B is for Butterfly: Crochet Butterfly Applique

B is for Butterfly

This fluttery friend would be the perfect embellishment for hats, hair clips, purses and totes, wall decor, crib mobiles, and more! I can see this adorning a variety of crochet kids items and of course its representing the second letter of my Animal Alphabet Afghan!  
Materials:
– Worsted weight yarn in any color! I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Raspberry and Chocolate.
РSize G Crochet Hook (the bigger the hook the bigger the appliqu̩ and vice versa)
– Tapestry needle
Abbreviations:
Surface Crochet Tutorial
SC =  Single Crochet

Crochet Butterfly Applique Pattern:
Chain 8, SC in second chain from hook, chain 4, skip one stitch in foundation chain and join with a SC, SC in next two foundation chain stitches, chain 4, skip one stitch  and join with a SC to last chain.
Now working on other side of chain, SC in first stitch, chain 6, skip one stitch in foundation chain and join with a SC to next stitch, SC in next two foundation chain stitches, chain 6, skip one stitch and join with a SC to last chain.
Round 2: SC to bring you over to the first chain loop, make 4 SC in chain loop, make 2 SC to bring you over to the next loop, make 4 SC in next chain loop, SC to bring you over to the loops on the other side, make 6 SC in first loop, make 2 SC to bring you over to the last loop, make 6 SC in loop.
Round 3: Slip Stitch to bring you to the stitches on first loop, make 2 SC in next 2 stitches, chain 2, SC in second chain (this makes the point on each wing), 2 SC in last two stitches on the first loop, Slip stitch in next two to bring you to the stitches on the next loop, make 2 SC in next 2 stitches, chain 2, SC in second chain, 2 SC in last two stitches on the first loop, Slip stitch to bring you to the next loop, 2 SC in first 3 stitches on loop, chain 2, SC in second chain, 2 SC in last 3 stitches on loop, Slip stitch in next two to bring you to the last loop, 2 SC in first 3 stitches on loop, chain 2, SC in second chain, 2 SC in last 3 stitches on loop. Slip stitch to join.
Fasten off leaving long tail to sew onto blanket.
With brown yarn surface crochet up the middle and when you get to the end make 3 chains. Fasten off and attach yarn to the top and make another 3 chains (these will be the antennae). Make sure to knot the ends so they don’t unravel!
(sorry for the poor lighting in these photos, yikes!)

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Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful little butterfly. Amazing how you design new patterns again and again. This pattern is so nice to sew on girls clothes. Thanks for the pattern.

    I wish you a great weekend, Margaret

  2. says

    Perfect timing! I just finished a bag for Operation Christmas Child last night and said, It needs a little butterfly … right here. Hmmm, now I need a little butterfly applique … and there it is in my inbox this morning! Thank you!

  3. says

    Luv yr patterns. U choose such beautiful colors for yr patterns. Yr creativity is fantastic. I was looking for a butterfly design for a bib & found it as well as a lot of yr appliques I will try on bibs, burp cloths. Tk u for sharing yr talent & patterns with the rest of us who cannot do that. Keep up the good work – u r truly blessed.

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