Butterflies Amigurumi – Free crochet pattern



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Butterflies are beautiful and have mystery, symbolism, and meaning and are a metaphor representing spiritual rebirth, transformation, change, hope, and life. The magnificent, yet short life of the butterfly closely mirrors the process of spiritual transformation and serves to remind us that life is short.

Butterflies are and will be an inexhaustible inspiration for artists. Today I present you a wonderful crocheted model, with the contribution of two creators: Tatyana Makarova (the designer of the gorgeous and well-known bunny) and @buba.toy who turned the bunny into a butterfly.

The clothing of the butterflies (dress and overalls) is not exactly like the one in the picture because there is only the pattern for the body. I tried to outline something nice. Of course, as usual, you can test your imagination and crochet in a different way than the one presented.

Materials:

  • Cotton yarn n° 5 (125m/50g) or acrylic yarn (150m/50g) in the desired colors
  • Hook 1.5 mm
  • Decorative button (1.5 cm diameter)
  • Wire for wings – thickness 0.5
  • Adhesive tape
  • Fiberfill
  • Tapestry needle for shape the face
  • Scissors
  • Point marker
  • Dry colors or makeup (for cheeks)
  • black half-beads  (10 mm diameter)
  • We decorate the wings with embroidery, beads, semi-beads, and so on to your taste

If you crochet with cotton the butterfly will have a height of about 24 cm.

Abbreviations: here

Arms x2

With body color:

  •  1: 6sc in MR = 6
  •  2: 6inc = 12
  •  3-4: 12sc
  •  5: 3dec, 6sc = 9
  •  6: 1sc, inc, 7sc = 10
  •  7-20: 10sc (14 rds). FO. Leave a tail for sewing. Stuff lightly!

Boots and legs x2

The color of yarn of your choice:

  • 1: 9 ch, from the second ch from the hook: 7sc, inc3sc, on the other side of the chain: 6sc, inc = 18
  • 2: 2inc, 4sc, 5inc, 4sc, 3inc = 28
  • 3: (1sc, inc)x 2, 4sc, (1sc, inc)x 5, 4sc, (1sc, inc)x 3 = 38
  • 4: (2sc, inc)x 2, 4sc, (2sc, inc)x 5, 4sc, (2sc, inc)x 3 = 48
  • 5: 48 sc
  • 6: BLO: 48sc.
  • Cut out the plastic soles.
  • 7-8: 48sc
  • Insert the plastic soles.
  • 9: (6sc, dec)x 6 = 42
  • 10: 10sc, BLO: 9 dec, 14sc = 33
  • 11: (9sc, dec)x 3 = 30
  • 12: 7sc, 6dec, 11sc = 24
  • Change to the body color:
  • 13: BLO:(2sc, dec)x 6 = 18
  • 14: 3sc, 6dec, 3sc = 12
  • 15-16: 12sc
  • 17: (3sc, inc)x 3 = 15
  • 18-21: 15sc (4 rds)
  • 22: (4sc, inc)x 3 = 18
  • 23-26: 18sc (4 rds). FO. Stuff the feet very tightly, not to have any folds!
  • On  the 13th row crochet in FLO (boot color) : 18slst

At this point, who wants to crochet the overalls must work the trouser legs. See the overalls pattern!

Overalls

The color of yarn of your choice:

Crochet 2 pieces:

  • 1: 21ch, 1slst (in a circle)
  • 2-6: 21sc (5 rds)
  • Insert the two parts into the legs before joining them.
  • 7: (6sc, inc)x 3, 3ch, (6sc, inc)x 3, 3slst (on the chain).

Leave the work hanging and finish the body!

After you have finished the body, come back and continue crocheting the overalls!!!

  • 8-14: 54sc (7 rds)
  • 15: (7sc, dec)x 6 = 48
  • 16: 48sc
  • 17: (6sc, dec)x 6 = 42. FO.
  • 18: Skip 15sc – start with a new thread: 12sc, 1ch, turn
  • 19: dec, 8sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 10
  • 20: dec, 6sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 8
  • 21-23: 8sc,1ch, turn = 8  (3rds)

Straps: 20ch, from the second ch of hook make 19sc. Sew the two straps intertwining them at the back.

Body (Continued from boots and legs!)

With body color yarn:

Stuff the body as you go!

