Crochet Butterfly Sadie




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How to make a crochet Butterfly



Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial: 
Crochet Butterfly Sadie


Video Tutorial: Crochet Butterfly Sadie Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate


Abbreviations

DC - Double Crochet

SL ST - Slip Stitch
SC - Single Crochet


Materials
Size I/5.5 mm crochet hook
4 ply yarn
Tapestry Needle

Optional: Chenille Wire stem for butterfly body
Optional: Magnet

Chain 5, join

Round 1: Chain 1 (won't count as a stitch), *2 DC through the chain, Chain 3, continue around from * 8 times total. Join with the beginning stitch. ( 8 sets of 2 DC, CH 3)

Round 2:  Work a slip stitch between the double crochet.  Work a chain 1, *SC between the DC. Working in the next chain 3 space, work 4 DC, CH 3, SL ST to DC, 4 DC in same space. Complete from * a total of 8 times.  Join with the beginning stitch.  ( 8 sets of 4 DC, CH 3 join, 4 DC, SC between DC)

Upon completion, you will fold and align the double crochet together so there are 4 sections on each side.  Sew together so they stay in place. Knot secure and sew in the tails.

Chenille Stem:  Approximately 8 inches.  Align around the butterfly.  Twist at the top and shape antenna. 

Magnet: Glue a magnet to the back for using on a refrigerator or magnetic board.



If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

Crochet Geek YouTube -http://www.youtube.com/user/tjw1963

Crochet Geek 2 YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/crochet

Comments

  1. I love butterflies and this is great, very very clear, defo going to give this a try

    Thank you

    Amanda x

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  3. I was looking for a butterfly today; what a coincidende!!!
    Excellent explanation; thank you so much.

    I have a question (not about the butterfly, but about the crochet hook). Does the "orange" part of the hook make it easier to crochet? Is it to avoid "pain"??? I noticed that I started to have pain in my thumb after crocheting alot... I live in Argentina and haven't really seen hooks like that.

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    1. Monica - The different color grips are pencil grips that I use on my crochet hook. They do help reduce tension on the hook. The pain comes from gripping to tight on the crochet hook.

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  4. i've been looking for a tutorial on how to make these for a few days now! thanks for sharing, i love your blog

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