Monday, May 2, 2011

Large Butterflies

A friend and I made these butterflies 22 years ago.  We put a treat with them and gave them to kids in the hospital.  I don't know where the original pattern came from, but here is the pattern I have used this last month.  These are cute to hang on the wall as decor, or glue a magnet to the back to put on your fridge for a springtime touch.  My toddlers also like to play with them.

Materials: yarn and 1 pipe cleaner
Size: 3" tall x 4" wide
Note: (*ch 2 counts as 1 DC)

Round 1:
     Chain 8 and join together with a slip stich,
     Chain 2,
     2 DC in ring, chain 1,
     * 3 DC, ch 1 (in ring)* Repeat *to* until you have 8 clusters total
     slip stitch in first ch 2 to connect.
Round 2:
     Chain 2 and turn
     2 DC, CH 1, 3 DC in first ch1 space
     3DC, CH 1, 3Dc in each of the next CH1 spaces
     slip stitch to the beginning ch 2 to connect
Round 3:
     CH 1, turn
     SC in CH1 space
     **10 DC in next CH1 space then
     SC in next CH1 space ** repeat **to** around
     End with sl st in beginning CH1 space. Fasten off and weave in ends.
     Fold in half and insert pipe cleaner in hole of butterfly as shown in photos below.




  1. Thank you for sharing this cute pattern.

  2. Thank you so much for the free pattern.
    I make and donate hats to the childrens hospital here in Ms.The butterfly thing that you are doing might be something I can add with the hats... Thanks,Pat King

  3. I too had made these cute butterflies years ago...I put them on the walls of my grand daughters room. I made several different, bright, colors. This pattern is a little different than the one I made so I'd like to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Real cute I'm going to try it Thanks !

  5. Thank you so much. I have seen the butterfly before but never had the pattern. My granddaughter loves butterflies and I want her to have a mobile when she goes to the hospital for surgery in the next two months.

  6. I'm making crocheted beanies for people in Christchurch who've lost their heating sources due to earthquakes. These will make a lovely addition to both the hats, and the care packs that we're putting together. Thank you for sharing! :-)

  7. Great for people in nursing homes also.

  8. I just made 2 of these, they are really cute!

  9. Thanks for the pattern...I will try it for my daughter and niece, as they both like butterflies...

  10. thanks so much..i copied this down by hand..gonna try it very very soon!! Perfect in time for giftbags, etc.

  11. I put a magnet on the back to make refrigerator magnets.

  12. Thanks for sharing...

  13. very cute and easy. Thanks for sharing.

  14. jellysnana@optonline.netJanuary 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM

    Thank you for sharing this pattern. I am adding the butterflies to centerpieces for a baby shower.


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