Crochet: Butterfly, Flower & Leaf {Pattern & Tutorial}

Crochet Butterfly Flower Leaf with Pattern & Tutorial

Crochet Butterfly Flower Leaf with Pattern & Tutorial

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I love making small ornaments for embellishment and here are the Spring motif crochet patterns of butterfly, flower and leaf. Since they only have 2 rounds of crochet, thus, they are pretty simple and quick to make. You can use stash yarns or lace threads of various colors to crochet, the finished size depends on what kind of yarn or lace thread you used. I used lace thread and DMC perle cotton #8 which are the stashes from my previous projects of crochet bead necklace and lace trim handkerchief. The lighter / thinner the yarn or thread you use, the smaller the finished piece will be if crochet with a matching hook size.
Butterfly, flower & leaf are popular embellishment. They are great to put onto many things apart from those I have made here. Just a suggestion, the flower bouquet shown on the photo frame can be put on bags, notebook cover etc. The next thing I could think of would be a card for mommies for the upcoming mother’s day, or, a greeting card for any occasion. Also, instead of clothes pin & hair clips, what about make it for hair bands, ear rings, necklace pendants, rings? Not to mention about the flower brooch, there are so many ways to use it…. I pinned it on my dolly lampshade.
Hair clips are my daughter’s favorite, so I made a pair of flower + butterfly for her. I think the next thing she would want from my crafty hands are ear rings and hair band :)
Get the details on how to crochet them after this jump:
crochet flower & butterfly hair clips

Difficulty Level: Beginner, must know how to crochet ch, sc, dc, tr & slst.

Materials & Tools:
For crochet butterfly, flower & leaf
1. DMC perle cotton thread #8 (double strand) or cotton lace thread #20, various colors
2. Crochet hook: 1.5 mm
3. Tapestry Needle # 22
4. Scissors

5. Sewing kits
6. Hot glue gun
7. Photo frame, felt or photo, Burlap / hemp cloth, ribbon
8. Clothes pin
9. Hair clips
10. Brooch pin & small piece of felt

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble or triple crochet
st = stitch
slst = slip stitch [see important note]
sl knot = slip knot
fo = fasten off

IMPORTANT NOTE: if not specify where to do the tr, dc or slst, do it on the same st.

The color inside { } is only for the pattern reference, you can mix and match what ever colors you want and get some surprises with your creation.
crochet butterfly patternButterfly Crochet Pattern:
{blue} Begin with a sl knot of approx 3″ tail.
r1 – ch2, sc6 on 2nd st from hook, slst to the first ch to make a ring.
{yellow} Insert the hook at the last st of r1, yarn over to make a loop as the beginning st of r2.
r2 – [forewing: slst on next st, ch4, tr2, tr1 on next st, ch4, slst.] [hindwing: *slst on next st, ch3, dc, [tail: ch3, slst on the loop of dc st], ch3, slst, repeat * 2 times.] Repeat forewing pattern to complete the butterfly. fo & leave approx. 3″ to make antennae.
[Antennae] Tie 2 yarn ends to make a knot, trim away excess yarn. Repeat the same for the other antennae.

crochet flower patternFlower Crochet pattern:
{white} Begin with a sl knot of approx 3″ – 4″ tail.
r1 – ch2, sc6 on 2nd st from hook, slst to the first ch to make a ring.
{orange pink} Insert the hook at the last st of r1, yarn over to make a loop as the beginning st of r2.
r2 – *slst on next st, ch3, dc, ch3, slst, repeat * 6 times to make 6 petals. fo & leave approx. 3″ – 4″ tail

crochet leaf patternLeaf Crochet Pattern:
{green} Begin with a sl knot of approx 4″ tail.
r1 – ch9.
r2 – sc1 on the 2nd st from hook, hdc1, dc3, hdc1, sc1, slst on the last ch st, turn and work on the other loop of the base ch. ch1, slst on 1st st, sc1, hdc1, dc3, hdc1, sc1, slst. fo & leave approx 4″ tail.
Use tapestry needle to bring the yarn end to the starting side of the leaf through midrib.

crochet Butterfly Flower Leaf patternPlan your design and determine the quantities and colors of each butterfly, flower & leaf you need for your project.
sew crochet flower bouquetFor Photo Frame:
Cut burlap or hemp cloth and fringe the edges by removing a few warps’ and wefts’ thread.
Position the flowers and leafs, secure them with pin.
Sew or glue them with hot glue. I prefer sew because the burlap could be too weak to hold the flower in place with glue.

crochet flower bouquet patternTie a ribbon and sew it on the “stems” of the flowers and leafs.
position & glue the motif on the felt or photo’s plastic cover or on the frame of your photo frame.
If you want to put photo in the frame, position the motif away from the main display area so that it won’t block your beautiful photo. Glue some butterflies and flowers to decorate.

 crochet clothespin flower patternFor Clothes Pin & Hair Clips:
Make a knot on the yarn tails at the back of the crochet flower, trim away the excess yarn but not too near to the knot. Glue the flower on the clothes pin with hot glue.
Do the same to hair clip, hair barrette, bobby pin, hair claw, hair band, bun holder etc…

crochet flower bouquet patternFor Flower Bouquet Brooch:
Crochet 8 flowers, sew them together from behind and minimize the appearance of stitches in front. Use similar sewing thread color to camouflage the stitches within the bouquet just in case they did showed up on the front.
Take 2 yarns from behind to the front and tie a knot to secure the “stems” in place just like a flower bouquet.

crochet flower brooch materialA brooch pin and a small piece of felt enough to cover the back of the pin.
crochet flower brooch pin tutorialSew brooch pin to the back of the flower bouquet, again, try not to show any stitches in front.
crochet flower brooch backCover the back of the brooch pin with a small piece of felt either by gluing or by sewing along the edges.

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  1. ohoho ADORABLE :)

  2. I LOVE the way you have used the tails as part of the work. Weaving in is one of the most dreaded (for me) aspects of crochet. With these projects ‘weaving in’ is eliminated–with stunning results!

  3. These are so simple yet sweet. My daughters would love for me to make some for them. Thanks for sharing!

  4. i have been making afghans and scarves and love the way you have your website. do you know anyone who would like me to make them an afghan or scarf let me know
    robin elsner

  5. Parabens pelos trabalhos. são lindos!!

    Translation (by Google):
    Congratulations for the work. are beautiful!

  6. These are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  7. I`m thrilled to find your website
    is it possible to send your new designes to my e-mail?
    thank you

  8. you have a lovely, attractive, mindblowing website. Love all you do.

  9. Maravilhoso !!!
    Assim que defino seus trabalhos.

    Parabéns, tudo é tão bem feito.

    Translation (by Google):
    Once you define their work.

    Congratulations, everything is so well done.

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  11. I love it…so awesome,thank you very much for sharing the patterns.

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  14. Thanks for the informative tutorial. Love the little flowers the best. Must give them a try

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  16. Thank you so much for these- just what I was looking for and hoping I didn’t have to try to figure one out myself! Wonderful!

  17. trabalhos … maravilhosos sou apaixonada por floers de croche………muito obrigada por postar deus te abençoe………

    Translation (by Google):
    wonderful work … I’m in love with floers of croche ……… thank you so much for posting god bless you ………

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  20. thanks, very nice! :-)

  21. I love it. I wanted to make one like this for the frame made of flowers that hubby gave to me on our anniversary.

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