A Crochet Butterfly Pattern

Here's a sweet and very easy crochet butterfly pattern that you can make in minutes!

pink crochet butterfly sitting on a flower

This butterfly is made in cotton DK with a 3 mm hook, and measures one and a quarter inches across at the widest point, or 3 cm.

Follow pattern instructions for either US or UK terminology - and see some explanatory pix below!

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Crochet Butterfly Pattern

US Terms:

Ch 7, sc into 3rd chain from hook.

Skip next three chain.

Into the end chain - which will be the center of your butterfly - work the following, crocheting over the tail end of your yarn as you go:

4 dc, ch 3, ss, (first half of butterfly made) ch 4, 4 dc, ch 3, sc into 3rd chain from hook, ch 3, ss into center again to finish.

Snip off working end of yarn and tie off. Then snip your two yarn ends evenly to make the antennae.

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UK Terms:

Ch 7, dc into 3rd chain from hook.

Skip next three chain.

Into the end chain - which will be the centre of your butterfly - work the following, crocheting over the tail end of your yarn as you go:

4 tr, ch 3, ss, (first half of butterfly made) ch 4, 4 tr, ch 3, dc into 3rd chain from hook, ch 3, ss into centre again to finish.

Snip off working end of yarn and tie off. Then snip your two yarn ends evenly to make the antennae.

Crocheting on the garden step

Chaining 7 and stitching into the 3rd ch from hook:

first stitches for crochet butterfly

Then round to the half way point.

We're starting to work over the tail end of the yarn to keep things neat:

first half of butterfly done

Last slip stitch into the middle...

...and we're ready to snip the working end of the yarn and pull it through the loop on our hook!

last slip stitch into center of butterfly

Pull the yarn tightly  through the slip stitch, then snip both ends to your desired length:

completed butterfly

Tip: Even up the top corners of the wings by pulling them out gently if necessary.

Several other crocheted butterflies seem to be enjoying the afternoon sun - there are five little flutter-byes hiding in this hydrangea!

My crocheted butterflies in a hydrangea bush!

Hope you enjoy making your butterflies :)

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