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Free Large Butterfly Applique Crochet Pattern

    Large Butterfly Applique Free Crochet Pattern
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    Butterfly Crochet Pattern

    Have you been searching for a large butterfly applique free crochet pattern? Here she is! This easy crochet applique is perfect for embellishing kids projects for Spring and Summer. This big, flat butterfly has a happy face with cute antennae, and large heart shaped butterfly wings. As you may know I have a passion for designing appliques lately and am making them to fill up my Busy Lizzy Patchwork Blanket. My insect loving daughter loves it, and has named this butterfly Bella. I also have some other free animal applique patterns including a bunny and a baby chick.

    How to crochet a large butterfly

    The large butterfly applique is explained step by step in an easy written crochet pattern. As well as using all your basic crochet stitches, you will also need to make some bobble stitches for the butterflies antennae. The butterfly applique measures 14cm wide by 15cm high and is crocheted in several pieces and sewn up together as you work. Overall, the big butterfly is a very fast, easy crochet pattern that’s great for using up scraps of yarn.

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    Supplies

    • 4mm crochet hook
    • Light worsted yarn
    • Scissors
    • Sewing needle
    • 6mm safety eyes x 2

    Yarn

    • Weight – DK / Light worsted / #3
    • Brand – King Cole pricewise DK
    • A – Yellow: 10 yards
    • B – Orange: 14 yards
    • C – Candy: 17 yards
    • Total – 41 yards

    Abbreviations

    USA Terminology (U.K. translation)

    • BO – Bobble stitch
    • ch – Chain
    • dc – Double crochet
    • 5dc – 5 dc in 1 space (increase)
    • 2dc – 2 dc in 1 space (increase)
    • hdc – Half double crochet
    • sc – Single crochet
    • 2sc – 2 sc in 1 space (increase)
    • sl st – Slip stitch
    • st/sts – Stitch/Stitches
    • tr – Treble crochet
    • 2tr – 2 tr in 1 space (increase)
    • 3tr – 3 tr in 1 space (increase)

    Size & Gauge

    • 2” x 2” gauge swatch = 7 rows of 9 hdc
    • Finished size – 14cm wide x 15cm high

    Pattern notes

    • Chains and finishing slip stitches are not included in stitch counts. Numbers in brackets are the number of rows/stitches.
    • Stitches separated with a comma are to be made in separate spaces. eg. (sc, 2hdc) would mean sc in first stitch then 2 hdc in the next stitch. eg. (sc x 2, 2hdc) would mean sc in first stitch, sc in second stitch, then 2 hdc in next stitch.

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    Butterfly Body

    Row 1
    • Use yarn colour A (Yellow)
    • ch x 17 then start in 2nd ch from the hook
    • sc x 16
    • ch x 1 & turn

    16 sts

    Row 2
    • (sc, skip 2, 5dc, skip 2) 2 times
    • sc, sl st x 2, ch x 3 & skip last stitch

    15 sts

    Row 3
    • Turn to work into row 1 chains
    • sl st x 3
    • (sc, skip 2, 5dc, skip 2) 2 times
    • sc in last ch
    • Fasten off

    16 sts

    Butterflies Head

    Round 1
    • Use yarn colour A (Yellow)
    • sc x 6 into a magic ring
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1

    6 sts

    Round 2
    • 2sc x 6
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1

    12 sts

    Round 3
    • (2sc, sc) 6 times
    • sl st to first st & ch x 1

    18 sts

    Round 4
    • (2sc, sc x 2) 6 times
    • sl st to first st

    24 sts

    Round 5
    • ch x 8 to start antenna
    • BO in 3rd ch from the hook
    • sl st x 5 in remaining chains
    • sl st in the next 3 sts of round 4
    • ch 8 to start 2nd antenna
    • BO in 3rd chain from the hook
    • sl st x 5 in remaining chains
    • sl st into next stitch in round 4
    • Fasten off

    16 sts

    Assembly
    • Add safety eyes to the face
    • Sew the head onto the flat end of the body
    • Using yarn colour C (Candy) sew on a mouth

    Small wing (make 2)

    Round 1
    • Use yarn colour B (orange)
    • Make a magic ring and ch x 2
    • dc x 15
    • sl st to first st

    15 sts

    Round 2
    • Change to colour C (Candy)
    • ch x 3 to start then in the next sts make
    • 2tr, 3tr, 2dc, dc, hdc, hdc, 2dc,
    • ch 3 then sl st into first ch to create the point at the bottom of the heart.
    • Continue in the next stitches: 2dc, hdc, hdc, dc, 2dc, 3tr, 2tr
    • ch x 3 and sl st into the bottom of first ch3
    • Fasten off

    24 sts

    Large wing (make 2)

    Round 1
    • Use yarn colour C (candy)
    • ch x 2 from MR to start
    • dc x 15
    • sl st to first st

    15 sts

    Round 2
    • Change to colour B (orange)
    • ch x 3 to start then in the next sts make
    • 2tr, 3tr, 2dc, dc, hdc, hdc, 2dc,
    • ch x 3 then sl st into first ch to create the point at the bottom of the heart.
    • Continue in the next stitches.
    • 2dc, hdc, hdc, dc, 2dc, 3tr, 2tr
    • ch x 3 and sl st into the bottom of first ch3
    • Fasten off

    24 sts

    Round 3
    • Use yarn colour C (candy)
    • Attach yarn to 1st st of round 1 & ch x 3
    • Work the following stitches into round 2 starting at the first tr from round 2
    • sc, 2sc x 2, sc, 2sc, sc x 7, ch x 4, sc x 7, 2sc, sc, 2sc x 2, sc
    • ch x 3 & sl st into starting point
    • Fasten off

    30 sts

    Assembly
    • Using yarn colour C (candy) sew together the flat sides of a small and large wing. Start at the bottom points.
    • Repeat for 2nd wing
    • Tie both pieces together leaving a 1cm gap in the middle
    • Sew the body onto the wings
    • Weave in any ends that you don’t intend to use for sewing onto your project