  • 27: Start from the middle of the inner side of the left leg :(5sc, inc)x 3, 3 ch, on the right leg (from the inner side): (5sc, inc)x 3
  • 28: 3sc (on the chain), 21sc, 3sc (on the chain), 21sc = 48
  • 29-35: 48sc (7 rds)
  • 36: (6sc, dec) x 6 = 42
  • 37-38: 42sc
  • 39: (5sc, dec) x 6 = 36
  • 40-41: 36sc
  • 42: (4sc, dec) x 6 = 30
  • 43-44: 30sc
  • 45: (3sc, dec) x 6 = 24
  • 46: 24sc
  • 47: (2sc, dec) x 6 = 18
  • 48-50: 18sc (3 rds)
  • 51: (1sc, dec) x 6 = 12. FO. Leave a tail for sewing. Stuff tightly.
    Put the wire (pipe cleaners) in the  arms . Sew the arms between 47th and 50th rows of the body.

Head

With body color yarn:

  •  1: 6sc in MR = 6
  •  2: 6 inc = 12
  •  3: (1sc, inc) x 6 = 18
  •  4: (2sc, inc)x 6 = 24
  •  5: (3sc, inc)x 6 = 30
  •  6: (4sc, inc)x 6 = 36
  •  7: 36sc
  •  8: (5sc, inc)x 6 = 42
  •  9: 42sc
  •  10: (6sc, inc)x 6 = 48
  •  11-14: 48sc (4 rds)
  •  15: FLO: 12 inc, 4sc, FLO: 12 inc, 20sc = 72
  •  16: 72sc
  •  17: 52sc, dec, 16sc, dec = 70
  •  18: 52sc, dec, 14sc, dec = 68
  •  19: 52sc, dec, 12sc, dec = 66
  •  20: 52sc, dec, 10sc, dec = 64
  •  21: 52sc, dec, 8sc, dec = 62
  •  22: 52sc, dec, 6sc, dec = 60
  •  23: 60sc
  •  24: (8sc, dec)x 6 = 54
  •  25: (2sc, dec)x 5, 8sc, (dec, 2sc)x 6, dec = 42
  •  26: (1sc, dec)x 5, 8sc, (dec, 1sc)x 5, 2dec = 30
  •  27: (3sc, dec)x 6 = 24
  •  28: (2sc, dec)x 6 = 18
  •  29: (1sc, dec)x 6 = 12. FO. Stuff tightly.

Mark contraction points and places for the nose and eyebrows. Find Round 15 on the muzzle.

The 4sc between the increases are marked with blue dots on the photo below. Take them into account when placing pins.

Eyes – between Round 14 and 15, 10 sc between the eyes.

Nose – 6 sc in width and 2 rows in height – upper points are between Rounds 15 and 16.

Eyebrows – upper points are between Rounds 6 and 7, 7 sc between the brows.

How to make a contraction:

Insert the needle in one point and take it out the other. Take it back skipping one stitch. Draw and fix with a knot. You may repeat it one more time for better fixation. The points needed to be contracted are marked with numbers.

  1. Draw the points 1-3-4-2.
  2. Draw the points 2-5-6-1.
  3. Draw the points 2-7-8-1.
  4. Draw the points 4-7-8-3.
  5. Draw the points 4-5-6-3.
  6. Put the thread across the nose bridge from one eye to the other and draw a bit.
  7. Embroider a smile from one corner of the lips to the other and draw a bit. 8. Glue the eyes.

Embroidering a nose

Check that nose markings are in place after contractions. If needed correct them taking eyes into account.
Embroider the borderlines of the nose and embroider the first layer.
Don’t insert the needle into the toy, insert it only under the thread borderlines.
Don’t draw firmly. Check that the stitches are even.
Embroider the second horizontal layer.
Again don’t insert the needle into the toy, insert it only under the thread borderlines.
Embroider the third layer very neatly and evenly. Insert the needle into the toy right between the rows.
Make small stitches at nose corner and draw a bit to give it a nice shape. Fix the thread and hide the end inside the toy.
The nose is finished.
Embroider eyebrows and a mouth with black thread.
Tint the cheeks.

Sew the head to the body!

Antennas x2

Start with the color of the wings:

  • 1: 6sc  in MR
  • 2: 6inc = 12
  • 3: (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18
  • 4-5: 18sc
  • 6: (1sc, dec)x 6 =12
  • 7: 6 dec = 6
  • With body color:
  • 8-17: 6sc (10 rds). Leave a tail for sewing. Stuff.

Put the wire (pipe cleaners). Sew it on the head.

