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3D Renaissance Butterfly


Motif Description

Ever since I took designing patterns seriously, my sister had been bugging me to make a butterfly pattern. However, my creative juices were not flowing in that direction until last night. (Something really bad happened to my sister and she relates to the butterfly as her symbol of recovery.) Like everything else in my arsenal of crochet patterns, this one is made from plarn*. I already made a hair clip and a key chain with this one. What are you gonna make?

Click here to learn the methods of making plarn. and conditioning it for crochet.

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What You Need


small amount of plarn or any other yarn you prefer

Crochet Hook

size appropriate for the plarn or yarn you are using


Tapestry needle


ch = chain

sl st = slip stitch

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

dc = double crochet

tr = treble crochet

dtr = double treble crochet

sp = space

Design Notes


(The photo in the flower above is the 3D Crochet Flower with Stamens.)

This pattern has undergone a lot of renovations just to come up with the cutest possible design. Work the motif in a tight tension to make it more 3-dimensional. That's why the head of the hair clip above is not the same as the one in the crochet instructions because I don't think its cute. ",)


Crochet Instructions

Ch 5, sl st to form ring.

(Ch 6, sl st to ring) 2x.

(Ch 5 sl st to ring) 4x. TURN.

(Into ch-5 sp, work 1 sc, 1 dc, 1hdc, 1 dc, 1 tr, 1 dtr, 1 tr, 1dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. Sl st into ring)4x.

Weave in loose ends.


Aside from finding more patterns here, you'll also get to know me more. I also have a poll of what kind of pattern you would like to see next.

Moira Crochets Plarn by Moira Durano-Abesmo is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

What Do You Think? - I want to know. ",)

MoiraCrochetsPl (author) on December 18, 2012:

@anonymous: Hello Gabriela! I can't understand everything you wrote but I'm quite sure you love my work. Thanks!

anonymous on December 17, 2012:


anonymous on April 01, 2012:

I just recently discovered plarn and have been making tote bags. Now I have your patterns of flowers and butterflies to add as decoration! Love your work.

JoshK47 on February 04, 2012:

These are very pretty, and quite fun to look at! Thanks for sharing!

MoiraCrochetsPl (author) on August 04, 2011:

@anonymous: Thank you!!!

anaamhussain on August 04, 2011:

I love the butterflies :)

anonymous on May 30, 2011:

It's cute and resourceful!

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