Free Crocheted Butterfly Pillow Pattern

Butterfly Pillow Pattern

NEEDED: H-hook, F-hook, K-hook, worsted weight yarn

4-skeins of colorful yarn (your choice)

1 skein of regular black for the body portion (OR WHICHEVER COLOR YOU SELECT)

WINGS

Use (N) Hook

You will be using two strands of contrasting yarn colors at same time. The wings will have a multi color look when finished. Choose two colors. You will crochet as though you were crocheting with one strand. *Important* When making the multi color wings that you make another for reverse side, incase you decide to use a multitude of colors, or you can make them all different its up to you.

Large wing

(make 8)

(SELECT COLOR FOR EACH, OR MAKE ALL SAME COLOR)

Chain 22

ROW 1

-- Slip Stitch in 21st chain. Slip stitch in next chain, single in next two, ½ double in next two, double in next two, triple in next (4), double in next (2) chains, ½ double in next (4), single in remaining (2).

Chain 2-turn

ROW 2

--3 single, 3-½ double, 2 double, 4 triple, 2 double, 2-½ double, 3 single, slip stitch in tip (maybe very tight)

Chain1-turn

ROW 3

--1 slip stitch, 2, single, 2-½ double, 2 double, 6 triple, 3 double, 2-½ double, 2 single

Chain 2-- Turn

ROW 4-- 3 single, 2-½ double, 3 double, 4 triple, 3 double, 2-½ double, 2 single, slip stictch

No turning, slip stitch around over tip back to starting tail, finish off and tie the tails together and cut excess.

SMALLER WINGS

(make 4)

Repeat rows 1-3 , No turning, slip stitch around over tip back to starting tail, finish off and tie the tails together and cut excess.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ASSEMBLING WINGS

Needed: (F) Hook, (K) Hook

Attaching the wings together. Make sure the individual wings are pointed upwards.

Using an (F) Hook. Use the same color you selected for the Body. This way- when you attach the wings to the body, the attachment will not be so noticeable.

Starting from the bottom corner of the top wing.

Single crochet around entire outer portion and over the tip of the wing. To the 10th stitch from the end

Line the bottom wing with the top, as if you were going to sew them together.

You will attach the two wings together with a slip stitch and a single crochet to secure it.

Continue single crocheting, around the outside portion of the middle wing.Once you have single crocheted around the middle wing, stop at the fifth stitch from the end. Attach the bottom wing to the middle wing. Joining the two together at the fifth stitch. Attach with a slip stitch and a single to secure.

Continue single crocheting around entire outside portion of bottom wing then continue on to the top wing securing the three wings together as you single crochet along the inside portion of the wing.

(When you're attaching the wings together on the inside. Be sure to only attach at the corner stitches. Leaving a gap between the wings.) see example.  Go to:  (yarnyokel.com)

The bottom and middle wing, should have a five stitch gap. The top and middle wing, should have a 10 stitch gap.

Do not worry about the gaps.

You will be closing these in, when you invert the wings.

Once you have single crocheted to the top of the top wing-- do not tie off.

Chain two

Change to (K) Hook ---Use the same color you selected for the Body. This way when you attach the wings to the body, the attachment will not be so noticeable.

Now you're going to double crochet around the entire outside portion of the wing.

Continue double crocheting to the bottom edge.

Once you have reached the bottom edge of bottom wing.

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Chain two

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urn, double crochet around the outside again back to the top.

Once you have reached the top. You should have 2 rows of double crochet on the outside of the wing

(Repeat this for all 4 sets of wings)

Now you should have two wings ready to go together.

Place both wings together, facing the same direction. Line them up evenly

Change to (F) Hook.

Starting at the first stitch at top. Single crochet through both wings together along the outer portion of the wing.

This is going to join the two halves of wings together.

Once you have done this. It should now look like a little pouch.

Do not tie off.

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Pull the yarn thru the loop, so that there is enough that it will not come unraveled. You’re going to turn it inside out.

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Chain one

Slip stitch-- around the edge of the bottom wing, to the joining stitch of middle wing.

Slip stitch-- the bottom and middle wing together closing the gap. This should be five slip stitches.

Slip stitch back to the inside rim.

Repeat this for both sides of the wings.This will give the wing, and embroidered look.

Once you have done this on both sides.

Finish off. Stuff firmly with fiber fill.

Repeat for both sets of wings

Body

Using a (K) Hook and the color you have chosen for your body.

Chain three, joining

Chain one, turn

Row 1

--2 single crochet's in each single crochet for six single crochet

Row 2

--2 single crochet's in each single crochet for 12 single crochet'sYou’re going to work the next continuing rows without joining.

Row 3

--1 single crochet in each single crochet for 12 single crochet

Row 4, 5, 6

--single increase every other stitch, starting with a single in first single.

You may want to mark your Row

the sequence will go as followed:

(single crochet, single increase, single, single increase, single, single increase, single, single increase, single, single increase, single, single increase, single, single increase)

Row 7

--starting with a single crochet in the first single crochet, single crochet in the next single crochet, one single decrease. Continue around completing the Row.

Row 8, 9, 10

--repeat row 7.

Row 11, 12

--single crochet in each single crochet.

Row 13

--single crochet in the first single crochet, single decrease. (Continue sequence around)

Row 14, 15

-- single in each; single increase in every other.

Join with a slip stitch

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Chain 2, turn

Row 16--double crochet in each single crochet; join with slip stitch

Chain two, turn

continuing with a double crochet

Row 17

--front post (in every other stitch), back post double crochet (in every other stitch) around, joining

Chain 2, turn

Row 18

--back post, front post.

We'll start with the back post. So that your front posts are on the front post of the previous row and the back posts are on the back post of the previous row. This will give it, a slightly rippled effect.

Join with a slip stitch, chain two, not turning

Row 19, 20, 21, 22

--single crochet in each stitch, not joining

The last single crochet in Row 22 slip stitch or join to previous row

Chain 2

Row 23

--repeat row 17 and 18.

You may want to stuff the body before any decreases begin

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Chain one, not turning.

Row 24, 25

--single crochet in each. Not joining.

Row 26, 27

--single in the next, single decrease--(continue this around)

Row 28, 29

--single in each, not joining

Row 30

-single in the next, single increase--(continue this around)Not joining.

Row 31, 32, 33

--single in each

Row 34-single in next, single decrease--(continue around)

Row 35

-single in each.

You may want to finish stuffing the body.Row 36

--single in the next stitch, single decrease--(continue around)

Row 37

--single in each

Row 38 repeat line 36 until closed

finish off.

At this point, you may need to adjust the stuffing in the body to adjust its form.

Now you're going to need to attach the wings to the body. The top wing should be attached at the bottom of the head. With an embroidery needle, sew pieces together. OR, you can use an (F) hook and single crochet the pieces together. This is up to you, how you would like to attach the pieces.


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