This Free Crochet pattern teaches how to make a Puff Flower Granny Square side stitches are made using the Butterfly stitch.
You can find more afghan patterns under the category Granny Squares
Other patterns that use this stitch are:
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For this 6″ Flower Granny Square project you will need:
HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US
YARN: 1 skein of worsted weight yarn in each color you want to use, 4 ply US,/10 ply AU
100 grams / 3.5. oz
240 meters / 262 yards
PS – Popcorn stitch – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET5OU1jDf4Q
BFS – Butterfly stitch – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGM7a5q6wt4
SC – Single Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
SL ST – Slip stitch
CH – Chain
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Ch 4 and sl st in beginning ch to form a ring, *(ch 3 and sl st into ring.)* repeat this 9 more times until you have 10 small petals. Fasten off and change colors.
Now working in the back sts, attach your new color to one of the back sts, as shown below
*(Ch 3 and sl st into next back st)* continue that around until you have 10 small white petals
At the end of row you want to sl st into the nearest petal to your left, then turn your work and again slip stitch into the nearest ch 3 petal to your left.
ch 1 and in same space, dc 5, then turn your work to the back and sl st into the top of the beginning dc to create the popcorn st. Ch 2. Repeat this for rest of round
until you have 10 popcorn sts. Last popcorn stitch that you make of the round, only ch 1, then slip stitch into beginning top of hole of the first popcorn stitch. Ch 1, cut yarn.
Change to another color yarn and attach into one of the ch 2 spaces and dc 2, then dc 2 into the loop created at the top of the popcorn st when you made it. (top space of the popcorn) continue to dc 2 around for a total of 40 dc’s. Sl st into top of beginning dc, ch 1, cut yarn.
Attach your next color by slip stitching it on any ch 2 space and in same space do two BFS’s. Next stitch also do two BFS’s. This is how you will do yourcorners this round. (40 sts)
Then do 1 BFS as normal (using two stitches) 4 times before starting your next corner (48 sts) (Each butterfly stitch counts as 2 sts)
When you get to the end, do not ch 1 to complete the BFS, just sl st into beginning BFS and ch 1, cut yarn.
Sl st your yarn into a corner. You can find the corner by looking for the 2 sets of 2 BFS’s in the same stitch. You will using the BFS in between these to make your corners this round.
Once you find the corner sl st attach your color into the first wing of the BF and ch 1, then do 1 full BFS in this wing. Then do a full BFS into the next wing as well.
This is how you will do your corners for this round and the next round.
Then work 7 BFS’s before starting your next corner. Repeat for rest of round. (72 sts)
You will repeat Round 6, (change to another color) only difference is there will be 8 BFS’s in the middle sections between the corners. (80 sts)
sl st attach your new color into a corner and ch 1, sc 2 into first wing, sc 2 into next wing of corner. Then put one sc into each wing of the butterfly, only in the corners put 2 sc’s in each wing. Sl st into beginning sc and fasten off yarn, or attach many grannies together however you wish
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Posted: February 11th, 2014