Butterfly Scarf

Butterfly scarf crochet pattern

Butterfly scarf crochet pattern

Those of you who “like” my page on facebook will know that last week I had the misfortune of fracturing my elbow.  (It was a bike/ice/corner combination of events resulting in me now needing to wear a sling for 4-6 weeks.)

So I haven’t been able to do much crafting recently! :(

Fortunately I had a few projects lined up to share with you.  This cute butterfly scarf, for example.  It is meant to have a matching hat, but since that is only half finished it will have to wait until I’m all healed up!

Simple crochet scarf with butterflies

Simple crochet scarf with butterflies

This scarf was designed especially for a family friend, who was the flower girl at our wedding.  She loves butterflies and will soon be turning 9 years old.  I think any age can wear this though!

The scarf works up very quickly, and then the butterflies are made separately and sewn on.  You can add as many as you like!  Or why not try adding these flowers instead?

Scroll down for pdf patterns! (US and UK notation)

You will need:

3 colours of worsted weight yarn (or more if you like!), I used Sirdar Supersoft:

  • 225m grey
  • 76m white
  • 38m lilac

(Yardage includes butterflies)

You will also need a 6mm crochet hook and a yarn needle.

Pattern:

This pattern is written using US notation.  For my pattern notes, click here. tr= treble crochet- yarn over hook twice, then draw up a loop, *yarn over, draw through two loops, repeat twice from*.

Begin with the white yarn.

Either ch or fsc 34.  Ch4 and turn.

R1: Starting with either the 5th ch from hook or in 1st st, sk 1 st, *(tr, ch1, tr) in next st, sk 2 sts, repeat from * 9 more times, sk 1 st, tr in last ch or st.  Ch4 (counts as tr here and throughout), turn. (32 sts)

R2: *(tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-sp, repeat  from *9 more times, tr into very last st, ch4, turn (32 sts)

Repeat row 2 nine times, or until you are happy with the length of the block of white.  Change colour to grey prior to the last ch4, repeat row 2 until scarf is your preferred length (less trim and the remaining block of white).  This was 45 rows for mine!

Now change colour to white, again prior to the last ch4, repeat row 2 nine times (or the correct number to match the other end).  Again before the ch4, switch to lilac yarn.  The lilac section contains increases for a fluted effect:

R3: (tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-sp.  Now work an increase by doing a (tr, ch1, tr) in between the last tr of the space just worked and the next. [*(tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-sp, repeat  from *3 more times.  Work a second increase by doing a (tr, ch1, tr) in between the last tr of the space just worked and the next.]  Repeat everything between[] for the third increase, (tr, ch1, tr) in last ch-sp, tr into very last st, ch4, turn (41 sts).

R4: *(tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-sp, repeat  from *12 more times, tr into very last st, ch4, turn (41 sts)

R5: repeat R4, but join the grey yarn after last tr and ch 2

R6: hdc in top of tr, *2hdc in ch sp, hdc (in top of tr), hdc (in top of tr) repeat from * to end.

Now go to the other end and join the lilac yarn into the corner ch and ch4.  (Because the “v’s” of the st pattern will now be reversed, we need to add in 4 increases at this end so that the total matches the other end.)

R7: Work an increase by doing a (tr, ch1, tr) in between the posts of the 2nd to tr’s in. *(tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-sp, repeat  from *.  Work a second increase by doing a (tr, ch1, tr) in between the last tr of the space just worked and the next . *(tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-sp, repeat  from *4 more times.  Work a third increase by doing a (tr, ch1, tr) in between the last tr of the space just worked and the next.  *(tr, ch1, tr) in next ch-sp, repeat  from *. Work a forth increase by doing a (tr, ch1, tr) in between the last tr of the space just worked and the next, tr into very last st, ch4, turn (41 sts).

R8-10: Repeat R4-6.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Make and sew on butterflies and/or flowers.  I have put my butterfly patterns separately here, as they are also good for appliques.

Simple fluted edge scarf

Simple fluted edge scarf

I recommend steam blocking this item.  Pinch the flutes into shape before steam blocking if you can.  Blocking this piece gives it a nice drape!

What colour combinations will you choose?

Downloadable pdf patterns:

Butterfly Scarf US

Butterfly Scarf UK

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9 thoughts on “Butterfly Scarf

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  2. I love love LOVE this scarf!! But I must say having both the US & UK patterns mixed together made it a little confusing for dummies like me lol

    • Thanks Tammy! And sorry you were confused. All my patterns are in US terms- I need to get better at clarifying that! See my pattern notes page for English translations if you need them. :)

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