Hovering Butterfly Crochet Pattern – Part 1 of the Serenity Blanket

Last Updated on October 14, 2023

It’s that time of the year again, right before the holidays start, and I’m excited to host the second part of the Serenity Blanket Crochet Along!

The Hovering Butterfly crochet pattern is the first part of a free crochet along blanket pattern which I’m co-hosting with my friend Shannon from The Loophole Fox.

For this blanket crochet along, we invited 10 of our fellow designers, each to design a strip for the blanket without knowing what the others are designing, and the outcome is a beautiful textured crochet blanket!

this is a photo best crochet stitch for blanket made by gootie

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About the Hovering Butterly Crochet Pattern

I came out with this butterfly crochet pattern when I designed the Mittered Butterflies Baby Blanket. The look of the stitch made me think of butterflies flattering over the blanket.

To create this butterfly crochet stitch we are using a puff crossed stitch. The puff stitch helps make the “butterfly” more noticeable in comparison to working just a crossed double crochet stitch.

You can use this stitch to make a whole blanket by working the repeat section (see stitch multiple in pattern notes).

modern crochet stitches for blankets


What Is a CAL (Crochet Along)?

A CAL is an event where different crocheters around the world are working together on the same pattern at the same time, that’s why it’s called a crochet along.

The Serenity Blanket Free Crochet Along is collaborative CAL.

The first half of the blanket will be hosted by Shannon and the second half will be hosted by me. We will share each part of the blanket for 6 weeks. 

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About the Serenity Throw Blanket – A Free Blanket Crochet Along Blanket

This free crochet along blanket pattern is made out of 12 different stripes that are worked on top of each other (no joining here!), and are separated by 2 transition rows.

You can find all the information about this blanket crochet along (including materials and timelines) in the main event post.

Please keep in mind that this blanket is for an intermediate crocheter.

The crochet along will take place over 6 weeks starting Oct. 16th 2023, where each week (on Monday & Thursday) a new part of the pattern will be released.

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The Serenity Throw Blanket eBook

We know not everyone likes to jump from one website to the other, or prefers to have their patterns without the ads.

We have put together an eBook for the Serenity Blanket which gathers all the 12 different parts of the blanket, including the transition rows and full border instructions.

Some of the patterns are explained more thoroughly in the PDF version with a detailed photo tutorial.
There’s also a resource library, where you can find all the relevant stitch tutorials (photo or video) for each part of the blanket.

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Hovering Butterflies Crochet Blanket Stitch Video Tutorial



Serenity Throw Blanket – Part 1: Hovering Butterfly Crochet Pattern


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Skill Level – Intermediate

Materials

5.0 mm / H crochet hook (I like this hook)
– Worsted (#4) weight yarn, we used Sirdar Country Classic Worsted for the blanket (see main CAL post for total yarn needed).
For this part of the blanket, you will need: 165 gr / 360 yds / 330 m

Abbreviations (US)

ch – chain
C-puff2 – crossed puff2: (yo, insert hook into skipped st, yo and pull up a loop in a diagonal to the height of the dc’s) x 2 times, yo and pull through all 5 loops.
dc – double crochet
st – stitch
yo – yarn over
* – Repeats are shown via asterisks. Repeat begins at * and ends at ;
RS – right side
WS – right side

Finished size Strip size: 50×5″ (127×12.7 cm)
The Harmony Throw Blanket Pattern is a 50×60″ (127×152 cm) size blanket.

Gauge (in pattern) – 17 st and 8 rows = 4 in/10 cm with 5.0mm / H hook.
** Gauge is not crucial for this pattern.

Notes

  • This blanket strip is the first part of the Serenity Throw Crochet Blanket, you can find the rest of the pattern in the CAL post.
  • When you finish this first part of the blanket, work the transition rows as instructed in the main CAL event.
  • Ch2 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
  • Stitch multiple: this pattern is a stitch multiple of 6.
  • After working the C-puff2, make sure to crochet the dc into the next dc and not the last one you’ve worked into.
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How to C-puff2 (Crossed puff2)

(yo, insert hook into skipped st, yo and pull up a loop in a diagonal to the height of the dc’s) x 2 times, yo and pull through all 5 loops.

crochet crossed puff stitch pattern


Serenity Throw Blanket Crochet Along

This is the first part of the Serenity Blanket Pattern Crochet Along.

The PDF pattern for this part is available for free for download for 24 hours from October 16th 08:00 am PDT, but the pattern will always be free on the blog, just scroll down.

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Diagram for Part 1 of Serenity Blanket CAL

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crochet diagram for blanket stitch

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Part 1 – Hovering Butterflies Crochet Instructions

Ch 194 (or work 192 foundation double crochet stitches and skip row 1, if you prefer).

Row 1 (RS): 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch across, turn. (192 dc)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), 1dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next 3 dc.
* Skip next dc (pic 1), 1 dc in next 3 dc, 1 C-puff2 in skipped dc (pics 2&3), 1 dc in next 2 dc; repeat from * to last 2 dc, 1 dc in each of last 2 dc, turn. (161 dc, 31 C-puff2)

** After working the C-puff2, make sure to crochet the dc into the next dc and not the last one you’ve worked into.

this is a photo unique crochet stitches for blanket


Row 3 (RS):
Ch 2, 1dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next 2 dc.
* Skip next dc, 1 dc in next 3 sts, 1 C-puff2 in skipped dc (pic 1), 1 dc in next 2 dc (pic 2); repeat from * to last 3 dc, 1 dc in each of last 3 dc, turn. (161 dc, 31 C-puff2)

butterfly crochet stitch pattern

Row 4 (WS): Ch 2, 1 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in each ch across, turn. (192 dc)

Rows 5-10: Repeat rows 2-4 twice.

Change color and continue working the transition rows as instructed on the main CAL post.


blanket stitch crochet made by gootie


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  1. I cannot find the booklet pattern.

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