Today we will show you how to make a pretty crochet butterfly. You can use it as a nice detail for a cap or a winter scarf. You can also give it as a present to your loved ones.

Materials:

  • a crochet hook of 3 mm
  • a yarn for the hook of 4 mm

Stitches used:

  • a slip stitch – sl st
  • a chain(s) – chs
  • a double crochet – dc
  • a triple crochet – trc
  • a yarn over – yo
  • a single crochet – sc

Designed by Ahuyama Crochet

 

 

The first wing

R1: Start with a slip stitch. Make 8 chs. Join 1st and last ch with a sl st to create a circle. Make 3 chs. Work 6 dc in the circle.

 

R2: Make 3 chs that will represent a dc and turn the work over. Work 2 dc in the next stitch to create an increase of dc. Work 2 dc in next 2 stitches to have 3 increases in total. Work 3 dc in next stitches (1 dc in each stitch).

 

R3: Make 4 chs and turn the work over. Make 2 yo and work 1 trc in the next stitch. Make 2 yo and work one more trc in the same stitch to make an increase of trc. In the next stitch make an increase of dc (which is 2 dc in the same space). Make 2 chs and work a sl st in the next stitch.

Make 2 chs and work 2 dc (one in each stitch). Work an increase of dc.

 

 

Make a ch and cut the yarn. Now we will crochet on the back of our work. Start where shown on the photo below:

 

 

R4: Make 1 ch and 1 sc in the next stitch to hide the yarn. In the next stitch work 2 increases of sc (2 sc in the same stitch). Do the same in the next stitch to have 3 increases of sc in total. Make 2 sc in the next stitches (1sc in 1 st). Make a ch and cut the yarn. Turn the work over.

 

You can now use a different colour yarn to make a border on the wing.

R5: Make 3 chs and work 1 dc in the next stitch. Work 3 increases of dc.

 

 

Make 1 sc and a sl st. Cut the yarn. Continue in the place shown below:

 

 

Go to the second wing and work 1 ch with a border’s colour yarn. Make 2 sc (1 sc in each st). Work 2 increases of sc. Make 2 sc (1 sc in 1 st) and make a sl st in the next st. Cut the yarn.

 

 

The second wing

R1: Make 3 chs in the middle of the circle. Work 6 dc inside the circle.

 

 

R2: Make 3 chs and turn the work over. Work 2 dc (1 dc in 1 st). Make 3 increases of dc (in next 3 st work 1 increase). Make 1 dc.

 

R3: Make 3 chs and turn the work over. Work 2 dc (1 dc in 1 st). Make 1 increase of dc. Work 2 dc (1 dc in 1 st). Make 2 chs and a sl st in the next st.

 

Make 2 chs and an increase of dc in the next st. Work an increase of trc in the next st (divided by 2 yo). Make 2 yo and 1 trc.

 

 

R4: Make 1 ch and turn the work over. Make 2 sc (1 sc in 1 st). Work 2 increases of dc (1 increase in 1 st). Make 1 sc and a sl st in the next ch. Cut the yarn.

R5: Move to the 2nd part of the wing.

 

 

Make 2 sc (1 sc in 1 st). Work 2 increases of sc (1 increase in 1 st). Make 2 sc an make a sl st in the next st. Cut the yarn.

 

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The body

Start with a sl st and make 5 chs. Make 1 sc in the 2nd ch from the hook. Continue making 1 sc in each ch. Make 3 chs that will represent 1 dc.

 

 

Work 4 dc and close them together. Make 4 chs and 1 sc (it will be the butterfly’s head). Make a sl st. Make a sl st. Cut the yarn and stitch the body to the wings.

Your butterfly is now ready!