3D Butterfly Kisses – Free Crochet Pattern by YarnWars

Butterfly Kisses

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Butterfly Kisses

Pattern by Colleen Hays with YarnWars.com

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Supplies:

Yarn – Worsted (any yarn of your choice- I used Caron Simply Soft for mine)

Hook – I used G & H for my butterflies, you can use whatever hook size you choose to achieve the size you are looking for.

Blunt needle

Scissors

 

Techniques Used:

Magic Circle

Double Crochet

Treble Crochet

Slip stitch 

FULL VIDEO AVAILABLE HERE (Crochet along for the Butterfly Kisses!)

 

Pattern (Pattern for large butterfly is just past the small pattern)

Small butterfly measures approximately 2 ¼”

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  1. Make a magic circle, *ch 3, sc into circle* repeat 7 more times for a total of 8 loops, slip stitch into the 1st loop made. Pull magic circle, but not completely tight. It will resemble a small flower.

1stRoundFlower

 

  1. Ch 3, work 5 dc into loop you just slip stitched into, slip stitch in same loop after 5th dc worked. *slip st into next loop, ch 3 work 5 dc, then slip st into same loop* repeat ** until you have worked a slip stitch, ch 3, 5 dc, slip stitch into each of the 8 loops around. End with a slip stitch into the same as the beginning chain space (pictured below).

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SlipBeginningChainSp

 

Finish off leaving about a 4” tail, pull your center circle closed as much as possible, hide  beginning tail around the magic circle.

Is your “flower” looking like a finagled twisty mess right now? Good! You are on track!

finagledMess

The “petals” naturally want to flip back, you want to just slightly manipulate it so that you have 4, now wings back to back with each other, as explained more in next step.

Back2Back

 

  1. Fold your butterfly in half back to back (wrong sides together) so each wing has another behind it and your “flower” now resembles a butterfly and now use the remaining tail to tack the two sides together, also working a couple of times across the top gap of the butterfly as pictured below. FO and set butterfly aside.

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StitchTogetherTopGapOfButterfly

  1. Ch 12 (you may have to adjust chain count depending on size of butterfly),  wrap your chain from front to back of butterfly just to where the top and bottom knots of your chain are meeting at the top of your butterfly, barely. (see picture below) Once you have the chain sized properly, tie the 2 ends of the chain together and clip on the top of the tails to create your butterfly antennas.  (see pictures below for a better understanding)

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Large Butterfly (Refer to pictures above if needed)

Large butterfly measures approximately 3”

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  1. Make a magic circle, *ch 4, sc into circle* repeat 7 more times for a total of 8 loops, slip stitch into the 1st loop made. Pull magic circle, but not completely tight. It will resemble a small flower.
  2. Ch 4, work 5 treb crochets into loop you just slip stitched into, slip stitch in same loop after 6th treble worked. *slip st into next loop, ch 4 work 5 treb crochet, then slip st into same loop* repeat ** until you have worked a slip stitch, ch 4, 5 treb, slip stitch into each of the 8 loops around. End with a slip stitch into the same as the beginning chain space.

Is your “flower” looking like a finagled twisty mess right now? Good! You are on track!

The “petals” naturally want to flip back, you want to just slightly manipulate it so that you have 4, now wings back to back with each other, as explained more in next step.

  1. Fold your butterfly in half back to back (wrong sides together) so each wing has another behind it and your “flower” now resembles a butterfly and now use the remaining tail to tack the two sides together, also working a couple of times across the top gap of the butterfly as pictured below. FO and set butterfly aside.
  2. Ch 12 (you may have to adjust chain count depending on size of butterfly),  wrap your chain from front to back of butterfly just to where the top and bottom knots of your chain are meeting at the top of your butterfly, barely. (refer to pictures above for small butterfly) Once you have the chain sized properly, tie the 2 ends of the chain together and clip on the top of the tails to create your butterfly antennas.  (see pictures above for a better understanding)

There you have it! A 3D Butterfly to use as an adorable embellishment on any of your projects!

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I hope you have enjoyed this Butterfly Kisses pattern! The butterflies work up so quickly and are so fun for just about any project as an embellishment or even as a main portion of your project!  I would love to see your creations!

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  1. CONNIE July 2, 2015
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