Butterfly Knitting Patterns
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
These socks feature butterfly motifs in lace, cables, and beads. Sizes Small, Medium, Large. Fingering weight yarn. Designed by Tuulia Äijö. Pictured projects by designer and pennymoney
Wings of Desire Scarf
This scarf features eyelet lace butterflies and was designed to showcase multicolored yarn. Designed by Susanna IC
A tiny butterfly about 1 inch in size adorns an i-cord ring. Designed by Susan B. Anderson. Rated easy by most Ravelrers. Pictured projects by sumaq and knittingwithwords. (The pattern page seems to be missing the photos but the pattern is there.)
Kookla Critter – Butterfly
This butterfly toy is designed by Amalia Samios
Summer Garden Butterfly and Cutie Crawlies
This set from Knitables features a butterfly, caterpillar, ladybug, bee, and snail. Finished Height Approximately 12cm. The butterfly’s wings are created ingeniously by rolling knitted fabric. Great use for scrap yarn. Designed by Sarah Gasson of Knitables.
He’s Hungry… Caterpillar
Quick and Easy Butterfly
These butterfly softies are about 8cm (3 “) wide.The designer Amalia Samios says this pattern is suitable for beginners and also allows the selling of the finished goods based on her patterns. Great use for scrap yarn.
Flutterby Baby Blanket
Blanket with lace butterfly blocks. Designed by by Kerry Gauthier.
Butterflies and Birds Fair Isle Purses
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]
This fair isle design by Yarnspirations is shaped and colored like a butterfly approximately 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]
This unique top has a butterfly lace yoke.
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.
Norah Gaughan‘s crescent shaped bag features a simple cable pattern repeated four times that come together to form a design that resembles a lotus flower according to the designer but looks like a butterfly to me. Pictured project by Enpunto
Butterfly Make-up Bag
This felted bag with zipper by Maggie Pace can be completed in one day.
Patterns for Purchase
Butterfly Baby Blanket
This blanket features an extra wide rib pattern with a row of lace butterflies at each end. DK yarn. Finished size: Length: 37.5 inches/95 cm, width: 29 inches/74 cm.
Butterfly Baby Blanket
The design of this throw was inspired by the Eastern Tailed Blue Butterfly. Width across upper left wingtip to upper right wingtip: 51″ Length of butterfly body (center): 27″
Catching Butterflies Mitts
Fingerless mitts with stitch reminiscent of flying butterflies and butterfly appliques knit separately and sewn on. Designed by Tiny Owl Knits.
Topsy-Turvy Chrysalis to Butterfly
This toy flips inside-out turning from a chrysalis into a Monarch butterfly on a leaf. One of the 12 patterns in Topsy-Turvy Inside-Out Knit Toys by Susan B. Anderson. Pictured project by Scitchr
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.
Lady Butterfly Hat and Vest for Babies and Children
The hat 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 vest pattern sizes are 6-9 months; 9-12 months; 18-24 months; 3-4 years; 5 years.
This beautiful bolero is knitted bottom up as one piece with no seams. It has beautiful lace butterfly pattern on the back and raglan sleeves. Child pattern is written for seven sizes: 9-12 months; 12 – 18 months; 2 years, 3 – 4 years; 5 – 7 years, 8 – 10 years, 11 – 12 years. Adult sizes XS, S; M; L; XL, XXL
This quick one skein project is knit in one piece with no seams, no button closure it’s easy to make and easy to put on.
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.
Butterfly Ruffle Sandals
Heaventoseven designed these baby sandals as a flat knit for birth to 3 months, 3 to 6 months and 6 to 12 months
Terry is a knitting late-bloomer, learning to knit as an adult from Internet tutorials, because she wanted a craft that was useful, fun, and portable. Knitting hats for cancer patients inspired her to design her own patterns—available for free at her blog, intheloopknitting.com. Terry met her husband Ken at a science fiction convention and moved to the Kansas City area to be with him more than 30 years ago. Terry supports her yarn stash by creating websites and other digital media. Terry firmly believes in Knitting in Public—it's a great conversation starter!