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Butterfly Knitting Patterns

by | Aug 24, 2017 | Featured

Knitting Patterns with Butterfly Motifs

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Free Knitting Patterns

Free Knitting Pattern for Butterfly Socks

Butterfly Socks

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

Free Knitting Pattern for Wings of Desire Scarf

Wings of Desire Scarf

This scarf features eyelet lace butterflies and was designed to showcase multicolored yarn. Designed by Susanna IC

Free Knitting Pattern for Easy Butterfly Ring

Butterfly Ring

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.)

Free Knitting Pattern for Butterfly Softie

Kookla Critter – Butterfly

This butterfly toy is designed by Amalia Samios

Free Knitting Pattern for Butterfly Phone Purse

 Butterfly Phone Purse

This small bag is just the right size for a phone or other small valuables. The front is adorned with a lace butterfly with optional beads and the back has a small pocket. Designed by Wendy Gaal.

Free Knitting Patterns for Butterfly and Cutie Crawlies

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Lacy Butterfly Cloth

Lacy Butterfly Cloth

Dish or wash cloth with a butterfly motifi in purl stitches on a eyelet lace background. Designed by Rachel van Schie. Pictured project by Rosenresli

Free Knitting Pattern for Butterfly Posy Bag

Butterfly Posy Bag

Drawstring bag with butterfly. The butterfly is knitted separately. Designed by Lorraine Hearn

Free Knitting Pattern for Butterfly Poncho

Butterfly Poncho

Poncho for children with lace butterfly motif on front and back. Sizes: 2T (4T, 6, 8, 10) . Designed by Vera Sanon. Pictured project by samisan2012. Available in English and Italian

Free Knitting Pattern for Quick and Easy Butterfly

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.

Free Finger Knitting Pattern for Butterflies

Finger Knit Butterflies

Red Ted Art provides instructions and videos to finger knit a butterfly. Great project for kids!

Free Knitting Pattern for Flutterby Tam

Flutterby Tam

This hat features butterfly motifs on the crown and around the brim knit in stranded colorwork. Sizes baby through adult. Designed by Kathleen Sperling

Free Knitting Pattern for Butterfly and Birds Fair Isle Purses

Free Knitting Pattern for Butterfly and Birds Fair Isle Purses

Butterflies and Birds Fair Isle Purses

These tiny bags feature colorful motifs of butterflies or birds. Designed by Lynne Rowe. The file needs to be unzipped after download.

Free knitting pattern for Butterfly Blanket and Pillow

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]

Butterfly Pillow Free Knitting Pattern and more free pillow cushion knitting patterns

Butterfly Pillow

This fair isle design by Yarnspirations is shaped and colored like a butterfly approximately 16 x 16 ins [40.5 x 40.5 cm]

Free Knitting Pattern Butterfly Cabled Afghan
© laudanum1964

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)

Free Knitting Pattern Butterfly Pullover, Pants, Hat, and Booties for Baby and Toddler

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.

Free Knitting Pattern for Butterfly Baby Blanket

Butterfly Baby Blanket

Garter stitch baby blanket with butterfly appliques knit separately and sewn on. Designed by Lorna Miser for Caron. 45”/114.5cm x 45”/114.5cm

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Butterfly Poncho

This lace poncho with butterfly motif by DROPS Design is sized for S/M – L/XL – XXL/ XXXL

Free Knitting Pattern for Brea Bag

Brea Bag

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

Nordic Kimono Childs SweaterFree Knitting Pattern | Free Baby and Toddler Sweater Knitting Patterns including cardigans, pullovers, jackets and more

Nordic Kimono

Sweet little kimono with lovely flower and butterfly embroidery is a stylish gift for girls aged 2 – 6 years. Designed by Yarnspirations.

Free knitting pattern for Felted Butterfly Makeup Bag

Butterfly Make-up Bag

This felted bag with zipper by Maggie Pace can be completed in one day.

Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Pattern for Butterfly Baby Blanket

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.

Knitting Pattern for Butterfly Baby Blanket

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″

Knitting Pattern for Catching Butterflies Mitts

Knitting Pattern for Catching Butterflies Mitts

Catching Butterflies Mitts

Fingerless mitts with stitch reminiscent of flying butterflies and butterfly appliques knit separately and sewn on. Designed by Tiny Owl Knits.

Knitting Pattern for Topsy Turvy Chrysalis to Butterfly Toy

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

Knitting pattern for Monarch butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

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 Vest

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.

Papillon Bolero baby cardigan knitting pattern with lace butterfly | Baby and Toddler Sweater Knitting Patterns, many free patterns including cardigans, pullovers, jackets and more

Knitting Pattern for Papillon Bolero

Papillon Bolero

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

Knitting pattern for Butterfly Cloth

Butterfly Wash Cloth

Finished Size: 7″W X 7 1/4″ H (18cn X 18.5 cm)

Knitting pattern for Just a Butterfly Shawl

© bigsnakes

Just a Butterfly Shawl

Unique lace shawl shaped like butterfly by Sharon Winsauer, Size: Approximately 47 x 36 inches. Pictured project is by bigsnakes

Knitting Pattern for Butterfly and Cloud Baby Set

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.

Knitting Pattern Butterfly Kerchief

Butterfly Kerchief

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.

Knitting pattern for Butterfly Wings Baby Photo Prop

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.

Knitting pattern for Ruffle Baby Sandals and more baby booties patterns

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 Matz

meTerry 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, 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!

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