This beautiful tutorial comes from Birgit from Number 19.
This is a free crochet pattern for a scarf. It is made with simple crochet stitches, so it is a beginners project. Papillon is the French word for butterfly. For this scarf I used the butterfly stitch, where you crochet 3 rows of chains together with a single crochet. This gives a special effect, where the chains spread out mimicking butterfly wings.
The scarf is meant to be a decorative scarf, since the big holes will not give any warmth. The mercerized cotton gives a nice shine to the project and it is also thick enough, so the project works up fast:-) This would be a perfect gift, when you have to crochet something in a short period of time.
- Yarn 4 skeins Drops Muskat, #13 Marine Blue, 100% mercerized cotton 50g – 109yards/100m. (If this specific yarn is not available to you, you could substitute it with yarn that has some silk in it. Choose a yarn that is a little stiff and gives a good stitch definition).
- Hook 4 mm US: G/6
- Tapestry needle
Finished size: Width: 4 inches Length: 75 inches.
Row 1: Chain 3, 16 double crochets across.
Row 2: Chain 3, 2 double crochets, chain 6, skip 4, 3 double crochets, chain 6, skip 4, 3 double crochets.
Row 3: As row 2
Row 4: Chain 3, 2 double crochets, chain 3, 1 single crochet that crochets row 2,3 and 4 together, chain3, skip 4, 3 double crochets, chain 3, 1 single crochet that crochets row 2,3 and 4 together, chain3, skip 4, 3 double crochets.
Continue working row 2,3 and 4 until you reach the desired length.
Last row: 3 chains, 16 double crochets across.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Below you see the charted version of the scarf: