Monarch Butterfly Amigurumi
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Butterfly Amigurumi Tutorial

This butterfly amigurumi pattern is a great project for intermediate and seasoned crocheters! It is inspired by the Monarch Butterfly but of course you could use it to create different kinds of butterflies. 

If using the recommended yarn and hook size, your butterfly will measure about 10 x 7cm / 4 x 3″ wide and long.

Below you can find the free video instructions for the butterfly amigurumi. Or just hop over to YouTube to watch the complete tutorial and crochet along with me.

July 2023 Update: Due to pattern piracy I had to remove the free version of this pattern. You can still watch the video tutorial for free or purchase the pdf or interactive Ribblr for a small fee.

Unfortunately, it was brought to my intention that this pattern has been stolen by multiple unoriginal, disrespectful people, who tried to make money with it on Etsy. They copied the free written pattern in order to do so and referred to my video tutorial for the rest. I wish everyone would respect the work that goes into creating patterns. I am saddened for the lovely people who just want to use my free patterns to crochet for the joy of it. I hope you will find my video tutorial helpful.

If you prefer an ad-free, downloadable pattern that can be accessed offline or printed, I offer a pdf pattern for this butterfly with 153 step-by-step images and detailed written instructions that can be purchased for a small fee on Etsy or Ravelry.

Or go for the ad-free interactive pattern on Ribblr.

Butterfly Amigurumi Tutorial - Free Monarch Butterfly Crochet Instructions

I would love to see your butterfly amigurumi! Share your creation on Instagram and tag me @stellasyarnuniverse for the monthly chance to win a pdf pattern of your choice from my Etsy shop! Winners are announced on my Instagram page @stellasyarnuniverse every other 1st of the month!

Watch the full free video tutorial here

Materials and tools you need for the butterfly amigurumi

Cotton yarn in 4-Ply/Sport or DK/light worsted weight in orange and black (or 2 different colors of choice) [I used Rico Creative Ricorumi DK in Fox and Scheepjes Catona in Jet Black]

2.5mm / C-2 or B-1 crochet hook depending on how tightly you crochet

White embroidery floss

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

Large eyed sewing needle


Craft wire (optional)

Glue (optional)

Small flat pliers (optional)


Rnd(s) = round(s)

St(s) = stitch(es)

Ch(s) = chain(s)

Sl st = slip stitch

Sc = single crochet

Inc = sc increase: sc 2 in same st

Dec = sc invisible decrease

FLO = front loops

[…] = series of stitches to be repeated

(…) = number of stitches once rnd is completed

*… = amount of times […] needs to be repeated

img = image

You can pin this butterfly amigurumi video tutorial here for later.

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You are welcome to create products to sell on a small scale using this pattern. If you wish to do so, please refer back to my blog for the pattern.

Happy creating!


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