New Hooks and Butterflies!

After struggling with generic crochet hooks for months I decided I’d had enough and would buy some new ones. As my KnitPro knitty sticks and circs have been so good, I bought a couple of their crochet hooks.


They crochet like a dream, no more fighting with splitty yarn, they just glide through the stitches. The handle is nice and soft, and they’re small enough to fit in my hand, perfect.

And now to new butterflies, I’ve completely rewritten the Butterfly Cluster Square in three colours instead of two, it is a bit more fiddly to crochet, but I think it’s worth it. Here’s the before and after pics…

With the new design it’s much easier to join squares together to make a blankie or shawl or…whatever you desire 🙂

I’ve also finished another three of my free patterns, Laura’s Motif, Faith’s Motif and Juliet’s Motif.

I shall now take a well earned break before doing any more work…I’ve got a wall that needs painting…cobwebs to hoover…cakes to bake…cat to fuss…

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The Moth Cloth

This design was intended to be a butterfly lace washcloth, Chris said there are too many things with butterflies on, and decided it was a Moth Cloth. I couldn’t really argue, after all it is full of holes!

Whether you decide to knit it as a washcloth, or incorporate the design into a scarf, or a blanket, just remember that you’re supporting all the unloved moths out there that get overlooked in favour of butterflies!

The Moth Cloth
The Moth Cloth

Materials
Sample used DK weight Cotton with 4.00mm needles.

Finished Size:
Approximatively 7”/ 17cm square.

Abbreviations
yo – yarn over
sl – slip
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
psso – pass slipped stitch over
k2tog – knit two stitches together
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over

Cast on 41 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: Sl 1, k40.

Row 3: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, (k2tog, yo) 17 times, k2.

Row 4: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k33, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 5: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k33, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 6 (and all even rows unless otherwise stated): Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, p33, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 7: As Row 5.

Row 9: As Row 5.

Row 11: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, (k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo) twice, k9, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 13: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, (k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpo) twice, k8, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 15: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k6, yo, skpo, k7, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 17: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k7, skpo, yo, k6, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k6, yo, k2tog, k7, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 19: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k8, skpo, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, k8, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 21: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k9, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3, (yo, skpo) 3 times, k9, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 23: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5, yo, skpo, k8, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 25: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k7, yo, skpo, k6, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 27: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, (k2tog, yo, k3) twice, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, (k3, yo, skpo) twice, k5, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 29: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, (k2tog, yo, k2) twice, k2, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k4, (yo, skpo, k2) twice,k3, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 31: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, (k2tog, yo, k1) twice, k4, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k5, (yo, skpo, k1) twice, k4, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 33: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, (k5, k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, skpo, yo, k1, (yo, skpo, k5) twice, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 35: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, (k3, k2tog, yo) twice, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo skpo, k2, (yo, skpo, k3) twice, k2, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 37: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k6, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, skpo, k3, (yo, skpo) twice, k6, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 39: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k12, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, skpo, k12, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 41: Sl 1, k1, k2tog, yo, k11, k2tog, yo, k7, yo, skpo, k11, k2tog, yo, k2.

Row 43: As Row 5.

Row 45: As Row 5.

Row 47: As Row 5.

Row 48: As Row 4.

Row 49: As Row 3.

Rows 50 & 51: Knit.

Cast off. Sew in ends.

© Shana Rae 2017