15

Beautiful and Free
Crochet Butterfly Patterns

15 of the best free amigurumi crochet butterfly patterns; with something for everyone, so you can start creating your own flock of fluttering friends.

Amigurumi Butterflies: Free Written Patterns

A pink and grey pastel crochet butterfly toy.
Photo: Ana Veiga

Ellie the Butterfly Amigurumi from Ana Veiga

This sweet crochet butterfly pattern is available as a free Ravelry download. The finished toy size is approximately 5″ (13 cm). You can view more of Ana’s beautiful amigurumi on Instagram @faerie_stitches!

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight cotton yarn, e.g., DROPS Loves You 8 from Garnstudio.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: stuffing material, a tapestry needle, stitch markers, scissors, safety eyes, and a small amount of black and pink yarn or embroidery thread for embroidering the facial details.

A brightly coloured crochet butterfly softie toy.
Photo: cuddlystitchescraft.com

Free Crochet Butterfly Pattern from Cuddly Stitches Craft

This free crochet butterfly amigurumi has a finished width of 6½” (16.5 cm) and a height of 7″ (18 cm). The pattern is suitable for crocheters with basic to intermediate crochet skills.

YARN REQUIRED: #2 / Fine / Sport weight cotton, e.g., Jeans from YarnArt, in Cream, Purple, Pink, and Blue.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: polyester fiberfill stuffing, scissors, a yarn needle, pins with large heads, a stitch marker, 8 mm safety eyes, and black thread for embroidering the lashes.

Two amigurumi crochet butterflies in bright colours.
Photo: zancrochet.blogspot.com

Colourful Butterfly from Zan Crochet

The two colourful crochet butterflies pictured above use the same pattern and different-sized yarns and hooks. The small butterfly measures about 4″ (10 cm) tall, and the large is 6″ (15 cm).

YARN REQUIRED: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight cotton for the small butterfly, and #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight cotton for the large butterfly.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2 mm crochet hook for the small butterfly and 3 mm for the large.
NOTIONS: needle for sewing, stuffing material, scissors, 8 mm safety eyes, and a stitch marker (optional).

A large crochet butterfly in orange tones.
Photo: Kim Heeps

Granny’s Butterfly by Kim Heeps

The Granny’s Butterfly pattern can be made in any yarn weight. You could make a cute fridge magnet using fine cotton yarn and attach a magnet, or make a large butterfly to use as a nursery decoration.

A cute and colourful crochet butterfly plushie.
Photo: mycrochetchums.com

Crochet Butterfly from My Crochet Chums

This free crochet butterfly pattern makes a butterfly toy measuring approximately 5½” x 5½” (14 cm x 14 cm).

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight, cotton yarn. You’ll need approximately 25 g of Yellow, 20 g of Pale Blue, 15 g of Bright Pink, 10 g of Lime Green, and a small amount of Black.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a yarn needle, scissors, toy stuffing, and a stitch marker.

A pink crochet butterfly sensory toy.
Photo: hobbii.com

Sensory Butterfly from Hobbii

The Sensory Butterfly is a free crochet butterfly pattern, especially for babies. The butterfly measures 6″/16 cm long (not including the feelers) and features teething rings for wings and a rattle ball.

YARN REQUIRED: #1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight, cotton yarn. E.g., Rainbow Cotton 8/4 from Hobbii. You’ll need approximately 25 g of yarn for the butterfly and 7 g for the hat.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: two aminal foot teething/biting rings, a 1″/24 mm rattle ball, 7 mm safety eyes, toy stuffing, scissors, and a needle.

A jade green and yellow crochet butterfly amigurumi.
Photo: knotbadami.com

Crochet Bubbly Butterfly from Knot Bad Ami

The Crochet Bubbly Butterfly measures approximately 6″ x 5″ (15 cm x 12.5 cm) when made in the materials listed.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling from Lion Brand, in Mustard, Tourmaline, Raspberry, and Black.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 4 mm (G-6) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a darning needle, polyfill, a measuring tape, and 12 mm safety eyes.

