Week 34 of The 50 Stitches crochet along features the Butterfly stitch. This is a simple lace stitch to add some pretty butterflies to your project

You can find the links for all the squares in the crochet along here. The free pattern is below, but if you’d like the ad free printable version, it is available either as part of my Lifetime Pattern Pass, or you can purchase it on its own for £5 from Ravelry

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

Start by making a foundation chain of 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

Turn

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

Turn

Rows 3 and 4. Repeat row 2.

Turn

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

Turn

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, and make 1sc in the side of all other rows.

You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)

You have now finished your square and join and you can tie off and weave in the ends

You can now add the interlocking border, joining this weeks square to last weeks as you join. You can see how to do this here

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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