This is a fun crochet skinny scarf pattern. You can use any weight yarn to create the right skinny scarf for you. I have used Cascade Avalon cotton yarn (worsted weight) and Cascade Sunseeker cotton yarn (DK) for it. It uses about 120 - 200 yards of yarn, depending on your yarn weight and the length that you choose to make it. I like to use a H hook for it. It is a free ravelry downloadable pattern. It looks best if you block it after making it. The pattern has step by step photos to make the repeats easier to understand. It can be made in a single day, and only uses 1 skein of yarn.
- G hook
- DK weight yarn. I prefer to use Cascade North Shore Prints and Cascade Sunseeker Cotton yarn.
- Chenille Stems (1 for every 2 butterflies)
- Scissors - I use 2 pairs: my good yarn scissors and an old pair for the chenille stems
- a good magnet
- tacky glue
- tapestry needle
*Note: You can use whatever size yarn that you want for this project with a hook that works for that yarn weight. Also this is a great way to use your leftover skeins of yarn.
Round 1: Ch 3, dc in 3rd chain from the hook, ch 2, *(2 dc, ch 2) in the same stitch*, repeat until you have 16 dc and 8 ch 2 spaces. Join to the 1st stitch with a sl st.
Round 2. Slip stitch into the ch 2 space, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same ch 2 space, *(2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch 2 space around*. Join to the 1st stitch with a sl st.
Round 3: Slip Stitch into the ch 2 space, ch 3, 7 dc into the same ch 2 space, *(sc into the next space, 8 dc in the next ch 2 space)* repeat around, sc into the last space. Join to the 1st stitch with a sl st.
- Weave in your ends.
- Cut a chenille stem in half, then fold the cut half in half.
- Fold the crochet piece in half. The folded side (center / round 1) is the top of the butterfly.
- Place it in the folded chenille stem, with the fold of the chenille stem on the bottom.
- Now twist the chenille stem at the top of the butterfly / crochet piece.
- Using the bottom end of your crochet hook, curl the ends of the chenille stem to look like the butterfly's antenna.
- Using the tacky glue, glue a magnet on the back of the butterfly.
*Note: You can also glue a pin back to it, or use it like an appliqué.
Crochet alternative to using a chenille stem (good for appliqués):
- With a different color yarn make 10 to 15 chains (how ever long you want your butterfly's antenna to be). Slip stitch into the top center of the folded butterfly. Chain until the chain can wrap around the bottom of the butterfly and meet back up on the other side of the top center of the butterfly. Slip Stitch into the same spot that you had slip stitched in before. Now chain the same amount that you had in the beginning to create the other antenna.
** I combined 2 butterfly patterns to create this pattern. I'm sharing it with you because it is how I like to make my butterfly magnets, and maybe you'll like it to.
This pattern is available for $4.00 USD on Ravelry.
Skill Level - Advanced Beginner to Intermediate
Yarn weight - Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) - I used 2 skeins of Schachenmayr’s Regia Cotton Summer Smile Color to make the one shown in the pattern.
Gauge - 27 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in single crochet
Size - 44 inches long, 10 inches at the widest part, 2.5 inches at narrowest part
Hook size - 4.0 mm (G)
Yardage - 750 - 800 yards (686 - 732 m)
This pattern and its photos are copyrighted by Kristy Medina (textiles4you.com) and may only be used for private individual or charity use. No commercial sales of this pattern or photos are permitted. ©2015