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#1 Sabra

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 05:11 AM

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This is in response to a request for a pattern for a 3-D butterfly square. Hope it suits. :)

Materials Used:
Worsted Weight Yarn
H hook

Gauge isn't reallly important, since you can use any hook/yarn combo, but my finished square measures 5" on a side.

Start with the Butterfly:

Chain 6.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook & in each additional chain. Ch 3 (counts as first DC in next row & throughout pattern), turn.
Row 2: Dc twice in first st. (Ch 3, skip next st, 3 Dc in following st) two times. Dc 3 times in final stitch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: Dc twice in first st. *Ch 3. In next ch-3 space, work (3dc, ch 3, 3dc). Repeat from * once more. Ch 3, skip next 2 Dc. Dc three times in last Dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 4: Dc 4 times in first st. Sc in next ch-3 space. (Dc 9 times in next ch-3 space. Sc in next ch-3 space) twice. Skip next 2 Dc. Dc 5 times in last DC.

Now, this is the part where it's a little confusing, & for that I'm sorry. If anyone has a better way to explain this part, please let me know & I'll update the pattern.

Slip stitch in the sides of the rows until you get around to the back of the beginning chain. Slip stitch in the beginning chain til you reach the center (it's obvious when you look at it, trust me). Wrap the yarn tightly four times around the center of the butterfly & cinch it up. This is what gives the butterfly its shape. Slip stitch again after the final wrap (you'll be holding the yarn in your hand just like for any other stitch.

Next, you'll form the granny square. Only the first part of it is tricky, after that it's like a normal granny square.

Slip stitch around the yarn wrapped around the back part of the butterfly. Chain 2. Slip stitch in the yarn wrap again. Chain two again. Join in the first chain. This will count as your starting ring for the granny square.

Round 1: Ch 3. (Counts as DC). DC twice more in first half of starting ring. Ch 3. Dc 3 times in first half of starting ring. Ch 3. Dc 3 times in second half of starting ring. Ch 3. Dc 3 more times in 2nd half of starting ring. Ch 3, join to first DC.
Round 2: Sl st in first 2 sts and in first ch-3 space. Chain 3, 2 Dc in ch-3 space. Ch 3, Dc 3 times in same space. Ch 2. *Work corner (3 DC, ch-3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space. Ch 2. Repeat from * around to beginning. Sl st in first DC.
Round 3: Sl st in first 2 sts & in first ch-3 space. Ch 3, 2 Dc, ch 3, 3 dc all in same ch-3 space. Chain 2. *Dc 3 times in next ch 2 space. Ch 2. Work corner in next ch-3 space. Repeat from * around, joining with sl st to first DC.

Rounds 4, 5, & 6 are made in the same manner as Round 3. Finish off at the end of round 6, & weave in your ends.


Please let me know if there's anything I can do to make the pattern clearer; I'm a lot better at crocheting than at writing patterns!
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#2 crochetfun

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 05:53 AM

If I'd like a Triceratops-square, of course you could design it for me...(kidding)

Wow, you did a lovely job on that.:)

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 06:15 AM

Very pretty!!!
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 08:10 AM

Very nice!

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 08:23 AM

This is PERFECT for what I was looking for. Thank you so much! I plan to use thread, putting butterfly squares every so often and "plain" ones throughout, making a vest. I can even see this on the side of a hat. :cheer :cheer Whoo hoo!

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 05:22 PM

If I can figure out how the heck to crochet a triceratops...!
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 05:35 PM

WOW! Do you often take requests? I have a couple! lol

That is really pretty - awesome work!

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 06:39 PM

This is cute....I am picturing about 9 of them sewn together to make a great pillow!! My daughter loves butterflies....probably make the square 2 toned though....white square with different colored butterflies and rotating the squares so the butterflies are fluttering in all different directions.


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Posted 27 June 2005 - 07:12 PM

very nice square! I just saved it :)

#10 Sabra

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:59 AM

Crochetfun, how about a triceratops head? In profile? I spent some time on it tonight but I'm doing a few different versions & I don't know what I'll wind up with.

And yeah, I take requests, as long as it's for simple/small stuff.

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 04:16 PM

Crochetfun, how about a triceratops head? In profile? I spent some time on it tonight but I'm doing a few different versions & I don't know what I'll wind up with.

And yeah, I take requests, as long as it's for simple/small stuff.


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#12 Sabra

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 05:37 PM

Yeah, the triceratops is being a real PITA. On the plus side, I've now got a nice rhino head for anyone who wants it. :D

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:19 AM

i would like a turtle! (i feel like a little kid requesting a balloon from a clown...."a flower, or a giraffe?!") he he:)

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:22 AM

Oh that is lovely! I'm going to give it a try; I love butterflies! :)

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 09:53 AM

Very cool. Thank you for sharing with us.
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 06:28 AM

Thank you Sabra for the neat square pattern! I am eager to give it a try!

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 01:37 PM

The theme for my youngest (16 months) daughter's room is butterflies...this will make excellent blankets and throw pillows for her :D Maybe even a cool wall hanging....hmmmmm........
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Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:39 PM

Oh! Very Pretty! ;)

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 02:43 PM

Very nice square. Very eye pleasing. I have had the yarn for 3 years to make my daughter a really femine afghan. You know a keepsake to show her kids when she grows up. But I have never found a design I like enough to commit the yarn too it. But I think with your lovely butterfly square I could make a very nice keepsake afghan.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:50 PM

That's really pretty!!
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