Tatted Butterfly

Tatted Butterfly
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Step 1: Getting Started

Fly away with our fun free Tatted Butterfly pattern. You will enjoy tatting this butterfly to add to all kinds of craft projects. This tatted doodle is made with a size 20 variegated thread and so much fun to create! The butterfly would also be a great embellishment for scrap-booking pages or even a clothing applique.

Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate

Materials: Two shuttles, Size 20 thread of your choice, The need to know how to do Split rings, and a small Crochet hook.



Step 2: Pattern Instructions


Wings: Make 2


R1: 4--4-4 CL. RW.

CH1: 3-3-3 RW.


R2: 4+(to last P in R1)4-4. CL. RW.

CH2: 3-3-3 RW.


R3: 5--5 CL. RW.

CH3: 3-3-3-3. RW.


R4: 5+(to p in R3)5. CL. RW

CH4: Rep CH 3


R5: Rep R4

CH5: Rep CH3



Step 3: Finishing Up


R6: 5-5. CL

R7: 6+(to 1st p in R1)6. CL.

R8: 5-5. Cl RW

CH6: Rep Ch3.


R9: 5--5. CL. RW.

CH7: Rep CH3.


R10: 5+(to P in R9)5 CL. RW

CH8: Rep CH3


R11: 5+(to p in R9)5 CL. RW.

CH9: Rep CH2.


R12: 4-4-4 CL. RW.

Ch10: Rep CH2.


R13: 4+(to P in R12)4+(to 1st P in R1)4 CL. Tie off



Body- Split Rings from tail to head.

Split Ring

Butterfly Body

SPR1: 10/CL.

SPR2: 12/12 CL.

SPR3: 4+(to wing1 CH10 1st P made)4+(to wing1 CH10 2nd P made)4/4+(to wing2 CH10 1st P made)4+(to wing2 CH10 2nd P made)4 CL.

SPR4: 8+(to Wing1 CH1 1st P made)8/8+(to Wing1 CH1 1st P made)8 CL.

SPR5: 8/8 CL. Cut Thread


Tie a knot on each individual thread to form the antennas.

Enjoy your butterfly!


About The Author

Esther Leavitt is a pattern designer and craft editor for Craftown.com.  About herself she says "Crafts are a way for me to unwind but at the same time keep my hands busy so I don't go crazy."  She is also the owner and proprietor of Crafts by Starlight