I haven’t really done multicolour samplers before but as I was sketching this design I thought one colour wouldn’t do. I chose three shaded of muted pinks to work this stitch as I was aiming for feeling of Japan and cherry blossoms.
Here you can see my sketch. The official instructions for butterfly chain stitch call for three horizontal stitches but I went with five. I wanted fullness.
The next stitch to learn is Knotted Cretan. I have already one sampler but the stitching is so awful, I mean really butt ugly so I have to do another one. I can’t bear to show the one I’ve done. If you’re interested my other samplers can be found here.