Bella the butterfly applique


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Bella the butterfly applique crochet pattern

Bella the butterfly applique crochet pattern

Thanks for checking out my Bella the butterfly crochet pattern. As you may know I have a passion for designing appliques lately and am making them to fill up my Busy Lizzy patchwork blanket. I want to create some spring themed appliques and thought a cute butterfly would be perfect. My daughter loves it and has named this butterfly Bella.

Butterfly applique description

The butterfly applique is quite big and measures 14cm wide by 15cm high. Her wings are made with hearts and her body and head are made in separate pieces giving a lovey 3D effect to the crochet applique. The butterfly has a cartoon like design making it appealing and fun for children. You can sew the applique onto almost anything to create a fun Spring theme.

How it’s made

The butterfly applique crochet pattern is easy skill level. You will need to know all your basic crochet stiches as well as the bobble stitch. You’ll also need to know how to increase, work into a magic ring and be confident as changing colours. The pattern involves some sewing and tapestry. Overall its a very fast easy crochet pattern that’s great for using up scraps of yarn. I used 6mm safety eyes for my butterfly applique but you could use a knot if you preferred. To make the butterfly I used DK (weight 3) yarn. I used a 4mm crochet hook. The crochet butterfly applique uses approximately 12g (36m/41yd) of yarn.

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Bella the butterfly applique crochet pattern

This free crochet pattern will help you create a butterfly applique. However, you can purchase your very own copy of the crochet pattern in a advert free, printable pdf file from my Etsy or Ravelry store.

Crochet pattern info

Hook sizes

4mm crochet hook

Yarn

DK (weight 3) yarn

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I used King Cole pricewise DK in the following amounts and colours:

A – yellow – 3g (9m/10yd)

B – orange – 4g (12m/14yd)

C – candy – 5g (15m/17yd)

Total – 12g (36m/41yd)

Yarn used for Bella the butterfly applique crochet pattern
View this yarn on Love Crafts website

Terminology

USA

Click here for U.K. translation

Abbreviations

ch – chain

MR – magic ring

sl st – slip stich

st / sts – stitch / stitches

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

tr – treble crochet

2sc / 2dc / 2tr – increase (2 stitches in one space)

5dc – increase/shell (5 double crochet in one space)

3tr – increase (3 treble crochet in 1 space)

BO – Bobble stitch

Bobble stitch instructions

  • Yarn over, insert hook and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on the hook
  • Repeat 4 more times
  • Yarn over and pull through all 6 loops on the hook

Gauge / tension

Gauge is important as everyone crochets with a different tension. Therefore, if your 2” swatch doesn’t match up you can change your hook size to suit your tension.

4mm hook – 2” x 2” = 7 rows of 9 hdc

Finished size

14cm wide x 15cm high

Pattern notes

I do not count chains or finishing slip stitches in my stitch count. 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.

Supplies

You will need the following supplies to complete the crochet project (links will take you directly to my recommended supplies) 

– Crochet hooks 

– Tapestry needle

– DK Yarn

– Stitch markers (optional)

– Scissors

– Tape measure

Free Bella the butterfly applique crochet pattern

Body

Row 1

Use yarn colour A (Yellow)

ch x 17 then start in 2nd ch from the hook

sc x 16

ch 1 & turn

(16 sts)

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Row 2

(sc, skip 2, 5dc, skip 2) 2 times

sc, sl st x 2, ch 3 & skip last stitch

(15 sts)

Row 3

Turn to work into row 1’s chains

sl st x 3

(sc, skip 2, 5dc, skip 2) 2 times

sc in last ch

fasten off

(16 sts)

Body of crochet butterfly applique

Head

Round 1

Use yarn colour A (Yellow)

sc x 6 into MR

sl st to join to 1st st & ch 1

(6 sts)

Round 2

2sc x 6

sl st to join to 1st st & ch 1

(12 sts)

Round 3

(2sc, sc) 6 times

sl st to join to 1st st & ch 1

(18 sts)

Round 4

(2sc, sc x 2) 6 times

sl st to join to 1st st

(24 sts)

Round 5

ch 8 to start antenna

BO in 3rd chain 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

Sew body and head together

Using yarn colour C (Candy) sew on a mouth

Small wing (make 2)

Round 1

Use yarn colour B (orange)

ch 2 from MR to start

dc x 15

sl st to join 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 3 and sl st into the bottom of first ch3

Fasten off.

(24 sts)

Small heart wings of crochet butterfly applique

Large wing (make 2)

Round 1

Use yarn colour C (candy)

ch 2 from MR to start

dc x 15

sl st to join 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 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 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

Starting point of 3rd round

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)

Large heart wings of crochet butterfly applique
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

Butterfly applique crochet pattern

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