Wire crochet Butterfly

Butterfly Crochet Pattern ~ Crochet On Wire Frame

This pattern uses US stitch abbreviation.

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Crochet Butterfly Materials

Aluminium wire.

28 gauge copper wire.

Crochet hook size 3.0 mm and 1.25 mm.

Crochet yarn 100 % cotton in white, red, and black. 100 % chunky yarn in Green and Orange.

Sewing needle.

This pattern uses 4 cords of aluminium wire.

Crochet Stitches

Chain (Ch)

Slip stitch (Sl st)

Single Crochet (Sc)

Chain space (Ch sp)

Wire Wings. Make 4. Two small and two larger wings.

2 x 18 inches (45 cm) aluminium wire are used to create wings. Make two loops per cord, one small and one big, and secure by wrapping the cords around itself. Wrap yarn around both loops and wire between loops. Fasten off. Reattach yarn with sl st in cord between loops, crochet towards large loop with 3 sc in cord between loops, 34 sc around the cord on large loop. Continue crochet around same loop like this: (ch 3, sk 1 sc, sl st in next sc) x 17, sl st in 1st ch 3-sp, continue a 3rd round, (ch 3, sc in next 3-ch sp), sl st in 1st 3-ch sp, sc in 1st sc on cord between loops, 4 dc in next sc, sc in next sc, 26 sc around cord small loop, continue a crochet around same loop like this: (ch 3, sk 1 sc, sl st in next sc) x 13, sl st in 1st ch 3-sp, continue a 3rd round, (ch 3, sc in next 3-ch sp), sl st in 1st 3-ch sp. Fasten off.

Crochet netting inside the wing.

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Small wing. Use crochet hook size 1.25 mm. Insert hook in yarn where it was wrapped around the wire. Continue as follows: 28 sc, sl st in 1st sc, (ch 3, sk 2 sc, sl st in next sc) x 9, sl st in 1st ch-3-sp. Continue crochet ch 3, sl st in next ch-3-sp another 4 rounds, sl st in next ch-3-sp. Round 5: Ch 2, sl st in next ch-3-sp, continue all around, sl st in 1st ch-3-sp. Round 6: sl st in each ch-2-sp. Round 7. Ch 7, sl st in sl st directly across.

Large wing. Use crochet hook size 1.25. Insert hook in yarn where it was wrapped around the wire. Continue as follows: 37 sc, sl st in 1st sc, (ch 3, sk 2 sc, sl st in next sc) x 12, sl st in 1st ch-3-sp. Continue crochet ch 3, sl st in next ch-3-sp another 5 rounds, sl st in next ch-3-sp. Round 6: Ch 2, sl st in next ch-3-sp, continue all around, sl st in 1st ch-3-sp. Round 7. Ch 1, sl st in ch-2-sp all around, sl st in 1st ch-2-sp. Round 8. Sl st in each ch-1-sp. Round 9. Ch 2, sl st in sl st directly across.

Twist wings in the way that the two upper small wings are turned facing down. Fold the two upper small wings over the larger wings. With small wings in front of larger wings, stitch to back of the main body.

Wireframe butterfly legs and body. 

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Legs. 2 x 7 inches (18 cm) aluminium wire. Wrap around top part and bottom part of body (see image) and secure with 28 gauge copper wire. Wrap yarn around legs.

For the main body, use 2 x 7 inches (18 cm) aluminium wire, next to each other. Attach with 28 gauge copper wire and wrap this wire around the top (about 3 cm down) and bottom (about 2 cm above end) of Aluminium wire. Turn the tip of aluminium wire into a loop to create antennas. Wrap yarn around the main body.

For the legs, use 2 x 5.5 inches (14 cm) aluminium wire and wrap around the body as the picture above shows. Wrap 28 gauge copper wire around legs to tie the legs together. Wrap yarn around legs.

Begin Begin crochet single crochet up the body beginning from bottom of the butterfly. Sc up one leg. Turn, sc in sc down leg, sc up other leg, sc in sc down leg, sc up body, sc up top leg, sc in sc down leg, sc up other leg, sc in sc down leg, sc up body, sc up antenna, sc in sc down antenna, sc up other antenna, sc in sc down antenna, sc in sc down body to legs. Crochet back up the body of the butterfly as follows: Ch 5, sk 1 sc, sl st in next sc. Continue all the way up. Turn. Sc other side of body down butterfly, turn, sc in sc up the butterfly, turn, ch 5, sk 1 sc, sl st in next sc. Fasten off.

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Crochet butterfly Nose.

Ch 2, turn, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Sl st in work until you have a round ‘ball’. Sl st to face.

Eyes. 

Wrap black yarn around top of antennas, end of arms, legs, and bottom of body.

Use black yarn and a sewing needle and sl st eyes on butterfly. Thread a white string of yarn across the ‘eyes’ to give the impression of white in eye. 🙂

Decorate Crochet Butterfly with chunky yarn.

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Use chunky yarn in bright colors. In this example, I am using 100 % Acrylic chunky yarn in bright green and bright orange. Thread through ch sps on wings and down side of butterfly. Use green yarn on small wings and orange yarn on big wings. Tie yarn together at bottom side of the butterfly. Tie orange yarn around antennas to give the crochet butterfly a gangster look! 😀

Crochet gives my life meaning

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Every day, crochet gives my life meaning. I love nature and I love to crochet. 🙂 In the picture above, I am crocheting in the Mount Tambourine waterfalls.

Crochet Butterfly Decoration

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Make your own Crochet Butterfly 🙂 Use your scrap yarn and make your own version of this pattern.

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