Sunday, June 14, 2015

Butterflies - Crochet Pattern for Beginners




Hi. Glad you stopped by. I want to show you these adorable little crocheted butterflies.  They are a small part of a larger project which I will share with you in the next few weeks. But for now, here are the butterflies.


Crocheted Butterflies



Abbreviations
ch   chain
sl    slip stitch
dtr  double treble stitch
tr    treble (triple stitch)


Butterfly Crochet Pattern
Crocheted Butterfly

Ch 4. Sl st into first ch to form a ring.

*Ch 4. 3 dtr (double treble stitch) into ring. Ch 4. sl st into ring.* 
Repeat from * to * one time. This is the larger part of the wing.

*Ch 3. 3 tr (treble stitch) into ring. Ch 3. sl st into ring.* Repeat from * to * one time. This is the small part of the wing.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Crochet Butterfly Abdomen and Antennae


Join complimentary color. "Chain as many stitches required to reach the end of the butterfly." This yellow one needed six.

Slip stitch body to the wings. 

Turn over.

Repeat from * to *

Slip stitch at the top of the wings and tie off.

Trim antennae to desired length.

Ta daa. You just finished your first butterfly. Isn't it cute!


How to Crochet a Double Treble Stitch


The double treble is also called a double triple. 

The abbreviation is dtr. 

  1. Yarn over hook three times, then insert hook into next stitch.
  2. Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch (there are now five loops on your hook).
  3. Loop yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now four loops on your hook).
  4. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now three loops on your hook).
  5. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops (there are now two loops on your hook).
  6. Again, yarn over hook and draw through the last two loops on your hook (You should now have only one loop on your hook.)


How to Crochet a Treble (Triple Stitch)

The treble abbreviation is tr.
    Crocheted Butterflies
  1. Yarn over hook two times. Insert hook into next stitch.
  2. Yarn over hook and draw yarn through stitch - (four loops on the hook).
  3. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops, (three loops remain on the hook).
  4. Yarn over hook and draw through two loops.
  5. Yarn over and draw through the last two loops on the hook (there should now only be one loop on your hook.)



Crocheted Butterflies


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Wow Linda, thank you so much for featuring my butterflies.

Bowdabra Feature Friday Favorite Five. "If you enjoy crocheting, these adorable little crocheted butterflies are a great project for beginnners."
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26 comments:

  1. So cute! I can't wait to see the whole project :)

    Colletta

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    1. Hopefully it will be finished tomorrow in time to post.

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  2. These are adorable. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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    1. Thanks Kathleen. I hope they will look great on my next few projects.

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  3. So very cute! I've never seen a pattern like these butterflies. Pinning now. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks Susan for the sweet comment and for pinning. It's always nice to see you.

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  4. These are so cute! I can't wait to try them out.

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    1. If you get a chance to make one, I'd love to see it.

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  5. Thanks Darlene for sharing this cute pattern to make butterflies at our Cooking and Crafting with J & J party!

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  6. Aww...these are really cute!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you Jess. Are you the first J or the second J? :)

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  7. Cute! Thanks for the pattern - pinning, of course ;)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and pinning. :)

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  8. Such a sweet pattern - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. Hi Amber. Thanks for the Pin and thank you for hosting such a great party.

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  9. I wish I knew how to crochet-maybe I should give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing your post at the #sundaysdownunder linky party, Darlene. I have pinned this!

    I really appreciate you and your support!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. You really should give it a try Natasha. There are so many tutorials on you tube.

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  10. Darling, Darlene. Love 'em. PINNED. Linda at Crafts a la Mode

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    1. Thank you Linda. And thanks for featuring them.

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  11. So cute! Someday I hope to be able to crochet cute things like this. I just started crocheting and so am a little nimble fingered still!

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    1. You know AnnMarie these little butterfies are perfect for beginners. Give it a try. You'll be surprised at how easy they are to make.

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  12. I so need a class on how to crochet. Would love to learn how to do all of these things. I can only do one line and that's it. :(

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    1. Like I was telling Natasha, there are so many great tutorials on YouTube. I've been checking them out lately, learning new stitches.

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  13. liz@bowdabrablog.comJune 26, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Thank you very much for joining in and making our Bowdabra Crafty Saturday Showcase, we will look forward to seeing your post next Saturday.

    Warm Regards,
    The Bowdabra Team

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  14. I have revisited these cute little butterflies and included them in my 20 Yarn-Tastic Jewelry Projects Round Up. Thanks again for sharing it at our Yarn Fanatic Party :)
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com
    Round Up: http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2016/02/20-yarn-tastic-jewelry-projects-yarn.html

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