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Quick Crochet Butterfly Pattern

This small crochet butterfly pattern is perfect for beginners!

Quick Crochet Butterfly Pattern
Quick Crochet Butterfly Pattern
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This Quick Crochet Butterfly Pattern is by and large the easiest way you will ever see to crochet a butterfly. As you make this crochet butterfly you are only working in one round, so after you complete your chain you are one and done. Plus, this is a great crochet pattern to work on if you need to use up some scrap yarn. The video tutorial shows you exactly how to crochet a butterfly, and how easy it can be. It should take you about 10 minutes to make this project. Adorn your next scarf or baby blanket with a few super cute embellishments! You can even make a crochet butterfly magnet. Also, this video has been stepped out so you can see images of each step along the way. This makes this pattern one of those free crochet butterfly patterns to print that are so handy to have next to you while you work.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Finished Size1.5-2 inches

Materials List

  • Yarn: 1 main color and scrap of another color. | Featured in this Video: Premier Deborah Norville Everyday Collection
  • Crochet hook

Quick Crochet Butterfly Pattern

How to Crochet a Butterfly Instructions

Note: The butterfly is made in 1 round, finished with tying a piece of yarn around middle.

  1. Ch 4, sl st to the first chain to join.

    Note: click any image for larger version.

  2. Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc 3, ch 1, sl st to the ring. Ch 3, tr 3, ch 2, sl st to the ring, ch 2, tr 3, ch 3, sl st to the ring, ch 2, dc 3, ch 2, sl st to the ring. Fasten off.

    Tip: as you work the pattern into the ring, scoot the stitches closer together so all the stitches can fit around the ring.

  3. Tie the second color around the center ring and knot to finish. Don't tie the knot too tight! You still want to be able to see the center. Wrap the yarn again around the body for a bit more thickness. Tie another knot at the top of the butterfly, then trim the antennae to finish. 

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I've made more complicated 3-D butterflies, but find these to be very cute and they will be useful for some flatter projects in the works. Just one teensy question... Why are you calling the smaller wings the top? If you look at most pics of real butterflies, the top wings are larger than the bottom ones. -)

h these are cute. This is indeed the easiest way to crochet an adorable little butterfly that I have found so far. These would be great as an embellishment on so many different things and accessories for little girls or for a butterfly lover. Could even work in a kitchen or bathroom.

During the summer, I decorate my guest bathroom with butterflies. I plan on making a few of these to add to the mix this year. I love butterflies and they come in all colors when you crochet them.

I love butterflies and this Quick Crochet Butterfly Pattern is great! I had some trouble with the video not wanting to load, but finely got it. Such a nice tutorial showing how it's done! I like the way she tucks in the ends to hide them. I've saved this one, but they are easy enough to do by memory once you make your first one. These would be great to sew onto my Grand daughters summer poncho. Thank you so much for this free crochet video/pattern.

You have a note on the right side of the page "to use the save pattern button". WHERE IS THE BUTTON?

Hi Kevar, The Save button is right at the top, below the project name and byline. There's Notes, Print, Save Pattern and Comment. :) Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet


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