Materials needed:

  • Size G or H crochet hook
  • Scraps of worsted weight yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

 

Abbreviations:

  • Ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • trc = treble crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

 

Instructions:

With body color, ch 4.

Sc in second ch from hook and next ch, 3 sc in next ch moving to other side, sc in next ch, 2 sc in last ch.

Join to first st with a sl st.

Change to a different color for wings, if desired.

Wing #1:

Row 1: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 1 sc in next st, 3 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as trc), trc in same st, 2 trc in next st (makes the top of wing), 1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in last st (makes the bottom of wing).
At this point, you can fasten off and attach the wing color or sl st across to that stitch if using only one color.  Either way, the second wing begins in the last of the 2 stitches in the bottom of the butterfly’s body on the opposite side.

 

Wing #2:

Row 1: ch 2 (counts as dc), dc in same st, 1 sc in next st, 3 dc in last st. Turn.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as trc), trc in same st, 2 trc in next st (makes the top of wing), sc in next st, fasten off.

Now, attach The Butterfly Project tags with a 4″ piece of yarn or ribbon to the lower part of wing #1, pray for the butterfly’s recipient, and leave it in a public place to be found.