Mariposa was given its name by some of the amazing artists in my local knit and crochet group because they said the shawl looks like a butterfly. I really enjoyed creating Mariposa, it’s an easy and fun pattern to make and the yarn is a joy to work with. Nurturing Fibres Eco-Fusion yarn is made in South Africa, and the American distributor, Good Loops Yarn, has given me a discount code for all of you! Just look in the pattern.
I've decided to try out a yarn cake! I've seen pictures of other's crochet projects when they used a yarn cake and I thought the color changes were beautiful! They have them at my local yarn store where I get most of my yarn but they never really had any colors that caught my eye. Plus, it would be a big investment because each Yarn cake is 1,000 meters and cost 75 shekels (that's roughly 21 dollars) for just one skein! But I suppose that's why they call it a cake and not a skein, it's waaay more than a skein. I'm a plus size woman and this shawl fits me like a dream! I love these butterfly shawls!
I just released the V stitch Butterfly Shawl, and now I'm starting on my second yarn cake! I'm trying my hand at another Butterfly-style shawl. Something funny happened when I was crocheting it. When I showed my husband the design, he said it looked more like a bat. Then my daughter said it's a Bat-terfly shawl! So this shawl got its name before it got very big! As you can see in the picture, it does look like a bat or moth! But Moth-erfly didn't sound as good LOL.
The Butterfly Fling Crochet Shawl is fun, flirty and fast to create! This crochet pattern is best for intermediate crocheters due to the intricacies of the lacy pattern, but the end result is delightfully patterned and oh-so-stylish. Work this up in any color for your new go-to shawl, and the next time you're getting ready to leave the house, toss this beauty in your bag or throw it on for some instant and effortless style.
From the Blogger: "This is the first in my Fling Series which is named because you just fling it on, add a pin and you're ready to go! This project uses a really interesting and unusual stitch pattern producing fabulously lacy results.
This beautiful shawl is such a great way to showcase the beauty of the yarn. Jaycee Butterfly Shawl is not only a lovely addition to any wardrobe, but also a very easy project, that’s perfect for beginners.
You will find this free pattern here. More info here.
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 "Flowers" yarn, color #270 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) Gauge is 2 sts per cm or 5 sts per Inch This shawl measures: Wide 80 cms \ 31 inches Tall 50 cms \ 20 inches