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Free Crochet Pattern -
Butterflies Doily
Butterflies Doily

Materials: Crochet Cotton 1 Ball White & 1 Ball of any colour of your choice (ps:
great way to use those
odds and ends for the butterflies)
Crochet Hook Size 7 or 1.5 mm

Butterfly Body – (top of head): With crochet cotton, ch 4, sl st in 4th st from hook
(feeler), ch 25, sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in each of the next 19 sts of ch, ch 1,
turn.
Row 2: 1 sc in 1st sc, sl st in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 17 sc, sl st in last
st, break thread.

Large Right Wing: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th st from hook, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 2 sc in 1st dc, 1 sc in next dc, 2 sc in next st, ch 1, turn.

Row 3 & 4: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: 1 sc in 1st sc, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 5 and
without turning and working down long side, dc in next row, * ch 2, dc in next
row, repeat from * twice, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in point (lower edge of wing),
working up opposite side, * ch 2, dc in next row, repeat from * 4 times, ch 2, dc in
same space, * ch 2, trc in next dc, repeat from * twice, ch 2, dc in same space
with 1st ch 5, ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch.

Row 6: Sl st into loop, * ch 4, sl st in next loop, repeat from * all around, break
thread.

Small Right Wing: Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th st from hook, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in 1st dc, 2 sc in next dc, 1 dc in next st, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: 1 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: 1 sc in 1st sc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, (top of wing),
do not turn.

Row 5: Working down long side, ch 5, 1 dc in next row, * ch 2, dc in next row,
repeat from * once, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc in point, working up opposite side, * ch
2, dc in next row, repeat from * 3 times, ch 2, dc in same space, ch 2, trc in next
dc, ch 2, trc in next dc, ch 2, dc in same space with ch 5, ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch.

Next Row (starting to join wings): Sl st into loop, ch 2, sl st in 3rd loop to right of
center from lower edge of large wing ch 2, sl st in next loop of small wing, * ch 2,
sl st in next loop towards lower edge of large wing, ch 2, sl st in next loop of
small wing, repeat from * once, * ch 4, sl st in next lop of small wing, repeat from
* around remainder of small wing, break thread. Work 2 left wings in same
manner as right wing to the joining.
For joining work 4 loops on small wing, then join next 3 loops to corresponding
loops on left side of large wing and finish same as other small wing.
To join wings to body, ch 4, sl st in 4th st from hook for other feeler, ch 4, sl st in
1st sc of 2nd row of body (top of head), 1 st st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sl st
in 3rd free loop to right of joining of large left wing, ch 2, sl st in 3rd free loop to
right of joining of large left wing, ch 2, skip 1 st on body, sl st in next st, ch 2, sl st
in next free loop of same wing, ch 2, skip 1 sc of body, sl st in next sc, ch 2, sl st
in next free loop of same wing, ch 2, skip 2 sc of body, sl st in next st, ch 2, sl st
in 1st free loop of small wing, ch 2, skip 2 sc of body, sl st in next sc, * ch 2, sl st
in next loop of small wing, ch 2, skip 1 sc of body, sl st in next st, repeat form *
once, sl st down remainder of body to point, work 3 sc in point then sl st in each
of the next 3 sts up opposite side, ch 2, sl st in 3rd loop of small right wing to
right of joining and join the 2 left wings same as opposite 2 wings, break thread.
Work 6 more butterflies in same manner.

Center: With white, ch 8, join to form a ring, ch 3, 13 dc in ring, join in 3rd st of ch.

Row 2: * Ch 4, sc in next dc, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 1, dc in
same space as beginning (this brings thread in position for next row).

Row 3: * Ch 4, sc in next loop, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 1, dc in
dc (14 loops).

Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in same space keeping last loop of each dc on hook, thread
over and pull through all loops at one time, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop (cluster
st: 3 dc in next loop keeping last loop of each dc on hook, thread over and pull
through all loops at one time), repeat from * all around, ch 5, join to 1st cluster st.

Row 5: Ch 3, 4 dc in same space, * 5 dc in next cluster st, repeat from * all
around, join.

Row 6: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, * ch 2, 1 dc in each of the next 5 dc,
repeat from * all around, ch 2, join.

Row 7: Ch 3, 1 dc in each fo the next 4 dc, * ch 2, dc in next loop, ch 2, 1 dc in
each of the next 5 dc, repeat form * all around ending row with ch 2, dc in next
loop, ch 2, join.

Row 8: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc, * ch 3, sc in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in each
of the next 5 dc, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 3, sc in next dc, ch
3, join.

Row 9: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc keeping last loop of each dc on hook,
thread over and pull through all loops at one time, * ch 4, 1 dc , ch 3, 1 dc in next
sc, ch 4, 5 dc cluster st over next 5 dc, repeat from * all around ending row to
correspond.

Row 10: * Ch 5, skip 1 loop, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next 5 dc
cluster st, repeat from * all around.

Row 11: * Ch 6, skip 1 loop, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc (shell) in next loop, ch 6, sc in next sc,
repeat from * all around.

Row 12: Sl st to center of shell, ch 3, dc in same space, ch 1, sl st in 2nd free loop
from body of lower right wing of any butterfly, * ch 1, 2 dc in same space of enter,
ch 3, sc in next loop, ch 3, sl st in lower edge of body os same butterfly, ch 3, sc
in next loop of center, ch 3, 2 dc in center of next shell, ch 1, sl st in 2nd free loop
from body of lower left wing of same butterfly, ch 1, 2 dc in same space on
center, ch 3, sc in next loop fo center, ch 3, cluster st in next sc of center, ch 3,
skip 1 loop fo same wing of butterfly, sl st in next loop, ch 3, sl st in 4th free loop
from body of lower right wing of next butterfly, ch 3, sl st in top of cluster st just
made on center, ch 3, sc in next loop of center, ch 3, 2 dc in center of next shell,
ch 1, skip 1 loop of butterfly, sl st in next loop fo same wing (2nd loop from body),
repeat from * until all butterflies are joined completing the joining of 1st butterfly.

Joining Motifs Between Butterflies: With white ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 1, sc in
ring, dtrc (3 times over hook) in 3rd free loop of top wing on right hand side of
butterfly, sc in ring, skip 1 loop of same wing, dtrc in next loop, sc in ring, dtrc in
1st free loop of lower wing of same butterfly, sc in ring, working up opposite side
fo next butterfly, dtrc in 1st free loop fo lower wing next to the joining of wings sc
in ring, dtrc in 1st free loop of top wing, sc in ring, skip 1 loop, dtrc in next loop of
same wing, sc in ring, join, break thread.