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3D Butterfly (Free Crochet Pattern)

I first made a little 3D butterfly about 5 years ago, for a yarn bombing project I was taking part in with my local crochet group. We all made lots of flowers and butterflies and decorated a wall in the town centre with them. It looked amazing, if I say so myself. I recently tried to follow the pattern that I wrote back then and, as I wasn’t as experienced in pattern writing back then, it seemed unnecessarily complicated. I found myself getting frustrated with the pattern so I decided to update it. This is the updated pattern, easier and quicker to make but the end butterfly is still almost identical.

This pattern should be suitable for beginners. If you do not yet know how to crochet, you can find a basic how to crochet video here.

If you would like to make your own, you will need a 4mm crochet hook and DK yarn. You will also need a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

3D Butterfly (Free Crochet Pattern)

Wings:

1. with mc, make a magic loop, ch2, work 16dcs in loop, join with slst in top of 1st dc, pull centre yarn tail tightly to close loop (16)

2. ch2, do not turn, 2dcs in st at base of ch, ch1, 2dcs in same st, sk1st, *(2dcs, ch1, 2dcs) in next st, sk1st*, repeat from *-* to end, join with slst in top of 1st dc

3. do not ch or turn, place stitch marker under join st, *2dcs in next chsp, ch1, 2dcs in same chsp, slst inbetween previous row’s shells*, repeat from *-* to end, join with slst in top of 1st dc

4. ch1, do not turn, hdc in st at base of ch, dc in next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in chsp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, slst in previous row’s slst, *hdc in next st, dc in next st, (dc, ch1, dc) in chsp, dc in next st, hdc in next st, slst in previous row’s slst*, repeat from *-* to end, join with slst in top of 1st hdc

5. join cc, ch1, do not turn, *hdc in 3sts, 3dcs in chsp, hdc in 3sts, slst in previous row’s slst*, repeat from *-* to end, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off and weave in ends

Body:

1.with cc, ch36, bind off, fold butterfly in half and wrap body around wings, tie at the top of the wings to secure, tie a knot in the top of each antennae and weave in ends

I hope you enjoyed making this little 3D crochet butterfly. I would love to see any butterflies you make using this pattern. Feel free to tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see them! Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting.

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Mimie’s Big Bow Sandals (Free Crochet Pattern)

I first made a pair of these little sandals when my middle child was a newborn, so 9 years ago! Since then, I have made hundreds of these little sandals. They are very well received as a new baby or baby shower present.

This pattern should be suitable for beginners. If you do not yet know how to crochet, you can find a basic how to crochet video here.

Big Bow Baby Sandals (Free Crochet Pattern)

I have included instructions for preemie, newborn, 0-3months and 3-6months. The sandals are not suitable for babies who are cruising or walking.

I tend to crochet quite tightly so you may need to adjust your crochet hook size or yarn thickness to achieve the correct sole size. Try with the recommended crochet hook size and DK yarn first, then scale up or down from there.

The sole on the finished sandal should be 3.75″ long for preemie, 4.25″ long for newborn, 4.5″ long for 0-3months or 4.75″ long for 3-6months.

For this free crochet pattern, you will need double knit yarn in the colours of your choice. You will also need a 4mm crochet hook, a tape measure, a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

Preemie (3.75″ to fit up to 3″ foot length)

Sole:

  1. ch12, 4hdcs in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 8sts, 4hdcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of the ch) hdc in next 8sts, join with slst in 1st hdc (24)
  2. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 7sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 7sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (34)
  3. ch1, turn, 2scs in same st as ch, work 2scs in each of the next 6sts, sc in 10sts, work 2scs in each of the next 7sts, sc in 10sts, join with slst in top of 1st sc, bind off (48)

Front Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 8th st, counting left from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 3sts (4)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (4)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 8 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to other side of sandal

Back Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, ignore the st at the base of bind off st then join yarn in 8th st, counting right from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 4sts (5)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (5)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 6 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to sole

Bow:

