FREE Butterfly Knitting Pattern

free small butterfly knitting pattern

Materials : Oddments of yellow, dark yellow and white double knitting.  3mm single point needles. Tension isn’t important for such a small piece.

Finished butterfly is approximately 7cm high

Abbreviations : k – knit. p – purl. st – stitch. tog-together. st-st – Stocking Stitch (k1row, p1row).  Knit into the front and the back of the stitch

Wings – Make 2
With white or yellow, cast on 30 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 15 rows
Cast off

Sew down the row ends so the wings are double thickness. Allow the cast on and cast off edges to curl. The centres will be gathered at the end.

Antennae – Make 1
With dark yellow, cast on 20 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Cast off
Allow the piece to curl upon itself and secure with stitches if needed

Body – Make 1
With dark yellow, cast on 26 sts
Starting with a purl row, st-st 3 rows
Cast off

Allow the piece to curl upon itself and secure with stitches if needed

Gather the wings in the centre and place the antennae at the top. Wrap the body piece round the wings and antennae and secure with stitches.

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