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Same day gifts: how to crochet a butterfly

Crochet, Making flower  |  August 29th 2011  |  0 Comment
  Same day gifts: how to crochet a butterfly

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My schedule has been too hectic to finish any real projects lately, so I’ve been getting my crochet fix by whipping up these tiny little butterflies in every color. The trick? Use embroidery floss. It comes in every shade imaginable, it’s the perfect thickness for little accessories, and it’s cheap. They’re perfect for cards, scrapbook pages, hair clips, they’d even be cute on the front of a baby onesie or beanie.

Below are my original patterns for how to crochet a butterfly. If you’re comfortable with a crochet hook, these will take you about 3 minutes to make. If you’re a beginner, watch our How To Crochet A Flower and How To Crochet A Heart videos. The butterfly is basically a four-petaled flower using some of the same stitches as the heart. The only stitch not shown is the dtr (double treble) used in the medium pattern, which you can see on this site. Here are patterns for five different sizes of butterflies, which measure from about 1 inch to 4 inches in size, although the size of your materials and your gauge may change the sizes slightly.

To create the abdomen and antennae, cut a coordinating piece of thread or yarn about four to six inches long (depending on your butterfly’s size). Leaving a short tail, wrap the piece around the middle of the butterfly twice. Tie ends in a double knot. Trim antennae.

Teeny Tiny Butterfly Crochet Pattern

Supplies:
*Embroidery floss
*Size 6 crochet hook

Ch 4. Sl st into first st to form a ring.

*Ch 2. 3dc into ring. Ch 2. Sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

*Ch 1. 3dc into ring. Ch 1. Sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

Fasten off. Create abdomen and antennae.

Small Butterfly Crochet Pattern

Supplies:
*Embroidery floss
*Size 6 hook

Ch 4. Sl st into first ch to form a ring.

*Ch 4. 3tr (treble stitch) into ring. Ch 3, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

*Ch 3. 3dc into ring. Ch 3, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

Fasten off. Create abdomen and antennae.

This card uses the small pattern.

Medium Butterfly Crochet Pattern

Supplies:
*Embroidery floss
*Size C hook

Ch 4. Sl st into first ch to form a ring.

*Ch 4. Work 3 dtr (double treble stitch) into ring. Ch 4, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

*Ch 3, work 3tr into ring. Ch 3, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

Fasten off. Create abdomen and antennae.

Large Butterfly Crochet Pattern

Supplies:
*Sport weight yarn
*Size C hook

Ch 4. Sl st into first ch to form a ring.

*Ch 4. 3tr (treble stitch) into ring. Ch 3, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

*Ch 3. 3dc into ring. Ch 3, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

Fasten off. Create abdomen and antennae.

Extra Large Butterfly Crochet Pattern

Supplies:
*Sport weight yarn
*Size G hook

Ch 4. Sl st into first ch to form a ring.

*Ch 4. Work 3 dtr (double treble stitch) into ring. Ch 4, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

*Ch 3, work 3tr into ring. Ch 3, sl st into ring.* Repeat once.

Fasten off. Create abdomen and antennae.

I’ve mostly been making the small butterflies. Love them!




Source: littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com