The Butterfly Stitch – Week 34 of The 50 Stitches Crochet Along

The Butterfly stitch is a simple lace stitch to add some pretty butterflies to your project

You can find the links for all the previous squares in the crochet along here. You can purchase the ad free, printable version of the pattern on Ravelry for just £2.40 which includes a weekly update with the next square

This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.

UK Translation

Single crochet (sc) = Double crochet

The Pattern

For this square you will need a 4mm hook

Chain 31

Row 1. Sc in the 3rd chain from your hook (the turning chain counts as a stitch) sc in each stitch across – 30 stitches


Row 2. Chain 1 and sc in the next stitch. Sc in the next 4 stitches. Chain 7, skip the next 7 stitches. Sc in the next 6 stitches. Chain 7, skip 7 stitches and sc in the next 5 stitches. 

chain 7 then sc in the next sc of row below


Rows 3 and 4. Repeat row 2.


Row 5. Chain 1 and sc in the next 5 stitches. *Chain 3. Single crochet around the chains of rows 2, 3 and 4 so they are all pulled together. 

Make a sc around all the chains

Chain 3, skip the chains* and sc in the next 6 stitches. Repeat between *and* then sc in the last 5 stitches


Rows 6-21. Repeat rows 2-5

Row 22 – repeat row 2

The Border

Use a 3.5mm hook for the border

Sc in each stitch across the top, making 7sc in the chains

Sc in each stitch across the bottom

For the sides make 2 sc in the sides of rows 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 21

1sc in the side of all other rows.

If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – 50 Stitches where you can show us your completed squares too.

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