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Crochet Butterfly Throw

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Butterflies dance across this lovely pink throw! The Crochet Butterfly Throw is a beautiful free pattern for the intermediate crocheter. This would look adorable in a baby girl's room for the spring season. Work up this free crochet afghan pattern using Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Girls of all ages will appreciate this free springtime crochet pattern. It's an easy way to incorporate a little bit of nature into any room of your home.

Crochet Butterfly Throw
Crochet Butterfly Throw
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Afghan measures 41" x 57".

Materials:

  • RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 5 Skeins 311 White CA, 1 skein 724 Baby Pink CB, 2 skeins 774 Lt Raspberry CC.
  • Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9].
  • Yarn needle.

GAUGE: Square measures 9" high x 8 1/2" wide. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
SQUARE 1 (Make 17): With CC, ch 4; join with sl st to form a ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc and ch-2); [(dc, ch 1, dc) all in ring – v-st made; ch 2] 3 times, dc in ring, ch 1; join with a sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5; slip st in next space changing to CA. Fasten off CC.
NOTE: DO NOT work into the ch-1 sps of v-sts on Rnds 2-7.
Rnd 2: With CA, ch 5, v-st in same space, ch 1;[(v-st, ch 2, v-st) all in next ch-2 space – corner made; ch 1] 3 times, dc in first space, ch 1; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-5; slip st in next space.
Rnd 3: Ch 5, v-st in same space, ch 1, v-st in ch-1 space, ch 1, [work corner, ch 1, v-st in ch-1 space, ch 1] 3 times, dc in first space, ch 1; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-5; slip st in next space.
Rnd 4: Ch 5, v-st in same space, ch 1, [v-st in next space, ch 1] twice, * work corner, ch 1, [v-st in ch-1 space, ch 1] twice; repeat from * twice more, v-st in space, ch 1, dc in first space, ch 1; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-5; slip st in next space.
Rnd 5: Ch 5, v-st in same sp, ch 1, [v-st in ch-1 space, ch 1] 3 times, * work corner, ch 1, [v-st in ch-1 space, ch 1] 3 times; repeat from * around; dc in first space, ch 1; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-5; slip st in next space.
Rnd 6: Ch 5, v-st in same space, ch 1, [v-st in ch-1 space, ch 1] 4 times, * work corner, ch 1, [v-st in ch-1 space, ch 1] 5 times; repeat from * around; dc in first space; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-5, slip st in next space. Change to CC.
Rnd 7: With CC, ch 5, v-st in same space, ch 1, [v-st in ch-1 space, ch 1] 5 times, * work corner, ch 1, [v-st in ch-1 space, ch 1] 5 times; repeat from * around; dc in first space, ch 1; join with a slip st in 3rd ch of ch-5; slip st in next space. Change to CA.
Rnd 8: With CA, ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) all in same ch-2 space of corner, ch 1, [skip next sc, sc in ch-1 space, ch 1] 13 times; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
SQUARE 2 (Make 18): Work same as Square 1 EXCEPT work beginning ch and Rnd 1 with CA.
BUTTERFLY (Make18): With CB, ch 10.
Rnd 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * sc in next ch, (slip st, ch 5, slip st) all in next ch, sc in next 3 ch, (slip st , ch 9, slip st) all in next ch, sc in next 2 ch **, ch 1, TURN to work on other side of ch; sc in first 2 ch, (slip st, ch 9, sl st) all in next ch, sc in next 3 ch, (sl st, ch 5, sl st) all in next ch, sc in last 2 ch, ch 1; join with a slip st in first sc.
Rnd 2: (2 Dc, ch 1, [tr, ch 1] 5 times, 2 dc) all in ch-5 loop, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, (3 dc, ch 1, [tr, ch 1] 6 times, 3 dc) all in ch-9 lp, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, sc in ch-1 sp; sc in next sc, skip 1 sc, (3 dc, ch 1, [tr, ch 1] 6 times, 3 dc) all in ch-9 lp, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, (2 dc, ch 1, [tr, ch 1] 5 times, 2 dc) all in ch-5 lp, skip 1 sc; join with a sl st in next sc. Change to CC.
Rnd 3: With CC, ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 space around; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Butterfly Body (Make 18): With CC, ch 6, slip st in 6th ch from hook (head of butterfly), ch 14. Fasten off. Evenly tack down center of butterfly to make body and head of each butterfly.
FINISHING: Sew a butterfly to each Square 2. Sew squares together as shown.
Border-Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach CA in ch-2 sp of any corner square; ch 1,* (sc, ch 2, sc) all in corner sp, ** ch 1, sc in ch-1 space; repeat from ** to next corner, ch 1; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc, slip st into next ch-2 space.
Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) all in ch-2 space, ** ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp; repeat from ** to next corner; ch 1; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in first sc. Change to CC at end of Rnd 3.
Rnd 4: With CC, repeat Rnd 2. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

 

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