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Butterfly Garden

12 inch square

Copyright 2004 Chris Simon

A very simple stitch pattern forms a dozen butterflies in this square.



H hook or size needed for gauge.

Ch 4; join with slip st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 15 dc in ring. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. *# Dc in next 3 dc. # (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next dc. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Your square will get very strange looking in Rounds 3 and 4. Don't worry - Round 5 will tie it all back together!

Rnd 3: Sl st in next dc and in ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. *# Ch 6, sk next 7 dc, # (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 4: Sl st in next dc and in ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. *# Dc in next 2 dc, ch 6, sk ch 6 sp, dc in next 2 dc, # (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next dc and in ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. *# Dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, tr around ch 6 of both Round 3 and Round 4, into 4th of 7 skipped dc stitches in Round 2, Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, # (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 6: Sl st in next dc and in ch 2 sp. Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp. *# Sc in next 6 dc, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in tr, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next 6 dc, # (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in beginning sc.

Rnd 7: Sl st in ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. *# Ch 6, sk next 7 sc, dc in next 7 sc, ch 6, sk next 7 sc, # (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 8: Sl st in next dc and in ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. *# Dc in next 2 dc, ch 6, sk ch 6 sp, dc in next 7 dc, ch 6, sk ch 6 sp, dc in next 2 dc, # (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 9: Sl st in next dc and in ch 2 sp. Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp. *# Dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, tr around ch 6 of both Round 7 and Round 8, into 4th of 7 skipped sc stitches in Round 6, Ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, tr around ch 6 of both Round 7 and Round 8, into 4th of 7 skipped sc stitches in Round 6, Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, # (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 3.

Rnd 10: Sl st in next dc and in ch 2 sp. Ch 1, (sc, ch 2, sc) in same sp. *# Sc in next 6 dc, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in tr, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next 7 dc, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in tr, 3 sc in ch 3 sp, sc in next 6 dc, # (sc, ch 2, sc) in next corner ch 2 sp. Repeat from * twice, then from # to # once. Join with sl st in beginning sc.

Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in next sc and in each sc around, with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each corner ch 2 sp. Finish off.


Corrections:
12/22/04 - corrected start of Round 7. Thanks, Trish!
1/16/05 - another minor correction to Round 7, and clarified Round 4 and 8. Thanks, Drew!


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