You need to increase every stitch around (24 sts)
You will be doing the increase different on round two than you will for the rest of this project.
To do the increase for round two you need to start the butterfly stitch using the same stitch where you just did your last DC.
In Detail on doing the increase this round:
First stitch of this round is all done in the same first stitch.
The second stitch:
Go in through same stitch (same stitch being the first stitch of the round) and pull up a loop, 2 loops on hook.
Go in through next stitch and pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook.
Pull through 2 loops, pull through last 2 loops, one loop on hook. Ch 1 sl st into beginning stitch.
Don't forget to count your stitches every round. Repeat the second stitch pattern for this round. Finish last stitch of the round by finishing the stitch using the large stitch at the end of the round. As my finger shows below. Place a marker here to mark the beginning of the round. (24 sts)
Below shows you the stitches that you will be working in for round 3, the wings of the butterfly. As you can see on the right side of picture is a completed butterfly stitch. It uses both sets of wings to complete the stitch.
Always make sure to ch 1 after double crocheting, VERY Important part of this stitch! If your don't ch 1 your decreasing!
Round 3 (see example picture below on how to increase for rest of project)
To see how to Increase using both wings of the butterfly see the picture below,
Do an increase in the first stitch like shown below, Butterfly stitch into next stitch, ch 1, Do another increase in next stitch. Repeat pattern until you have36 sts.
**Above shows you what it looks like to increase for the rest of your project, Put 1 butterfly stitch in each wing of the butterfly from the previous round.
ch 1, First stitch do an increase, Butterfly stitch in the next two stitches, then do an increase, repeat this pattern until you have 48 sts
ch 1, First stitch do an increase, Butterfly stitch in the three stitches, then do an increase, repeat this pattern until you have 56 sts total if you have 58 or 60 sts that's fine too :D
Round Six - ? (see *)
You are done increasing. Do 1 Butterfly st in all sts around.
* To make it for a toddler do a total of 10 rounds, for a child do 11 rounds and for an adult do 12 total rounds before starting the rim.* I am only talking about the rounds of butterfly stitches, not counting the middle ring where you first did your 12 sc's.
Making the Rim
ch 1, You need 54 sts, so you will need to do 2 sets of decreases this round. So sc about 10 sts then so a dec, repeat one more time and you will have 54 sts. You will be putting 1 sc in each wing of the butterfly.
Continue the rim for a total of 5 rounds
sl st, ch 1 cut yarn and enjoy!
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