Crochet Butterfly Pillow

Materials

  • TLC Cotton Plus Yarn: Melody Variegated, Tan
  • Pillow, 16” square
  • Acrylic flat-backed rhinestones: four lavender, 10 pink
  • Faux pearls, two white

Tools

  • Crochet hook, size F
  • Yarn needle
  • Craft glue

Directions

STEP 1

  • For body and head, with Tan, ch 3, 6 dc in 3rd ch from hook, sl st in same st, ch 15, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next 13 ch, sl st in same st as where you worked 6 dc. Fasten off.

STEP 2

  • For lower wings (make two):

STEP 3

  • Row 1: with Melody Varigated, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn.

STEP 4

  • Row 2: 2 sc in sc, ch 1, turn. (2)

STEP 5

  • Row 3: 2 sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (4)

STEP 6

  • Row 4: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn, (6)

STEP 7

  • Row 5: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each of next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (8)

STEP 8

  • Row 6-10: sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (8)

STEP 9

  • Row 11: sc first 2 sc tog, sc in each of next 4 sc, sc last 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (6)

STEP 10

  • Row 12: sc first 2 sc tog, sc in each of next 2 sc, sc last 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (4)

STEP 11

  • Row 13: dc first 2 sc tog, sc last 2 sc tog, ch 1, turn. (2) Fasten off.

STEP 12

  • For upper wings, (make two):

STEP 13

  • Row 1: with Melody Variegated, ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (6)

STEP 14

  • Row 2: 2 sc in first sc, sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn. (7)

STEP 15

  • Row 3: sc in each sc across to last sc, 2 sc in last sc, ch 1, turn. (8)

STEP 16

  • Rows 4-8: rep Rows 2 and 3 alternately ending with Row 2, ch 1, turn. (9, 10, 11, 12, 13)

STEP 17

  • Row 9: sc in each sc, ch 1, turn. (13)

STEP 18

  • Row 10: sc in each of next 3 sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, 3 dc in next sc, hdc in each of next 3 sc, sc in last 3 sc. Fasten off.

STEP 19

  • For antenna (make two): with Tan, ch 15, sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Fasten off. (14) With Tan and yarn needle, sew antenna onto top of head with whipstitch using photo as guide. With Melody Variegated and yarn needle, sew upper and lower wings onto each side of body using photo as guide. Sew upper and lower wings together.

STEP 20

  • For edging, with Melody Variegated, join with sl st at top of left wing where it attaches to body, * ch 4, sc end of next row or st, sl st in end of next row or st, rep from * around both upper and lower left wings until you reach lower end of body where wings are attached. Fasten off. Reattach yarn on other side of body where right lower wing is attached, rep from * all the way around 2 right wings until you reach top right side of body where wings join body. Adjusting stitches if necessary. Fasten off.

STEP 21

  • To finish, glue three pink rhinestones onto each upper wing and three lavender rhinestones onto each lower wing. Glue faux pearls on center of rhinestones. Let dry. Glue butterfly onto center of pillow.
by Terry Day
Crochet Butterfly Pillow
Crochet Butterfly Pillow