This cute little Butterfly Knitting Pattern is a fun quick knit and great stash buster. Add knitted butterflies as embellishments to clothes, hairpins, notebooks, and more.
Where will your new butterflies take flight?
KNITTING TECHNIQUES for Butterfly Knitting Pattern
• 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 for Butterfly Knitting Pattern
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.
KNITTING PATTERN Butterflies
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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)
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)
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)
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)
Row 14: K19, Slip 1 (20 Sts)
Row 15: K19, Slip 1 (20 Sts)
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
CO: 14 Stitches
BO: 14 Stitches
Braid 3 strands of yarn, knotting them to secure on either side, until your braid is approximately 2” in length.
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!
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