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Great Knitting Kit! 

FREE PATTERN: Crochet Butterfly Top



This pattern was not fully designed by me, I just analyzed photos of tops others were selling and decided to create a free pattern for everyone!

This is my first time writing a pattern, so please let me know if you have questions or think I should change something!


I absolutely love this butterfly top. Trust me when I say it truly makes you feel like a fairy princess! This top is, unfortunately, a "one size fits all", so feel free to add more rows in different sections if needed.

 
 

Stitches:


Chain (ch)


Double Crochet (dc)


Slip Stitch (slst)


Stitch (st)


Increase Double Crochet (inc dc)



Materials:


Size F/5-3.75 mm crochet hook


Medium weight yarn (4) - 147 yards/135 m


Scissors

This pattern is worked from the middle of the shirt (the body of the butterfly) and then the wings of the butterfly are added to the body.


Butterfly Body - middle of top:


ch 4


Row 1: 3 dc in 1st st - (4 dc total including 3 ch)


Row 2: ch 3, turn, 3 dc skipping first st (last dc is worked in top of ch 3) - (4 dc total including 3 ch)


Row 3: repeat row 2


Row 4: ch 3, turn, dc in first st, 2 dc, inc dc in last st - (6 dc total)


Row 5: repeat row 4 - (8 dc total)


Row 6: turn, slst into 2nd st, ch 3, 5 dc in next sts. - (6 dc total)

There should be a stitch at the end that has no dc in it.


Row 7: ch 3, turn, 5 dc - (6 dc total)

Row 8: ch 100. This will be half of the neck strap. You can increase the stitch count if needed. Fasten off. You can weave in the end, but I usually just leave it.

Row? 9: ch 100 (or the same amount of chains done for the other side of the neck), slst in top right side of butterfly body (top of ch 3 st). Fasten off. Weave in end(s).



Butterfly Wings (x2):


Attach yarn to top of 5th row of the butterfly body to the st with no dc (see picture for details)

Row 1: ch 5, dc in same st yarn was attached, ch 5, dc between body row 4 & 5, ch 2, dc in same st, ch 3, dc between body row 3 & 4, ch 2, dc in same st (see picture for details)

Row 2: ch 3, turn, *3 dc in first ch space, ch*, repeat between ** 2 more times, 5 dc in next ch space, ch, 4 dc in last ch space (I put the 4th dc in the top of the ch 3 st, but not needed) - (19 dc total)


Row 3: turn, slst in 2nd st, slst in 3rd st, ch 3, dc in same st, inc dc in next st (4 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc in next 5 sts (10 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, sk first st, 3 dc in middle st (3 dc), ch 2, sk last st, sk ch space, inc dc in next 3 sts (6 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc in next 2 sts leaving last two sts unworked - (27 dc total)

Row 4: turn, slst in 2nd st, slst in 3rd st, ch 3, dc in same st, inc dc in next st (4 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, *inc dc, dc*, repeat ** 2 more times (9 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, sk first st, 3 dc in middle st (3 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, *inc dc, dc*, repeat ** 4 more times (15 dc), ch 2, inc dc 2 times - (35 dc total)


Row 5: turn, slst in 2nd st, slst in 3rd st, ch 3, dc in same st, inc dc in next st (4 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc in first st, dc across until one st left before ch space, inc dc (17 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, 3 dc in middle st (3 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc in first st, dc across until one st left before ch space, inc dc (11 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc 2 times (4 dc) - (39 dc total)


At this point was when I changed colors on the purple top. You can choose to switch or continue with the same color.


Row 6: repeat row 5 - (43 dc total)


Splitting Upper and Lower Wing:


Upper Wing:


Row 7: turn, slst in 2nd st, slst in 3rd st, ch 3, dc in same st, inc dc in next st (4 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc in first st, dc across until one st left before ch space, inc dc (21 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, 3 dc in first st - (28 dc total)

Row 8: turn, slst in 2nd st, ch 3, dc in same st, inc dc in next st (4 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc in first st, dc across until one st left before ch space, inc dc (23 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc 2 times (4 dc) - (31 dc total)


Row 9: turn, slst in 2nd st, slst in 3rd st, ch 3, dc in same st, inc dc in next st (4 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc in first st, dc across until one st left before ch space, inc dc, ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc 2 times (4 dc)


Row 10-11: repeat row 9 - (37 dc total on row 11)


Row 12: turn, slst 3 times, slst in ch space, slst 2 more times (now in second st after first ch space), ch 3, dc across until one st remaining before ch space, inc dc (29 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc 2 times (4 dc) - (33 dc total)


Row 13: turn, slst in 2nd st, slst in 3rd st, ch 3, dc in same st, inc dc in next st (4 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc in first st, dc across until 5 sts remain (including top of 3 ch)


Row 14: turn, slst into next 5 sts, ch 3, dc across till one st remains before ch space, inc dc, ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc 2 times (4 dc)


Continue alternating rows 13 and 14 until you have 18 rows in total, or 9 dc total


Row 19: ch 3, turn, 3 dc - (4 dc total)


Row 20: turn, slst 3 times, ch 250 (this will be one of the strands that will cross in the back. Fasten off. You can weave in the end, but I usually just leave it.

Lower Wing:


Attach yarn to left dc stitch of 3 dc couple of row 6. See picture for details.

Row 7: ch 3, dc twice in same st (3 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, dc across to ch space (13 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, inc dc twice (4 dc) - (20 dc total)


Row 8: turn, slst in 2nd st, slst in 3rd st, ch 3, dc in same st, inc dc in next st (4 dc), ch 2, sk ch space, sk first dc st, dc across until one st left before ch space, ch 2, sk last st, sk ch space, inc dc twice - (19 dc total)


Repeat row 8 until only one dc st is left in the middle of the two ch spaces, or row 13.

Row 14: turn, slst in 2nd st, slst in 3rd st, ch 3, dc in same st, inc dc in next st (4 dc), ch, sk ch space, sk dc st, sk ch space, inc dc twice (4 dc) - (8 dc total)


Row 15: turn, slst 3 times, ch 3, dc in same st, ch, sk ch space, inc dc in next st - (4 dc total)


Fasten off.


Repeat Butterfly Wing on the other side of the butterfly's body and then weave in all ends.