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.
They are great to use up bits and pieces of yarn. You can make them in three colours or just two or one.
Multicoloured crochet butterfly
- 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.
- Join new yarn in any ch 2 sp.
- Work ch 3 (= 1st dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, into that ch 2 sp.
- 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.
- Join new yarn * in the middle between two ch 2 sp and work 1 sc.
- In the next ch 2 sp work 8 dc *.
- Work from * to * till the end of the round.
- Join with a sl st into the sc made at the binning of the round.
- Don’t fasten off the yarn.
- Ch 15.
- Fold the work in two.
- 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.
- In your chosen colour make a chain of 15 st.
- Pull it through at the top of the butterfly.
- Cut off the ends and your butterfly is ready.
Please check this list for abbreviations used.