How to Crochet Butterfly Doily

Crochet Butterfly Doily ~ Free Crochet Pattern

Butterfly Doily Pattern free vintage crochet pattern butterfly doily

This is a vintage crochet pattern of a Butterfly Doily published in Royal Society #12.

Crochet Materials

Crochet steel hook number 10

Crochet yarn 100% cotton in color of your choice.

Crochet Stitches

Cluster Stitch: Holding back on hook the last loop of each tr make tr in next 3 tr, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (3-tr cluster made). Make 4-tr cluster same way by crochet over next 4 tr.

Single Crochet (sc)

Double Crochet (dc)

Half Double Crochet (hdc)

Treble (tr)

Double Treble (dtr)

Slip stitch (sl st)

Chains (ch)

Crochet Doily Butterfly Instructions

This Crochet Pattern is using US stitch abbreviation. 

Start at centre.

Round 1. Ch 4, 31 tr in ring, join with sl st in 1st st.

Round 2. Ch 5, * tr in next tr, ch 1*, repeat between * * around, sl st in 4th ch of ch-5.

Round 3. Sl st in next ch sp, sc in same ch sp, * ch 5, sc in next ch sp*, repeat between ** around, sl st in 1st st.

Round 4. Sl st in 2 ch and in loop, ch 4, (3 tr, ch 5, 4 tr) in same loop *skip next loop, dc in next loop, skip next loop, (4 tr, ch 5 and 4 tr) in next loop*, repeat between ** around, sl st in 1st st.

Round 5. Ch 4, 1 cluster, * ch 7, sc in next sp, ch 7, (4-tr cluster over next 4 tr) twice*, repeat from ** around, sl st in 1st st.

Round 6. Sl st to centre of next cha sp, sc in same ch sp, *ch 7, sc in next ch sp, ch 5, 3 dc in tip of clusters, ch 5, sc in next ch sp*, repeat between ** all around, sl st in 1st sc.

Round 7. Sl st in next 2 ch and in ch sp, ch 4, in same ch sp crochet 3 tr, ch 5, 4 tr, *ch 5, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, sk next ch sp, in next ch sp crochet 4 tr, ch 5, 4 tr*, repeat between ** all around, sl st in 1st st.

Round 8. Ch 4, 3-tr cluster over next 3 tr, *ch 7, sc in next ch sp, ch 7, 4-tr cluster over next 4 tr, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, 4 tr cluster over next 4 tr, repeat between ** all around. Sl st in 1st st.

Round 9. Sl st to center of ch sp, sc in same ch sp, *ch 7, sc in next ch sp, ch 8, dc in next 3 dc, ch 8, sk next ch sp, sc in next ch sp*, repeat between ** all around, sl st in 1st st.

Round 10. Sl st in next 2 ch and in ch sp, ch 4, in same ch sp crochet 3 tr, ch 7, 4 tr, *ch 8, dc in next 3 dc, ch 8, sk next ch sp, in next ch sp crochet 4 tr, ch 7, 4 tr*, repeat between ** around, sl st in 1st st.

Round 11. Ch 4, 3 tr cluster over next 3 tr, *ch 6, sc in next ch sp, ch 7, 4-tr cluster over next 4 tr, ch 8, dc in next 3 dc, ch 8, 4-tr cluster over next 4 tr*, repeat between ** all around, sl st in 1st st.

Round 12. Sl st to center of next ch sp, sc in same ch sp, *(ch 8, sc in next ch sp) x 2, ch 4, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4, sc in next ch sp, ch 8, sc in next ch sp*, repeat between ** all around, sl st in 1st st.

Round 13. Sl st in next 2 ch and in ch sp, ch 4, in same ch sp crochet 3 tr, ch 6, 4 tr, *ch 7, sc in next ch sp, ch 6, dc in next 3 dc, ch 7, sk next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, ch 6, in next ch spcrochet 4 tr, ch 6, 4 tr*, repeat between ** all around, sl st in 1st st.

Round 14. Ch 4, 3-tr cluster over next 3 tr, *ch 6,  sc in next ch sp, ch 6, 4-tr cluster over next 4 tr, ch 7, sk next ch sp, sc in necxt ch sp, ch 4, dc in next 3 dc, ch 4, sc in next ch sp, ch 7, 4-tr cluster over next 4 tr, repeat between ** to end, sl st in 1st st.

Round 15. Sl st to center of next ch sp, sc in same ch sp, *ch 7, sc in next ch sp, ch 6, sc in next ch sp, ch 4, (2dtr cluster in next dc, ch 4) x 3, sk next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, ch 6, sc in next ch sp*, repeat between ** all around, sl st in 1st st.  16th

Round 16. Sl st in next ch sp, ch 4, crochet 3-tr cluster in same ch sp, (ch 5, 4-tr cluster in same ch sp) x 3, ch 5, *sc in next ch sp, ch 5, 2 sc in next ch sp, sc in dtr cluster, (5 sc in next ch sp)x 2, sc in next dtr cluster, 2 sc in next ch sp, ch 5, sc in next chs p, ch 5, in next ch sp crochet (4 tr cluster, ch 5) x 4*, repeat between ** all around, join with sl st in 1st st. 17th

Round 17. Sl st to centre of next ch sp, sc in same ch sp, *(ch 10, sc in next ch sp) x 3, (ch 10, dc in centre sc of next 5 sc group) x 2, ch 10, sk next chs p, sc in next ch sp, ch 10, sc in next ch sp*, repeat between ** all around, join with sl st. Fasten off. Begin crochet Butterfly.

Crochet Butterfly.

Being at centre. Ch 8, sl st in 1st ch to form a ring.

Crochet large wing.

Row 1. Ch 5, 9 tr in ring, ch 3, turn.

Row 2. Sk 1st tr, (sc between next 2 tr, ch 3) x 7, sc between next tr and ch-4 (8 loops), ch 3, turn.

Row 3. Sk 1st loop, *sc in next loop, ch 3*, repeat between ** across, end with sc in last loop. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4-9. Repeat row 3. Fasten off at end of row 9. Attach yarn to ring and make another large wing the same way.

Crochet Small Wing.

Make 2.

Attach yarn to ring.

Row 1. CH 4, 5 tr in ring, ch 3, turn.

Row 2. Sk 1st tr, (sc between next 2 tr, ch 3) x 2, sc between next tr and ch-4 (4 loops). Ch 3, turn.

Row 3-5. Repeat row 3 of LARGE WING. Fasten off at end of row 5. Attach thread at base of any wing and crochet sc closely around all 4 wings. Fasten off.

Crochet Head.

Ch 2, 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in 1st st.

Crochet Antennae.

Ch 8, yo, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, draw loop through, (yo, insert hook in same ch, yo and draw loop through) x 2, yo and draw through all loops on hook, sl st in each ch across, sl st in any sc on head*, repeat between ** once more, end with sl st in same sc on Head, sls t in next 4 sc on Head.

Crochet Body.

Ch 25, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 7 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, tr in next 4 ch, dc in next 3 ch, hdc in next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch, sl st in Head. Fasten off.

Crochet 7 more Butterflies. 

Make 7 more Butterflies using remaining colors.
DOT (Make 32 in assorted colors) … Ch 2, 10 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join and break off. Sew a Dot to each Wing of Butterfly. Sew Butterflies in place around Doily.

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