Butterfly and Joy Squares – Free Crochet Pattern

Butterfly and Joy Squares - Free Crochet Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop exclusively for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

This pattern was designed by Joanita Theron of Creative Crochet Workshop, exclusively for The Stitchin’ Mommy

A pair of cute and whimsical mini afghan squares 🙂 The second in a series! Find the first set in the series, the Ladybird and Love Squares, visit this post.

Butterfly and Joy Squares - Free Crochet Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop exclusively for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

Butterfly & Joy Squares

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Materials:

  • Hook 4.00 mm
  • Double knitting light worsted yarn in green, dark pink, yellow, pink, cream and dark brown (small amounts for appliqués)
  • Double knitting light worsted yarn in aqua & pink (approx 25gr)
  • Scissors & Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:

I use US Crochet stitch terminology

SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet

Gauge:

Gauge is NOT important for this project – your squares just need to be the same size when used in a project

Finished Size:

14 cm x 14 cm

Notes:

Woven Stitch is worked on a even numbered foundation chain his pattern is worked in multiples of 16 + 1 for the turning CHAIN

Instructions:

The Square

CH 30

FOUNDATION ROW: Work 1 SC into the 4th CH from hook, *CH 1, SKIP 1 CH, work 1 SC into next CH, rep from * until  end, TURN

ROW 1: CH2, work 1 SC into first CH space, *CH1, work 1 SC into next CH space rep from * until end, TURN

Row 1 forms the pattern

REPEAT ROW 1 UNTIL PIECE MEASURES APPROXIAMTELY 14 CM X 14 CM

Fasten off and weave in ends

Butterfly Square Appliqués:

The Hill:

With green yarn

Make a magic circle

Row 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 5 DC into circle (6 DC), TURN

Row 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 2 DC into each DC until end (12 DC), TURN

Row 3:  CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 1 DC into same ST as 3 CH, work 1 DC into next ST. *Work 2 DC into next ST, work 1 DC into next ST. Repeat from * until end (18 DC) – DO NOT TURN – continue working into the rows on the bottom, work 2 SC into each Row (16 SC)

Fasten off and a leave a tail for sewing

The Butterfly:

Body –

With dark pink yarn

CH 10

Work 2 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 7 CH, work 4 SC into last CH – continue along the bottom of the chain, work 1 SC into next 7 CH,  work 2 SC into last CH, SL ST into first SC worked.

Fasten off and a leave a tail for sewing

Wings-

With cream yarn

Left:

Make a magic circle

Row 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 5 DC into circle (6 DC), TURN

Row 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 2 DC into same ST, work [1 DC, 1 TR, 1 DC] into next ST, SL ST into next  3 STS, CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work [1DC, 2 TR] into same ST, work [1 TR, 2 DC ] into 3rd of 3 CH, SL ST into same ST.

Fasten off and a leave a tail for sewing

Right:

Make a magic circle

Row 1: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work 5 DC into circle (6 DC), TURN

Row 2: CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work [1 DC, 1 TR] into same st, work [2 TR, 2 DC] into next ST, SL ST into next 3 STS, CH 3 (counts as 1 DC), work [1 TR, 1 DC into same ST, work 3 DC into 3rd of 3 CH, SL ST into same ST

Fasten off and a leave a tail for sewing

The Flower:

Center –

With yellow yarn

Make a magic circle

Rnd 1: Work 6 SC into circle

Rnd 2: Note – work in back loops only – Work 2 SC into each SC (12 SC)

Fasten off and a leave a tail for sewing

Petals –

With purple yarn – join with a SL ST into first back loop of last yellow round

Rnd 1: * (CH3, 1 DC, CH 3, SL ST) – all in one ST, SL ST into next 2 STS – repeat from * until end (6 Petals made)

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Using Photo as guide – sew your appliqués into position First the hill onto the bottom of the square, then the flower just above the hill, Sew the butterfly wings onto square first, then the body over the wings. Embroider some antennae with a little bit of brown yarn

Joy:

The Letter J –

With dark pink yarn

CH 12

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 6 CH, work 3 SC into next CH, and work 1 SC into next 3 CH, and work 3 SC into last CH, TURN

Work 3 SC into first SC, work 1 SC into next  5 STS, work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 8 STS and SL ST all around letter

Fasten off and a leave a tail for sewing

The Letter Y –

With dark pink yarn

CH 14

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 5 CH, work 5 SC into next CH, work 1 SC into next 6 CH – continue on the inside of the V that is formed and SL ST into each ST.

SL ST into first SC worked, work 1 SC into same ST, work 1 SC into next 6 SC, CH 6, work 1 HDC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 DC into next 4 CH, SKIP center SC of previous 5 SC worked, work 1 SC into next SC, work 1 SC into next 7 SC, join with a SL ST into last SC. TURN and work a SL ST into each ST on the outside of the Y.

Fasten off and a leave a tail for sewing

The Letter E –

With dark pink yarn

CH 17

Work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next 3 CH, work 3 SC into next CH, work 1 SC into next 6 CH, work 3 SC into next CH, work 1 SC into next 4 CH,TURN

Work 1 SC into next 5 STS, work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 8 STS, work 3 SC into next ST, work 1 SC into next 5 STS TURN

SL ST all around letter – when you reach the inner center – SL ST into 2 STS, CH 3, work 1 SC into 2nd CH from hook, work 1 SC into next – continue with SL ST all around

Fasten off and a leave a tail for sewing

The Flower O:

Repeat instructions for flower – changing purple yarn for aqua

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Using Photo as guide – sew your appliqués into position Start with the flower first to get the center of the square, then the J and lastly the Y – making sure they are evenly spaced 🙂

Butterfly and Joy Squares - Free Crochet Pattern by Creative Crochet Workshop exclusively for The Stitchin' Mommy | www.thestitchinmommy.com

All four squares currently in this series!

Happy Hooking 🙂

 

I love to crochet! To design and make patterns for both young and old is an absolute life’s passion. My daughter is my greatest inspiration! I love to try and learn new techniques, and although patience is not my strongest virtue, I have found that committing to a project and having the pleasure of a finished item, is one of life’s greatest and most satisfying pleasures. I believe that anyone can learn a new craft. I try to design and make my projects so that even a novice can do them. “Crochet is an art and crocheters it’s artists. Each crafted item is unique and own to its crafter”
Find Joanita on her Blog and Facebook page!

 

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2 Comments

  1. My daughter is having her first baby. Those tiny appliques will look
    fabulous on the sweater and booties I’m making. Thank you for sharing
    the pattern. I hope mine look as good as yours.

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