Crochet this cute little butterfly with my free beginner friendly pattern and video tutorial. In this blog, I will share with you how versatile these crochet embellishments are and some projects they can be used for and added to. You could make a few and chain them together as bunting or perhaps making one into a brooch by adding a safety pin. You could try making a piece of jewellery or simply add a sweet detail to a scarf or hat – the possibilities really are endless with crochet embellishments.
table of contents
This butterfly pattern works up so lovely in different colours and if you’re looking for colour palette inspiration, you can click here for help when it comes to choosing yarn colours. Explore soft pastels or alternatively use bold brights to make these lovely butterfly embellishments.
terms & abbreviations
Chain (ch): Yarn over and then pull through one loop on hook
Treble Crochet (tc): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop (then you should have 3 loops on hook), (yarn over, then pull through 2 loops) twice.
Slip Stitch (ss): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, then pull yarn through stitch and the loop on hook
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions. You can find my EBook HERE.
pin for later
- Ch 6 and then insert hook into first chain and then ss to create circle.
- Ch 3, tc into centre circle, *ch 2, 2 tc into centre circle* 7 times and then ch 2. Insert hook into third chain from the bottom and then join with slip stitch. Now, you should have 8 clusters of 2 treble stitches.
- Change colour if desired connecting new colour in treble space.
- *6tr into chain 2 space, ss in treble space* 7 times, 6tr into ch 2 space, ss into top of original stitch to connect and then ch 8.
making the butterfly
- Fold the work in half (wrong sides facing) and then wrap the chain around the work connecting at the base of the chain with a slip stitch and then tie off.
- Take a piece of yarn about 2 inches in length and tie a knot on each end. Slip the yarn under the chain and then move into desired place.
- You can now sew on a brooch fitting or alternatively attach a safety pin in order to turn into a brooch furthermore, you could sew it on another project!
Found this project fun and fancy making more of these kinds of embellishments? Check out the blogs below for more inspiration and ideas:
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