Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Shy Butterfly-Adult Size-Free Crochet Pattern




Introduction: If you look close enough you can see the butterflies hidden within the pattern, I think they are quite shy as they seem to vanish, then reappear where they choose to.
This free crochet pattern is quite easy, with lots of repeats.
Can be made into a slouch
I have included a bonus free flower pattern at the bottom of this post!
To fit: Adult, 2 sizes, row 6 crown, small to medium, row 7 crown, medium to large
Measurements approx: 17 inches in circumference/ approx 19.5 inches in circumference
Hook size: 4mm, US G/6 (see introduction)
Yarn: 8 ply approx 100 gm’s US DK/Medium.
US crochet terms used
Skill level: beginner ++
Tension: medium
Time: approx 2 hours
Stitches used:
Sl st=slip stitch
Ch=chain
Sc = single crochet
Hdc= half double crochet
Dc =double crochet
Fpdc=front post double crochet
Special stitch: Cluster = a 2 dc cluster st. Yo hook, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo hook, insert hook into same st and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo hook and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo hook and pull through all loops on hook. A 2 dc cluster made.
Please note! Beginning ch 2 is not counted as a stitch.
Begin making crown:
Chain 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. Or use a magic ring.
Row 1, ch 2, work 12 dc into ring, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of this round, (you will join this way on every round)
(Increase in every st)
Row 2, ch 2, work 2 dc into each dc to end, sl st to join (24 dc)
(Increase in every 2nd st)
Row 3, ch 2, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 2 dc into the next dc, *work 1 dc in next dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (36 dc)
(Increase in every 3rd st)
Row 4, ch 1, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 1 dc into the next dc, work 2 dc into the next dc, * work 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*,  repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (48 dc)
(Increase in every 4th st)
Row 5, ch 2, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 1 dc into each of the next 2 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc, * work 1 dc into each of the next 3 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*,  repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (60 dc)
(Increase in every 5th st)
Row 6, ch 2, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 1 dc into each of the next 3 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc, * work 1 dc into each of the next 4 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (72 dc) approx 17 inches in circumference, small to medium adult size, stop increases here and go on to the pattern
(Increase in every 6th st)
Row 7, ch 2, work 1 dc in same place as join, work 1 dc into each of the next 4 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc, * work 1 dc into each of the next 5 dc, work 2 dc into the next dc*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join (84 dc) approx 19.5 inches in circumference, medium to large adult
Begin Pattern Rounds
Row 1, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next st, skip 2 st’s, work 7 dc in next st, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, *work 1 sc in next st, ch 3, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, skip 2 st’s, work 7 dc in next, skip 2 st’s, work 1 sc in next, ch 3, skip 2 st’s *, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the 1st sc of this round
Tip for row 2, each group of 7 dc’s will have 1 cluster st worked into it.
Row 2, ch 1, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc),  in same space as join, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, *work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the ch 2 space between the sc’s
Row 3, ch 4, work 3 dc in same space as join, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, *work 7 dc in ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster*, repeat from *to* to end, work 3 dc in the same space as the first ch 4 and 3 dc, to join, sl st into the ch 3 space of the beginning ch 4
Row 4, ch 5, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the 3 chain, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc), in next sc, * work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, *repeat from *to* to end, work a cluster st in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd dc of the previous round, ch 2, sl st into the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 5
Row 5, ch 1, work 1 sc in same space as join, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in next cluster, work 7 dc in the ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, *skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, work 7 dc in the ch 2 space between the next 2 sc’s, skip 1 cluster, work 1 sc in the next cluster, ch 3,* repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the 1st sc of this round
