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Cutie Crawlies Insect Knitting Patterns

by | Jun 4, 2016 | Animals, Featured

Knitting patterns for Cutie Crawlies - butterflies, bugs, bees, spiders, ladybugs,and more

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.

All links on this site are for informational purposes, but please note that some links are to affiliate sellers that pay me a small commission on purchases.

Free Knitting Patterns

Free knitting pattern for Bug Infested Bowl

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

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Free knitting pattern for Lady Bug Booties

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.

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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 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 Creepy Critters Chullo Hat

Creepy Critters Chullo

Donna Druchunas’s earflap hat is is decorated with motifs of insects from the Andes. Sizes Child[Teen, Adult]

Butterfly Tee

Butterfly Tee

This unique top has a butterfly lace yoke.

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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]

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)

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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 Ladybug Coat

© schrlauws

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!

Ladybug Pillow Free knitting pattern and more free pillow knitting patterns

Ladybug Pillow

16 ins [40.5 cm] long and 11½ ins [29 cm] wide.

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Free knitting pattern for Limberlost Luna Moth pattern by MMario


Limberlost Luna Moth Shawl

Mmario designed this lace shawl shaped like a Luna Moth.

Free knitting pattern for Bumblebee Beanie hat

Bumblebee Beanie

Evelyn A. Clark designed this hat using stranded colorwork.

Free knitting pattern for Spidey spider toy


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.

Free knitting pattern for October is for Spinners spider scarf

© vassiliki-araxni

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.

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Butterfly Poncho

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

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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.

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Patterns for Purchase

Knitting Patterns for Praying Mantis, Spider, Garden Snail, and Ant

Praying Mantis, Spider, Garden Snail, and Ant Amigurumi

Amigurmi KnitsThese 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.

Knitting Pattern for Ladybug Backpack

Ladybug Backpack

Also includes a pattern for Bumblebee Backpack. SIZE : 34cm (length) x 32cm (width at widest point). Quick knit inChunky weight yarn

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.

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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 Lady Butterfly Hat and more baby hat knitting patterns

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.

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.

Knitting pattern for Dazzle of Dragonflies Shawl

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.

Knitting pattern for Buzzy Bee Baby Blanket

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).

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