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Week 17 of the Ray Of Hope crochet along features the 3D Butterfly stitch.This beautiful stitch is perfect for adding cute details ontobaby items or kids clothing.

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

If you would like to follow my colour scheme, you can find the list of colours in both Scheepjes Softfun and Stylecraft Special DK in this document here

The pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below in brackets along with the abbreviations we will be using

  • Double crochet (treble crochet) = dc

The Pattern

You will need a 3.5mm hook for this piece

With Colour B make a chain of 22

Row 1, in 4th chain from hook make a dc (turning chain counts as the first dc) dc in each chain across – 20 stitches

Row 2. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in each stitch across until you have 2 stitches left. Make a dc2tog in last stitch – 18 stitches

Row 3. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the 1st stitch. Dc in the next 4 stitches. 

Chain 2 and skip the next 3 stitches. Dc in the next stitch. 

Chain 3 the dc in the next stitch. Chain 2, skip the next 3 stitches and make a dc. Dc in the last 4 stitches

Row 4. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the 1st stitch. Dc in the next 4 stitches. 

Yarn over your hook. In the next dc pull up 6 loops around the post, you should have 13 loops on your hook.

*Yarn over and pull through 3 loops* repeat between *and* until you have pulled through all loops. 

Make 3 dc in the chain space. 

Yarn over your hook. In the next dc pull up 6 loops around the post. *Yarn over and pull through 3 loops* repeat between *and* until you have pulled through all loops. 

Dc in the last 5 stitches 

Row 5. Turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Ch2, and dc in the middle dc in the row below. 

Ch3 and dc in the same stitch. Ch2 and dc in the next dc. Dc in the last 4 stitches

Row 6. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog. Dc in the next 3 stitches. 

Yarn over your hook. In the next dc pull up 6 loops around the post. *Yarn over and pull through 3 loops* repeat between *and* until you have pulled through all loops. 

In the chain space make 3 dc. Yarn over your hook. In the next dc pull up 6 loops around the post. *Yarn over and pull through 3 loops* repeat between *and* until you have pulled through all loops. 

Dc in the next 3 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches.

Rows 7. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in the next 3 stitches. Ch2, and dc in the middle dc in the row below. 

Ch3 and dc in the same stitch. Ch2 and dc in the next dc. Dc in the last 3 stitches

Row 8. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain in the 1st stitch. Dc in the next 3 stitches. 

Yarn over your hook. In the next dc pull up 6 loops around the post. *Yarn over and pull through 3 loops* repeat between *and* until you have pulled through all loops. 

Make 3 dc in the chain space. Yarn over your hook. In the next dc pull up 6 loops around the post. *Yarn over and pull through 3 loops* repeat between *and* until you have pulled through all loops. Dc in the last 4 stitches 

Row 9. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in the next 2 stitches. Make 2 dc in the next stitch. 

In each of the dc in the chain space make 2dc. 2dc in the next dc. Dc in the last 3 stitches – 16 stitches

Row 10. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 12 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 14 stitches

Rows 11-13. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 14 stitches

Row 14. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 10 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 12 stitches

Row 15-17. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 12 stitches

Row 18. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 8 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 10 stitches

Rows 19-21. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 10 stitches

Row 22. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 6 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 8 stitches

Rows 23-25. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 8 stitches

Row 26. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 6 stitches

Rows 27-29. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 6 stitches

Row 30. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Dc in the next 2 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 4 stitches

Rows 31-33. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in each stitch across – 4 stitches

Row 34. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over the first 2 stitches. Make a dc2tog over the last 2 stitches – 2 stitches

Rows 35-37. turn, chain 1 and make the alternate turning chain in the first stitch. Dc in the last stitch – 2 stitches

Row 38. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain2tog over both stitches- 1 stitch

Row 39. Turn, chain 1, make the alternate turning chain. Cut off and weave in your ends

The Border

Change to a 4mm hook for the border. Join Colour E (your joining colour) into the side of any stitch. Make 2 slst into the side of every dc.

When you get to the tip of the ray, make 2 slst into 1 side, but when you turn only make 1 slst into the other side of the stitch. Continue to make 2 slst into the side of all other stitches.

You don’t need to add any extra stitches for the corners.

You should have 78 slst down one long side and 77 down the other, and 20 slst across the bottom.

Weave in your ends, and join the piece to week 16

To see how to join the pieces together click here

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