This is in response to a request for a pattern for a 3-D butterfly square. Hope it suits.
Worsted Weight Yarn
Gauge isn''t reallly important, since you can use any hook/yarn combo, but my finished square measures 5" on a side.
Start with the Butterfly
Sc in 2nd ch from hook & in each additional chain. Ch 3 (counts as first DC in next row & throughout pattern), turn.
Dc twice in first st. (Ch 3, skip next st, 3 Dc in following st) two times. Dc 3 times in final stitch. Ch 3, turn.
Dc twice in first st. *
Ch 3. In next ch-3 space, work (3dc, ch 3, 3dc). Repeat from *
once more. Ch 3, skip next 2 Dc. Dc three times in last Dc. Ch 3, turn.
Dc 4 times in first st. Sc in next ch-3 space. (Dc 9 times in next ch-3 space. Sc in next ch-3 space) twice. Skip next 2 Dc. Dc 5 times in last DC.
Now, this is the part where it''s a little confusing, & for that I''m sorry. If anyone has a better way to explain this part, please let me know & I''ll update the pattern.
Slip stitch in the sides of the rows until you get around to the back of the beginning chain. Slip stitch in the beginning chain til you reach the center (it''s obvious when you look at it, trust me). Wrap the yarn tightly
four times around the center of the butterfly & cinch it up. This is what gives the butterfly its shape. Slip stitch again after the final wrap (you''ll be holding the yarn in your hand just like for any other stitch.
Next, you''ll form the granny square. Only the first part of it is tricky, after that it''s like a normal granny square.
Slip stitch around the yarn wrapped around the back part of the butterfly. Chain 2. Slip stitch in the yarn wrap again. Chain two again. Join in the first chain. This will count as your starting ring for the granny square.
Ch 3. (Counts as DC). DC twice more in first half of starting ring. Ch 3. Dc 3 times in first half of starting ring. Ch 3. Dc 3 times in second half of starting ring. Ch 3. Dc 3 more times in 2nd half of starting ring. Ch 3, join to first DC.
Sl st in first 2 sts and in first ch-3 space. Chain 3, 2 Dc in ch-3 space. Ch 3, Dc 3 times in same space. Ch 2. *
Work corner (3 DC, ch-3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 space. Ch 2. Repeat from *
around to beginning. Sl st in first DC.
Sl st in first 2 sts & in first ch-3 space. Ch 3, 2 Dc, ch 3, 3 dc all in same ch-3 space. Chain 2. *
Dc 3 times in next ch 2 space. Ch 2. Work corner in next ch-3 space. Repeat from *
around, joining with sl st to first DC.
Rounds 4, 5, & 6 are made in the same manner as Round 3. Finish off at the end of round 6, & weave in your ends.
Please let me know if there''s anything I can do to make the pattern clearer; I''m a lot better at crocheting than at writing patterns!