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35+ Free Crochet Butterfly Patterns

You will find more than one beautiful and easy crochet butterfly pattern in this amazing collection!

By: Julia Wiatr, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
Updated May 11, 2018
35 Free Crochet Butterfly Patterns

When it comes to warmer weather, there are a lot of aspects to love. One of them is butterflies. With a huge variety of sizes and colors, butterflies are the epitome of summer. The best part? There are so many cute crochet butterfly patterns out there and we want to make them all!

I've noticed butterfly crochet patterns are very popular at the moment, so I'm guessing we're all starting to get spring fever. That's why we have made a collection of our favorites to share with you! With these 35+ Free Crochet Butterfly Patterns, you'll want to fly high with crochet.

Although we've had our fair share of winter drabness, warmer weather is always just around the corner and the grass will soon be a bright shade of green surrounded by beautiful flowers and an array of butterflies. When I think of flying butterflies I also think of butterfly crochet patterns.

I have a special place in my heart for butterflies. When I was younger I used to catch them and just look at how pretty they were. Of course, I let them fly free, but when I ran across butterfly crochet patterns I knew I'd have to make some. Crochet butterflies are just as pretty as the real thing. You can choose bright, bold colors and mix and match the yarns you use. These are great spring amigurumi patterns and appliques to work on, and I know you'll love them!

Get started with a video tutorial of a crochet butterfly pattern from the talented Kristi Simpson, then keep scrolling for even more fabulous crochet butterfly patterns. 

Crochet Butterflies for the Home

Crochet Butterfly Throw

This beautiful Crochet Butterfly Throw shown is just one of the pretty butterfly designs you can make for your home. What can be better than decorating your home full of crochet butterfly patterns for the spring season? Brighten your home with a beautiful, delicate creature in many ways.

Turn your kitchen into a spring-like field of butterflies with dishcloths, placemats, and doilies. Then take it up a notch and make an afghan or bag for your summer trips. Butterfly crochet patterns are great for the home!
 

  • Butterfly Bag

    Crochet a bag to use at the beach with this free and easy crochet pattern. This pattern also comes with instructions on embellishing your bag with cute butterflies.

  • Butterfly Night Table Doily

    If you have a night table that needs dressing up, look no further than this creative butterfly night table doily.

  • Butterfly Placemats

    Add beautiful style to your kitchen with placemats. Make this free crochet pattern for your dining room table. The pretty butterflies add a sweet touch to these mats.

  • Flutter By Butterfly Dishcloth

    Cotton yarn can be used to create some of the sweetest kitchen items. Work up this crochet dishcloth in bright shades or delicate colors.

  • Filet Crochet Butterfly

    Out of a myriad of lace comes the Filet Crochet Butterfly.You can use this motif for whatever project you want or make it into a wall hanging decoration. 

  • 3D Butterfly Blanket

    Work up this sweet baby blanket for your little baby girl. The 3D Butterfly Blanket is made using the puff stitch, which gives it a nice texture that babies and adults will both enjoy.

  • Mini Heart Butterflies

    Make these little butterflies into a pretty rainbow wreath, pin them onto the wall in a pleasing design, or use them elsewhere in the home.

  • Butterfly Luncheon Set II

    Looking for a type of doily that breaks the doily mold? Try this unique Butterfly Luncheon Set II for your next doily project. Expect compliments when you put this doily out in front of guests.

  • Glitsy Butterfly Magnets

    Bring the warm seasons into your home with some fabulous Glitsy Butterfly Magnets. These crochet magnet patterns are easy to work up and would make great gifts for friends and family.

Butterfly Crochet Patterns to Wear

Butterfly Bobby Pins

Make beautiful Butterfly Bobby Pins like these shown to wear in your hair, crochet up the cutest little dress featuring crochet butterflies, or find other wearables with your favorite flyers. 

Now, you can't get too carried away when wearing patterned outfits, but during the spring and summer, you can wear some fun designs once in a while. These butterfly crochet patterns are really pretty when you choose the right color for them.
 

  • Butterfly Garden Baby Booties

    These adorable crochet baby booties feature little straps (just like adult Mary Janes have) and little crochet butterflies on each shoe. These little shoes will look so cute on little feet as they run around the backyard.

  • Beaded Butterfly Crochet Crop Top

    This breezy top in cool summer colors is made with cotton yarn and crochet thread. The pattern is done in two parts: the butterfly beaded applique sewn on to the crop top, and the top itself.

  • Boutique Butterfly Wrap

    The beautiful Boutique Butterfly Wrap is a gorgeous crochet pattern that will look flattering on anyone. The unique design of this item is reminiscent of a butterfly and is especially elegant from the back.

  • Bullion Stitch Butterfly Beanie

    This Bullion Stitch Butterfly Beanie is a such a cute project that is perfect for beginners. The easy-to-follow tutorial shows you how to do a bullion stitch if you are unfamiliar, as well as how to attach the cute butterfly to the beanie.

  • Butterfly Baby Sweater

    If you have a few hours to spare, make this Butterfly Baby Sweater. It's an easy crochet pattern that only takes about six hours to complete. The body of the sweater is made in one piece from the top down and the sleeves and collar are added later.

  • Butterfly Kisses Baby Dress

    This is a basic A-line dress with a square neckline and a 2-button back closure for quick and easy baby changes. This crochet baby pattern is a canvas for customization and looks terrific in many different yarns, colors, stripes, etc.

