Cutie Crawlies Insect Knitting Patterns
Butterflies, ladybugs, bees, and, yes, spiders are all part of the Cuddly Crawlie kingdom. Take a look at these adorable patterns and you’ll never call them creepy again!
To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the link to that pattern.
These patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.
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Free Knitting Patterns
He’s Hungry… Caterpillar
Finger Knit Butterflies
Red Ted Art provides instructions and videos to finger knit a butterfly. Great project for kids!
Sweet Lady Bug Booties
Lorna Miser designed these adorable baby booties for your love bug. Pattern is rated easy by Red Heart and Ravelry knitters. Also available with matching Lady Bug Jacket and Hat.
Creepy Critters Chullo
Donna Druchunas’s earflap hat is is decorated with motifs of insects from the Andes. Sizes Child[Teen, Adult]
This unique top has a butterfly lace yoke.
Butterfly Blanket and Pillow
This fair isle design by Yarnspirations is features on a blanket that is approx 47 x 55 ins [119.5 x 139.5 cm] and a cushion that is shaped and colored like a butterfly approximately 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]
Bug Infested Bowl
Nancy Anderson designed this fun decorative treat bowl for Red Heart. easy by Red Heart and Ravelry knitters. Not just for Halloween! Bowl Finished Size: 5½”(14 cm) wide x 4″ (10 cm) tall
Butterfly Cabled Blanket
Joan Barnett designed this breathtaking cable afghan for Red Heart with 4 different cable patterns and a Bramble Stitch border. 58 x 66″ (147.5 x 167.5 cm)
Butterfly Baby Set
This “Butterflies Are Free Set” by Yarnspirations includes pullover, pants, and hat with butterfly motifs and matching booties. Sizes for 6 months to 2 years. Note that all the parts of the outfit are included in the pattern, even though the pattern page says it is just for the booties.
Ladybug Sweater Coat
Alison Stewart-Guinee designed this cute jacket for babies and toddlers 6 months-18 months [2T, 4T, 6, 8] Also makes a great costume!
16 ins [40.5 cm] long and 11½ ins [29 cm] wide.
Limberlost Luna Moth Shawl
Mmario designed this lace shawl shaped like a Luna Moth.
Evelyn A. Clark designed this hat using stranded colorwork.
Amanda Berry designed this cute spider toy approximately 12cm tall and 13cm wide. The legs are i-cords with pipe cleaners inserted so Spidey can stand.
October Is For Spinners
Sharon Emery created a spider-themed scarf. Her original scarf contains dropped stitches to make the scarf look like a web in need of repair. This variation by vassiliki-araxni changed the design to include two spiders and standard scarf look without dropped stitches.
This lace poncho with butterfly motif by DROPS Design is sized for S/M – L/XL – XXL/ XXXL
Butterfly Make-up Bag
This felted bag with zipper by Maggie Pace can be completed in one day.
Patterns for Purchase
Praying Mantis, Spider, Garden Snail, and Ant Amigurumi
These insect toys are included in the book Amigurumi Knits: Patterns for 20 Cute Mini Knits by Hansi Singh. Sizes depend on yarn weight. Use wire and pipe cleaners to stabilize and pose the legs. Pictured projects by Adelemaria, Dona, freshstitches, and joansgarden.
Also includes a pattern for Bumblebee Backpack. SIZE : 34cm (length) x 32cm (width at widest point). Quick knit inChunky weight yarn
Butterfly and Clouds Baby Set
This hat is part of a set that also includes matching diaper cover and booties. One of 7 pattern sets in the ebook Diaper Cover Sets. Sizes 0-3, 3-6, and 6-12 months.
Baby Butterfly Wings
This easy pattern by Melodysmakings is perfect as a prop for baby photos. Sizes: Newborn, 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months. Melody says this is a beginner level pattern.
Lady Butterfly Hat
The pattern is written for seven sizes: 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months; 9-12 months; 18-24 months; 2-5 years and 6-10 years.
The finished butterfly is approx 4 inches wide, about the size of a real monarch butterfly. This pattern comes with two versions. You can either knit a flat butterfly, to use for applique, or knit a 3-dimensional butterfly, which would make a lovely toy or mobile.
Dazzle of Dragonflies Shawl
Sharon Winsauer designed this lace wrap or stole. All wrong side rows are purled. The dragonflies remind me of the Outlander books.
Buzzy Bee Blanket
The buzzy bees and characteristic stripes make this baby blanket adorable and fun at the same time! It is easy to knit and will make a great gift for any new mom and her baby (especially, if we do not know yet if it is a boy or a girl).