Tuesday Tutorials – Crochet Butterflies

These cute little crochet butterflies can be pinned onto anything (scarves, purses, decorative pillows), made into jewelry, or hung from your holiday tree in festive colors!  Try them out, they are really easy to make and before you know it you’ll have a whole flock of little butterflies around your house.

Crochet Butterfly Pattern

You can use any yarn and needle you like.  I usually use embroidery thread and a size F/3.75MM needle.

Abbreviations:

Chain (ch)

Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Triple Crochet (tr)

Start by  joining a chain of 10 to form a circle.

Round 1
Chain 2, then do 2 single crochets through the center of the circle.

Chain 2, do 3 single crochets through the center of the circle.  Repeat this ch2, 3sc pattern 6 more times until you have 8 little petals formed.  The chain 2 spaces will stick out from the circle a bit.  These are the petals–you need 8.

 

Join the circle to close any gap with a slip stitch

 

Round 2

In each chain 2 space, do one single crochet, one double crochet, a half triple crochet, another double crochet, and another single crochet.  Repeat in each chain 2 space around the circle.

 

Connect with a slip stitch to the next closest chain to close the circle.  Sew or weave in the loose thread ends.

Antennae:


Make a chain in the length that you’d like your antennae to be (remember it will be folded in half). Fasten off and sew in the ends. Fold it in the middle.


Fold the circle in the middle to create a butterfly shape.


Fold it so the remaining yarn end is at the bottom center of the butterfly. Use this yarn end to sew the butterfly together along the center.


With the same yarn sew your antennae so they are fastened in the center of the initial circle.

*Photos courtesy of Marie’s Making

Alternatively, you can simply wrap extra thread around the butterfly center if you do not wish to sew it. (I also have not yet tried to make antennae.)  Here are a few that I made in bright fun colors!  I attached a pin to the back and include them with any gift wrapping purchase in my shop.

 

crochet butterflies

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