If you’re looking for a way to spruce up or add a little springtime to your life, look no further – we’ve found the perfect springtime project that can be used in a multitude of ways. Crochet butterflies are versatile, can be used to bust a yarn stash, and this pattern can be taught to children who are ready to up their crochet skills with something that’s a bit challenging but won’t take too long to complete. This pattern can be used at home, at camp, and on road trips, making it one of the most adaptable patterns we’ve seen to date.
What we love about these butterflies is that they can be added to other projects – they can adorn a beanie, update an old sweater, enhance a purse, or become part of a mobile, suncatcher, or table decorations. You could use them as luggage tags, tree ornaments, or even as part of a science fair display. However you choose to use them, these butterflies are quick to make and can be done in any size as long as you match the hook with the yarn weight.
This free pattern requires the following materials:
- Medium worsted cotton yarn (the pattern recommends something like Lily Sugar ‘N Cream or I Love This Cotton) in a variety of colors – a dark color for the body, and at least two colors for the wings. You could also use variegated yarn or scrap the yarn entirely and crochet this with ribbon, hemp, or cord.
- Tapestry needle
- A pair of scissors
- Crochet hooks sizes “H” and “I”
You may also want to familiarize yourself with the following crochet stitches: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), and double crochet (dc). Most of these will already be familiar to most crocheters, but if you have any hesitation on them, it’s best to search for a photo tutorial or video and practice a few rows before attempting this pattern.
Ready to create a bevy of beautiful butterflies? You can find the free pattern as a PDF download on Ravelry.