SC in 2nd DC, 5 DC in CH SP] twice, SC in 2nd DC, (5DC, CH3, 5DC) in the corner.* REP * * 4 times, omitting the final corner. SL ST to top of CH3, SL ST into the next 4 STS, SL ST into CH3 SP.  (20 DC, 3 SC per side)

Round 5: (CH8, DC) in the corner, *[CH3, DC in SC of previous round] 3 times, CH 3, (DC, CH5, DC) in the corner.* REP * * 4 times, omitting the final corner. SL ST to top of CH3, SL ST into CH5 SP.  (5 DC, 4 CH3 SP per side) 

Round 6: (CH3, 4DC) in the corner, *[DC in  DC, 3 DC in CH3 SP] 4 times, DC in DC, (5DC) in the corner.* REP * * 4 times, omitting the final corner. SL ST to top of CH3, SL ST into the BLO of next 2 ST. (17 DC per side, 5 DC per corner)

Round 7: Working in BLO (CH6, DC) in the corner, *DC in the next 21 STS, , (DC, CH3, DC) in the corner.* REP * * 4 times, omitting the final corner. SL ST to top of CH3, SL ST into CH3 SP.  (23 DC per side)

Brenda Meineke’s rich colours

Brenda Meineke’s rich colours

Butterfly Section

Round 8: (CH6, DC) in the corner, *DC in the next 8 STS, CH3, SK3 STS, SL ST to next ST, CH3, SK3 STS, DC 8, (DC, CH3, DC) in the corner.* REP * * 4 times, omitting the final corner. SL ST to top of CH3, SL ST into CH3 SP.  (18 DC, 2 CH3 SP, 1 SL ST per side)

Round 9: (CH6, DC) in the corner, *DC in the next 10 STS, CH2, SK2 STS, SC into the same ST as the SL ST from round 8, CH2, SK2 STS, DC 10, (DC, CH3, DC) in the corner.* REP * * 4 times, omitting the final corner. SL ST to top of CH3, SL ST into CH3 SP.  (22 DC, 2 CH2 SP, 1 SC per side)

Round 10: (CH6, DC) in the corner, *DC in the next 13 STS, LDC into the same ST as the SL ST from round 8, DC 13, (DC, CH3, DC) in the corner.* REP * * 4 times, omitting the final corner. SL ST to top of CH3, SL ST into CH3 SP.  (28 DC, 1 LDC per side)

Round 11: Working in BLO (CH1, HDC, CH3, HDC) in the corner, *HDC in the next 29 STS, (HDC, CH3, HDC) in the corner.* REP * * 4 times, omitting the final corner. SL ST to top of HDC. (31 HDC per side)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Block if needed.

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Josephine Mikoluff’s beautiful blues

Josephine Mikoluff’s beautiful blues