  1. ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 17 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail
  5. fold the bow in half to make a 2″ rectangle then stitch together with the tail, gather the centre of the bow tightly with yarn, then secure and weave in ends

Finishing:

  1. use the tail to attach the front strap to the opposite side of the sandal
  2. fold the back strap down backwards and stitch last row of strap to first row of strap to create a channel for the ribbon
  3. weave in all ends
  4. stitch bow to front strap
  5. cut a piece of thin ribbon, long enough to go around baby’s ankle with spare to tie a bow, heat seal the edges
  6. insert ribbon into back strap channel and stitch in place for safety

Newborn (4.25″ to fit up to 3.5″ foot length)

Sole:

  1. ch12, 4hdcs in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 8sts, 4hdcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of the ch) hdc in next 8sts, join with slst in 1st hdc (24)
  2. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 7sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 7sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (34)
  3. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, work 2hdcs in each of the next 6sts, hdc in 10sts, work 2hdcs in each of the next 7sts, hdc in 10sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off (48)

Front Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 8th st, counting left from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 3sts (4)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (4)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 8 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to other side of sandal

Back Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, ignore the st at the base of bind off st then join yarn in 9th st, counting right from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 5sts (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 6 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to sole

Bow:

  1. ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 17 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail
  5. fold the bow in half to make a 2″ rectangle then stitch together with the tail, gather the centre of the bow tightly with yarn, then secure and weave in ends

Finishing:

  1. use the tail to attach the front strap to the opposite side of the sandal
  2. fold the back strap down backwards and stitch last row of strap to first row of strap to create a channel for the ribbon
  3. weave in all ends
  4. stitch bow to front strap
  5. cut a piece of thin ribbon, long enough to go around baby’s ankle with spare to tie a bow, heat seal the edges
  6. insert ribbon into back strap channel and stitch in place for safety

0-3m (4.5″ to fit up to 3.75″ foot length)

Sole:

  1. ch14, 4hdcs in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 10sts, 4hdcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of the ch) hdc in next 10sts, join with slst in 1st hdc (28)
  2. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 9sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 9sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (38)
  3. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, work 2hdcs in each of the next 6sts, hdc in 12sts, work 2hdcs in each of the next 7sts, hdc in 12sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off (52)

Front Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 9th st, counting left from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 3sts (4)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (4)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 9 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to other side of sandal

Back Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, ignore the st at the base of bind off st then join yarn in 9th st, counting right from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 5sts (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 6 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to sole

Bow:

  1. ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 17 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail
  5. fold the bow in half to make a 2″ rectangle then stitch together with the tail, gather the centre of the bow tightly with yarn, then secure and weave in ends

Finishing:

  1. use the tail to attach the front strap to the opposite side of the sandal
  2. fold the back strap down backwards and stitch last row of strap to first row of strap to create a channel for the ribbon
  3. weave in all ends
  4. stitch bow to front strap
  5. cut a piece of thin ribbon, long enough to go around baby’s ankle with spare to tie a bow, heat seal the edges
  6. insert ribbon into back strap channel and stitch in place for safety

3-6m (4.75″ to fit up to 4″ foot length)

Sole:

  1. ch16, 4hdcs in 3rd ch from hook, hdc in next 12sts, 4hdcs in last st, (turn to work along opposite side of the ch) hdc in next 12sts, join with slst in 1st hdc (32)
  2. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, hdc in next 11sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 5sts, hdc in next 11sts, work 2hdcs in each of next 4sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (42)
  3. ch2, turn, 2hdcs in same st as ch, work 2hdcs in each of the next 6sts, hdc in 14sts, work 2hdcs in each of the next 7sts, hdc in 14sts, join with slst in top of 1st hdc, bind off (56)

Front Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, join yarn in 11th st, counting left from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 3sts (4)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (4)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 9 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to other side of sandal

Back Strap:

  1. with wrong side facing, ignore the st at the base of bind off st then join yarn in 9th st, counting right from bind off st, ch1, sc in same st and next 5sts (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 6 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail to stitch strap to sole

