Friday, 22 January 2016

Butterfly Stitch Crochet Tutorial

This is a beautiful stitch with very pretty results.

There are many ways to incorporate the stitch into your work so it is hard to do a tutorial covering every possibility, I will therefore just give the basic pattern for a "granny square" style and you can then have a go and try it out in different designs. Below are a few that I've tried:


You can also see my video here if you find watching a tutorial easier: 


Begin by crocheting a base on which to work, I did some two rows of 15 trebles.

Butterfly Row 1: 3 chain turn which counts as the first treble, 3 trebles (in each of the trebles in row below), 7 chain, miss 7 trebles, 4 trebles (in each of the trebles in row below)

Butterfly Row 2: Repeat row 1. It should now look like this:



Butterfly Row 3: 3 chain turn which counts as the first treble, 3 trebles (in each of the trebles in row below), two trebles in next treble of row below. 2 chain, then work a double treble into the centre treble of your base row. eg. in the trebles below the first space. See pictures below where I've tried to show the stitch you are looking for.
The double treble will go around the chains to bring them together to form the wings. 2 chain, two trebles in next treble of row below, 3 trebles (in each of the trebles in row below)




Butterfly Row 4: 3 chain turn which counts as the first treble, 4 trebles (in each of the trebles in row below) 2 trebles in the two chain space, 1 treble in the double treble of row below, 2 trebles in the two chain space, one treble in each of the trebles in the row below.

Finish off with one or two rows of trebles or add your own border.



You can now see the butterfly design, you can use this in lots of ways - I hope you have fun trying it out.


Here I did four butterflies around the edge:




Happy Crocheting!




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