Crochet Butterfly

The perfect finishing touch to any project.

Skill Level | Easy
Finished Size | 3.5″ x 3″


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a cute finishing touch to a project or a unique way to decorate a wall, these little crochet butterflies are perfect. Each one works up in less than 30 minutes and with less than 12 yards of yarn.

This project will give you great practice for taller stitches, the double treble crochet, and is forgiving enough to still look cute if your tension is a little wobbly. Medium weight cake yarn with long, sweeping color transitions are perfect for this little crochet butterfly but you may use any medium weight yarn in your stash and achieve a great result.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial and written instructions to walk you through the entire process.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 12 yards; Lion Brand Crayola Cake Yarn (colorway pictured: Aquamarine) or Just My Stripe Yarn
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • 4 Dc CL* Four Double Crochet Cluster
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Dtr Double Treble
  • Rep Repeat
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • YO Yarn Over Hook

** Four Double Crochet Cluster (4 Dc CL): [YO and insert hook into designated stitch, YO and pull up a loop. YO and pull through two loops] four times. YO and pull through all loops on hook.

pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

3.5″ at widest point x 3″ long


Use finished size to measure gauge.

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Round 1: Ch 4 and join with a slst to the first ch to form a ring. [Ch 3 and 4 Dc CL in center of ring. Ch 3 and sc in center of ring] four times. Do not join.

Round 2: [In the loop that closed the next CL, 5 dc. Ch 2 and slst in 5th dc. 5 more dc. Sc in next sc] two times. [In the loop that closed the next CL, 5 Dtr. Ch 3 and slst in the 5th Dtr. 5 more Dtr. Sc in next sc] two times. Make a slst in the last sc instead of a sc.


In a contrasting color, fasten on in the sc between the two larger wing sections. Ch 14. Wrap the chain around the butterfly down the front and around to the back. Slst in the same single crochet. Fasten off. Tie a knot with the two ends and trim them short for the antenna.

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see how it’s done

Step-by-Step Tutorial

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Left-Handed Tutorial on YouTube

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