Last updated on January 26th, 2023 at 12:05 am
Free Butterfly Crochet Pattern:
By Gloria Deeser
The scrap yarn pattern for this pretty crocheted butterfly is a quick and easy way to use up scrap yarn. Just add a magnet to use as a fridgie or a straight stick to use as a butterfly plant poke.
Of course, a broach clip or safety pin on the back also enables this butterfly to perch prettily on a hat, adorn a lapel, or dress up a purse.
Quick and Easy Crochet
What you will need:
- Small amount of 4-ply yarn
(Choose at least 2 colors of yarn)
- Size G crochet hook
- one large pipe cleaner or chenille stem
Butterfly Crochet Pattern:
Begin: Ch 8 and connect with slip stitch, ch 3
Row 1: Put 23 DC in the circle, join to the top of the ch 3, finish off and add second color…ch 3
Row 2: In the space right next to the ch 3 put 2 dc and 1 ch and 3 dc
*skip 3 dc and in between the stitches put 3 dc and ch 1 and 3 dc* repeat till their are 8 clusters made..join to the top of the ch 3…ch 1
Row 3: In the next ch space put *8 dc, skip 3 dc and put 1 sc in that space* continue around till the end join and fasten off…add 1 st color used & ch 1
Row 4 sc around the butterfly and join in the ch 1 and fasten off
To Finish: fold the butterfly in half. Take a large pipe cleaner (also called a chenille stem) and fold it in half, then fold again to make a small circle, placing the pipe cleaner around the middle of the butterfly and twisting it together.
Curl the ends of the pipe cleaner to make the butterfly’s antenna. I used a crochet hook and twisted the pipe cleaner around that just to curl the ends of the pipe cleaner in a pleasing way.
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You may also be interested in the Holocaust Crochet Butterfly Pattern, shown at left, part of The Butterfly Project.
If your kids like making butterflies, consider this cute spool knitting yarn butterfly kit at Amazon.