The first thing that I loved about this crochet wrap was the name – Dancing Butterflies Wrap. Can you imagine anything more beautiful than a kaleidoscope of butterflies flitting about? The designer used her hook like a net to capture the magical essence of fluttering butterflies!
First off – I want to thank Jan at Jan Made It for teaching me that one of the terms for a gathering of butterflies is a Kaleidoscope. She recently posted about some lovely butterfly barrettes that she made with her nieces – Butterfly and Flower Hair Clips.
Now let’s talk about this Dancing Butterflies Wrap. I don’t usually buy patterns, but I will be buying this pattern and stitching it up as one of my Project Goals for July – yes it is going to be July next week!!!! You can find the pattern for sale on Ravelry:
The designer Erica Thomas describes this pattern as being “for crocheters who are looking for a pattern that goes beyond the standard single or double crochet stitches.” I found this really interesting because if I am going to pay for a pattern I don’t want it to be something that I could have easily figured out on my own.
I really like the tall lacy stitch design of this wrap. The length and width are perfect for summer evenings or in air conditioned rooms. I like air conditioning, but my desk in my home office is directly in the line of the arctic blast. I usually end up putting on a sweater but then it’s too hot! This wrap would be perfect to keep my shoulders from getting indoor frostbite!!
I can’t wait to make this shawl. After a quick mental inventory of my yarn stash I think I will need to go buy some yarn specifically for this. The pattern uses bulky yarn which I do have plenty of – but no Butterfly worthy colors!! Now you know I absolutely hate to go yarn shopping but alas I will get through it somehow! Haahaahaaa – I hope that all of my fellow yarn addicts got a good laugh from that last sentence. 😀
Thanks for reading!