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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… Week 7!

2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL… Week 7!



Are you ready to start Week 7 of the 8th Annual 2021 Crochet with Me!!! Mystery Winter Afghan CAL??  This week you will be 70% done…. Isn’t that amazing? AND this week is the last week of the blanket base.. Next week we will start the border!!! I will be giving you 2 choices of boarders…

I love it at this point, while working on it, I actually can use it as an afghan to keep warm! If you are just getting started.. You can find the first 6 posts in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page including the material/info post, you can catch up at any time and the pattern will remain there permanently.

This is a 10 week CAL, plus the finale post… Each week an easy section will be posted on Sunday. There are 3 Ways to get the post… One, just come here on Sunday afternoon, 2 sign up for email delivery of all Beatrice Ryan Design posts on the right sidebar in the “Stay Connected” or 3 join the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Facebook Group and links will be announced there every Sunday! Make sure to join the group for the weekly prize drawing, group progress pics and help by members for this years project!


Week 7 in Scrapbuster Color Theme

For Easy access, make sure to add this to your Ravelry favs and queue!… Click Here!!!


If you missed out on any of the posts or are just joining in, all links are in the Crochet with Me tab at the top of the page. The Material post can also be found in there… or by clicking here.

Don’t forget the other fun, there will be a Grand Prize at the end and weekly prizes too! Details at the bottom of the post!

For sneak peaks, join me on Instagram.. I sometimes show off early pics!


Week 7 in Self Striping Color Theme

Now for some of the details:

This year the project is worked in the round, turning over each round(unless indicated differently). It is a Square Afghan approx. 65″ x 65″ . You can make it in your choice of worsted weight yarn #4. Stashbuster, Ombre’, Self- Striping or even a color theme… At least 2 colors are recommended. I am making 3, Caron Cake Self- Striping, a Stashbuster… And I and now making a Red heart Ombre in Sweet Treat afghan… Trying to catch up…

Finally Caught Up To Week 3 in Ombre Color Theme

Let’s get the stitching started!

Tips:

If using self striping yarn, it will change sometimes in the middle of the row… This is ok

If changing colors,(not using self striping or ombre’) The instructions don’t say to when to change color due to the use of self-striping/ombre being used, but you will change every row and join in the space you joined in unless otherwise stated using a slip stitch.

Work your ends in with a yarn needle as you go…This makes it much easier in the end…

WS vs RS Odd rows are the right side(RS) and Even rows are the wrong side(WS)

Week 7 size 60″ x 60″ … Different yarns and tensions may make your slightly different.. Don’t let it be to much of a variance or your project will be way to big or way to small


Week 7 Stitches:

Ch – Chain   St – Stitch   Sl St – Slip Stitch   Sp – Space   

Sc–Single Crochet   Hdc-Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet  


Week 7 Instructions:

*Instructions are written for use of Self-Striping or Ombre yarn. If using other yarn, 2+ colors are recommended and you will change the color every round.

Round 56: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, 3dc in next st, {ch 1, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in corner ch 1 sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* 44 more times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, ch 1, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in next corner, repeat *to* 43 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 180 3dc groups & 184 ch 1 sps and 4 (3dc,ch1,3dc).

Round 57: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, ch 1, *3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1*, repeat *to* 42 more times, {(3dc,ch1,3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to*46 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in next sp, ch 1, repeat *to* 2 times, join with sl st to top of beginning ch3. = 188 ch 1 sps, 184– 3dc groups, & 4(3dc,ch1,3dc)

Round 58: Turn, sl st in ch 1 sp, ch 3, 2dc in same sp, *ch1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp*, repeat 1 more time, {ch 1, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in corner ch 1 sp, repeat *to* 47 times}, repeat {to} 2 more times, ch 1, (3dc,ch1,3dc) in next corner, repeat *to* 44 times, ch 1, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 3. = 188 3dc groups & 192 ch 1 sps & 4(3dc,ch1,3dc).

Round 59: Ch 2(counts as hdc), turn, *hdc across to corner ch 1 sp, 5 hdc in corner ch 1 sp*, repeat *to* around, hdc across to beginning ch 2, join with sl st to top of beginning ch 2. = 800 hdc

Finish off… You are now done with the blanket base!!!

I can’t wait to see all of your color choices! See you back here next week for the next set of instructions!

Im so excited to start the border next week.. There will be 2 choices!!!



More about the weekly prize drawings and Grand Prize:

Grand Prize – There will be a $50 Amazon Gift Card for 1 lucky winner at the end of the CAL. The grand prize will be drawn on Sunday April 18th 2021. To be eligible, you must email a picture and permission by Friday April 16th, 2021 to [email protected] showing your completed project. Entries will be numbered by the order they arrive and the number will be drawn using a random number generator.

Weekly Prize – Each Saturday starting Feb. 13th 2021 – Saturday April 10th 2021 a $10 Amazon Gift Card will be given away to one member in the Beatrice Ryan Designs CAL Group on Facebook. Each Saturday, a post will be made explaining the rules to enter on this group Facebook page. The entry time will only last part of the day… so stay tuned in the group!