Bow:

  1. ch7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across (6)
  2. ch1, turn, sc across (6)
  3. repeat row 2 a further 17 times
  4. bind off, leaving a long tail
  5. fold the bow in half to make a 2″ rectangle then stitch together with the tail, gather the centre of the bow tightly with yarn, then secure and weave in ends

Finishing:

  1. use the tail to attach the front strap to the opposite side of the sandal
  2. fold the back strap down backwards and stitch last row of strap to first row of strap to create a channel for the ribbon
  3. weave in all ends
  4. stitch bow to front strap
  5. cut a piece of thin ribbon, long enough to go around baby’s ankle with spare to tie a bow, heat seal the edges
  6. insert ribbon into back strap channel and stitch in place for safety

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet pattern and make many pairs of little baby sandals. Feel free to tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) with any of your makes from my patterns. I always love to see your work. Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting!

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Crochet Bath Set (Free Pattern)

Don’t you just love giving handmade gifts for Christmas and birthdays. I do! I know how much time and effort goes into making them so I always appreciate handmade gifts. I have made this bath set for several of my family and friends for different occasions over the years. It makes a lovely little gift set if paired with a bottle of bubble bath and a bar of soap.

This pattern should be suitable for beginners. If you do not yet know how to crochet, you can find a basic how to crochet video here.

If you would like to make your own, you will need a 6mm crochet hook and DK yarn. You will also need a pair of scissors and a yarn needle.

Free Crochet Bath Set Pattern

Bath Puff

Main:

  1. with two strands DK yarn held together, make a magic ring, ch2, work 10dcs in ring, join with slst in top of 1st dc, do not pull the centre tight (10)
  2. ch2, turn, 3hdcs in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st hdc (30)
  3. ch2, turn, 2dcs in each st around, join with slst in top of 1st dc
  4. repeat rounds 1-3 five more times
  5. weave in outside ends but not magic ring ends

Tie:

  1. with two strands DK yarn held together, ch60, slst in 2nd ch from hook and across
  2. bind off and weave in ends
  3. fold the tie in half and tie a knot at the bottom to form a loop
  4. loosen magic rings on each piece of bath puff and push the knot through, repeat until all six pieces are on the tie
  5. weave in the magic ring ends, pulling tightly closed around the tie
  6. push the bath puff pieces down firmly and tie a knot at the top, making sure bath puff pieces are still tightly squashed together

Soap Bag

Main:

  1. with two strands DK yarn held together, ch14, dc in 3rd ch from hook and across (12)
  2. ch2, turn, dc in st at base of ch and across (12)
  3. repeat row 2 eight times or until work measures 7″
  4. fold in half along long edge then work slst down one side, across the bottom and up the other side to make a bag
  5. bind off and weave in ends

Tie:

  1. with one strand DK, ch50, slst in 2nd ch from hook and across
  2. bind off and weave in ends
  3. weave through the top row on the soap bag and knot each end
  4. add soap and pull tie tight to close

I hope you enjoyed making this crochet bath set. I would love to see any sets you make using this pattern. Feel free to tag me on social media (@adeleuyancrochet) so I can see them! Or why not join our Facebook group to show off your creations. Happy crocheting.

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Welcome to my new blog

Hi everyone and welcome to my website. I am so happy to have you here. My name is Adele and my family and I live in sunny Shropshire.

I offer free patterns on my blog and free videos on my YouTube channel. I also have a shop, which I use to stock my PDF patterns aswell as any handmade items I have for sale.

I have been crocheting for the past 11 years and really enjoy it. It is one of my favourite ways to relax. Being sat in front of a good film with a ball of yarn and a crochet hook sounds like the perfect night to me.

I started writing my own patterns not long after I learned to crochet. I found that when I followed other people’s patterns, I would forever be adjusting here and then to make the final outcome the way I wanted it to be.

In the end, it became easier for me to just write my own patterns than to find and adjust a similar pattern. These days, pattern writing is second nature to me, and I wanted to share that with you.

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