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3D Renaissance Butterfly

Updated on December 8, 2011

Motif Description

Ever since I took designing patterns seriously, my sister had been bugging me to make a butterfly pattern. However, my creative juices were not flowing in that direction until last night. (Something really bad happened to my sister and she relates to the butterfly as her symbol of recovery.) Like everything else in my arsenal of crochet patterns, this one is made from plarn*. I already made a hair clip and a key chain with this one. What are you gonna make?

Click here to learn the methods of making plarn. and conditioning it for crochet.

What You Need


small amount of plarn or any other yarn you prefer

Crochet Hook

size appropriate for the plarn or yarn you are using


Tapestry needle


ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

dc = double crochet

tr = treble crochet

dtr = double treble crochet

sp = space

Design Notes

(The photo in the flower above is the 3D Crochet Flower with Stamens.)

This pattern has undergone a lot of renovations just to come up with the cutest possible design. Work the motif in a tight tension to make it more 3-dimensional. That's why the head of the hair clip above is not the same as the one in the crochet instructions because I don't think its cute. ",)

Crochet Instructions

Ch 5, sl st to form ring.

(Ch 6, sl st to ring) 2x.

(Ch 5 sl st to ring) 4x. TURN.

(Into ch-5 sp, work 1 sc, 1 dc, 1hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 tr, 1dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. Sl st into ring)4x.

Weave in loose ends.

Crocheted Butterflies I LOVE!

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    • MoiraCrochetsPl profile image

      MoiraCrochetsPl 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Hello Gabriela! I can't understand everything you wrote but I'm quite sure you love my work. Thanks!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just recently discovered plarn and have been making tote bags. Now I have your patterns of flowers and butterflies to add as decoration! Love your work.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      These are very pretty, and quite fun to look at! Thanks for sharing!

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      MoiraCrochetsPl 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you!!!

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      anaamhussain 6 years ago

      I love the butterflies :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      It's cute and resourceful!