Butterflies are such beautiful creatures that are also delicate and can bring a smile to anyone’s face. In crochet, you can use butterflies in a variety of ways. I’ve compiled 5 free crochet patterns to give you an idea of how butterflies are used in crochet.
This filet crochet butterfly pattern comes in two versions – a lacier version pictured above, and a solid version (not pictured). It can be made with any weight yarn or thread.
The charts are both 35 rows by 34 squares (each square is 3 stitches). On their own, and depending on your gauge, these will make great lace coasters, doilies, or wall hangings. You can also use these charts as motifs within other patterns. I am using the lacy one as the back of a swimsuit cover-up (pictured here).
If you don’t know filet crochet or how to read the charts, don’t worry, it’s easy! The pattern includes a link to a tutorial, to get you started.
The sweet little butterflies are so much fun! Use them as an applique, hang them in flight, or scatter them on a spring or summer table. You can make one in just a few minutes and a pretty bit of satin ribbon finishes each one beautifully.
Aren’t these precious! These are great, free crochet patterns that feature the butterfly.
As always, much love and happy hooking!