Small crochet butterfly in blue and gold wings.

STELLA THE BUTTERFLY – 5″ TALL

Stella the Butterfly is here! I wanted to make a smaller version of Bria the Butterfly as soon as I made her! So fun to have a variety of sizes and Stella is so cute! Body measure about 5 inches tall, so she is ideal for small hands! So many ways to make a unique Stella! Using variegated yarn for the wings would be amazing! I used worsted weight yarn using an E hook. Make sure to really use that poly-fil to fill the body and head as you work every few rounds. I can’t wait to see your very own Stella! 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

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Materials:

  •  E3.50mm crochet hook
  • Medium Worsted weight (#4) yarn

-I used :

Hobby Lobby I love this yarn for the body and wings

I used Black cotton yarn for the mouth, and antennas (Black acrylic also works. Cotton is what I had on hand.)

Light Pink – for the cheeks. (optional)

  • 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) 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

FLO – front loop only

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

SC DEC – single crochet decrease

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.
Blue and gold small crochety butterfly.
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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)

Round 2 – *SC in 1 st, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (18)

Rounds 3 – 5- SC in every st to the end. (18) (3 rounds total)

Round 6 – *SC in 2 sts, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (24)

Rounds 7 – 12 – SC in every st to the end. (24) (6 rounds total)

Round 13 – *SC in 2 sts, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (18)

Rounds 14 – 16 – SC in every st to the end. (18) (3 rounds total)

Round 17 – *SC in 1 st, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (12)

Round 18 – SC INC. in each st (24)

Round 19 – *SC in 3 sts, SC INC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (30)

Rounds 20 – 27 – SC in every st to the end. (30) (8 rounds total)

Round 28 – *SC in 3 sts, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (24) Note: Make sure to add enough poly-fil to shape the head and enough in the neck area.

Round 29 – *SC in 2 sts, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (18)

Round 30 – *SC in 1 st, INV DEC in the next. Repeat from * to the end. (12)

Step 31 – 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.

PATTERNTOP WINGS _ MAKE 2

Notes: Chain 1 does not count as a stitch. 

START HERE

CH 5

Row 1 – SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and the remaining 3 chains. (4) CH 1, turn.

Row 2 – SC INC, SC in 2, SC INC in the last st. (6) CH 1, turn.

Rows 3-4 – SC in every st to the end. (6) (2 rounds total) CH 1, turn.

Row 5 – SC INC, SC in 4, SC INC in the last st. (8) CH 1, turn.

Row 6 – SC in every st to the end. (8) CH 1, turn. 

Row 7 – SC INC, SC in 6, SC INC in the last st. (10) CH 1, turn.

Rows 8 – 10 – SC in every st to the end. (10) CH 1, turn.

Row 11 – SC DEC, SC in 6, SC DEC. (8) CH 1, turn.

Row 12 – SC DEC, SC in 4, SC DEC. (6) CH 1, turn.

Row 13 – SC DEC, SC in 2, SC DEC. (4) CH 1, turn.

Row 14 – SC DEC 2 times. (2) CH 1 and do not turn.

Step 15 – SINGLE CROCHET evenly around the whole perimeter of the wing. Then fasten off and weave in all the ends.

PATTERNBOTTOM WINGS _ MAKE 2

Notes: Chain 1 does not count as a stitch. 

START HERE

CH 5

Row 1 – SC in the 2nd CH from the hook and the remaining 3 chains. (4) CH 1, turn.

Row 2 – SC INC, SC in 2, SC INC in the last st. (6) CH 1, turn.

Row 3 – SC in every st to the end. (6) CH 1, turn.

Row 4 – SC INC, SC in 4, SC INC in the last st. (8) CH 1, turn.

Row 5 – SC in every st to the end. (8) CH 1, turn. 

Row 6 – SC in every st to the end. (8) CH 1, turn. 

Row 7 – SC DEC, SC in 4, SC DEC. (6) CH 1, turn.

Row 8 – SC DEC, SC in 2, SC DEC. (4) CH 1, turn.

Row 9 – SC DEC 2 times. (2) CH 1 and do not turn.

Step 10 – SINGLE CROCHET evenly around the whole perimeter of the wing. Then fasten off and weave in all the ends.

PATTERNANTENNAS MAKE 2 

START HERE

CH 8

HDC 2 times in the 2nd chain from the hook.

Then Slip stitch in the remaining 6 chains and fasten off.

Leave a long enough tail to sew on the butterfly’s head.

Black crochet butterfly antennas.
Antenna placement.

ASSEMBLY

  •  Joining top and bottom wings – Take one top wing and one bottom wing, place them face up. Count 4 rows bottom up of the bottom wing and 5 rows up for the top wing (photo 1) . Sew from there down 5 single crochet stitches of both wings (photo 3). Fasten off and secure with a knot. Weave in all the ends. Repeat once more. Place the second bottom wing on the left. You will have a RIGHT and LEFT wings pieces, ready to sew on to the butterfly. 
  • Sewing both wings to Butterfly’s body –  Sew the wing piece in the back right next to each other as centered as possible.
Crochet gold wings for a butterfly.
Joining the top and bottom wings together. Right side.
Crochet butterfly wings.
Sewing wings to butterfly’s body.

Hope you enjoyed making Stella!

If you want a bigger butterfly version, Check out Bria the Butterfly! Also a free Pattern here on my Blog.

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

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