Butterfly Intermediate Free Tatting Patterns

Here are some lovely free tatting patterns for butterflies which are not too difficult. These will be great for quick gifts, cards and pictures, pretty mobiles and stiffened decorations.

Adonis Blue-Boy Butterfly star[offsite link]
This is another of Roger Freedman´s lovely butterflies, none of which is difficult to make. Join the needle tatting board and study these links before they disappear.

Ben´s Tatted Butterfly star[offsite link]
Here is a lovely butterfly by Ben Fikkert, called Satyr. Click on galleries, then other.

Bucilla Blue Book Butterfly star[offsite link]
Wally Sosa has re-written this pattern from the Bucilla Blue Book of 1916.

Butterfly star[offsite link]
Riet´s butterfly is a little different from most tatted butterflies, concentrating on the insect landing on its destination rather than in flight.

Butterfly Edging star[offsite link]
Here is another early pattern re-written by Carolyn Groves.

Deaconess Butterfly star[offsite link]
This pattern has been rewritten from an early tatting book so that modern tatters can enjoy it.

Deaconess Butterfly 1916 - Carolyn Groves star
Deaconess Butterfly 1916 Re-Written by Carolyn Groves

Eva Shock's Butterfly w/Needle Lace star
Eva Shock was inspired by discussions in the 2004 online tatting class of Romanian point lace (RPL) and by the elements of designing. Here is her butterfly pattern with split ring tatting and needle lace.

Flutterflake - Emma Crew star
Over the years I have had a few patterns that I have much admired. They are timeless. This snowflake with butterflies is one of these patterns. It was designed by © Emma Crew, 2001 and much enjoyed by the Online Tatting Class.

GR-8 Self-closing Mock Ring Butterfly star[offsite link]
This graceful butterfly pattern introduced tatters to the potential of the Self-Closing Mock Ring as implemented by the Shuttle Brothers, Randy and Gary Houtz.

Marie Rice Researches 1930's Butterfly star
A few years ago Marie Rice researched a 1930's tatted butterfly which she purchased at LACIS in Berkeley CA. LACIS is a lace maker's and needleworker’s paradise. Marie has collected tatting books and patterns for over 50 years, but had never seen this tailed butterfly pattern before.

Painted Lady Butterfly star[offsite link]
Here is a beautiful butterfly designed by Roger Freedman.

Pretty in Pink Butterfly star[offsite link]
This is another rather sweet butterfly designed by Roger Freedman. It is very easy to make and will be fun for cards and small accessories.

Simple Butterfly star[offsite link]
Butterfly by Paul

Tatted Butterfly with Cluny Leaves star
This is a pattern by Dagmar Pezzuto from Brazil. She has designed a butterfly with uses the tatted cluny leaf in the wings. It is an intriguing pattern which calls for concentration!

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