Crochet Butterfly applique is a very popular motif that can be used in so many different ways. I love to crochet butterflies and this applique is my third Butterfly design.
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You may also like my two other Butterfly patterns:
Crochet Heart Butterfly, which is one of my most popular motifs.
(See a list of crochet abbreviations used in patterns by yarn industry designers and publishers HERE)
Ch – chain
DC – double crochet
HDC – half double crochet
Rnd – round
SC- single crochet
Sl St – slip stitch
St (Sts) – stitch (stitches)
Crochet Butterfly is about 3” (7.5 cm) long.
Patons Grace cotton yarn (100% mercerized cotton; 136 yds/124 m per 1.7 oz/50 g skein)
Crochet hook 1/2.75 mm
Embroidery floss – red and black
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This crochet Butterfly applique consists of three parts: a small heart and a large heart for the wing, and head with the body.
Rnd 1.Working under 2 loops: 3 TR in 5th Ch, DC in each of next 2 Chs, HDC in next, SC in next, 5 SC in last.
Continue working on opposite side of Chain: SC in next, HDC in next, DC in each of next 2 Chs, 3 TR in last, Ch 4, Sl St in last.
Rnd 1. The same as Rnd 1 for Small Heart.
Rnd 2. Ch 4, 2 HDC in top of first St of previous Rnd, 2 HDC in each of next 2 Sts, SC in each of next 6 Sts, 3 SC in next St, SC in each of next 6 Sts, 2 HDC in each of next 3 Sts, Ch 4, Sl St in same St where you started Ch 4 at the beginning of this Rnd.
Head and Body
Make an adjustable ring, Ch 3, 2 DC in ring,
First Antenna – *Ch 7, working in the 2nd and 3rd Ch from the hook – SC2tog, Sl St into each of next 4 Ch*;
DC in ring,
Second Antenna – repeat from * to *,
8 DC in ring, draw the loop closed. To make it easier to do, first untwist the tail. Then pull the tail to draw the loop tightly closed.
Join with Sl St into top of the Ch-3 at beginning of the Rnd.
Continue working on Body:
Row 1. SC in 2nd Ch from the hook and in next Ch, HDC in each of next 2 Chs, DC in each of next 6 Chs, HDC in each of next 2 Chs, SC in each of next 2 Chs, Sl St in next St of the Head, turn.
Row 2. Skip first St, SC in each of next 11 Sts, Sl St in each of next 2 Sts.
Sew together hearts and body, embellish wings with buttons or beads, then embroider eye and smile.
I hope you enjoyed this crochet Butterfly applique!
Butterfly and Mushrooms. Pattern for the Mushrooms is HERE.
Butterfly and Heart Flowers. Pattern for the Heart Flowers is HERE.