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Butterfly easy shell stitch

I was doing a demo at work and the District manager was walking around and I was so nervous because I wanted to impress him, I had some of this cotton yarn left from a hat I made and I just started crocheting fast and this CUTE SIMPLE butterfly is what I came up with. This would be cute in ANY yarn :)


Yarn I used : Bernat Handicrafter ( breast cancer awareness color)
Size G crochet hook

Feel free to change the yarn and size.

Row 1
chain 4 dc in last ch from the hook, ch1, 2 dc ( all in the same chain) Chain 3 turn ( 1 shell)
Row 2
dc in the top of the last dc,ch1, 2dc, skip until the top of the chain 4 , 2dc,ch1,2dc, chain 3 turn,( 2 shells)
Row 3
dc,ch1,2dc( in the top of the last dc from prev. row) skip to last stitch of that shell , 2dc, ch1,2dc, skip to the top of the ch3 at the end and 2dc, ch1, 2dc ch3 turn ( 3 shells)
Row 4
dc,ch,2dc ( in the top of the last dc from prev. row)  skip to last stitch of that shell ,2dc,ch1,2dc, skip to the end of the next shell, 2dc,ch1,2dc, skip to the top of the ch3 at the end and 2dc, ch1, 2dc ch3 turn ( 4 shells)
Row 5
dc,ch,2dc ( in the top of the last dc from prev. row)  skip to last stitch of that shell ,2dc,ch1,2dc, skip to the end of the next shell, 2dc,ch1,2dc,skip to the end of the next shell, 2dc,ch1,2dc,skip to the top of the ch3 at the end and 2dc, ch1, 2dc ( 5 shells) weave in you eds/

Turn you butterfly and work your other wing exactly the same way starting on the other end of that chain ( starting)

to make cute antenna
attach the yarn and chain 8 skip 3, turn hdc and then sl until you are at the bottom of the chain repeat for the 2nd.


Comments

  1. This is so cute. I'm doing making some special items to donate for Breast Cancer Awareness month. This will be great. Thanks for sharing.
    http://creatingforacure.blogspot.com/
    Debby

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  2. You did not say how many chains to cast on .
    Joyce.

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  3. How many do you chain to start this beautiful Butterfly out with?

    It does not say in your post. Thanks!

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  4. I'm thinking you're to chain 4 & double crochet in the last chain from the hook.

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