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.

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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


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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.

Yarn in any weight, fiber, & color of your choice
Knitting Needles sized appropriately for your yarn
Scissors
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Butterfly Knitting Pattern with Easy Free Pattern + Video Tutorial by Studio Knit



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

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!


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

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

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