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Butterfly Stitch -Easy Crochet Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern

This awesome looking stitch called the Butterfly Crochet Stitch is really simple to make. I take you through the rows a few extra times to make sure you’ve got it down. This stitch is worked in Rows, but it can also be worked in the round just like my Butterfly Stitch Slouch Hat or Butterfly Stitch Beanie pattern.

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Butterfly Crochet Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern

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For this project you will need:

HOOK: Any size but I used 5 mm hook or size H hook for the US

YARN: Any size but I used worsted weight yarn, 4 ply US, 10 ply AU

Each Skein was – 100 grams / 3.5. oz or 240 meters / 262 yards



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ch = Chain

sl st = Slip Stitch

st = Stitch

sk = Skip

dec = decrease

beg = beginning

YO = Yarn Over

SC = Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

Repeat what’s in between * for rest of round.






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Multiples of the stitch

The multiples are 2 + 1


How to do the Butterfly stitch

In second chain from hook pull up a loop,

ch 1 using the loop you just pulled up, now you should have 2 loops on your hook,

go into next stitch and pull up another loop,
now double crochet by pulling through 2 loops at a time,

ch 1 and repeat for rest of row or round.

5 stitch pics

Now the next row or round you will be working in the wings of the butterfly.

Go through first wing and pull up a loop

Now chain that first loop you pulled up

Now go into the next stitch (the other butterfly wing) and pull up a loop

Now double crochet

BFS worked in wings pic -2

Now chain one and that completes the stitch. Continue to the end. If your working in a row, then when you get to the last stitch of the row you will have just one big stitch, you want to whole butterfly stitch into that same stitch.

Chain 1 and turn. And repeat to make as many rows as you wish. See video tutorial to show you how to work in a round and also how to increase and decrease this stitch.

If your working in a round then you will want to end the round by starting the stitch as normal in the last stitch of the round, but the second part of the stitch you will want to use the little hole space, right at end of round. See picture below to see what I mean


See the small hole by my thumb? See how I used it to complete my stitch? Once done just sl st into first stitch of round.

To do an increase using this stitch, you just put one butterfly stitch in each of the wings like shown in the picture below



And to decrease with this stitch, all you have to do is just not chain 1 after the stitch, though if you do this leaves you with only the triangle and without a piece of yarn like you usually see in between that gives the BFS look. And the next row you can treat each of these stitches as only 1 wing. So when making a normal BFS the next round. You will be using 2 stitches for 1 BFS as normal.


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