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The Crochet Butterfly Stitch Prayer Shawl

Crochet Butterfly Stitch Shawl

I had some of this yarn left over from a previous project. There was not a huge amount so I used it to try a new stitch, the butterfly stitch, and because it turned out so well I decided to buy another donut ball to finish the project.

When finished the size of the shawl seemed small-ish but the yarn is so light plus the stitch is open and airy which lends itself to a light summer wrap not a bulky warm winter wrap. The project grew and it all worked out well.

The colour of the yarn made up into a lovely texture with thick and thin parts combined with light and dark shades throughout. I think this gives the shawl a real interest and makes it slightly boho.

The pattern is complex but repetitive enough to set up a rhythm. It made up into a soft and drapey shawl in denim hues.

Butterfly Shawl Tutorial


  • Patons Sierra
  • 8 ply
  • 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
  • 150gm donut ball
  • Colour 1383 Niagara
  • This yarn is available from Ribbon Rose, see link here.
  • I used 2 donut balls balls

Crochet Hook

  • 6.5mm

I love to see your creations so if you make this please tag me @life.with.Janet so I don’t miss out.


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