A group of small crochet butterfly amigurumi.
Photo: chaicoffeecrochet.com

Small Crochet Butterfly from Chai Coffee Crochet

This small crochet butterfly amigurumi is a quick make and suitable for beginners. The finished toy measures about 2½” high (6.5 cm).

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight yarn in three different colours.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.75 mm (C-2) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: scissors, a tapestry needle, a stitch marker, polyfill stuffing, 6 mm safety eyes, black embroidery thread, and a keychain ring (optional).

Crochet butterfly amigurumi with love heart shaped wings.
Photo: weewarriorcrafts.blogspot.com

Valentine Butterfly Crochet Pattern from Wee Warrior Crafts

This cute little Valentine-themed butterfly amigurumi features heart-shaped wings.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn in Pink, Blue, Purple, and Black.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 3.50 mm (E-4) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: a yarn needle, scissors, 6 mm safety eyes ( or black embroidery floss), and polyfill stuffing.

A beautiful crochet butterfly softie toy.
Photo: elisascrochet.com

Ava the Butterfly from Elisa’s Crochet

Ava is a free crochet butterfly toy pattern; the finished amigurumi measures about 7″ (18 cm) tall.

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn, e.g., Wool-Ease from Lion Brand, in Rose Heather, Oatmeal and Denim.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE:1.25 mm and 3.75 mm (F-5) crochet hooks.
NOTIONS: black cotton thread, fiberfill stuffing, scissors, and a large-eyed needle.

Amigurumi Butterflies: Free Patterns with Video Tutorials

Video: Odinka Wisanindhi

Jamie the Butterfly from Odinka Wisanindhi

This detailed, four-part video tutorial teaches how to crochet a cute crochet butterfly toy.

YARN REQUIRED: #2 / Fine / Sport weight cotton.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.25 mm (B-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: 8 mm safety eyes, fiberfill stuffing, sewing pins, a tapestry needle, scissors, and glue.

A realistic crochet monarch butterfly.
Photo: stellasyarnuniverse.com

Monarch Butterfly Amigurumi Tutorial from Stella’s Yarn Universe

This beautiful crochet butterfly pattern is inspired by the Monarch butterfly; use other colours to create different butterflies. The pattern is suitable for intermediate to advanced crocheters, and you can follow the written pattern or crochet along with the accompanying video tutorials. The finished toy measures about 4″ x 2¾” (10 cm x 7 cm).

YARN REQUIRED: #3 / Light / DK / Light Worsted weight, cotton yarn. E.g., Ricorumi Dk from Rico Design in the colourway Fox. You’ll also need some Black yarn, e.g., Catona from Scheepjes, # 1 / Super Fine / Sock / Fingering weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.50 mm crochet hook.
NOTIONS: white embroidery floss, a stitch marker, a yarn needle, a large-eyed sewing needle, and scissors. Carftwire, glue, and small flat pliers.

A small crochet butterfly amigurumi.
Photo: amigurumilacion.blogspot.com

Amigurumi Butterfly from Canal Crochet

This free amigurumi butterfly pattern includes Spanish, English, and French abbreviations. There is also a video tutorial for the pattern; the tutorial is in Spanish with English captions.

Video: Odinka Wisanindhi

Butterfly from Odinka Wisanindhi

Another adorable crochet butterfly toy from the talented Odinka Wisanindhi. This is a detailed, three-part video tutorial.

YARN REQUIRED: #2 / Fine / Sport weight cotton.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.25 mm (B-10) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: 8 mm safety eyes, fiberfill stuffing, sewing pins, a tapestry needle, scissors, and glue.

A cute crochet butterfly with a blue body.
Photo: sweetsofties.com

Betty the Butterfly from Sweet Softies

I think Betty is just the cutest! Originally posted as a crochet-a-long, this free adorable crochet butterfly pattern is in four parts and video tutorials. The finished toy measures approximately 4″ high and 4½” wide (10 cm x 11.5 cm).

YARN REQUIRED: #4 / Medium / Worsted / Aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED HOOK SIZE: 2.75 mm (C-2) crochet hook.
NOTIONS: pink or black embroidery thread for the mouth, 7 mm safety eyes, stuffing material, a yarn needle, and scissors.

You can find lots more free patterns in this curated collection of crochet toys and amigurumi.

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