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Sunset Butterflies Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!!!

Sunset Butterflies Shawl… Free Crochet Pattern!!!



Sunset Butterflies Shawl is a fun, lightweight shawl that is perfect for the cool Summer evenings… This crochet pattern is easy to make and the self striping yarn make it a breeze! Best of all it is a Free Crochet Pattern, but also available as a PDF!

When I started the pattern, I didn’t realize it would turn out looking like beautiful butterflies throughout the shawl.. But once done.. I was super excited to see the colorful design turn into floating butterflies! And of course the colors reminds me of the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen! I hope you love my latest crochet pattern and can’t wait to see our projects!


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Supplies:

Yarn~ 962 yards of #4 worsted weight yarn. I used 2 skeins of Lion Brand Shawl in a Ball in Community Coral

Hook~ I

Scissors and Yarn Needle


Stitches:

  • Ch – Chain
  • St – Stitch
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Dc – Double Crochet
  • Trc – Treble Crochet
  • V st – V stitch: (dc, ch1, dc) in designated stitch
  • Shell – Shell: (5 trc, ch 1, 5 trc) in designated st
  • Cl – Cluster: YO, insert into st, pull up loop, YO, draw through 2 loops, YO, insert into same st, pull up loop, YO, draw through 2 loop, YO and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Size:

72″ x 24″ Blocked


Instructions:

Ch 144

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across. = 142 dc

Rows 2 & 3: Ch 3(counts as dc now and throughout), turn, dc in each st across. = 142 dc

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, sk st, *v st in next st, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* across to the last 3 sts, sk st, dc in last 2 sts. = 4 dc & 46 v sts

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc and each ch 1 sp across(all 3 sts of the v st). = 142 dc

Rows 6 – 11: Repeat rows 2 – 5, then repeat rows 2 and 3 one more time

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 142 sc

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st st, *sk 4 sts, shell in next st, sk 4 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* 13 more times, sc in last st. = 14 shells & 16 sc

Row 14: Ch 4(counts as trc now and throughout), turn, *(trc, ch 1, trc) in next st, ch 5, sc in next ch 1 sp of shell, ch 5*, repeat *to* 13 more times, (trc, ch 1, trc) in last st. = 31 trc, 30- ch1, 28 ch 5 & 14 sc

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, *sc in ch 1 sp between trc’s, shell in next sc*, repeat *to* across, sc in ch 1 sp between last 2 trc’s, sc in last st. = 14 shells & 16 sc **in this row you will have an extra trc on one end

Rows 16 – 26: Repeat rows 14 & 15, then 14 one more time.

Row 27: Ch 1, turn, *sc in ch 1 sp between trc’s, 4sc in next ch 5 sp, sc in next sc, 4 sc in next ch 5 sp*, repeat *to* across, sc in ch 1 sp between last 2 trc’s, sc in last trc. = 142 sc

Row 28: Ch 1, turn, dc in each st across. = 142 dc

Rows 29 – 30: repeat rows 2-5, then rows 2 and 3 one more time.

Finish off

End Borders:

Working down the side edge of the rows, join yarn with sl st where you finished off.

Row 1: Sc 101 sts evenly across

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk 2 sts*, repeat *to* across, dc in last 4 sts. =24 ch3, 16 sc & 29 dc

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *sk next ch 3, (cl, ch2) 4 times in next ch 3 sp, cl in same sp, sk next ch 3 sp, dc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, dc in last st. = 8 cl shells & 29 dc

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 3 sts, *ch 3, sk ch 2 sp, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, sk next ch 2 sp, sc in next ch 2 sp, ch 3, dc in next 3 sts*, repeat *to* across, dc in last st. = 29 dc, 24 ch 3sp & 16 sc

Rows 5 – 15: Repeat rows 3 and 4, then row 3 one more time

Row 16: Ch 3, turn, *dc in next 3 sts, (sl st, ch 3, sl st in next ch 2 sp) 4 times*, repeat *to* across, dc in last 4 sts. = 29 dc & 32 (sl st, ch 3, sl st)

Finish off

Turn to opposite end of shawl

Repeat rows 1 – 16

Finish off

Lightly block using either the steam method or wet method


Congratulations, you now have a Sunset Butterflies Shawl!!

