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Crochet butterfly applique

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A crochet butterfly applique tutorial with a pattern - also a diagram. A cute and beginner friendly crochet butterfly motif for home decoration, pin, head pin, pendant, bookmark,...

Crochet butterfly applique
Crochet butterfly applique

 

With the size of your crochet hook and thickness of your yarn you can adjust the size of your butterfly. The smaller the crochet hook and the thinner the yarn the more delicate the crochet butterfly will be. For example while i was using a 1.75mm crochet hook and lace cotton yarn the butterfly came out about 5cm (2inc) wide and while using a 3.5mm crochet hook the butterfly was about 10cm (4inc) with at the wing span.

 

The stitches used in this pattern for the crochet butterfly are:

  • sl st – slip stitch
  • ch – chain stitch
  • sc – single crochet stitch
  • dc– double crochet stitch
  • tr - triple/ treble crochet stitch

Materials needed for the project:

  • cotton yarn (I am using 2 diferent colors)
  • crochet hook (3,5mm)
  • scissors
  • needle

 


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Before you begin just do not panic and have in mind that the end butterfly comes out flat. You will have a bit of a hard time crocheting in the round but just stick to it. If you need you can always adjust your work with folding it.

Notes:

  • Crochet butterfly is done in 3 ROWS
  • Each row is a multiply of 8 spaces
  • When the last row is done you simply fold the crochet butterfly in half (you get 4 of the "corners" on each side)
  • You can leave in Row 3 the picot stitch out and you will have more round edged wings
  • If you opt for skipping the picot stitch you can make a Row 4 that is made from single crochet stitches all around in even a different color
  • If you made the Row 4 - you can add the picot there - so many options how to alter the pattern
  • I like my butterfly to be a bit more fixed, so I leave a bit longer end tail and sew the two half together - but not to tight

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Pattern for the crochet butterfly:

  • R0: magic ring

  • R1: ch3 (counts as 1dc), {ch2, 2dc}x7, ch2, dc – join in the 3. chain of ch3 form the beginning

    slip stitch into the ch2 space

  • R2:(ch3 (counts as 1dc), 2dc, ch2, 3dc),({3dc, ch2, 3dc}x7) – join in the 3. chain of ch3 form the beginning

    change color

  • R3: begin in between two 3dc of previous row make ch1, sc, {(5tr, picot, 5tr) in ch2 space of previous row, sc in between two 3dc stitches of previous row} x8, join invisible at the end

     

Diagram pattern for crochet butterfly

crochet butterfly diagram pattern
Free crochet diagram pattern for a crochet butterfly

If you look at it it looks like a crochet doily pattern. And To be honest I do prefer when working on a flat item to have a diagram with the stitches.

In this diagram you also have each row that you crochet colored in a different color so you know where the row begins and where it ends.

You can make the crochet butterfly in single color, you can use two colors or even three. The choice is yours

 


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A free step-by-step real-time YouTube video tutorial on how to crochet a butterfly applique can be found here:

 

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I hope this free pattern was useful for some spring decoration. I used my crochet butterfly to make a bookmark. And in the spring I will make a few more for a spring wreath.

 

 

Happy crafting

Alex xx


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