  • Week 1 winner: Wendy M. – Congrats!!
  • Week 2 winner: Andrea S. – Congrats!!
  • Week 3 winner: Melissa S. – Congrats!!
  • Week 4 winner: Joan P. – Congrats!!
  • Week 5 winner: Sue D. – Congrats!!
  • Week 6 winner: Diane S. – Congrats!

Are you ready to have some fun?? Grab your yarn and hooks and meet me back here next week for the week 4’s set of instructions!!

If you post on Twitter or Instagram.. Use the Hashtag #2021CrochetWithMeMysteryAfghanCAL


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


Aurora Boreal Bag

Aurora Boreal Bag



The Aurora Boreal Bag is a super fun and fashionable project! So easy to make and a perfect bag for the market. This Free Crochet Pattern is made using self striping yarn which does all of your colorwork for you and a 2 row repeat for the base of the bag..

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Materials:

Yarn~ 320 yards of self striping yarn- I used Premier Aurora in Anemone

Hook~ H

Scissors and yarn needle


Stitches:

  • St – Stitch
  • Ch – Chain
  • Sk – Skip
  • Sp – Space
  • YO – Yarn Over
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • Sc – Single Crochet
  • Trc – Treble Crochet
  • Bl – Back Loop
  • Dec Sc- Decrease Sc
  • Rev Sc – Reverse Single Crochet
  • Wrapped Trc Cluster – Make 3 trc in next sp, yo twice, insert hook around the 3 trc just made and draw up loop(loosely) *this will wrap around the 3 trc’s you just made), yo, draw through 2 loops three times (wrap trc made) *See Pic below Round 14 instructions

Size:

Bag – Height 15″ x Around 28″ Handles – 31″


Instructions:

Bottom Base~

Ch 41

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each across. = 40 sc

Rows 2-10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. = 40 sc

Bag Base~

Now you will start working in the round.

Round 11: 2 sc in same st as last st in row 10, evenly sc 6 sts down the side of rows, 3 sc in 1st st of begging row, sc in next 38 sts, 3 sc in last st of beginning row, sc 6 sts up the side of rows, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 38 sts, Join with sl st to beginning. = 100 sc

Round 12: Ch 1, turn, bl sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 bl sc

Round 13: Do not turn, ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 3, sk 3 sts, sc in next st*, repeat *to* around ending with sl st in beginning sc. = 25 sc & 25 ch3 sps.

Round 14: Ch 4(counts as trc now and throughout), turn, *wrapped trc in next sp, trc in next sc*, repeat *to* around ending with sl st in top of beginning ch 4. = 25 trc & 25 wrapped trc’sc

Round 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in 1st trc, *ch 3, sk next 4 sts(this is the group of wrapped trc), sc in next trc* repeat *to* around ending with sl st in beginning sc. = 25 sc & 25 ch 3 sps.

Rounds 16-31: Repeat rounds 14 & 15

Round 32: Ch 1, turn, * sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch 3 sp*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 100 sc

Round 33-34: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around. = 100 sc

Round 35: Ch 1, turn, *sc in next 8 sts, dec sc over next 2 sts*, repeat *to* around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 90 sc

Round 36: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 90 sc

Round 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 35 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 35 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts, join with sl st to beginning sc. = 4 ch 2 scs & 82 sc

Round 38: Ch 1, turn, rev sc around in each st and 2 in each ch 2 sp. Join with sl st. = 90 rev sc

Finish off and weave in ends.

Handles:

Make 4 – 31″ I Cords. You will be twisting 2 together to make 2 handles.

For a video tutorial, check out this one by our friends at Fiber Flux… Click Here!

Step 1 – Chain 3 with a 6″ tail , insert hook into 2nd chain from hook, pull up a loop, insert hook in 3rd chain from hook, pull up a loop(3 loops on hook).

Step 2 – Carefully remove 1st two loops from hook, being careful not to lose them(pinching them to hold helps).

Step 3 – With the remaining loop on hook, yo, ch 1, insert hook into next free loop(middle loop of beginning 3 loops), yarn over and pull up a loop(only through this loop), insert hook into last loop(3rd beginning loop), yarn over and pull up a loop. (3 loops on hook)

Step 4 – Continue repeating steps 1 & 2 until the cord is as long as you’d like.

Step 5 – to finish off the cord, yo and pull through all three loops on hook.

Fasten off leaving 6 ” tail and weave in all ends.

Take 2 – I Cords, tie off the top 2 tails and twist them togethers. Tie off both tails at the bottom

Fasten the handles ends with the tails to the ch 2 open spaces made in round 37, one end of the handle fastened on the right and one end fastened on the left of the front of the bag and repeating this on the back of the bag.

That’s it!!! You now have an Aurora Boreal Bag!! I hope you love yours,, I love mine!


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 2013 -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 link

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