Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Butterfly Free Crochet Pattern

red and pink crochet butterfly with black body
Amigurumi Butterfly, so pretty and fun to make...





Copyright 2011 Author: Sharon Ojala - Amigurumi To Go, All rights reserved
 
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This pattern is not to be sold. Furthermore this pattern and all the  images contained inside this pattern are not authorized to be sold as a cross stitch pattern or shared in full on any cross stitch site


There is also a larger blue butterfly below that is 12 inches across at the widest point. And a medium sized one too. I wrote the pattern for all 3 and I'll share all 3 but you could really make them as big as you want once you main parts made... you'll see what I mean if you decide to make one!


Ok, let's start with the red and pink one. Now the pattern I came up with does better when made a bit bigger and I think this small one is as small as you can get it before the wing shape gets completely lost.

I used a 4.5 mm steel hook and worsted weight yarn

***Make 4  

Chain 11 with whatever color you choose.
DC starting in the 4th chain from the hook, and in each chain except the last. HDC in last chain
Chain 1 and turn, HDC in first and then DC in the next 5
Chain 1 and turn, DC in next 5 and HDC in last
Chain 1 and turn, HDC in first and DC in next 3
Chain 1 and turn, DC in next 3 and HDC in last
Chain 1 and turn, HDC in first and DC in next 2
Chain 1 and turn, DC in next 2 and HDC in last.
Finish off

4 pieces; you will sew 2 together.  The edge facing the ruler is the body edge

you will sew 2 of these together to make the inner part of the wing. If you choose to add any color or shapes or whatever you want the butterfly to be decorated with, *** now is the time before sewing 2 together

If you don't now, then you will see tied off ends on the backside of the finished butterfly. Pictured below you can see where I added some black yarn then I crocheted 2 side together with red yarn.


You can choose  whatever color you want to frame the inner wing. I chose red and then 2 double crochets all around the outer edge of the wing. 

***The edge without the red yarn is where you'll add the body of the butterfly later.

Ok, I added an extra short row of 2 double crochet's where you see the arrows pointing to. This is where you can get really creative and do many different things. Try out different things and see how it goes!




After I got the red edge on, I single crocheted black ALL the way around.

*** Now to make a body.


I chained 21, but you decide how long you want the body to be. I then DC in each chain starting from the 4th chain from the hook. Chain 1 and turn then DC in each chain. Finish off and leave a long tail for sewing. 

I folded the body piece in half and sewed along the outer edge. Inserted a pipe cleaner that I folded in half and left out about an inch or so to be the antennae.


Ok for the medium sized yellow one , I didn't add any other color to frame the inner wing but instead just framed it with a black edge. This one is just a bit different then the first one so read the instructions below.

Sew wings to body and you've got a butterfly!




***Make 4  

Chain 17 with whatever color you choose.
DC starting in the 4th chain from the hook, and in each chain except the last. HDC in last chain
Chain 1 and turn, HDC in first and then DC in the next 11
Chain 1 and turn, DC in next 11 and HDC in last
Chain 1 and turn, HDC in first and DC in next 8
Chain 1 and turn, DC in next 8 and HDC in last
Finish off

I used a single crochet along the body edge then 2 double crochet's around the wing

Make body and sew to wings and you've got another butterfly!
Now for this bigger one I added more decoration or color to it
***Make 4  

Chain 21 with whatever color you choose.
DC starting in the 4th chain from the hook, and in each chain except the last. HDC in last chain
Chain 1 and turn, HDC in first and then DC in the next 15
Chain 1 and turn, DC in next 15 and HDC in last
Chain 1 and turn, HDC in first and DC in next 12
Chain 1 and turn, DC in next 12 and HDC in last
Chain 1 and turn, HDC in first and DC in next 9
Chain 1 and turn, DC in next 9, HDC in last
Finish off

With yellow I used 2 DC in each around the wing
then with black I used SC along the body edge and the 2 DC around the wing.
With this body I added 2 beads on the ends of the antennae.


And that's it. I hope you enjoyed the pattern!

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Happy Crocheting!!

4 comments:

  1. awesome... I love these!!!!

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    1. thank you!! So glad you like them :)

      Sharon XO

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  2. love the pattern,could you please do a lamb,has i am crazy about them
    thanks mandy x

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    1. HI Mandy, actually All About Ami has a new lamb pattern coming out. They already have a blog post up with pictures of it and that pattern is coming sometime in the next few days, so just go to google and type in "All About Ami" and you'll see them there. Their new pattern is called "Cotton".

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