A crochet granny hexagon butterfly is so cute and easy to make! They are a great way too to use up some of your scrap yarn and ribbon too…all you need is a finished hexagon (tutorial below), some ribbon and scissors. Let’s make a pretty butterfly, shall we?
Crochet Granny Hexagon Butterfly Instructions:
- Chain 4 and join into a ring with a slip stitch.
- Round 1: Chain 4 (counts as a dc), then work (a dc into center of ring, chain 1) 11 times. Join to close with a slip stitch.
- Note: If you want to make round 2 in the same color, simply slip stitch until you reach a ch 1 space and keep going. If you want to switch colors…cut yarn and join the new yarn at one of the ch 1 spaces and tie securely.
- Round 2: Chain 3 and work a dc in the same space. Chain 1, then work two double crochet in the next (chain 1) space. Keep doing this all the way around, working 2 dc in each space, then a chain 1. Join to close with a slip stitch.
- Round 3: Chain 3, then work 2 dc in the same space, then chain 1. In the next space, work three dc, then chain 1. Keep doing this all the way around the circle…3 dc, then a chain 1 in each space. Join with a slip stitch to close.
- Round 4 (circle becomes hexagon in this round): Chain 4, and in the first space work 2 dc, chain 1, then 3 dc all in the same space. This creates the first hexagon corner. In the next space, to work the hexagon side, chain 1, then work 3 dc in next space. Keep going in this manner, working a corner of two “clusters” and a side of 1 cluster (each cluster being separated by a chain 1). Join with a slip stitch to close the round.
- Repeat round 5 for a larger butterfly!
The blue-edged hexagon above was worked in 5 rounds and the yellow-edged hexagon was made in 4 rounds.
Watch a full video tutorial on how to make a hexagon stitch by stitch:
When you’re finished, weave in any ends and follow these simple steps:
- Fold hexagon as shown below.
- Cut a 12 inch piece of ribbon and wrap it around the hexagon as shown.
- Tie at the top. Be sure to cinch it a little as you tie to make it look more like wings and less geometric.
Next, trim the each ribbon antenna at an angle with scissors,
Looking for more granny projects? Check out my free crochet pattern library!