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. Knit them up in a variety of color combinations. Add knitted butterflies as embellishments to clothes, hairpins, notebooks, and more. This is a great little yarn-buster project to help you use up scrap yarn in a fun way!

The butterfly embellishment size is approximately 3.25” wide x 2.5” tall with size 7 US needles and worsted yarn. Using smaller or larger materials will alter the size of your finished butterfly accordingly. Find all of your materials, techniques, with free written pattern instructions flat on straight needles below. Enjoy knitting up these fun quick-knit little cuties!

Knitted Butterfly Knitting Pattern


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MATERIALS to Knit a Butterfly

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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

Materials 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

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


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

Knitted Butterfly Embellishment

Yield: Knitted Butterfly Embellishment
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate

Learn how to easily knit a butterfly with this fun quick knit pattern.

Materials

  • Yarn - 42 yards of Worsted Weight in any fiber and colors of your choice

Tools

  • Knitting Needles - Size 7 US straight needles
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

Cast On 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 the center of wings, add an antenna, weave in ends. Fly away!

Notes

Butterfly 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.

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