I’ve done five Butterfly shawls for the Fall season. I decided to turn to my attention to colder weather and decided to go with a warmer stitch with lots of texture! I originally thought this would be a shawl we’d share, but using thicker stitches really shrunk this shawl’s design, unlike the more lacy shawls I’ve done so far. It fits her perfectly!


This was the full 1000 meter yarn cake. I can tell already that if I make a bigger version of this design that it would be more of a wrap than a shawl before my yarn cake ran out.


I also made a page just for the Butterfly Shawls so you can go see all of them encase you’ve missed any. ALL of the Butterfly Shawls


Find more crochet stitches here on the category Crochet Shawls and Ponchos


Butterfly Riptide Shawl – Free Crochet Pattern & Tutorials

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For this project you will need:

HOOK: 4 mm hook or size G hook for the US

YARN: I used a Yarn cake from YarnArt cake

Content: 55% Organic Cotton 45% Anti Pilling Acrylic

  • Ball Weight: 250 g (8.8 oz)
  • Yarn Weight: 1 : Fingering
  • Yarn Length: 1000 m (1093 yd)


YARN: I used is a 1000 meter Yarn cake from YarnArt’s “Flower” collection. #266


They sell several YarnArt “Flowers” skeins on Amazon. Take a look at the link to see all the color they have in stock at the present.


Gauge is 2 sts per cm or 5 sts per Inch



This shawl measures:

Wide 87 cms \ 34 inches

Tall 46 cms \ 18 inches




I had my daughter take a picture of me wearing it so that you can see that it fits around my neck just fine, the shawl just needs to be longer. All you need to do is keep crochet with another yarn cake to make it adult size.





TIP when using Yarn Cakes: Add a ball of yarn in the middle before storing. It will prevent the cake from collapsing.




Here’s a fun video showing you more pictures from this pattern.







ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

sk = Skip

beg = beginning

YO = Yarn Over

DC = Double Crochet

FPDC = Front Post Double Crochet

BPDC = Back Post Double Crochet

dc dec = Double crochet decrease


Repeat what’s in between | for # amount of times indicated.
Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.




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Row 1

ch 3 and DC 8 in 3rd ch from the hook. Ch 2 and turn





Row 2

Ch 2 counts as first DC. Dc in 1st st and DC 2 in all sts. Ch 1 and turn.





Row 3

FPDC on 1st DC of row * sk a st, DC 2, ch 1, DC 2 in next st. sk a st. FP on next DC * repeat for row. Skip the ch 2 on the end. CH 1 and turn.





Row 4

*BPDC on BPDC from last row. DC 2 in between the post’s of the next 2 sts, not in the st itself. Then DC 2, ch 1, DC 2 in middle space. Then again put 2 DC’s in between the next DC’s * repeat for row. CH 1 and turn.





Row 5

*FPDC on FPDC | skip next 2 DC’s and DC 2, Ch 1, DC 2 in next space| repeat 2 more times * ch 1 and turn




Row 6

(ch 3 counts as 1st DC) DC 3 in 1st DC. *|DC 1, ch 3, DC 1 in next V st| repeat 2 more times. DC 4 in BPDC * ch 2 and turn





Row 7 – The numbers in the () change every row by 1 as you continue your shawl

(ch 2 counts as 1st DC) DC on 2nd DC of row. * DC 2 in middle space between DC’s. DC on the next (2) DC’s.

FPDC on 1st DC of your V st. | DC 3, ch 1 DC 3 in the ch 3 sp of your V st. Now we’re doing our first DC dec. You will YO and grab up the next post of your V st and pull through only 2 of the loops leaving the last one on your hook. YO and grab up the 1st post of the next V stitch and YO and pull through 2 loops. Then YO and pull through all 3 loops.| repeat this one more time for the next V stitch. After you finish your final V st area with your DC 3, ch 1, DC 3, you will FPDC onto the final post of your last V st. Dc 1 in the next (2) DC’s * repeat for the row. Ch 1 and turn.







Row 8 – The numbers in the () change every row by 1 as you continue your shawl

*FPDC on the next (3) DC’s, DC 2 in middle space, FPDC on next (3) DC’s. Then V st in all your ch spaces (dc 1, ch 3, DC 1) * repeat. Ch 2 and turn.





IMPORTANT – Place markers on the DC 2 centers.




Repeat rows 7 & 8. You’ll just be adding 1 more DC in between your increases each row, but the basic pattern stays the same.





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