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Free Crochet Pattern

Butterfly Motif

USA Format


RS.       Right Side

ch.        Chain

sc.        Single Crochet

dc.        Double Crochet

trc.         Treble Crochet

rpt.        Repeat

sl st.      Slip Stitch

Shell Group.

(3dc, ch2, 3dc) in same space or stitch

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Finished size approx:  N/A


Small amounts of King Cole big value baby DK in Colours 1, 2 & 3


Small amounts of Worsted Weight #3 in colors 1, 2 & 3

4.00mm crochet hook



Made in continuous rounds without turning and weaving in loose ends of yarn as you go.

With color 1 make a magic circle, using 4.00mm hook (RS) ch1, 8sc in circle, close circle pulling loose thread, sl st to first sc on beginning of row.

Round 2 - ch3, 2dc in base of ch3, ch2, work 3dc, ch2 in each sc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. Fasten off. (8, ch2 spaces)

Round 3 - Join in color 2 with a sl st to first ch2 space, (ch3, 2dc, ch2, 3dc) in same ch2 space, work (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in each ch2 space to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of

row. Fasten off.

Round 4 - Join in color 3 with a sl st to any space between shell groups, work * 8trc in next ch2 space, sl st in space between next 2 shell groups, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to sl st on beginning of row. Do Not Fasten off.

Body - ch20

Fold butterfly in half, wrap ch around the middle of wings, (see pic) sl st to first ch. Fasten off.

Antenna - ch10. Fasten off.

Finishing - Weave in loose end of yarn from body and trim, slide antenna  under body ch (see pic) trim leaving a small tail on each.

Hope you enjoy this free crochet pattern for a butterfly motif.

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