  • Butterfly Summer Tank Top

    Feel summery and stylish with this incredible butterfly summer tank top. Instructions are given for size extra small but sizes small, medium, large and extra large are given in parentheses for easy following.

  • Healing Butterfly Chunky Cowl

    The Healing Butterfly Chunky Cowl is a cowl designed for Thyroid Awareness month, in January. The colors represent the teal, pink and purple of the Thyroid Awareness Ribbon. 

  • Pretty Crochet Butterfly Bag

    Go '70s retro with this Pretty Crochet Butterfly Bag. It's made out of four petal crochet flowers that could pass as butterflies. This crochet bag would make an eye-catching accessory to any look, especially in the spring and summertime.

  • Suzie's Butterfly Garden Cap

    Suzie's butterfly garden cap is a perfect gift for someone who loves to garden and look great at the same time. It's also great for kids! Our free fast easy crochet patterns are all yours, so enjoy!

  • Suzie's Butterfly Mitts

    Worsted weight yarn and two crochet hooks are called for this crochet pattern. The beautiful butterfly design is just beautiful for a little girl or even an adult.

  • Taming the Butterfly Fingerless Gloves

    These Taming the Butterfly Fingerless Gloves won't keep you warm, but they are super stylish! Make them in a fun color to stand out, or crochet these gloves in a basic black or white to match everything.

  • The Healing Butterfly Beanie Hat

    January is Hypothyroidism Awareness Month. When the thyroid is not working properly it is called the "Broken Butterfly", because the thyroid is shaped like a butterfly. 

Butterfly Crochet Applique & Amigurumi

3 Minute Crochet Butterfly Pattern

This 3 Minute Crochet Butterfly Pattern shown here is quick and fun! These motifs, applique, and amigurumi butterfly patterns are the best! Use them for anything. When you crochet your butterflies you can either make them flat or you can turn them into amigurumi patterns.

If you choose to do that you can make some adorable little gifts, but if you leave them flat you can make barrettes or hair pieces. I also like these butterfly crochet patterns for gift toppers and embellishments.

  • 3 D Butterfly

    This beautiful crochet butterfly calls for a steel hook and lace weight yarn. This would make a great topper for a gift or even just a simple house decoration. A picot stitch is used for this free crochet pattern.

  • Carefree Butterfly Motif

    Just like glimpsing a butterfly will brighten your day, this Carefree Butterfly Motif will brighten your crochet project. This free crochet butterfly pattern would make a fabulous detail for a scarf, sweater, or hat. 

  • Crochet Butterfly

    This gorgeous Crochet Butterfly is a perfect springtime project to brighten up any room!

  • Crochet Butterfly Applique

    This Beautiful Butterfly Applique is made from crocheted hearts. Crochet hearts according to instruction and then just sew hearts together! It is easy and fun to make and the result is very cute.

  • Croco-Butterfly

    This crochet butterfly is a twist on the crocodile stitch. The result is a beautiful and creative butterfly that can be used to embellish anything.

  • Easter Butterfly Crochet Pattern

    Surprise someone with a toy that has a hidden side. The Easter Butterfly Crochet Pattern is an Easter egg and butterfly in one project. Turn the crochet egg inside out to reveal a pretty crochet butterfly!

  • Easy Crochet Butterfly Applique

    Spring is just around the corner! This colorful butterfly crochet applique is the perfect project to welcome in the sweet season. you can whip this pretty butterfly up in a flash only basic crochet skill need. 

  • Pretty Pink Butterfly

    If you have any leftover yarn, make yourself this Pretty Pink Butterfly. This easy crochet pattern is made using the shell stitch. It's a great stash buster project that can be used in a number of different ways.

  • Quick Crochet Butterfly Pattern

    This Quick Crochet Butterfly Pattern is by and large the easiest way you will ever see to crochet a butterfly. As you make this crochet butterfly you are only working in one round, so you are one and done.

  • Ruby Red Butterfly

    A beautiful Ruby Red Butterfly like this one can make the perfect embellishment for just about anything. This crochet design is multifunctional and can be attached to nearly anything.

  • Very Easy Crochet Butterfly

    Make a Very Easy Crochet Butterfly with this free crochet pattern. The butterfly is worked in rows using single crochet. You can even watch the video to follow along the crochet instructions.

  • Whimsical Butterfly Applique

    Add this Whimsical Butterfly Applique to practically any free crochet design you want. This easy pattern can be made in any yarn color you prefer. It's a great design detail for scarves, hats, and even shawls. 

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Im always amazed at where all the entries in these collections come from. Some are new patterns and some on the vintage side, and others in between. This collection has a bit of all of the above. The Filet Butterfly is probably my favorite. As a beginning crochet student, I didnt know Filet was supposed to be a more advanced project! Of course, thats back when my eyes and dexterity still allowed such adventures.

OOH that butterfly wrap is beautiful! That might have to be my next project! Thanks for putting this awesome collection together!

My niece would love these butterfly patterns!

I am looking for a crochet doily pattern of butterflies which shows up with beads crochet in. This is a very old pattern! I have misplaced my pattern. Could you help me please. My email is lou-anth@webmail.co.za

I would like the Flutterby Free Crochet pattern, but can't seem to get it. What is a true linki to the actual pattern

Here's the link .... Sarah posted the details at crochetville & ravelry; I have the former : http://www.crochetville.com/community/topic/101253-flutterby/ Its such a beautiful pattern, that I'm going to make it right away - just downloaded it from the site mentioned above. Happy crocheting, kaysie :-)

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