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Crochet Tutorial: Butterfly Effect Granny Square

I created this Butterfly Effect Granny Square design to add to our 365 Days of Granny Squares project. It uses variety of crochet stitches to create a look of a 3D Butterfly! You can make this with two-toned wings or have the wings be one color! This square turned out to be a little larger (8 1/2 inches) but if you use a smaller hook this square may turn out to be 6 or 7 inches. I hope you enjoy making your square!

A couple disclaimers before you start: Be sure to check your tension and use the correct size hook for your square. I demonstrate with an H-5.00mm crochet hook in the video tutorial, but you can make yours bigger or smaller by using a bigger or smaller hook. Also, if yours turns out wonky when you are finished, you may need to block this square to make it nice and flat.

ButterflyEffect

 

Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make this square:

**You can always contact me via Facebook if you have any problems with the pattern. I am happy to help if you have any questions along the way.

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Teacher: Nadia Fuad
Video and Editing: Fuad Azmat (My Daddy)
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Pattern:

Designed by Nadia Fuad
You *may* sell items made from my pattern, but please reference my website YARNutopia.com.
Please do not copy, sell, and/or post this pattern and claim it as your own.

Materials:

**Click here to get the full kit of supplies!!**

Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Gold
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Amethyst
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Hyacinth
H-5.00mm Crochet Hook
Yarn Needle
Scissors

NOTES:
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension. I wouldn’t use anything larger than an I-5.5mm Crochet Hook though.
-The finished square measures 8.5 inches.
-This square is worked from the center outward

Special stitches:
Ch(s): chain(s)
YO: Yarn Over
St(s): Stitch(es)
Sl st: slip stitch
SK: Skip
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half-Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
TR: Treble Crochet (YO twice)
Beg. Popcorn: ch up 3, 4 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Popcorn: 5 DC in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Beg. TR Popcorn: ch up 4, 6 TR in same st, remove hook from loop, insert hook in 1st st, put loop back on hook and pull through.
Picot: ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook

Pattern:

If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.

Ch 4, sl st to beginning to form a ring

Rnd 1: Beg. Popcorn in ring, ch 2, 3DC in ring, ch 2, 3 DC in ring, ch 2, Popcorn in ring, Ch 2, [3DC, ch 2, 3DC] in ring, ch 2, sl st to beg. popcorn.

Rnd 2: Beg. Popcorn in popcorn, ch 2, Dc in ch 2 sp, DC in the next 3 sts, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in corner, dc in next 3 sts, DC in ch 2 sp, ch 2, Popcorn in Popcorn, ch 2, DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 3 sts, [2dc, ch 2, 2dc] in corner, DC in next 3 sts, DC in ch 2 sp, Ch 2, sl st to beg. popcorn.

Rnd 3: Beg. Popcorn in popcorn, ch 2, DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 6 sts [2DC, ch 2, 2DC] in corner, DC in next 6 sts, DC in ch 2 sp, ch 2, popcorn in popcorn, ch 2, DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 6 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC in 6 sts, DC in ch 2 sp, ch 2, sl st to Beg. Popcorn st.

Rnd 4: Beg. TR Popcorn in popcorn st, ch 2, dc in ch 2 sp, dc in next 9 sts [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, dc in next 9 sts, dc in ch 2 sp, ch 2, Popcorn in Popcorn, Ch 2, DC in ch 2 sp, DC in 9 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC in next 9 sts, DC in ch 2 sp, Ch 2, sl st to Beg. TR Popcorn.

Rnd 5: Sl st into ch 2 sp after TR Popcorn, Ch 3, DC in same sp, DC in next 12 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC in next 12 sts, 2 DC in ch 2 sp, Ch 2, Popcorn in popcorn, Ch 2, 2 DC in ch 2 sp, DC in next 12 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, DC in next 12 sts, 2 DC in ch 2 sp, ch 2, sl st to beg. ch up 3.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, DC in next 15 sts, [2DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, *DC in 16 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * 2 more times, sl st to ch up 3. (If this round is confusing, see video tutorial)

Rnd 7: Ch up 3, DC in next 17 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner. * DC in next 20 sts, [2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC] in corner, repeat from * 2 more times, DC in last 2 sts, Sl st to ch up 3.

Rnd 8: Sc in each st around putting [2sc, ch 2, 2 sc] in corners.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Wings: (See video tutorial for visual instructions)

Right wing:
Attach yarn with long tail for sewing later
Sl st around a DC in a popcorn st from round 3 toward the bottom of the butterfly body.
Row 1: Ch 4, sl st in both popcorn sts from round 1, ch 6, sl st in popcorn below the head. ch 1 turn.
Row 2: [5DC, TR, Picot, TR, 9 DC] in ch 6 sp, sl st in next 2 sl sts, [6 HDC, 2 DC, 3 HDC] In ch 4 sp, sl st in ch 4 sp, ch 1 turn.
Row 3: HDC in 11 sts, Sl st in next 2 sl sts, DC in 9 sts, [DC, Picot, DC] in picot, DC in next 6 sts and sl st in last st also. Fasten off with long tail.
Sew wing down flat. Weave in all ends.

Left wing:
Attach yarn with long tail for sewing later
Row 1: Sl st in popcorn st below the head. Ch 6, sl st in both popcorn sts from round 1, ch 4, sl t in popcorn st from round 3, ch 1 turn.
Row 2: [3HDC, 2 DC, 6HDC] in ch 4 sp, sl st in next 2 sl sts, [9DC, TR, Picot, TR, 5 DC] in ch 6 sp, sl st in ch 6  sp, ch 1 turn.
Row 3: DC in 6 sts, [DC, Picot, DC] in Picot, DC in 9 sts, sl st in next 2 sl sts, HDC in 11 sts, sl st in last st also. Fasten off with long tail.
Sew wing down flat. Weave in all ends.

Feelers/Antennae
With long tail, make slip knot
Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st around Beg. TR Popcorn Stitch, ch 6, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, fasten off with long tail. Sew feelers down flat.

Fasten off, Weave in ends.

Enjoy!!

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