This pattern is written in US terms, but the UK translation is below.
- Single crochet (sc) = Double crochet
For this square I used Rico Cotton Creative Aran which is a 100% cotton non mercerised yarn. I chose this yarn as I love the feel of cotton, and it has a good selection of colours to choose from. This yarn does tend to split a little bit especially if you frog it a couple of times, so if this type of yarn is something you struggle to crochet with, I would choose a different brand.
I used the shade Cardinal (11) of Rico Cotton Aran yarn, which is 1 of the 4 different colours I used to create my own 50 stitches blanket. I also used a 4mm hook – I recommend using Clover Amour hooks. A cost effective hook that is comfortable in your hands thanks to their ergonomic design, so doesn’t make your hands tired when crocheting for long periods of time.
For this square you will need a 4mm hook
Start by making a foundation chain of 31
Row 1. In the 3rd chain from your hook make a sc (the turning chain counts as your first stitch of the row). Make a sc in each stitch across – 30 stitches
Row 2. Turn and chain 1. make a sc in the next stitch and then make a sc in each of the the next 4 stitches. Then make a chain 7, skip the next 7 stitches and then make a sc in each of the next 6 stitches. Chain 7, skip the next 7 stitches and make a sc in each of the next 5 stitches – 30 stitches
Rows 3 and 4. Repeat row 2.
Row 5. Turn and chain 1. Make a sc in each of the next 5 stitches. *Chain 3, then make a single crochet around the chains of rows 2, 3 and 4 so they are all pulled together like in the picture below. This is what makes your Butterfly take shape.
Chain 3, skip the chains* and then make a sc in each of the next 6 stitches. Repeat between *and* then make a sc in each of the last 5 stitches – 30 stitches
Rows 6-21. Repeat rows 2-5
Row 22. Repeat row 2
Now you need to add the single crochet border to your week 34 square before we join this one to last weeks square with the Interlocking border. We’re going to be making a round of single crochet around our square. I’ve chosen to do this in a contrasting colour for each of my squares, but you can use a complimenting or same colour as your square if you want. I chose to use Rose (00) in Rico Cotton Creative Aran yarn for my border colour, the same colour that I also used for the Interlocking border.
Use a 4mm hook for the border stitches.
Make a sc in each stitch across the top edge, make 7sc around the chains. Make a sc in each stitch across the bottom edge.
For the sides make 2 sc in the sides of rows 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 and 21, and make 1sc in the side of all other rows.
You should have 30 sc down each side, plus an extra stitch in each corner for the turn. This will make your stitch count as 32 stitches across each side and 124 stitches total (remember the extra stitch corner stitch is counted in the stitch count for both sides)
You have now finished your Week 34 square of the 50 Stitches Crochet Along and can now cut off and weave in your ends before joining this piece to your previous pieces.
You can now add the interlocking border to join this weeks square to last weeks. You can see how to do this here both as a written guide and with a video to help you too.
If you have any questions about the pattern or the CAL, then come on over to the Facebook group – Froggity Frog’s Ribbit And Stitch where you can show us your completed squares too and join the chat and meet your fellow hookers.