Butterfly Knitting Pattern with Easy Free Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

Learn how to easily knit a butterfly with this fun quick knit pattern. It’s a great stash buster, too, as you need very little yarn. Knit them up in a variety of color combinations. Add knitted butterflies as embellishments to clothes, hairpins, notebooks, and more. Where will your new butterflies take flight?

Butterfly Knitting Pattern with Easy Free Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

 


KNITTING TECHNIQUES to Knit a Butterfly

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Slip Knot 
• CO = Cast On Long Tail Method
• CCO = Cable Cast On (Increase)
• K = Knit Stitch 
• K2Tog = Knit Two Together (Decrease)
• KFB = Knit Front and Back (Increase)
• Slip 1 = Slip One Stitch Purlwise
• SSK = Slip, Slip, Knit (Decrease)
• BO = Bind Off


Materials Butterfly Knitting Pattern with Easy Free Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit

MATERIALS to Knit a Butterfly

My samples were created with size 7 US knitting needles and worsted weighted acrylic yarns. Feel free to use any size yarn, fiber, and needles for your creative project.

Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice
Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn
Scissors
Tapestry Needle


Butterfly Knitting Pattern with Easy Free Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


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WRITTEN PATTERN to Knit a Butterfly

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WRITTEN PATTERN Butterfly Knitting

Size: Approximately 3.25” wide x 2.5” tall with size 7US needles and worsted yarn.
Using smaller or larger materials will alter the size of your finished butterfly accordingly.

CO: 8 Stitches

Row 1: K1, KFB, K4, KFB, Slip 1 (10 Sts)

Row 2: K1, KFB, K6, KFB, Slip 1 (12 Sts)

Row 3: K1, KFB, K8, KFB, Slip 1 (14 Sts)

Row 4: K1, KFB, K10, KFB, Slip 1 (16 Sts)

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Row 5: K1, SSK, K10, K2Tog, Slip 1 (14 Sts)

Row 6: K1, SSK, K8, K2Tog, Slip 1 (12 Sts)

Row 7: K1, SSK, K6, K2Tog, Slip 1 (10 Sts)

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Row 8: BO 3, K5, Slip 1 (7 Sts)

Row 9: BO 3, K3, CCO 5 (9 Sts)

Row 10: K9, CCO 5 (14 Sts)

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Row 11: K1, KFB, K10, KFB, Slip 1 (16 Sts)

Row 12: K1, KFB, K12, KFB, Slip 1 (18 Sts)

Row 13: K1, KFB, K14, KFB, Slip 1 (20 Sts)

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Row 14: K19, Slip 1 (20 Sts)

Row 15: K19, Slip 1 (20 Sts)

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Row 16: K1, SSK, K14, K2Tog, Slip 1 (18 Sts)

Row 17: K1, SSK, K12, K2Tog, Slip 1 (16 Sts)

Row 18: K6, K2Tog, K2Tog, K5, Slip 1 (14 Sts)

Row 19: K5, K2Tog, K2Tog, K4, Slip 1 (12 Sts)

BO: All 12 Stitches

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ABDOMEN

CO: 14 Stitches

BO: 14 Stitches

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ANTENNA

Braid 3 strands of yarn, knotting them to secure on either side, until your braid is approximately 2” in length.

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FINISHING

Slightly fold bottom portion of wings overlapping top portion, tack with yarn to secure. Tack abdomen over center of wings, add antenna, weave in ends. Fly away!

Butterfly Knitting Pattern with Easy Free Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit


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