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~Heritage Heartcraft, heirloom quality thread crochet by Cara Louise Reitbauer~

I have been crocheting since about 1974 at age 8 when my mother taught me with regular yarn and larger crochet ...

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Butterfly Ornament or applique

from Heritage Heartcraft
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Butterfly Ornament or applique
Butterfly Ornament or applique
Butterfly Ornament or applique
Butterfly Ornament or applique

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • FoundationSingleCrochet (chainless foundation) stitch
  • TrebleCrochet
  • DoubleTrebleCrochet
  • TripleTrebleCrochet

Pattern Description:

The business cards I use for Cara's Handcrafted Crocheted Ornaments have a lovely purple butterfly logo on them which I wished to recreate in crochet. These fun little pieces would look great hanging in a window as a suncatcher ornament, or dangling from a mobile or a windchime. Butterfly can also be used as an applique to dress up a plain t-shirt or sweatshirt. The pattern can be made with multiple sizes of crochet thread or even yarn for different sizes, and there is an optional 'ruffly edge' variation given to experiment with. Try these in solid colors and in the lovely variegated color-changing threads.

This pattern uses some advanced stitches, and there are links to some great instructional videos to help. I also include numerous photos to help sort out any possible confusion as to where stitches are placed.

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • About 4 1/2 inches across with the larger thread and hook
  • About 3 inches across with the smaller thread and hook


  • Small amount of size 3 or size 10 crochet thread
  • 2.75 mm or 1.5 mm hook, depending on which thread size you select

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Aunt Lydia Classic Crochet Thread

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