BRIA THE BUTTERFLY

Welcome friends! Today I have for you Bria the Butterfly! She is adorable and the fun part of making her are the wings! They consist of two pieces crocheted together for a more structured wings but still allowing movement and for it to be cuddle worthy! If you have butterfly lovers at home, then Bria is a perfect addition to your crochet amigurumi collection!

Here are some butterfly measurements:

The butterfly Body an head measures approximately – 8 inches long (not including the antennas)

The wingspan is about 11 inches wide.

Big wings when finished, measure approximately – 6 inches long & 3.5 inches wide at the widest part.

Small wings when finished, measures approximately – 4 inches long & 3 inches wide at the widest part.

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Colorful crochet butterfly amigurumi pattern
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Materials:
  •  E3.50mm crochet hook
  • Medium Worsted weight (#4) yarn

I used :

Hobby Lobby yarn –

Day Dreamery for the wings

Turquoise for the body

Black for the mouth, and antennas

Light Pink – for the cheeks.

  • 2 – 10mm Safety Eyes
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch markers (highly recommend this extra piece of yarn works great) X2
  • Poly-fil – I use the ones for doll making
  • (Optional) Pins to help with ears and arms placements.
  • (Optional) Blush or paint for the cheeks. Add a little at a time. Or use Pink yarn.
Abbreviations:

Stitches:

CHchain

ST – stitch (stitch space)

Sl Stslip stitch

SC – single crochet

DC – double crochet

HDC – half double crochet

HDC INC – half double crochet increase ( 2 hdc in the same space)

HDC DEC – half double crochet decrease

FLO – front loop only

SC INC – single crochet increase (2 sc in the same st)

INV DEC – invisible SC decrease ( decrease using FLO)

Other:

F.O: fasten off

MC – magic circle / magic ring

Read Before beginning:
  • STITCH MARKER – You will be working in rounds so keep a stitch marker close to use when working up the doll. Unless otherwise stated to CH and turn. They will mark the 1st st of each round.
  • TENSION – Make sure you use a tight enough tension to help close any “holes” a loose tension may cause. I crochet yarning under then Over to create a tighter stitch. Go down a hook size if needed. ( my tension is naturally tight) **sizes may vary depending on tension. 
  • ASSEMBLY – The amigurumi is worked up by first making the body and head together with decreases and increases. Safety eyes and mouth are added before the head is finished, wings are attached after the body and antennas at the very end. 
  • STUFFING – When using poly-fil make sure to use it to shape your amigurumi. For this one, you want the body and head a bit dense so it keeps its shape and looks fuller. Especially in the neck area.
  • BLUSH (OPTIONAL) This is optional but you could also use blush to add some sweetness to the cheeks. I use cosmetic grade blush using a dense small brush and a little at a time. I have heard paint, fabric crayons, and wax doll crayons work as well. Using some light pink yarn and going over two stitches, just below and slightly off-center of the eye, go over the same spot twice to create the blush as I did in the photo with the bee above with some pink in the cheeks. 
  • PATTERN (EX. *SC in 8, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (36) ) You will end that round with the second step of what that round instructs. This will vary.

Crochet butterfly amigurumi Pattern

PATTERN– Body and head of the butterfly

START HERE – (Stuff with poly-fil as you go)

6 SC in MC

Round 1 – SC INC. in each st (12)

Rounds 2- 5 – SC in every st to the end. (12) (3 rounds total)

Round 6 – *SC in 1 st, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (18)

Rounds 7 – 10 – SC in every st to the end. (18) (3 rounds total)

Round 11 – *SC in 2 sts, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (24)

Rounds 12 – 15 – SC in every st to the end. (24) (3 rounds total)

Round 16 – *SC in 3 sts, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (30)

Rounds 17 – 20 – SC in every st to the end. (30) (3 rounds total)

Round 21 – *SC in 3 sts, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (24)

Round 22 – SC in every st to the end. (24)

Round 23 – *SC in 2 sts, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (18)

Round 24 – SC in every st to the end. (18)

Round 25 – *SC in 1 st, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (12)

Rounds 26 – 27 – SC in every st to the end. (12) (2 rounds total)

Round 28 – SC INC. in each st (24)

Round 29 – *SC in 1 st, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (36)

Rounds 30 – 37 – SC in every st to the end. (36) (8 rounds total)

At this moment take your 10 mm safety eyes and place them in what will be the front of your butterfly, with 5 stitches in between the eyes. Between rounds 34 and 35.

