• Mi Pham

Lulu the Butterfly Crochet Pattern

Updated: Jun 21, 2021

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Lulu Butterfly Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

This is a crochet pattern created by Yarn Ami Crochet Design from designer Mi Pham. This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only and is subject to copyright. This pattern cannot be sold, distributed, or coped in any form. You may sell finished products made from this design, but please give credit to the designer. A link the designer website or Instagram page would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!


A special thank you to all of my pattern testers who took the time to meticulously test and edit my pattern. I am very much appreciative of your support and your love of crochet. Your valuable insights, comments, and feedback were used to make this pattern error-free, easy to follow, and reproducible. I am beyond happy that we can create, make, and share our yarn art in this wonderful crochet community.


Yan @yanyarncrafts

Theresa @bearandfleur

Anne @anne.migurumi

Nicole Yu @enhanctingarts



Lulu the Butterfly is a sweet darling. Her bright colors are what makes her special. She embraces it with confidence and shines everywhere she goes.

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Lulu the Butterfly Amigurumi Pattern


Pattern Level: Beginner

Finished Product Height: 8 cm


Note: Gauging is not important for most amigurumi. Your finished product will vary depending on yarn weight and hook size. This pattern is worked in continuous rounds unless specified otherwise.


Materials

  • Hook 2.25 mm (US Size B)

  • Yarn weight: Fingering 1

  • Yarn colors

  • Pastel Yellow (Y)

  • Light Lilac (L)

  • Natural White (W)

  • Pastel Pink (P)

  • Light Brown (B)

  • 8mm eyes (2)

  • Polyester filling

  • Stitch Marker

  • Needle for sewing

  • Pins

  • Sewing/multipurpose scissors

  • Fabric glue (optional)



Crochet Abbreviations

(written in US terms)


Rnd Specifies round number (worked in a continuous spiral)

MR Magic Ring/Magic Circle

Ch Chain

St or Sts Stitch or Stitches

Sc Single Crochet

Inc Increase (2 single crochet in 1 stitch)

Dec Invisible Decrease (2 single crochet together)

Sl St Slip Stitch

{ BLO } Work stitches in bracket in “Back Loops Only”

{ FLO } Work stitches in bracket in “Front Loops Only”

Sk Skip

FO Fasten Off

(...) x repeat pattern in brackets number of times indicated

[...] total number of stitches in the round



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Instructions


Head and Body

Start with color Y;

Rnd 1. Sc 6 in MR [6]

Rnd 2. (Inc) x 6 [12]

Rnd 3. (Sc 1, inc) x 6 [18]

Rnd 4. (Sc 1, inc, sc 1) x 6 [24]

Rnd 5. (Sc 3, inc) x 6 [30]

Rnd 6. (Sc 2, inc, sc 2) x 6 [36]

Rnd 7-13. Sc around [36] (7 rounds total)

Rnd 14. (Sc 2, dec) x 9 [27]

Rnd 15. (Sc 1, dec) x 9 [18]

If using safety eyes, insert now between rounds 11 and 12 about 6 stitches apart. Stuff head (see photo A).

Rnd 16. { FLO (Sc 1, inc) x 9 } [27] (see photo B)

Lulu Butterfly Head

In the next 5 rounds, alternate colors.

Rnd 17. Color L; { BLO (Sc 8, inc) x 3 } [30] (see photos C and D)

Rnd 18. Color Y; { BLO Sc around } [30]

Rnd 19. Color L; { BLO (Sc 8, dec) x 3 } [27]

Rnd 20. Color Y; { BLO (Sc 1, dec) x 9 } [18]

Rnd 21. Color L; { FLO (Sc 2, inc) x 6 } [24]

Rnd 22. Color L; Sc around [24]

Stuff body as you go.

Lulu Butterfly Head Body

Rnd 23. (Sc 2, dec) x 6 [18]

Rnd 24. (Sc 1, dec) x 6 [12]

Finish stuffing body.

