Butterfly

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These butterflies are part of my Backyard Bugs collection. You can see the whole collection on my Ravelry. Made with worsted weight yarn, these finished butterflies measure approximately 7 inches tall (with their antenna), and work up very quickly.

If you want a pattern that you can save on your computer and easily print, this pattern is available in my Ravelry shop for only $2.00. I love printing patterns and saving them in a binder to keep track of the ones I’ve done and the ones I still plan to do.

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

inc: increase (2 single crochets in one loop)

dec: decrease (pull yarn through loop, pull yarn through second loop, yarn over and pull through all loops)

Materials needed:

Any worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver.

G (4mm) crochet hook

Poly-fil

Yarn needle

15mm safety eyes

Embroidery thread

Head and Body:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 4: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 5: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 6: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 7: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 8: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (40 stitches)

Rows 9-13: Sc in each stitch around. (40 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 6 stitches, repeat from * around. (35 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 5 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Row 16: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 17: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Insert safety eyes between rows 10 and 11 with 6 stitches between them. Sew mouth on with embroidery thread. Stuff head tight with poly-fil.

Row 18: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 19: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 20: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 21: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (30 stitches)

Rows 22-25: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 26: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 27: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 28: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 29: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 30: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 31: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Stuff tight with poly-fil. Continue stuffing as you go.

Row 32: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Row 33: Sc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 34: Dec around. (5 stitches)

Tie off and sew end shut.

Antenna:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 6 sc inside of circle. (6 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 3: Sc in each stitch around. (12 stitches)

Row 4: Dec around. (6 stitches)

Stuff with poly-fil.

Rows 5-7: Sc in each stitch around. (6 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Position and sew onto top of head.

Wings:

Ch 3. Sl st to first ch to create circle. (Instead, you can perform the “magic circle” if you’d like.)

Row 1: ch 1, 5 sc inside of circle. (5 stitches)

Row 2: Inc in each stitch around. (10 stitches)

Row 3: *Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Rows 4-5: Sc in each stitch around. (15 stitches)

Make two. Tie off first one. Don’t tie off second one.

Row 6: With yarn still attached to second piece, attach to first piece and sc around. (30 stitches)

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Rows 7-9: Sc in each stitch around. (30 stitches)

Row 10: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 4 stitches, repeat from * around. (25 stitches)

Row 11: Sc in each stitch around. (25 stitches)

Row 12: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3 stitches, repeat from * around. (20 stitches)

Row 13: Sc in each stitch around. (20 stitches)

Row 14: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next 2 stitches, repeat from * around. (15 stitches)

Row 15: *Dec in first 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, repeat from * around. (10 stitches)

Tie off. Make two. Lay flat and sew onto back of body.

If you want to pick up the whole Backyard Bugs collection, you can do that on my Ravelry. There are a lot of cute bugs in this collection, along with Becky and Bo, the bug collectors.

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I hope you enjoy this pattern! You’re welcome to sell items that you make using my patterns, as long as you don’t post the pattern anywhere else, and link back to my page if you’d like to. If there are any mistakes, or something is unclear, please feel free to message me on Facebook.

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