Embroider small mouth on round 32 if you wish and pink yarn for the blush one stitch away from the mouth as shown in the pictures.

Round 38 – *SC in 4 sts, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (30)

Round 39 – *SC in 3 sts, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (24)

Round 40 – *SC in 2 sts, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (18)

Round 41 – *SC in 1 st, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (12)

Step 42- Sl st to the next st and fasten off. Leave a long tail to insert through your yarn needle and use to weave in the front loop only of all the remaining 12 stitches. Pull tight to close the gap and secure with a knot. Weave in your ends.

Crochet blu butterfly body and head.
Finished body, head of butterfly.

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BUTTERFLY WINGS

Top Big Wings – Total of 4 pieces. Follow instructions below on how to join 2 pieces together. 

When you finished your first wing piece you will fasten off and weave in the ends.

You will not fasten off on the second piece. You will place the first piece and place on the top (or back) and SINGLE CROCHET evenly around the whole perimeter of the wing. Then you will fasten off. You will have the first big wing made.

Repeat once more to have a total of 2 butterfly wings.

START HERE:

Chain 6

Row 1 – HDC INC in the 3rd chain from the hook, HDC in the next two ch spaces, HDC INC in the last ch. (6) CH 2, turn

Row 2 – HDC in every st to the end. (6) CH 2, turn.

Row 3 – HDC INC, HDC in 4 sts, HDC INC in the last st. (8) CH 2, turn.

Row 4 – HDC in every st to the end. (8) CH 2, turn.

Row 5 – HDC INC, HDC in 6 sts, HDC INC in the last st. (10) CH 2, turn.

Row 6 – HDC in every st to the end. (10) CH 2, turn.

Row 7 – HDC INC, HDC in 8 sts, HDC INC in the last st. (12) CH 2, turn.

Row 8 – HDC in every st to the end. (12) CH 2, turn.

Row 9 – HDC INC, HDC in 10 sts, HDC INC in the last st. (14) CH 2, turn.

Rows 10 – 14 – HDC in every st to the end. (14) CH 2, turn. (4 rows total)

Row 15 – HDC DEC, HDC in 10 sts, HDC DEC in the last st. (12) CH 2, turn.

Row 16 – HDC DEC, HDC in 8 sts, HDC DEC in the last st. (10) CH 2, turn.

Row 17 – HDC DEC, HDC in 6 sts, HDC DEC in the last st. (8) CH 2, turn.

Row 18 – HDC DEC, HDC in 4 sts, HDC DEC in the last st. (6) CH 2, turn.

Row 19 – HDC DEC, HDC in 2 sts, HDC DEC in the last st. (4) CH 2, turn.

Row 20 – HDC DEC 2 times. – Chain 1 and Fasten off for your first piece. DO NOT turn or fasten off if this is your second piece.

**When you finished your first wing piece you will fasten off and weave in the ends.

You will not fasten off on the second piece. You will place the first piece and place on the top (or back) and SINGLE CROCHET evenly around the whole perimeter of the wing. Then you will fasten off. You will have the first big wing made.

Repeat once more to have a total of 2 butterfly wings.

Crochet colorful butterfly
Crocheting around the small butterfly wing. Using a quilting clip to help keep the two pieces from shifting.

Bottom Small Wings – Total of 4 pieces. Follow instructions below on how to join 2 pieces together. 

When you finished your first wing piece you will fasten off and weave in the ends.

You will not fasten off on the second piece. You will place the first piece and place on the top (or back) and SINGLE CROCHET evenly around the whole perimeter of the wing. Then you will fasten off. You will have the first big wing made.