Rnd 25. (Sc 1, dec) x 4 [8]

Rnd 26. (Dec) x 2 [6]

FO and sew hole closed (see photo E).

Lulu Butterfly Head Body

Antenna (x2)

Start with color B;

Rnd 1. Sc 5 in MR [5] (see photo A)

Rnd 2. Change to color Y (see photos B, C); Ch 3 (see photo D)

From 2nd ch on hook, sc 1 and sc 1 in next st (see photo E).

Sl st in the same st of the first ch in MR (see photo F).

Using a sewing needle, invisible FO (see photo G, H).

Leave long tail to sew or weave tail in if using fabric glue.

Weave in all other loose tails (see photo I, K) (photo J shows back of antenna).

Lulu Butterfly Antenna
Lulu Butterfly Antenna
Lulu Butterfly Antenna

Top Wing (x2)

With color W;

Rnd 1. Sc 6 in MR [6]

Rnd 2. (Inc) x 6 [12]

Rnd 3. (Sc 1, inc) x 6 [18]

Rnd 4. Sc around [18]

Rnd 5. Sc 8, inc 2, sc 8 [20]

Rnd 6. Sc 10, inc, sc 9 [21]

Rnd 7. Sc around [21]

Rnd 8. Dec, sc 8, inc, sc 8, dec [20]

Rnd 9. Dec, sc 5, dec, sc 1, dec, sc 6, dec [16]

Fold flat. Do not stuff wing. The decrease side is the top of the wing and increase side is the bottom of the wing.

Rnd 10. (Sc 2, dec) x 2 [14] (adjust and add 1 or 2 more stitches until it ends at the fold (see photo A).

FO and weave tail in (see photo B).

Lulu Butterfly Top Wing


Bottom Wing (x2)

With color W;

Rnd 1. Sc 6 in MR [6]

Rnd 2. (Sc 2, inc) x 2 [8]

Rnd 3. (Sc 3, inc) x 2 [10]

Rnd 4. Sc 4, dec, sc 4 [9]

Rnd 5. Sc 4, dec, sc 3 [8]

Rnd 6. Sc around [8]

Fold wing flat. Do not stuff wing (see photo A).

DO NOT BREAK OFF YARN. Continue as instructed.

Lulu Butterfly Bottom Wing

Starting with the bottom wing, sl st onto the last st of top wing (making sure the decrease side is on top for the top wing. This counts as your first stitch (use a stitch marker here) (see photos B, C).

Rnd 8. Continuing on top wing; sc 1, (dec, sc 2) x 3. Work onto bottom wing; Sc 2, dec, sc 1, dec [16] (see photos D, E)

Rnd 9. (Dec, sc 1) x 4, sc 1, dec, sc 1 [11]

Rnd 10. (Dec, sc 1) x 3, dec [7]

FO and leave long tail to sew wings into body later (see photo F).

Lulu Butterfly Top Bottom Wings
Lulu Butterfly Top Bottom Wings

WING DETAILS

With color P, sew on wing details. Make 2 loops on each wing piece, making sure the yarn pulls through the other side and is visible on both sides. FO and hide tail of yarn inside the wings (see photos G-I).


ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS

1. Sew wings onto the back of the butterfly body below round 16 (see photo A).

2. Sew both wings together in the middle (see photo B).

3. Sew antennas onto head on round 2 (alternatively, use fabric glue if you weaved the ends in) (see photos C, D).

Lulu Butterfly Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

All finished!


Thank you for using my pattern. I can't wait to see your colorful Lulu!

Should I make other variations and butterflies? Comment below and let me know what you'd like to see!


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Lulu Butterfly Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Disclaimer: This pattern is an original pattern created by Mi Pham (Yarn Ami Crochet Design). This pattern is for personal, non-commercial use only. The distribution, reselling, and copying of the pattern is prohibited. If you share the pattern, please link the pattern to this site or Instagram


You may sell limited, finished items made from a pattern by Yarn Ami Crochet Design, but please give credit to the designer. Mass production or factory manufacturing is prohibited. Thank You!




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