Dress

The color of the thread of your choice:

  •  1: 56 ch, from the second ch of the hook:  55sc, 1ch, turn = 55
  •  2: 1ch, 55sc. FO.
    Join yarn of another colour to the opposite side of the chain and crochet the upper part of the dress:
  •  1-7: 55sc, 1ch, turn (7 rds)
  •  8: (8sc, dec)x 2, (7sc, dec)x 3, 8sc = 50
  •  9: 50sc, 1ch, turn = 50
  •  10: 6sc, dec, (7sc, dec)x 4, 6sc = 45
  •  11: 45sc
  •  12: (6sc, dec)x 5, 5sc = 40
  •  13: 6sc, 10 ch, sk 8sc (for the sleeve), 12sc, 10 ch, skip 8sc, 6sc
  •  14: 6sc, 10 ch, 12sc, 10 ch, 6sc = 44
  •  15: 5sc, dec, 8sc, dec, 10sc, dec, 8sc, dec, 5sc = 40
  •  16: 4sc, dec, (3sc, dec)x 2, 8sc, dec, (3sc, dec)x 2, 4sc = 34
  •  17: 4sc, dec, (2sc, dec)x 2, 6sc, dec, (2sc, dec)x 2, 4sc = 28. Fasten off, leave a tail for sewing.
    Join yarn to the belt and crochet a skirt with straight ending rows (turn at the end of each row).

Wings

The color of yarn of your choice:

  • 1: 6sc in MR
  • 2: 6inc =12
  • 3: (1sc, inc)x 6 = 18

Continue:

First upper wing:

  • 1: 3sc, 1ch, turn = 3
  • 2: inc, 1sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 5
  • 3: inc, 3sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 7
  • 4: 6sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 8
  • 5: inc, 7sc, 1ch, turn = 9
  • 6: 8sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 10
  • 7: inc, 9sc, 1ch, turn = 11
  • 8: 10sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 12
  • 9: inc, 11sc, 1ch, turn = 13
  • 10: inc, 11sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 15
  • 11: inc, 14sc, 1ch, turn = 16
  • 12: 16sc, 1ch, turn
  • 13: inc, 15sc, 1ch, turn = 17
  • 14: 16sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 18
  • 15: inc, 17sc, 1ch, turn = 19
  • 16: 18sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 20
  • 17: inc, 19sc, 1ch, turn = 21
  • 18: 20sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 22
  • 19: inc, 21sc, 1ch, turn = 23
  • 20: 22sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 24
  • 21: inc, 23sc, 1ch, turn = 25
  • 22: 24sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 26
  • 23-29: 26sc, 1ch turn (7 rds)
  • 30: 24sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 25
  • 31: 25sc, 1ch, turn
  • 32: 23sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 24
  • 33: dec, 20sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 22
  • 34: 20sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 21
  • 35: dec, 19sc, 1ch, turn = 20
  • 36: 20sc, 1ch, turn
  • 37: dec, 18sc, 1ch, turn = 19
  • 38: 17sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 18
  • 39: dec, 14sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 16
  • 40: 14sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 15
  • 41: dec, 13sc, 1ch, turn = 14
  • 42: 12sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 13
  • 43: dec, 11sc, 1ch, turn = 12
  • 44: dec, 8sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 10
  • 45: dec, 8sc, 1ch, turn = 9
  • 46: 7sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 8
  • 47: dec, 6sc, 1ch, turn = 7
  • 48: dec, 3sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 5
  • 49: dec, 3sc, 1ch, turn = 4
  • 50: 2dec, 1ch, turn = 2
  • 51: dec. FO.

Crochet sc all around with a contrasting color.

Second upper wing:

  • 1: From the first upper wing, count 4 stitches from the WRONG SIDE and in the fifth attach the thread and crochet: 1ch, 1sc in the same stitch, 2sc, 1ch, turn = 3
  • There should be 2 stitches between the upper wings!
  • 2: inc, 1sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 5
  • 3: inc, 3sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 7
  • 4: inc, 6sc, 1ch, turn = 8
  • 5: 7sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 9
  • 6: inc, 8sc, 1ch, turn = 10
  • 7: 9sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 11
  • 8: inc, 10sc, 1ch, turn = 12
  • 9: 11sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 13
  • 10: inc, 11sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 15
  • 11: 14sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 16
  • 12: 16sc, 1ch, turn
  • 13: 15sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 17
  • 14: inc, 16sc, 1ch, turn = 18
  • 15: 17sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 19
  • 16: inc, 18sc, 1ch, turn = 20
  • 17: 19sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 21
  • 18: inc, 20sc, 1ch, turn = 22
  • 19: 21sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 23
  • 20: inc, 22sc, 1ch, turn = 24
  • 21: 23sc, inc, 1ch, turn = 25
  • 22: inc, 24sc, 1ch, turn = 26
  • 23-29: 26sc, 1ch turn (7 rds)
  • 30: dec, 24sc, 1ch, turn = 25
  • 31: 25sc, 1ch, turn
  • 32: dec, 23sc, 1ch, turn = 24
  • 33: dec, 20sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 22
  • 34: dec, 20sc, 1ch, turn = 21
  • 35: 19sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 20
  • 36: 20sc, 1ch, turn
  • 37: 18sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 19
  • 38: dec, 17sc, 1ch, turn = 18
  • 39: dec, 14sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 16
  • 40: dec, 14sc, 1ch, turn = 15
  • 41: 13sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 14
  • 42: dec, 12sc, 1ch, turn = 13
  • 43: 11sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 12
  • 44: dec, 8sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 10
  • 45: 8sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 9
  • 46: dec, 7sc, 1ch, turn = 8
  • 47: 6sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 7
  • 48: dec, 3sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 5
  • 49: 3sc, dec, 1ch, turn = 4
  • 50: 2dec, 1ch, turn = 2
  • 51: dec. FO.

Crochet sc all around with a contrasting color.

First lower wing:

From the second upper wing, count 2 stitches from the WRONG SIDE (the disc of 18st), fix the thread in the third.

  • 1: 1ch, 1sc in the same stitch, 1sc = 2
  • 2: 2inc = 4
  • 3: inc, 2sc, inc = 6
  • 4: inc, 4sc, inc = 8
  • 5: inc, 6sc, inc = 10
  • 6: inc, 8sc, inc = 12
  • 7: inc, 10sc, inc = 14
  • 8: inc, 12sc, inc = 16
  • 9: inc, 14sc, inc = 18
  • 10: inc, 16sc, inc = 20
  • 11: inc, 18sc, inc = 22
  • 12: inc, 20sc, inc = 24
  • 13: inc, 22sc, inc = 26
  • 14-20: 26sc (7rds)
  • 21: dec, 22sc, dec = 24
  • 22: dec, 20sc, dec = 22
  • 23: dec, 18sc, dec = 20
  • 24: dec, 16sc, dec = 18
  • 25: 18sc
  • 26: dec, 14sc, dec = 16:
  • 27: dec, 12sc, dec = 14
  • 28: dec, 10sc, dec = 12
  • 29: dec, 8sc, dec = 10
  • 30: dec, 6sc, dec = 8
  • 31: 18sc
  • 32: dec, 4sc, dec = 6
  • 33: dec, 2sc, dec = 4
  • 34: 2dec = 2
  • 35: 1dec. FO.

Crochet sc all around with a contrasting color.

Second lower wing:

From the first upper wing count two stitches, attach the thread to the third.

  • 1: 1ch, 1sc in the same stitch, 1sc = 2
  • 2: 2inc = 4
  • 3: inc, 2sc, inc = 6
  • 4: inc, 4sc, inc = 8
  • 5: inc, 6sc, inc = 10
  • 6: inc, 8sc, inc = 12
  • 7: inc, 10sc, inc = 14
  • 8: inc, 12sc, inc = 16
  • 9: inc, 14sc, inc = 18
  • 10: inc, 16sc, inc = 20
  • 11: inc, 18sc, inc = 22
  • 12: inc, 20sc, inc = 24
  • 13: inc, 22sc, inc = 26
  • 14-20: 26sc (7rds)
  • 21: dec, 22sc, dec = 24
  • 22: dec, 20sc, dec = 22
  • 23: dec, 18sc, dec = 20
  • 24: dec, 16sc, dec = 18
  • 25: 18sc
  • 26: dec, 14sc, dec = 16:
  • 27: dec, 12sc, dec = 14
  • 28: dec, 10sc, dec = 12
  • 29: dec, 8sc, dec = 10
  • 30: dec, 6sc, dec = 8
  • 31: 18sc
  • 32: dec, 4sc, dec = 6
  • 33: dec, 2sc, dec = 4
  • 34: 2dec = 2
  • 35: 1dec. FO.

Crochet sc all around with a contrasting color.

At the end, embroider the wings as you wish, using your imagination !

Crochet two chains from the center of the wings in dress color to be able to tie them to the doll’s waist.

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