Repeat once more to have a total of 2 butterfly wings.

START HERE:

Chain 6

Row 1 – HDC INC in the 3rd chain from the hook, HDC in the next two ch spaces, HDC INC in the last ch. (6) CH 2, turn

Row 2 – HDC in every st to the end. (6) CH 2, turn.

Row 3 – HDC INC, HDC in 4 sts, HDC INC in the last st. (8) CH 2, turn.

Row 4 – HDC in every st to the end. (8) CH 2, turn.

Row 5 – HDC INC, HDC in 6 sts, HDC INC in the last st. (10) CH 2, turn.

Rows 6 – 9 -HDC in every st to the end. (10) CH 2, turn. (4 rows total)

Row 10 – HDC DEC, HDC in 6 sts, HDC DEC in the last st. (8) CH 2, turn.

Row 11 – HDC DEC, HDC in 4 sts, HDC DEC in the last st. (6) CH 2, turn.

Row 12 – HDC DEC, HDC in 2 sts, HDC DEC in the last st. (4) CH 2, turn.

Row 13 – HDC DEC 2 times. – Chain 1 and Fasten off for your first piece. DO NOT turn or fasten off if this is your second piece.

**When you finished your first wing piece you will fasten off and weave in the ends.

You will not fasten off on the second piece. You will place the first piece and place on the top (or back) and SINGLE CROCHET evenly around the whole perimeter of the wing. Then you will fasten off. You will have the first big wing made.

Repeat once more to have a total of 2 butterfly wings.

Antennas 

With Black yarn

Chain 13

Step 1 – Place 1 DC and 1 HDC in the 3rd chain from the hook space. (this will create the bulb at the top of the antenna)

Step 2 – Sl st in the remaining 10 chains. Leave a long tail enough to sew on top of the butterfly’s head.

 

Assembly: Joining the wings before sewing onto the butterfly

Make sure to subscribe to My Youtube Channel. I will have a talk thru video showing you how I sew and assemble the wings very soon.

Using your needle and about 20 inches of one strand of yarn. 3x

Step 1 – Place the top big wing and the bottom small wing facing right side up, right next to each other. Count five rows from the bottom of each wing and insert your needle through the two single crochet stitches that are approximately on that row.

Step 2 – insert the needle back in the bottom single crochet and through the other single crochet across. (image #2)

Step 3 – Repeat the step 2 process until eight single crochets (of each wing) have been threaded through and looks like Image #3.  Pull to tighten gently the sewing you just made to join together the wings and make them look as one. Use your needle to secure both ends with a knot and weave them inside the wing.

Step 4 – Find the center in the back of the butterfly and place a strand of yarn if you’d like to help you as a guide when placing the wings. You will need another long strand of yarn and your needle. Once you have place your first side of the wings in the back start at the top and sew using a running stitch but go through the first row from the wings. Pull to tighten the stitches as you go. once you reach the bottom go up using the single crochet stitches to really secure the wing, tighten as you go. Secure with a knot and weave in the end. Repeat for the other side.

Keep checking the wings are being sewn centered in the back of Bria. And you will be finished with your very own crochet butterfly!

Hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern! Sharing and Pinning for later on Pinterest helps me so much! Thank you for your support!

Happy Crocheting!

Ariana Hall

crochet butterly wings joined together.

Crochet butterfly wing assembly tutorial.
Sewing wing piece to the back of the butterfly.
Colorful crochet butterfly amigurumi pattern
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Feel free to post pictures of your finished projects and/or links to your shops so all can see! I love when you tag me @arianaehall on all social media!

Please no sharing pictures or patterns are allowed. Feel free to make as many to sell and gift. I just ask to give credit to Ariana Hall. Thank you

Subscribe to MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL to watch videos I post on how to videos.

Check out my 5 ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES WHEN CROCHETING AMIGURUMI

If you enjoyed Bria the Butterfly! You must check out Polli and Nate the bumble bee’s Free Crochet Pattern! Along with an accessory!

Black and yellow crochet bumble bee in a honeycomb wall hanging.

 

 

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