This free crochet pattern is for a C2C Butterfly Blanket. This pattern is made using mini C2C which are half double crochet stitches as well as Brava yarn from WeCrochet. The pattern includes a full video tutorial for the mini C2C technique. If you've never done C2C before, don't let it intimidate you! It's fairly simple to get the hang of it once you get a good rhythm going. C2C is a wonderful technique to learn!
To begin with, let's start our butterfly project ideas with this unique and huge Monarch Butterfly Blanket. To summarise, it is made using Half Double Crochet Stitches in the Mini C2C technique. Thus, this results in a fine-textured, high definition image of the butterfly.
The full article about this pattern is on knittingparadise.com blog:
"This 7-Hour Crochet Soft Bassinet Blanket works up quick and is soft and comfy too. Just imagine a newborn snuggled in their bassinet sleeping soundly in something you lovingly made. A wonderful project for both beginner and expert alike, this blanket has a repeating rhythm of stitches. Once you get beyond the first row, this pattern works up very quickly without much counting.When crocheting the first row, I tugged a bit on the beginning chain stitches to see where to insert my crochet hook for the next set of stitches. Make sure that you have good lighting for this first row. Once this row is complete, it is easy to see right where to insert your hook as it is between to double crochet stitches."
For this project you will need: HOOK: 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US YARN: All the scrap yarn colors were worsted weight yarn 4 ply US, 10 ply AU Also the Off white color I used in between as well. I was able to get 10 rows of Off white before I had to change to a new skein. I used 2 and a 1/2 skeins of it, but I didn’t make a border. If you wish to, then I would grab a third. I didn’t want to use much of this color because it's a scrap yarn afghan and don't want you to have to go get more yarn. About the color pattern Since this pattern uses scrap yarn, I won't be telling you which colors to use. I used this color wheel to help me organize my color choices. I've never been a fan of the mixed color of scrap yarn afghans so I decided to do mine in a more organized fashion starting with my Maroons, Reds, Oranges, Browns, Yellows, Golds, Greens, Blues, Purples, Pinks and back to the beginning of the color list. Feel free to go with what feels right to you. This Jagged Scrap yarn afghan is made using a stitch I discovered while playing around with yarn. I don't know why all my discovered stitches mostly use two stitches to create and this one is no different. Lol. But other than the butterfly stitch this one is surely the most easiest one to recreate! Let me take you step by step on how to make this stitch so you can use it in making your own scrap yarn afghan to use up some of your left over wool.
From the blogger: "This is worked with Brava Worsted from WeCrochet/KnitPicks. (1 ball each of six colors, 5 balls white) It uses Tunisian Crochet for the white hexes and regular single crochet for the borders. Includes video tutorial for rainbow borders and written instructions. This pattern comes with three hex design options - the infinity symbol, hollow heart, or solid heart. Mix and match to make a blanket for someone you love with Autism. Spread some autism love!"
"The Friendship Blanket is a crochet preemie blanket, that is small and soft for a new baby. This crochet blanket pattern also has stitch multiples within the pattern so that you can make this blanket in any size you prefer. Pattern difficulty: Easy Yarn: Worsted weight (#4) yarn - WeCrochet Brava 500 and Chroma Worsted were used in sample Sizing: 26” x 26” All of my patterns are thoroughly tested by experienced pattern testers and fellow designers to ensure you get a pattern that is easy to read and follow. All of my patterns are in american terms. "