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Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


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2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL…. Fan Gallery/Grand Prize Giveaway Winner!!!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL…. Fan Gallery/Grand Prize Giveaway Winner!!!



Wow.. This year’s 8th Annual Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL flew by! I loved every minute of the design and seeing everyones projects come together…

All 10 weeks went pretty smoothly and our Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook grew to over 8300 members!!! We do love to crochet don’t we?? This year over 50 of you submitted your finished project to qualify for our Grand Prize Giveaway… All of the CAL instructions will stay posted in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page if you would like to make them at any time!

Below you will see the final project in a beautiful gallery, today all the projects that qualified are numbered and in the gallery… If you finish or didn’t get yours submitted to show off yet.. Please do send them to me to add to the gallery at [email protected]!!! I would really like to keep showing off all of your work!


I love all of the color choices, it is amazing how they all look so different!


Now for the fun part… One lucky winner between 1-52 has won a $50 Amazon gift card… Are you ready to find out? I really do want to thank all of you who followed along and participated.. It is truly a blessing!

The lucky winner is… #25 Marji F... Congrats.. Just shoot me an email and I will forward you the Amazon gift card!

Congrats Marji F.


I am so happy with both of mine!!! I am already looking forward to next years 2022 Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… But stay tuned,,, I will have several more free patterns and more smaller CALs this year!!!


Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2021 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate link

My 10 Favorite Free Crochet Market/Tote Bags…

My 10 Favorite Free Crochet Market/Tote Bags…



Spring has sprung and the local farmer’s markets are in full swing… And for some of us it is time to head to the lake for a fun day in the sun!!! I love making crochet tote bags and using them to carry all my various items around… What about you? Get your favorite yarn and hook out and get started today!

I have designed many tote bags in my Free Patten collection… and also made a few from some of my favorite fellow crochet designers… I though you would like to see what I love on this beautiful Spring day!


To start, here is my one of my favorites on my website… Aurora Boreal Bag! It is so easy and using a yarn that does the color work for you it is perfect!


Next is Honeysuckle Summer Tote Bag by my dearest friend Kathy at ELK Studio! I LOVE the colors and the fun stitching


Sure to cheer up any day is my Crazy Daze Tote… So easy and using 2 colors sets this one off in a whimsical way!


I love this bright and cheery Summer Retro Tote Bag by my good friend Jennifer at A Crocheted Simplicity!


So easy and so fun, my Summer Stripe Tote Bag is made by simply using a ball of Caron Cakes yarn!!!!


Here is one of my all time favorites from a very lovely designer Tamera, at Moogly… Such an inspiration Moroccan Market Tote!


So Bright and So fun, My Northwest Beaches Tote is the perfect take along bag for a fun day outside!


Super fun and unique, the Outside In Bag by my sweet friend Jessie at Jessie at Home… Love it!


Here is one of my favorite bag designs that came after my most popular baby blanket designs… Rainbow Dash Tote Bag!(The baby blanket is the Rainbow Dash Baby Blanket)


And I can’t leave out one of my most special designs.. Amazing Grace Tote Bag… The Amazing Grace Free Pattern Series is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness!

I hope you enjoy making all of these bags and stay tuned for more fun crochet projects here on Beatrice Ryan Designs!!!



Don’t forget to follow me on my social media sites for more fun!

FacebookTwitterInstagramMy CAL Facebook Group, and Pinterest

I hope you love this project!!  Make sure to share your finished projects on my Beatrice Ryan Designs Facebook Page and make sure to share around social media too! Why share?? Because it shares our Love of Crochet!!

Happy Crocheting!!

Elena


©Copyright 2020 Elena Hunt/Beatrice Ryan Designs.  All of my patterns and posts are my own work. Do not copy them in any way. If you want to share this information with someone, share the link to this post. If you want to share on your own blog, website or social media, then you may use the first photo in this post and link back to this post. You may not give away printed copies of this post. Thank you. This post may contain affiliate links/ads. If you purchase something from a link in this post, I may be compensated.


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