In this crochet tutorial, I am going to show how you can crochet this butterfly. Tutorial has both step by step pictures and crochet chart.
It is simple and takes a few minutes. You have to know how to crochet the chain stitch , single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch (Click links for picture tutorials) to make this butterfly.
Closeup look of the butterfly.
We will be making a 8 petals flower and folding it into half. Scroll down for written and picture tutorial.
You can start with a magic ring or a ring made of chains. The magic ring looks like this.
Once all the stitches have been added, pull the tail to make the ring smaller
Or make 6 chains and make a ring with a slip stitch.
Chain 3 and it will be counted as first double crochet stitch.
Add another double crochet stitch.
Chain 2 and add two more double crochet stitches.
We will adding a total of 8 sets like this around the ring.
Chain 2 and join with the first double crochet stitch of this row.
Change to second color. The loop is pulled in the space between two double crochet stitches (not the chain space)
Add a single crochet stitch.
We will adding 5 double crochet stitches in the next chain space.
Again add a single crochet stitch in between the 2 double crochet stitches.
We will add 5 double crochet stitches (dc shell) in the chain space and a single crochet stitch between two double crochet stitches.
After completing the 8th shell, join it with the first stitch of the row with a slip stitch.
Then start adding chains.
Fold the circle into half and add enough chains so you can wrap around like shown below.
End with a slip stitch.
Add two knots on both sides of a small string. Cover knots with clear nail polish to secure knots (optional).
Pass it under the chains.
Beautiful butterfly ready.
They can be strung together and hung as a wall hanging or bunting in a baby nursery.