Add a little warm weather fun to your home or apparel with crochet butterflies. Each pattern is easy for a beginner to crochet, but even if you are an experienced hooker, you will enjoy these simple projects. To download and print the instructions, click on the pattern image of the butterfly you are interested in making. For extra help with printing, try the Guide for Adobe Printables.
Crochet Butterfly Softie
Decorate your little one's nursery with this adorable butterfly softie or tie it to a gift as an extra little gift for any age. This softie is not suitable as a toy for babies as the bead head could be a choking hazard.
Crochet Butterfly Magnet/Ornament
This easy project is reminiscent of vintage crochet butterfly refrigerator magnets made using a granny square and a pipe cleaner, but that is where the resemblance ends. An eight-petal crocheted medallion forms the delicate body for this beautiful butterfly magnet.
Crochet Butterfly Pin
You only need a few stitches and one round to form a charming crochet butterfly pin. This is a speedy project that takes less than five minutes to crochet.
Change Them Up or Down
Each of these butterflies can easily be altered into a completely different finished piece. Check out the following tips for inspiration.
- Use thinner yarn or thread and small crochet hooks to miniaturize any of these butterflies. The pin can become beautiful earrings, the magnet can become a stunning addition to curtains, wreaths, or nursery mobiles, and lastly, multiples of mini softie butterflies will add just the right touch to a garland hung at a wedding or baby shower.
- Use thicker yarn and large crochet hooks to enlarge any of these beautiful butterflies. The pin and magnet will make wonderful appliques for clothing or blankets while the softie transforms into a small decorative pillow.
No matter what size you decide to make, these butterflies are great stash-busters. Pull out all those small balls and bits you have saved from previous projects to create a variety of one-of-a-kind beauties to soothe your gypsy soul.