Spring is almost there and I cannot wait to see colors coming back to nature. So I designed my own colorful little herald of spring in form of this little butterfly. Of course, I share the pattern with you so we can crochet lots and lots of these colorful little animals together.

Let’s go:

You need:

about half a skein of black, brown or grey yarn for the body of your butterfly

less than half a skein of yarn in three colors you like

Filling,

Crochet hook, which is slightly too small for your yarn (I use 2,5 when 3,5 is recommended),

Needle, scissors and everything you need for crocheting comfortably

Abbreviations:

dc = double crochet

dec = decrease

inc = increase

sc = single crochet

sl = slip stitch

Free Crochet Pattern Butterfly Amigurumi
Free Crochet Pattern Butterfly Amigurumi

How to crochet the Butterfly’s Body (in black, grey or brown)

  1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
  2. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
  3. R: [sc, inc] 6 x (18 sc)
  4. R: [2 sc, inc] 6 x (24 sc)
  5. R: [3 sc, inc] 6 x (30 sc)
  6. R: 30 sc
  7. R: 30 sc
  8. R: 30 sc
  9. R: 30 sc
  10. R: 30 sc
  11. R: [3 sc, dec] 6 x (24 sc)
  12. R: 12 dec (12 sc)
  13. R: 6 dec (6 sc)
  14. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
  15. R: 12 inc (24 sc)
  16. R: [3 sc, inc] (30 sc)
  17. R: 30 sc
  18. R: 30 sc
  19. R: 30 sc
  20. R: [8 sc, dec] 3 x (27 sc)
  21. R: [7 sc, dec] 3 x (24 sc)
  22. R: [6 sc, dec] 3 x (21 sc)
  23. R: [5 sc, dec] 3 x (18 sc)
  24. R: [4 sc, dec] 3 x (15 sc)
  25. R: [3 sc, dec] 3 x (12 sc)
  26. R: [2 sc, dec] 3 x (9 sc)
  27. R: [sc, dec] 3 x (6 sc)
  28. R: 3 x dec

Cuta yarn and weave in the end.

How to crochet the butterfly’s antennae

  1. R: crochet 4 sc in a little square directly to the top of the head (4 sc)
  2. R: 4 sc
  3. R: 4 sc
  4. R: 4 sc
  5. R: 4 inc (8 sc)
  6. R: 4 dec (4 sc)

Cut yarn and weave in the end. Then do the other antenna in the same way on the other side of the head.

How to crochet the butterfly’s wings

You can either do the wings one time (for example if you plan to hang the butterfly on a wall) or you do it twice and sew both pieces together so that they look the same from either side. If you want to do it simple, you’ll have to do the upper part of the wings 2x and the bottom part also 2x. When you want to do it twice. you’ll have to crochet the upper part 4 x and the bottom part also 4x.

Upper part (2 – 4 x)

Choose your first color:

  1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
  2. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
  3. R: [sc, inc] 6 x (18 sc)
  4. R: [2 sc, inc] 6 x (24 sc)

change to your second color:

  1. R: [3 sc, inc] 6 x (30 sc)

change to your third color:

  1. R: [4 sc, inc] 6 x (36 sc)
  2. R: (do dc in this round) [5 dc, inc] 6 x (42 dc)

Cut yarn and weave in all ends

bottom part (2 – 4 x)

In your first color:

  1. R: 6 sc into magic ring
  2. R: 6 inc (12 sc)
  3. R: [sc, inc] 6 x (18 sc)
  4. R: [2 sc, inc] 6 x (24 sc)

change to your second color:

  1. R: [3 sc, inc] 6 x (30 sc)

change to your third color:

  1. R: [4 sc, inc] 6 x (36 sc)

Cut yarn and weave in all ends

Next you sew the two bottom parts together, so that they touch at the side. Then you sew the two upper parts together in the same way. Finally sew the upper part to the bottom part. If you did a second pair of wings, you should sew it onto the first pair of wings, now. In the end you sew the wings to the body of your  crocheted butterfly.

Ready you are with your sweet butterfly amigurumi!

How to crochet a sweet butterfly amigurumi
How to crochet a sweet butterfly amigurumi

P.S. of course you can embroider a face for your butterfly as you see it in the pictures.

P.P.S. If you want to make a whole garland of butterflies, you should stop by my Instagram Account. On Wednesday, 13.3.2019 (today) I post a 1-minute-tutorial on how to make a garland with small amigurumi.