My Garden Bug Blanket – Part Three: Butterfly Square

The Butterfly Square

This Butterfly Square is Part One of my whimsical “My Garden Bug Blanket”.

 This Butterfly Square is Part One of my whimsical “My Garden Bug Blanket”. | Creative Crochet Workshop

SKILL LEVEL:
Easy
Basic stitches, simple shaping and finishing. Concentration required for neat finishing.

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SIZE:
30 cm x 30 cm

MATERIALS:
Yarns:
Double knitting/light worsted yarn
50 grams of pink,
Small amounts of dark pink, light green, brown, cream or white, dark pink, soft purple and light blue
Very small amount of black for embroidery

My Yarn:

This is only a suggestion and you can use any yarn and hook – you will just have ensure your blocks are the same size.
Here is the details of my yarn if you would like to look for a substitute:

Name – Pullskein
Brand- Elle

Weight – DK (11 wpi) 3 : Light
Meterage – 330 yards (300 meters)
Unit weight – 100 grams (3.53 ounces)
Gauge – 22.0 sts = 4 inches
Hook size – 4mm (G) – 4.5mm

Fibers – 100% Manufactured Fibers – Acrylic
Texture – plied

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Red Heart Soft Yarn Substitute


Hooks & Notions:
Size 3.50mm Hook
Yarn Needle
3x Small Flower Buttons (or buttons of own choice)
approx 10cm=1cm white ribbon

GAUGE:
22sts x 30 rows = 10 x 10cm
Tension/Gauge is not necessary for this project to be perfect

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

INSTRUCTIONS

Square Block:
With pink yarn and 3.50mm hook
CH 41
Row 1: Work 1SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1SC into each CH until end (40 SC), turn
Row 2: CH1, work 1SC into each SC from previous row, turn (40 SC)
Repeat row 2 until 50 rows worked

Approx size of block: 23 cm x 23 cm

Butterfly Appliqué:
Head:
With dark pink yarn an 3,5mm hook make a magic ring
Rnd 1: CH3 (counts as 1DC) , work 11DC into ring, SL ST into 3rd CH of 3CH, pull tail to close ring (12DC)
Rnd 2: CH3 (counts as 1DC), work 1DC into same ST, work 2DC into each ST, SL ST into 3rd CH of 3CH. FO and leave a tail for sewing.

Body:
With soft purple yarn an 3,5mm hook CH7
Row 1: Work 1DC into 4th CH from hook, (5DC), turn change yarn to cream or white
Row 2: CH1, 1SC into same ST, 1SC into each ST (5SC), turn
Row 3: CH1, 1SC into same ST, 1SC into each ST (5SC), turn change yarn to soft purple
Row 4: CH1, 1SC into same ST, 1SC into each ST (5SC), turn
Row 5: CH1 SC2tog, work 1SC into next ST, SC2tog (3SC), turn change yarn to cream or white
Row 6: CH1, 1SC into same ST, 1SC into each ST (3SC), turn
Row 7: CH1, 1SC into same ST, 1SC into each ST (3SC), turn change yarn to soft purple
Row 8: CH3, DC2tog, turn
SL ST all around body, FO and leave a tail for sewing

Wings Part One: (Make 2)
With light blue yarn an 3,5mm hook make a magic ring
Row 1: CH3 (counts as 1DC) , work 5DC into ring, SL ST into 3rd CH of 3CH, pull tail to close ring (6DC), turn
Row 2: CH3 (counts as 1DC), work 1DC into same ST, work 2DC into each ST until end, (12DC), turn
Row 3: CH3 (counts as 1DC), work 1DC into same ST, work 1DC into next ST. *Work 2DC into next ST, work 1DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end (18DC). FO and leave a tail for sewing

Wings Part Two: (Make 2)
With light blue yarn an 3,5mm hook make a magic ring
Rnd 1: CH3 (counts as 1DC) , work 11DC into ring, SL ST into 3rd CH of 3CH, pull tail to close ring (12DC)
Rnd 2: CH1, work 1SC into same ST, work 2SC into each ST (24SC). FO and leave a tail for sewing.

Eyes: (make 2)
With cream/white yarn and 3.50mm hook
make a Magic Ring
Work into magic ring as follows:
Rnd 1: CH3 (counts as 1DC), 11DC, SL ST into top of 3CH (12DC) – pull on tail to close ring
FO (leave a tail for sewing), weave in short tail.

Eyelids: (make 2)
With dark pink yarn and 3.50mm hook
make a Magic Ring
Work into magic ring as follows:
Rnd 1: CH3 (counts as 1DC), 7DC (8DC) – pull on tail to close ring
FO (leave a tail for sewing), weave in short tail.

How to assemble Head:
Embroider a blank French knot in the middle of each eye. Sew eyes onto head and then sew eyelids over eyes:

Mushroom:
Top:
With brown yarn an 3,5mm hook CH12
Row 1: Work 1DC into 4th CH from hook,
work 1DC into next 4STS, work 1HDC into next 2STS, work 1SC into next 3STS, turn
Row 2: CH1, work 1SC into next 5STS, work 1HDC into next 5STS. FO and leave a tail for sewing.

Bottom:
With light green yarn an 3,5mm hook make a magic ring
Row 1: CH3 (counts as 1DC) , work 5DC into ring, SL ST into 3rd CH of 3CH, pull tail to close ring (6DC), turn
Row 2: CH3 (counts as 1DC), work 1DC into same ST, work 2DC into each ST until end, (12DC), turn
Row 3: CH3 (counts as 1DC), work 1DC into same ST, work 1DC into next ST. *Work 2DC into next ST, work 1DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end (18DC). FO and leave a tail for sewing

Block Border:
With soft purple yarn and 3.50mm hook
start in a corner.
Work up 40SC over top and bottom row,
50SC down each side (1SC into each row)
SL ST into first SC
Rnd 2: CH3, work 3DC into same ST, CH2, skip 4 STS, work 3DC into next ST. *CH2, skip 4 STS, work 3DC into next ST. Repeat from * all around, working 3DC, CH2, 3DC into each corner. Ending with a 3DC, 2CH into same space as first 3DC. FO and weave in ends
Rnd 3: with pink yarn, into corner: CH3, 2DC, CH2, 3DC
continue : CH1, work 3DC into each 2CH space of previous round, working (3DC,CH2,3DC) into each corner. SL ST into top 3CH. FO and weave in ends.
Rnd 4: with light green, into corner: CH3, 2DC, CH2, 3DC
continue: work 1DC into each DC and 1CH space of previous round, working (3DC,CH2,3DC) into each corner. SL ST into top 3CH. FO and weave in ends.

 

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5 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh!! So adorable… My teenage daughter has always loved bugs and would want an afghan with your adorable squares!

  2. Adorable. I make baby blankets for a hospital in the Rio Grande Valley. Might have to try this instead.

  3. Super Cute! I would love for you to link up to the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at BehindtheSeamsSewing.com.
    ~Bonnie

  4. Cute block! I like the butterfly and the flower buttons in the tree! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!!!

  5. These are sooo Adorable and excited to crochet along. I hope that even after this series, that you will do another. Many thanks and have a great weekend. Joyce H

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