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.

More FREE Patterns

Even More Patterns

£3.25

Gnomes are more popular than ever. Here is another unusual and quirky design for you to try. He will stand on a flat surface and has a pocket at the front to hide little gifts.

£3.25

It's that time of year again when there are lots of new babies.  Knit this baby taking a nap, they will make a lovely gift.

£3.99

Knit a Car, Aeroplane and Digger vehicles with this booklet knitting pattern.

£3.25

Here is Toby, he is an original, novelty dog knitting pattern. He will hold a chocolate egg in his belly and looks sweet too. A brilliant idea for an Easter gift.

£3.25

Izzy is busy getting ready for Halloween. Knit a pretty little witch with pointy hat and double skirt.

£3.25

Here is a cute little themed Christmas snowman blanket.

If you enjoyed this article, sign up for our weekly newsletter. We will send you new articles and new knitting pattern ideas too direct to your inbox.

One thought on “FREE Butterfly Knitting Pattern

  1. Beverley says:

    Thank you for the free knitting patterns they are so cute and quick I have knitted the owl sanitizer key ring and the teddy bear and the dove thank you

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.