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Multicoloured crochet butterfly

Hi everyone!

When I started crocheting and got the hang of making basic granny squares, I found a pattern for butterflies.

I have loved making them and they are perfect spring decoration.

You can uses them as hairpin by attaching a hairpin at the back or as a brooch by sewing on a brooch pin.

I didn’t have the pattern of the one I made years ago but I found this one and this one on Pinterest.

They are great to use up bits and pieces of yarn. You can make them in three colours or just two or one.

Happy crocheting!



Multicoloured crochet butterfly

Round 1

  • Make a magic circle and following sts all in the circle
  • ch 3 (= 1st dc)
  • 2 dc, ch 2
  • 3 dc, ch 2
  • * 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2 *
  • Repeat from * to * until there are 8 groups of 3 dc separated by ch 2.
  • Join with a sl st into the top of the 3ch at the start of the round.
  • When using 3 colours fasten off yarn and sew it in.
  • Pull the tail of the ‘Magic Circle’ to close the hole, but leave a small space.IMG_5814

Round 2

  • Join new yarn in any ch 2 sp.
  • Work ch 3 (= 1st dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, into that ch 2 sp.IMG_5815
  • Work 3 dc, ch 2, 3dc into each ch 2 sp in the round.
  • Join with a sl st into top of 3ch.
  • There are 8 groups of 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc groups
  • Fasten off yarn and sew it in.IMG_5816

Round 3

  • Join new yarn * in the middle between two ch 2 sp and work 1 sc.IMG_5817
  • In the next ch 2 sp work 8 dc *.IMG_5819
  • Work from * to * till the end of the round.IMG_5820
  • Join with a sl st into the sc made at the binning of the round.
  • Don’t fasten off the yarn.
  • Ch 15.IMG_5821
  • Fold the work in two.IMG_5822
  • Bind the chain round the body and close with a sl st at the beginning of the chain and cut off yarn, leaving a long enough end and sew it in.IMG_5826


  • In your chosen colour make a chain of 15 st.IMG_5827
  • Pull it through at the top of the butterfly.IMG_5828
  • Cut off the ends and your butterfly is ready.IMG_5829


Please check this list for abbreviations used.


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