Crochet bag, Butterfly bag, Pattern No20, in both UK and US crochet terms

*** Pattern No 20 Butterfly Bag ***

This is a crochet pattern for a fabulous butterfly-shaped girls handbag, embellished with little butterflies on the strap. The front wings are multi-coloured and the back wings are plain. Also the button closure faces the back of the bag so as not the interfere with the butterfly design on the front of the bag.

The bag measures approx 7in/18cm across at its widest point and 6in/15.5cm long with a 34in/86cm strap.

It would make a lovely gift for a little girl or for making in volume to sell at fundraising or charity events.

All of my patterns state exactly how much yarn I've used, by colour and weight, to allow you to utilise any yarn stash you may have!! I also include photographs in the patterns to help explain certain steps. And my bags are designed so that they do not need a material lining, making them quicker to finish!!

Please feel free to sell the items you make from this pattern but please do NOT sell, distribute or reproduce this pattern in anyway. I would also appreciate you crediting my little shop when you sell the finished items :-). Thank you for your respect.

My patterns are written in both UK/European and US/American crochet terms in two separate files. The PDF file attached to this listing is written in UK/European terms. The zip file attached to this listing contains both the UK/European file and the US/American file. (If you are unsure which one to use, the UK/European file uses terms like htr=half treble and the US/American file uses terms like sc=single crochet and hdc=half double crochet. Hope this helps!)

Thanks so much for looking!! R♥


  • Written Crochet Pattern with photo tutorial
  • Difficulty level Advanced Beginners (I've included lots of photographs to explain how the wings are assembled)
  • Both UK/European and US/American Crochet Terms
  • One size pattern

Materials you need at home:

  • Any 100% cotton DK weight yarn (US DK/Light worsted, AUS 8-ply). Col 1 (yellow) 30g/1.16oz, Col 2 (pink) Scrap yarn, 5g/0.18oz, Col 3 (light blue) Scrap yarn, 5g/0.18oz, Col 4 (fuchsia pink) 12g/0.42oz.
  • 3.50mm (E/4) crochey hook
  • 1 Button, diameter 0.5in/1.27cm
  • Yarn needle
  • Clear nail varnish (optional)!!
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Avondale Patterns by Ruth Teskey

I ♥ Crochet!!!

I love all things crafty - knitting, sewing, lacemaking, embroidery, but my true passion is crochet. I was taught to crochet by a wonderful lady and am lucky to now be able to pass that knowledge on to others, in my classes and through my written patterns.

I hope you like my little designs. Happy Crocheting! R♥

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