Crochet from now on butterflies in a band. For instance, along a blanket edge or replace the Butterfly Band in the “Sophie’s Universe” blanket (part 14 of the CAL 2015).
The Butterfly Band was made by me as part of the Sophie’s Universe. Because people liked it, I have written the pattern down in this document. The rounds match the rounds of the Sophie’s Universe, so you lose no stitches or height and can continue with part 15 of the CAL.
I imagine that with some adjustments the Band also can be used in other blankets or as edge on another work. The butterflies are best first exercised in a swatch before starting the band. Behind the butterflies flowers are crocheted, so it looks like they are fluttering above a field of flowers.
The band consists of several rounds or rows in which the butterflies are formed. The used stitches are beside the normal crochet stitches, back- and front-post stitches, and two clusters of treble stitches. The rows /rounds have to be crocheted in the same direction. Different colors can be used in the separate rounds or rows.
How many yarn you need depends on the yarn you use, the length of the band and the hook. I have used 100 – 750 yards, in different colors.
Much fun with the butterflies, Elzeblaadje