Row 6, ch 1, (work 1 sc, ch 2, 1sc),  in same space as join, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3, *work (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc), in the next sc, ch 1, work a cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 2, work 1 cluster in next dc, ch 2, work 1 cluster in each of the next 3 dc’s, ch 1, skip the ch 3*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st into the ch 2 space between the sc’s
Row 7, repeat row 3
Row 8, repeat row 4
Row 9, repeat row 5
Row 10, repeat row 6
Row 11, repeat row 3
Row 12, repeat row 4
Row 13, repeat row 5
My hat is now approx 7 inches in length, I am going to stop the pattern sequence and add a rib edge. If you like the look of the scallop edge, do a few more pattern rows for length desired, finishing on a row with the 7 dc groups. If you are making a slouch keep going with pattern until length desired, then add the hat edge
Begin Simple Rib Hat Edge
If you end on a row 5, follow these instructions for the hat edge
Row 1, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 2 dc in the next ch space, work 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, work 2 dc in the next ch space, *work 1 dc in the sc, work 2 dc in the next ch space, work 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, work 2 dc in the next ch space*, repeat from *to* to end, sl to join in the 1st dc of this round, (small to med size 72 st’s, med to large 84 st’s)
If you end on a row 3, follow these instructions for the hat edge
Row 1, ch 2, work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, work 2 dc in the next ch space, work 1 dc in the sc, work 2 dc in the next ch space, *work 1 dc in each of the next 7 dc, work 2 dc in the next ch space, work 1 dc in the sc, work 2 dc in the next ch space*, repeat from *to* to end, work 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc, sl to join in the 1st dc of this round, (small to med size 72 st’s, med to large 84 st’s)
The next 3 rows apply to all sizes
Row 2, ch 2 work 1 dc in same space as join, work 1 fpdc around the next st, *work 1 dc in next st, work 1 fpdc around the next st*, repeat from *to* to end, sl st to join, into 1st dc of this round
Row 3, repeat row 2, (you can also make your hat longer if you to choose to)
I like to finish my hats  with 1 round of 1 hdc in each st to end, this can prevent curling/stretching of the hat edge.
Row 4, ch 1, work 1 hdc in each st to end, sl st to join in beginning hdc, tie off and sew in ends
 BONUS FLOWER PATTERN
Flower Pattern
Chain 4, sl st to beginning ch to form a ring
Row 1, ch 2, work 10 dc into ring, to join, sl st into the 1st dc of the round (10 dc), this will give us 5 pairs of 2 dc for each petal
Row 2, *ch 3, work (2 dc, 1 trbl) in same space as ch 3, work (1 trbl, 2 dc) in next dc, ch 3, sl st into the same dc, sl st into the next dc* repeat 4 more times (5 petals), end with a sl st into the beginning ch 3
Row 3, *ch 6, bring the ch 6 around the back of the petal and sl st into the next ch 3*, repeat 4 more times, to join, sl st into the 1st ch 6 space
Row 4, *ch 3, work (3 dc, 3 trbl, 3 dc) in the ch 6 space, ch 3, sl st into the same ch 6 space, sl st into the next ch 6 space* repeat 4 more times, end with a sl st into the beginning ch 3
Row 5, repeat row 3
Row 6, *ch 3, work (3 dc, 5 trbl, 3 dc) in the ch 6 space, ch 3, sl st into the same ch 6 space, sl st into the next ch 6 space* repeat 4 more times, end with a sl st into the beginning ch 3, finish off, leave a long tail for sewing your flower onto your project

I wanted a slightly raised center for my flower, after completing the flower I attached my yarn to a center dc and made a front post dc in each of the 10 dc’s to give me this effect

Free Pattern Courtesy Of Cat Wood
Aka, Cats-Rockin-Crochet.
2014.

You can sell your items made from this free crochet pattern
I’d love to see this pattern used for charity use
Please link back to this pattern if you use it

8 comments:

Jean said...

Thank you very much for the hat pattern and flower pattern too!

Cathy Wood said...

You are welcome Jean :)

Anonymous said...

Row for the hat, says chain 1..is that correct? All othe rows start with a chain 2

Cathy Wood said...

yes ch 2 thank you.

coni said...

Cathy, can this hat be made for a child? I have a 7 yr old courageous cancer fighter girl in mind.

Cathy Wood said...

Coni, it may, if you down sized the hook and yarn ply :)

Chrissy said...

This is a beautiful hat. My dad asked me to make a hat for a lady he works with that is starting to lose her hair. So I have been looking for a nice pattern and have decided to use this one!!! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this pattern. It is quite beautiful. Is there an omission at the end of pattern row 4? I was wondering if there should be a cluster worked in the same stitch as the ch 5. I worked one there & it seemed to work. Perhaps I just misread the beginning of that row.