Free Crochet Little Butterfly Pattern For Decorating Spring Items

This Crochet Little Butterfly Pattern is a lovely project that will quickly bring color and beauty to your various items. Crocheted by linking two bow-shaped pieces with a string that serves both as the butterfly’s body and antennae, this pattern is brightened further with cute button details for the eyes. Ideal for beginners due to its simplicity and quick completion time, these two-colored crochet butterflies can be made in a rainbow of colors to suit any taste or decor. They are versatile, too; attach them to spring garments, use them as keychains, or even bookmarks.

With this free pattern, learn to crochet it to create thoughtful, handmade gifts in just a few hours.

crochet butterfly

Little butterfly Design and pattern by @rachelcroche

Material Suggestions

Following are all of the crochet supplies you should check you have before heading on crocheting this beautiful butterfly accessory. All these are the suggestions from the designer of this pattern to ensure you get the same results:

  • 100% cotton yarn 254m/125g: blue, pink, beige.
  • Crochet hook 2.0 mm
  • Sewing needle
  • Scissors


To know what the pattern says, you must know the meaning of each of the technique abbreviations used in the crochet little cow pattern. In addition, here we also have provided links to the best guides for learning them if you are a very beginner:

How to Crochet Little Butterfly

The Crochet Little Butterfly is a whimsical and enchanting addition to any crochet enthusiast’s collection of creations. With its vibrant colors and delicate design, this butterfly appliqué will just charm up any spring item. The magic of this tiny creature lies in its simplicity – by crocheting together two bow ties and adding a string for antennae, it quickly comes to life. Let’s learn crocheting it from the following crochet little pattern:

crocheting the butterfly

Larger wings

  • With blue yarn:
  • 1-6sc in magic ring
  • 2-6inc = 12
  • 3- (1sc, 1inc) x 6 = 18
  • 4-18sc
  • Change color to yellow
  • 5-18sc
  • 6- (4sc, 1dec) x 3 = 15
  • 7-15sc
  • 8- (3sc, 1dec) x 3 = 12
  • 9 to 11-12sc
  • 12- (3sc, 1inc) x 3 = 15
  • 13-15sc
  • 14- (4sc, 1inc) x 3 = 18
  • 15-18sc
  • Change color to blue
  • 16 and 17-18sc
  • 18- (1sc. 1dec) x 6 = 12
  • 19-3dec
  • Finish off and weave in ends.

Smaller wings

  • With blue yarn:
  • 1-6sc in magic ring
  • 2-6inc = 12
  • 3 and 4-12sc
  • Change color to yellow
  • 5- (2sc, 1dec) x 3 = 9
  • 6 to 8-9sc
  • 9- (2sc, 1inc) x 3 = 12
  • 10-12sc
  • Change color to blue
  • 11 to 13-12sc
  • 14-3dec
  • Finish off and weave in ends.

Finishing touches

Tie the center of the two wings together. Wrap the pink yarn a few times to form the body of the butterfly. Finish with two knots and use both ends of the yarn to make the antennae, tying a knot at the end of each one. Sew or glue mini buttons for the detail.

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