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Crochet Butterfly for Beginners

One of the first thing I learned to crochet was a butterfly. I had to come up with some cute embellishment for my new curtains in the dorm and crochet butterflies worked just fine. Now whenever I am stuck a decor piece for a project, I always crochet butterflies. At one point I even wore butterfly earrings, but quite a bit of time has passed since then. This butterfly pattern is a fun project for crochet beginners that could be easily done in 10 minutes. Add your handmade butterfly to a scarf, har, or stick it to a refrigerator or a hair clip, and let it make your day brighter!

Crochet materials and tools:

<> Crochet hook 3.5 mm

<> Lanoso Bebe Masal (4) –100% acrylic, 170 meter per 100 grams skein or any other type of yarn. Violet and a little bit of white colors.

<> 2 beads

Butterfly size:

About 4.5-5 cm. The size depends on the yarn’s weight and size of the crochet hook.

Common abbreviations of crochet stitches:

ch – chain

sc – single crochet

sl st – slip stitch

htc – half triple crochet: yarn over twice, insert hook into the stitch (or in magic ring) and pull a loop, yarn over and pull the yarn through first 2 loops on the hook (now you have 3 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull the yarn through all 3 loops.

dtc – double treble crochet: yarn over 3 times, insert hook into the stitch (or in magic ring) and pull a loop, yarn over and pull the yarn through first 2 loops on the hook (now you have 4 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull the yarn through next 2 loops ( 3 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull the yarn through next 2 loops ( 2 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull the yarn through next 2 loops.

Easy crochet butterfly pattern:

Make a magic ring. Ch 3, 3 htc, ch3, sl st ( into magic ring) – this is first small wing, ch3, 3 htc, ch3, sl st (into magic ring) – this is second small wing, ch 4, 4 dtc, ch 4, sl st (into magic ring) – this is first big wing, 4 dtc, ch 4, sl st (into magic ring) – this is second big wing. Make one more sl st to join big and small wings together. Cut the yarn. Pull slightly another tail to decrease diameter of the ring. Weave in ends.

Antennae:

Ch 11. Cut the yarn. Wrap the chain around butterfly’s body and tie a knot. After tie a knot on each end of chain.

Optionally: sew up bead to the butterfly’s wings.

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